{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Development of an Emergency Department Case Management Case-Finding Tool

Activity Steps


Identifying emergency department (ED) patients who are at high risk for return visits is an important goal for case management to improve patient care. This quality improvement study describes the development and evaluation of the Emergency Department Case Management Priority Score (EDCMPS), an electronic medical record (EMR)-based "case-finding" system, and its ability to identify these high-risk patients. The EDCMPS showcases promise in enhancing ED CM efficiency, with strong frontline staff endorsement.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of ED case managers (CMs).
  2. Summarize the development and results of the Emergency Department Case Management Priority Score (EDCMPS).
  3. Describe future implications and evaluation of utilizing an electronic medical record (EMR) case-finding system such as the EDCMP.

Learning Outcomes

By the conclusion of this activity, a majority of the participants will demonstrate knowledge of the development of an emergency department (ED) case management case-finding tool by achieving a passing score on the posttest.
Price: $21.95


  • CCMC 1.0 CH

This Continuing Education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been preapproved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) for 1.0 CE contact hours.

Professions: Case Manager
Test Code: PCM0524BCM
Published: May/Jun 2024
Expires: 5/1/2025
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: David Gallagher, MD, SFHM; Barbara Bentley, MBA, MSN, RN, CCM; Ashley Barry, MSN, MMCi, RN; Amy Fraccola, MSN, RN, ACM; Rosimeire Santos, MS; Adam Glenn, BSIE, LSSBB; James Howard, MD; Aparna Kamath, MD; Katie Flanagan, MSW, LCSW, ACM-SW