Emergancy Room Patient Queue Management System Increase Patient Satisfaction and Market Share.

Long waits and long queues are one of the major problems in hospital Emergency department.  Emergency rooms that use queue management systems such as Patient Queue maximum patient flow while minimizing the frustration of the physical wait.


Overcrowding is when too many patients seek services that are not considering emergent.  Emergency Rooms have to triage patients by their conditions, thus leading to long wait times for those who aren’t in urgent need. Usually, the patients are in long queues in the emergency room waiting room, waiting to see a provider. There are some diagnostics centers, clinics, and laboratories where the patients have to wait for their turn in order to get the desired services. In this article, we are going to share the solution and benefit of queue management system with respect to hospitals. We would also let you know that how the queue management system can solve the problems faced b the patients easily.

Some of the benefits that could be achieved through implementing the queue management system in hospitals are as follows:

  • Management of the patients efficiently and effectively.
  • Increase market share
  • It will reduce the waiting time for patients
  • It enables to reduce crowd in the service areas
  • It will have multilingual interface
  • It can show the waiting time needed for each patient
  • Real-time reporting also helps the hospital management to manage hospital services efficiently
  • Makes the operations more systematic
  • Delivers continuous data, for example, critical declarations and alarms

With the help of latest technologies and software, patient queue management can also be done in the way that it gives more importance or priority to the critical patients that need the health care urgently as compared to the normal patients that have come to the hospital for regular checkups or for normal diseases.

In hospitals, there could be multiple queue management systems can be applied. SMS based queue management, virtual queue management, and the hybrid model can also be implemented.

As per us, queues are just the waste of time; according to us when we can do things in a more systematic manner but still if we don’t do it then its just because of incompetency.

People should also raise voices in order to let the government make sure to get queue management system implemented in all public and private hospitals. This will not only save the time of the patients but it can also save many lives.

SMS based queue management system is we think the best option for hospitals. Instead of standing in long queues, the administration or the system itself may send a reminder message to the doctor and the patient that the time of your appointment is there. It could also be made more intelligent by allowing the interaction between the doctor and the patient. This could be done in the case of any delay or cancellation of the appointment.

It is concluded that queue management systems in the hospital can be proved very beneficial for the patients as well as of the hospital administration. The whole system of meeting the doctor and then for any laboratory test or diagnosis of diseases can be computerized in order to run the operations smoothly.

Patient Q is a state of the art virtual waiting room systems that hospital and urgent care centers can deploy on their websites for patients to self schedule based on the best available appointment time.

SMS Queuing System for Retailers and Consignment Shops Increase Sales.

Virtual Waiting Line Management for Retail Stores.

CustomerQBusy Retailers and consignment shops need Queue Mobile, the Virtual Waiting Line Queue Management System.
A customer survey by Great Clips, a hair salon franchise, discovered retail operators without a queue management system risk losing business. The study revealed customers become dissatisfied when wait times exceed 10 minutes, the number 2 complaint in Great Clips, survey. The survey revealed that 94% of those respondents agreed that a reasonable wait time is less than 10 minutes. Customers become dissatisfied when wait times exceed 10 minutes, the number 2 complaint. The survey revealed that 94% of those respondents agreed that a reasonable wait time is less than 10 minutes.

There is likely a correlation between the number 1 complaint, Rude Staff and the number 2 complaint of Long Wait times. This is where the value proposition of an SMS queue management system compared to traditional queuing systems such as take a ticket system or multiple waiting lines. Virtual Queue Management systems such as Queue Mobile’s Retail Q, may not eliminate the wait time or lower to less than 10 minutes during peak times, however, it creates the perception of not waiting by not restraining the customer to a physical wait. Keeping customers waiting more than 10 minutes may seem a trivial complaint, but it can surely cost retailers. Once a customer makes them wait, 48 percent assume your business is poorly managed, and 52 percent take their business elsewhere.

Why Managing the Waiting Line Experience is Worth the ROI: Today’s society, particularly consumer, expect instant gratification, a bridge too far for e-retailers, which is likely the reason brick and mortar retailers are not extinct, at least not yet. In other words, don’t ignore the wait time complaints, it’s not “a cost of doing a brisk business”, investing in queue management system to satisfy your customer’s during peak times can increase your business b 52% (that’s equal to the percentage that walks away when they see long physical lines). Retail Q by QueueMobile, for example, is much less money and more reliable than increasing labor cost you can’t sustain due to the unpredictability of demand. However, QueueMobile’s analytics can help your staff, by using its reports to find trends in peak times and staffing accordingly.

