One of the hospitals I work for recently moved us into a new 25-bed ER, up from 11 rooms. We average about 100-110 patients a day, but don't really have many in-house services as far as medical/surgical specialties go. The powers that be (that have never been in larger hospitals, mind you) set up a scary paper-chart system that is totally ineffective for us (charts keep getting lost, wait times have gone way up, etc). I'm just wondering for those of you that still use paper charts, how does your ER implement to improve flow?
I personally prefer the all-electronic way we do things at the other hospital I work for, but this hospital is too resistant to change and expense to start going that way any time soon. Thanks for your suggestions!