Bar-coded patient IDs cut LOS nearly one hour

ED Manag. 2004 Dec;16(12):139-40.

Abstract

You can integrate different electronic interfaces with your hospital system to streamline the patient sign-in process. Immediately placing ID number on wristband speeds triage and bed assignment. If necessary, registration can be conducted even after discharge. Updating staff regularly on project's progress helps engender buy-in.

MeSH terms

  • California
  • Electronic Data Processing*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay*
  • Patient Admission
  • Patient Identification Systems*
  • Triage