Part one of our three-part series on ED efficiencies featured on

Linear emergency department arrival processes typically include unnecessary patient wait time, resulting in patient and provider frustration. Fortunately, emergency departments aren’t bound by straight-and-narrow approaches to patient flow.

In a recent article featured on, “Clinical efficiency tricks for the emergency department: Arrivals,” Dr. Kenneth J. Heinrich--an experienced emergency medicine regional directors with Schumacher Clinical Partners--offers more efficient, non-linear alternatives to standard arrival processes.

Learn how Dr. Heinrich leverages parallel processing to minimize patient hand-offs, boost efficiency, and improve patient satisfaction: Read the full article here.

Stay tuned for more of Dr. Heinrich’s expert tips, including methods of optimizing the patient’s in-room experience and discharge, in Part Two and Part Three of this Becker’s series, which also will be made available here.