Feb 21

Managing Emergency Department Overcrowding With NEDOCS

2/21/19 | Delivering Results

Managing Emergency Department Overcrowding With NEDOCS

In collaboration with Cerner’s Emergency Medicine group, Tiger Institute developed the National Emergency Department Overcrowding Score (NEDOCS) component for display on the ED Real Time Dashboard. The NEDOCS algorithm provides an overcrowding score based on factors in the ED, including number of waiting patients, free beds, and ED patients on ventilators — among others.

By sending alerts to providers and hospital administration, staff can mitigate the factor(s) contributing to department overcrowding, and to get patients seen and moved to the appropriate level of care more quickly.

Our development work is available to the broader Cerner ED Dashboard client base, and as such, the NEDOCS component and alerting system now provide value to more than 15 health systems.