Department of Emergency Medicine
OHSU Hospital Selected To Take Part In Newly-Announced Nationwide Quality Improvement Initiative
OHSU Hospital has been selected to take part in a new quality initiative aimed at providing improved care to patients. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced that OHSU Hospital has been chosen to take part in the Aligning Forces for Quality Hospital Quality Network. Over 130 hospitals nationwide have been selected. OHSU Hospital is the only hospital in Portland taking part.
- Efforts to decrease wait times and overall time spend in the emergency room
- Emergency rooms across the United States have witnessed a significant increase in patient traffic mainly due to the growing lack of insurance coverage and lack of primary care access. By reducing overcrowding and reducing wait times, more patients can be seen in emergency rooms and receive quality care. One way of accomplishing this goal is to reduce transfer times when a patient is moved from the emergency room to a patient room elsewhere in the hospital.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is funding the Aligning Forces for Quality Hospital Quality Network. The Center for Health Care Quality at The George Washington University Medical Center School of Public Health and Health Services is coordinating the initiative.