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To Care for the Poor, Redesign Your Hospital Workflow

Future of Patient Flow

Caring for the poor will severly tax your profitability unless you redesign your hospital patient workflow and processes.  According to healthcare futurist Joe Flower, “many health care organizations will not survive the waves of newly insured, underinsured and Medicaid beneficiaries” without changing their basic business model.

Get More Out Of Your Capacity Management Automation System

Get More Out Of Your Capacity Mangement Automation System

What if your brand new, super smart tablet computer came with no instructions?

It might take you months, if not years, to unlock a portion of what that tablet can do.

TeleTracking’s capacity management solutions not only come with instructions, but with training as well.  However, unlocking the potential sometimes requires more than that.

RTLS Now Goes Beyond "Dots On A Map"

RTLS more than dots on a map

We’ve been saying for a while now that RTLS is a transformative technology for healthcare, with potential that goes far beyond finding a hidden IV pump.

So it was refreshing to learn that Terry Broussard thinks the same thing.  Mr. Broussard is Vice President of Support Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. In a roundtable discussion titled Real-time Locating Systems published last month in Tech Nation Magazine, he said the following:

“As a relative newcomer to the usage of RTLS in our hospital, I think we are just beginning to tap into the potential that it has to offer. Our initial roll out included equipment and personnel, but now we are gathering interests in process automation throughout our facility. I think that will be the future.”

Is Your Operating Room Operating As Well As It Could Be?

Orchestrate your hospital operating room

Is your hospital thinking about adding OR suites to handle the additional demand it’s getting?

If so, you should stop booth #4250 during the AORN conference, March 30 – April 2 in Chicago, to see the latest version of TeleTracking’s Orchestrate™ application.

Joint Commission Webinar on Impact of Hospital Worker Fatigue

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Worker Fatigue:  Implications for Patient and Staff Safety,” the second of a three-part webinar series TeleTracking is offering with The Joint Commission, will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 am (ET).

So, what is fatigue?  Fatigue is “the body’s response to sleep loss or prolonged physical or mental exertion.” (ACOEM, 2012)  When it comes to healthcare, a fatigued staff is a serious problem that directly impacts safety for patient and staff.

TeleTracking Offers Hand Hygiene Monitoring Technology

Hand Hygiene Technology

The costs are staggering.

Each year, hospital infections could claim up to 100,000 lives and cost hospitals $45 billion. Yet, studies repeatedly show that, without encouragement, hospital workers may only wash their hands once out of every three times they interact with patients.

See TeleTracking in action at March 12th Regional Symposium

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If your hospital needs to optimize operations, improve patient flow, reduce Length of Stay, cut costs and generate revenue, then register for our free, one-day educational  symposium on  Wednesday, March 12th at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO.

Former JCR Consultants to Represent TeleTracking at AONE 2014

AONE 2014

If you’re attending AONE 2014 this March in Orlando, stop by the TeleTracking booth to say hello to Nanne Finis and Susan Whitehurst, who both joined us recently from Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (the wholly owned affiliate of The Joint Commission).

TeleTracking to Highlight Real-Time Upgrades at HIMSS’14

TeleTracking to Highlight Real-Time Upgrades at HIMSS’14

New upgrades boosting TeleTracking’s market-leading ability to operate hospitals in “absolute” real time will be highlighted next week at HIMSS14 in Orlando, FL.

We’ll be featuring a new RTLS-enabled Orchestrate™ application for procedural areas, along with new releases of the Capacity Management Suite™ system and our TransferCenter™ application.

RTLS integration with our healthcare operations management platform enhances patient throughput efficiency by eliminating human input from workflow reporting, like making phone calls to report patient discharges, bed turnovers or patient room status. 

Real-time location tags for patients, staff and medical assets also improve patient safety and satisfaction, and permit real-time automation of The Joint Commission recommended patient flow standards.

Aurora Shooting Response Story Featured at HIMSS'14

Aurora shooting response HIMSS14

In the wake of the Aurora, CO theater shootings, the University of Colorado Hospital was able to save the lives of all 22 victims who were treated there.

That amazing feat helped UCH gain national recognition for the years of planning and training that went into the response.

UCH hospital manager Paige Patterson, RN, BSN, will tell the story of how the hospital’s advanced preparation helped to save those lives when she presents “The Role of Automation in Mass Casualty Events” at HIMSS ’14 in Orlando, FL this February 25th

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