A new team dedicated to expediting patient transport has earned national attention for its ability to reduce wait times and overcome the logistical challenges that often hinder cross-facility transfers.
As long as systems have multiple people inputting and manipulating patient data, there may be issues with transitions of care. Prioritizing oversight is key.
Delays in moving patients between inpatient areas can cause problems ranging from delays in critical tests to medical errors. A Cleveland Clinic nurse scientist developed a survey tool to examine patient transitions in care.