NE Area Chief of Staff, Melfort
Project: Improving communication between ER and family physicians
For his CQIP project, Dr. Wingate and his team looked at improving communication between emergency room physicians and family physicians. When a patient presents to the Emergency Department, outpatient sheets are generated, which are then submitted into a patients’ electronic medical records, which is reviewed by the family physician. Dr. Wingate found that 42% of these sheets had been submitted. Through interventions and process adjustments, the team was able to increase that rate to 99%.