“Interoperability” is a word that is gaining popularity now that more and more healthcare providers are using EMR software. As is the case with many things in healthcare, most decision makers seem to agree that it’s necessary, but few agree on how to achieve it.
One of the biggest annoyances of having to go to the ER is their long wait times. Though they vary nationally, the average wait time in Arizona is roughly 4 hours to be seen by an emergency physician. What if this didn’t have to be the case?
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, better known as HCAHPS (pronounced H-caps), recently studied the needs of different generations and what their preferential conveniences of care would be.