Implementing Emergency Room Best Practices: Improves Care, Reduces Costs. Speakers. Representative Eileen Cody, R.N. Chair, House Health Care & Wellness Committee Stephen Anderson, MD Washington Chapter – American College of Emergency Physicians Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD
Improves Care, Reduces Costs
Savings of $33.65 million were achieved through reductions to the Health Care Authority budget.
“Given the apparent success of the Seven Best Practices in reducing ED utilization and the rate of ED-related opiate prescribing, HCA will work with hospitals and health plans to sustain these efforts.”
- Health Care Authority January 2014 Report to the Legislature Emergency Department Utilization: Assumed Savings From Best Practices Implementation
“This is the kind of creative thinking, new approaches and collaboration that I want to foster in health care. Not only is the system saving money and physicians’ time, it is also improving the quality of care by making sure patients receive treatment that is both appropriate and timely.”
- Governor Jay Inslee