VACEP Identifies Essential Best Practices for Care Coordination in the ED

VACEP’s leadership is leading the charge to find solutions to institute evidence-based practices that can reduce low-acuity emergency visits, coordinate care and save healthcare dollars.

Using Washington State ACEP’s collaborative Emergency Department Information Exchange model, Dr. Mark Sochor, VACEP President, identified essential two best practices: electronic sharing of patient history across all emergency departments and coordinating care for complex patients. Drs. Scott Hickey and Jeremiah O’Shea (pictured in the photo) have been representing VACEP and all emergency physicians at the Emergency Department Care Coordination Improvement Workgroup. The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is hosting the ED Care Coordination meetings.

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Best Practices

Left to right: Drs. Scott Hickey, Mark Sochor and Jake O’Shea