We do this, have been for about a year. The process for us is called Bypass Rapid Assessment Triage (BRAT). When there are at least 2 available beds, patients are met at the front by a triage nurse and registration person. They come up, state their complaint, get registered by the clerk. While that's happening, the nurse is looking for an appropriate bed according to their complaint and calling the nurse to let them know.
There was some pushback when it first started, and with times of high census, we are unable to do it. Its mostly accepted now. Generally we are able to BRAT for several hours, tapering to normal triage in the afternoon and evening. Obviously, this will require communication with the charge nurse and floor nurses and everyone has to be on board. We room them as soon as we can in the system and I remember being told we have significantly reduced our door to doctor time.