Primary Outcome Measures:
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Emergency Department Length of Stay [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Secondary outcome measure is length of stay defined as the time from patient registration to time the patients leave the emergency department.
- Lab turnaround time [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Lab turnaround time is defined as the time it takes from when the sample is collected to when the results are entered.
- Resource Utilization [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Resource utilization defined as the number of CBC, Chem7, and troponin tests ordered.
Other: Computerized Physician Order Entry
Computer ordering system allowing emergency department physicians to order medications, laboratory tests, radiology studies, and nursing interventions
The study will be a prospective before-after study comparing various operational and performance metrics before and after the implementation of a computerized physician order entry system in the emergency department.
The investigators will collect 6 month before, 6 month after of data along with a 2-4 week washout period. The investigators will also administer a computerized physician order entry survey after the study is completed. This confidential survey will be emailed to all ED nurses, residents, and attendings using RedCap. Consent will be implied if they choose to participate.