Emergency Psychiatric Intervention (EPI) is an approach designed by Vituity physicians on the front lines of emergency medicine and acute psychiatry. EPI ensures that EDs are empowered to properly and more efficiently evaluate and treat behavioral health patients from the moment they enter the ED through discharge.
EPI is improving everything from the quality of care that behavioral health patients receive to provider satisfaction and community trust.
In fact, this innovative approach employed by front-line providers in high-traffic, Vituity-led EDs has been making headlines.
After several months of using the new tool, average wait times for lower-risk patients were cut by 40%, and patients who were assessed using the tool also had yet to revisit the hospital.
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