Fortunately our consumer driven society that expects instant gratification from retail and most other service sectors are willing to go high tech: 87 percent of consumers are willing to use some type of technology if it keeps them from waiting in line at retail stores, and 67 percent would use online check-in or download an app that saved their places in line at a retail business.

I appreciate your post on waiting and how beneficial the Art of Zen is to transcend our suffering through waiting, (waiting in terms of the consumer experience is usually anything more than 8 minutes and we start to lose it).
Is it fair to have such little patience for our retail service sector (who invest heavy in strategies and training to complete on service delivery)?

Furthermore, we think we are Michael Porter and assume (something Dr. Porter doesn’t do) it’s an externality of the service sector, translation, uneducated, low wage, incompetent and careless employees. When in fact it is rarely the root cause. The root cause is demand management, which is the duty of the educated, highly paid retail executives.
Contributing Editor Brandon Munson, FACHE

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Reducing ED Wait Times

The Diseconomies of Queue Pooling: An Empirical Investigation of Emergency Department Length of Stay

by Hummy Song, Anita L. Tucker & Karen L. Murrell

OVERVIEW —Improving efficiency and customer experience are key objectives for managers of service organizations including hospitals. In this paper, the authors investigate queue management, a key operational decision, in the setting of a hospital emergency department. Specifically, they explore the impact on throughput time depending on whether an emergency department uses a pooled queuing system (in which a physician is assigned to a patient once the patient is placed in an emergency department bed) or a dedicated queuing system (in which physicians are assigned to specific patients at the point of triage). The author’s measured throughput time based on individual patients’ length of stay in the emergency department, starting with arrival to the emergency department and ending with a bed request for admission to the hospital or the discharge of a patient to home or to an outside facility. The findings show that, on average, the use of a dedicated queuing system decreased patients’ lengths of stay by 10 percent. This represented a 32-minute reduction in length of stay—a meaningful time-savings for the emergency department and patients alike. The authors argue that physicians in the dedicated queuing system had both the incentive and ability to make sure their patients’ care progressed efficiently so that patients in the waiting room could be treated sooner than they otherwise would have. Key concepts include:

  • This study tests the impact of a queuing system structure on the throughput time of patients in an emergency department that had recently switched from a pooled queuing system to a dedicated queuing system.
  • Patients experienced faster throughput times when physicians were working in a dedicated queuing system as opposed to a pooled queuing system.
  • The benefits of a dedicated queuing system may be due to greater visibility into one’s workload and the increased ability for physicians to manage patient flow.


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A Patient Waiting Room Satisfaction Solution
A Patient Waiting Room Satisfaction Solution

Patient Q® is a patient waiting rooming satisfaction solution designed for hospital Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Centers to effectively manage the patient experience by creating a virtual waiting room.

Patients can access the ER or Urgent Care waiting room portal from the hospital or clinic’s website, choose the next most convenient and available visit time. Complete the online forms to expedite registration and prepare the ED team ahead, which will reduce the patient’s wait time and visit time, as revealed in Dr. Song’s study.

Patient Q can be effective at capturing new patients from your competitor as a result of our value-added search engine optimization which brings patients right to your online portal.  When a patient finds they have a choice to avoid waiting hours in a waiting room versus the comfort and convenience of their own home they will likely choose the convenience of their living room. Patient Q will call or text them as their visit time approaches.

Many quality hospitals and providers suffer from poor patient satisfaction reviews associated with long and unpredictable wait times. Patient satisfaction is core quality measure that is publicly reported and could result in lower reimbursement not to mention the damage to your brand reputation, particularly in the era of social media where your brand is now in the hands of social media fans or foes. To learn more visit http://QueueMobile.com or call 203-715-4780.

Patient Q is only for nonlife or limb threatening conditions.

Express Q Virtual Queuing Mobile platform

Premium Event & Attraction Mobile App

A day in the park with A.I.
Express Q™ is a much more than an amusement park and event premium priorty pass. Express Q™ is designed to be a revenue enhancement and customer flow optimization system for Amusement Parks and events with multiple attractions. Express Q™ is the first mobile app of its kind to use A.I. (artifical intellegence) as a customer flow solution.

