Throughput and Patient Flow – Part 1: Critical Drivers for Improving the ED


Emergency Medicine Operations Management

In this podcast series, Joseph Guarisco, MD FAAEM, a past chair of the AAEM Operations Management Committee, is joined by guests to discuss operations management issues for the emergency physician. Join him as he discusses issues of importance to emergency physicians.

Mark Graban, MS MBA, author of the books Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen, interviews Joseph Guarisco, MD FAAEM, ED Chair at Ochsner Hospital (New Orleans, LA) and Chair of the AAEM Operations Management Committee. In part one of this episode, Mr. Graban and Dr. Guarisco discuss reasons for emergency department difficulties with throughput & patient flow and outline the critical drivers for improving the ED. They outline a conceptual breakdown of the ED and creating an agenda for change.

Intro music by SaReGaMa, ‘Sky is the Limit,’ from the album ‘Sky is the Limit,’ powered by JAMENDO.