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Taking Hand Hygiene High-Tech

Make Every Day Handwashing DayThe Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in the United Kingdom was recently featured in an article published by Becker’s Hospital Review.  

A portion of the article titled, ‘Taking Hand Hygiene High-Tech‘ can be seen below.  » Continue reading

Categories: Hand Hygiene

How to Get 40 Miles per Gallon from your Health System

Efficiency

There are about 800,000 beds in the U.S. Healthcare System – 350,000 of which TeleTracking manages.

Let’s say on average over a score of medical professionals attend to each of those beds every day.

Let’s also say that you have no way of knowing the status of each bed, or the location of the attending staff at any given moment.  In fact, you can’t know any of that information for hours. » Continue reading

Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, Waste in Healthcare

TeleTracking Named Best Product for Workplace Improvement

Building Better Healthcare TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. has been named the 2014 “Best Product for Improving Working Practices” by the British healthcare publication, Building Better Healthcare.

Each year the publication recognized leaders who are advancing the delivery of healthcare in various ways.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Hand Hygiene, Operational Efficiency, Real-Time Locating System (RTLS)

Operational Visibility: Second Line of Defense Against Infection

Patient sitting aloneNow more than ever, U.S hospitals need a second line of defense against the spread of infection.

Before Ebola became a household word in the U.S., we knew the spread of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) was a major problem. Progress has been made.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Hand Hygiene, Hospital Infection Control

Make Every Day Handwashing Day

Make Every Day Handwashing DayOur mothers always reminded us to wash our hands because of a simple truth that’s known around the world: handwashing helps prevent the spread of disease.

This October 15th – “Global Handwashing Day” – is a great time to take stock of that fact, especially as the world stares at the threat of an Ebola pandemic.

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Categories: Author: Jon Poshywak, Hand Hygiene, Hospital Infection Control, Real-Time Locating System (RTLS)

TeleTracking Safeguards against HAIs and Ebola

TeleTracking Safeguards Against EbolaAbove all else, the well-being of TeleTracking’s clients and the patients they care for comes first.

TeleTracking believes that caregivers are at their best when they’re in a position to provide care as effectively and efficiently as possible.

And, that includes providing the appropriate visibility and safeguards to help prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections (HAIs).

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Disaster Preparedness, Hospital Infection Control

Are Hospitals Ready for Disaster Threat?

Are U.S. Hospitals Ready for Disaster Threat?Since 1970, the world has experienced over 125 thousand terrorist attacks, including 58,000 bombings, according to the Global Terrorism Database.

While the sheer number of events peaked in 1992 at over 3,000, attacks such as 9/11 demonstrate the need for hospitals to continue to prepare for disaster threats.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Disaster Preparedness, Healthcare Operations Management, Operational Efficiency

Teaching Efficiency to Tomorrow’s Health Professionals

Teaching Efficiency to Tomorrow's Health ProfessionalsTo shift the healthcare paradigm in America, follow the money.

To illustrate that, Medical Educator, Dr. David Nash, recently pointed to five medical schools in Philadelphia.

“Those five medical schools aren’t focused on the health of populations,” Nash said recently in an August 15, 2014 Forbes article – ‘Health Reform as Simple as Changing Incentives.  David Nash, MD, MBA is the founding dean of Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Population Health. » Continue reading

Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, Operational Efficiency

TeleTracking Presents New Solutions at 12th Annual Client Conference

TeleTracking Presents New Solutions at Client ConferenceAt this year’s 12th Annual Client Conference in October, TeleTracking will preview the largest array of new solutions in its 23-year history.

The lineup includes automated solutions that speed patient discharges, solutions that extend beyond the four walls of the hospital, new cloud-based applications, and a new infection fighting application – all designed to help hospitals run as efficiently as possible and provide greater access to care.

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Categories: About Us, Author: Dennis Morabito

Hospital Execs Losing Enthusiasm for EHR Systems

Hospital Execs Losing Enthusiasm for EHR SystemsHospitals continue to spend millions on the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Despite this spending, a recent survey suggests that many hospital executives are frustrated with the performance of EHRs.

Premier, Inc., the 3,000-hospital purchasing alliance based in Charlotte, NC, released survey results which show that 41% of C-Suite respondents say they are either dissatisfied or indifferent toward their EHR system. The survey cites cost, difficulty of use and lack of integration as the main issues.

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