Express Q’s offers premium revenue enhancement and VIP guest engagement solution that is fun and efficient. It’s simple and user friendly ceribrial portal is intiative and user friendly.   Concierge services is the pinnacle of customer service; however, it is human capital intensive, thus expensive, best reserved for your top tier VIPs.  However, your second-tier VIPs, (who there are far more  in numbers than top tier VIPs) as a stragetic market segment.   Second tier VIPs are those who can afford the upgrade to Express Q, who will likely out spend your average guests if properly motivated.

A.I. Virtual VIP Concierge
Express Q A.I. VIP Concierge module uses the latest in (AI) artificial intelligence to learn the preference of your guests during the app set up. The guest who can afford to upgrade to Express Q are your premium VIPs, who will likely out spend your average guests if strategically encouraged to do so.  A.I. VIP Concierge’s combined with geo-fencing will effectively cross promote relevant premium services and merchandise throughout the park as well as when they are home. A.I. VIP Concierge is the first artificial intelligence driven mobile app for the industry creating a unique VIP experience for your premium guests, features include:
Learning guest’s personal preferences to cross promote attractions, events and merchandise of interest.
A.I. will apply geo-fencing to promote relevant premium services and merchandise as the family explores parks.
A.I. will suggest alternative attraction and events during peak time to optimize customer flow.
A.I. will sense when guests are waiting to long and activate the “Fun While You Wait” interactive guest engagement module.
A.I. will know when guests are no longer at the park (home) and periodically activate Express Q
“Picture This” photo gallery while pushing custom offers to the guest to return to the park.

Express Q’s Features

Continuously update the attraction and event’s estimated wait times.
Virtual queuing – enabling guests to join a physical line from the App and get notifications.
Push notifications confirming, updating and alerting guests of their queue position.
A GPS interactive map of the theme park providing the quickest directions to a favorite attractions or bathrooms.
App available for use on any smartphone (platform compatibility IOS and Android) or tablet device.
Self-service: the customer can take the virtual ticket or book an appointment themselves.
Book ahead for a specific time, place and service.

  • A Suite of Premium Priority Access solutions including:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Same Day Reservation
  • Virtual Queuing FIFO
  • Premium Priority Access

Guest customer flow optimization and load balancing through A.I.
Express Q’s Customer Flow Optimization and attraction cycle configuration.
Barcode options for check-in
Proximity marketing using iConnect API to Google maps and GPS (if available on the mobile device)
Access to Express Q’s analytics for each branch/store or service and now guests

Fun While You Wait
A Module can be activated two ways. The A.I. will turn the module on if it senses guest at rest or inline for 15 minutes. The only amusement park app of its kind guests can click Fun While You Wait icon to access a host of engaging and distracting services and activities:
Social media
Facebook
Instragram
You Tube
Twitter

Chat apps
Whatsup!
Snap Chat
Line
Quiz and Smart Games
Picture This a photo editing and home delivery app.

Specifications
iOS iPhone, Android and mobile web/SMS
White label branding with your own logo and brand color
Eco-friendly Virtual Customer Flow Mobile Suite
The following information is provided for each location/attraction:
Number of people waiting in queue
Average waiting time
Estimated waiting time
Number of open counters or slots
Last number called and printed
Assistance timeslots Available/Unavailable (only for Appointments)
24/7 support availability
Benefits
Ability to priorities customers according to their punctuality – if a customer arrives at the exact time that they have pre-booked, they will automatically be given priority over another customer who arrives at the same time

Customers that plan their visits can get other benefits such as viewing a list of required documentation for their visit or service

Improves quality of service and waiting time for customers

Delivering the cutting edge guest services by promoting an engaging and compelling experience.

Customers receive more choice and flexibility in how they queue and reassurance that their place is secured in the queue or appointment is booked, allowing the customer to perform other tasks whilst waiting

URGENT CARE Portal

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No appointments necessary!

Please call 360-346-2222 with any questions.

Walk-in service for those suffering from:

  • fevers
  • cold and flu symptoms
  • stomach aches, pains and cramping
  • ear aches
  • twists, sprains and possible breaks
  • rashes
  • cuts and burns
  • infections
  • and much more!

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