While emergency care is important in all hospitals, the emergency department is particularly important in rural hospitals where the distance to urban tertiary care centers makes the effective triage, stabilization and transfer of patients with the necessary and appropriate information of life or death importance.

ED transfer communication measures allow facilities to show how well they carry out their important stabilize-and-transfer role for rural residents. These measures are included in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project. MBQIP is a program of the Health Resources and Services Administration funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy’s Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.

Join us for the Quality Corner Call at noon on May 16, when Susan Runyan will discuss Emergency Department Transfer Communication.

Quality Corner Calls are offered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation and focus on quality improvement activities consistent with the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program.

Watch the April 12 recording or view the slides.

Click HERE to register for the May 16 webinar.