2023 Together - PH311 - STAT: Stanford’s Telemedicine Low-Acuity Track for Emergency Department Visits- On Demand
Stanford’s Telemedicine Low-Acuity Track program shortens wait times experienced by low-acuity patients presenting to our high-volume, high-acuity emergency department (ED). We created a program in which patients who present to our ED are triaged for eligibility and managed by an emergency medicine physician via video, while also receiving needed ancillary services. Our program resulted in a 40.4% lower median wait time from presentation to disposition for virtual fast track patients compared with patients at the same acuity level seeing a physician in person. The success of this program led us to create additional virtual care modalities such as scheduled ED follow-up visits.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Describe key components of designing and implementing a virtual ED fast track program.
Outline the benefits and patient care quality outcomes that may result from a virtual fast track program.
Identify opportunities to leverage digital health technology to improve quality outcomes and extend physician and capacity resources.
Meagan F. Moyer, MPH, RD, Manager, Digital Health Operations, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, Calif.
Sam Shen, MD, MBA, Associate Chief Quality Officer, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, Calif.
Patrice Callagy, RN, MPH, MSN, CEN, Executive Director, Emergency Services, Stanford Health Care, Stanford, Calif.
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Meagan Moyer, MPH, RD, speaker for this educational activity, is an Advisor for HealthLeap Inc
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Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for Pharmacists.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-162-H04-P
Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-162-H04-T
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
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- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance
- 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)