Patient Flow in Hospitals

I’ll admit that I still feel relatively new to many of the technologies that are being used in the hospital. I’ve learned a lot over the years, but I came from an ambulatory background and so I still have plenty to learn about the hospital IT environment. Luckily in the world of EHR, there’s a lot of cross over between hospital and ambulatory.

An example of a place I have a lot to learn is around Patient Flow in hospitals. This was highlighted for me really well when someone from CentralLogic pointed me to a great new hospital patient flow resource they created. Basically, it’s a simple way to access their inventory of videos from the Patient Flow Summit they held in Las Vegas.

They also have a YouTube channel with various Patient Flow videos. For example, here’s one video from Dr. Eugene Litvak, PhD, Institute for Healthcare Optimization, JCAHO Patient Flow Editor, Harvard Adjunct Professor sharing ideas on where to get started with improving patient flow at your hospital.

I love this amazing world we live in where you can go online and learn about pretty much any topic. Plus, it’s just going to get better and better.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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  • With the introduction of IT into every aspect of our life, study, learning, reading, researching has become an ongoing requirement for all of us, if we want to remain active, in tune and associated within our personal life as well as our professional life.

    The time of graduating from college with your respective degree and only needing some CME hours now and again are over. Education and learning are lifelong factors of our lives now. IT is both the venue to meet your learning needs. IT is also the subject that needs to be continually reviewed.

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