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America’s Largest Hospitals Use TeleTracking for Capacity Management

billians-top-10-largest-hospitalsSeven of the ten largest hospitals in America are using TeleTracking software for capacity management.

That fact is based on a list of largest U.S. hospitals compiled by Billians HealthData from the latest CMS reports.

While bigger isn’t always better, in this case we’re also talking about some of the very best hospitals in the nation. And they are intensely focused on managing their capacity more efficiently.

The list includes clients New York Presbyterian, Jackson Memorial, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Montefiore (NYC), Methodist Hospital of San Antonio and Barnes Jewish.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Real-Time Capacity Management

Nurses ‘Most Ethical’ Workers

happy-nurseWho do Americans trust most?

Eighty five percent say nurses. That’s 15 percentage points ahead of doctors.

At the other end of the spectrum, right alongside used car dealers, are the men and women we have elected to help run the country – members of Congress. Even though we elect them, only 10 percent of us trust them.

Nurses, on the other hand, have been the nation’s most trusted professionals for 13 of the past 14 years, according to the Gallup Research organization, receiving “high” or “very high” marks for honesty and ethics.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito

Patient Flow Congress Features Several TeleTracking Clients

Patient-Flow-Congress-TeleTracking-clients1It’s particularly gratifying to us that the industry we created now has its own Congress.

The 2013 Patient Flow Management Congress will convene this January 28-29 in Las Vegas, NV.

Fittingly, several TeleTracking clients will be providing stories about their successes with our automated capacity management solutions. Among them are Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Advocate Good Samaritan, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The theme of the conference this year will be “Groundbreaking techniques for optimizing patient flow management through effective discharge planning, enhanced patient care/satisfaction and an efficient collaborative strategy.”

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Real-Time Capacity Management

Reduce Length of Stay at Your Hospital: Philadelphia 2/21/13 Event

Philly-RTLS-Lunch-LearnWhat better way to learn how to reduce length of stay at your hospital than by hearing from experts, networking with healthcare peers and accessing exclusive training.

TeleTracking has organized just such a program for 2013, with the first taking place on 2/21/13 in Philadelphia in a Lunch & Learn format.

Titled “How Real-Time Capacity Management Can Reduce Length of Stay at Your Hospital“, it features a client spotlight with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a presentation on “5 Tips to Reduce Length of Stay”, and Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) Learning Lab. Each session includes ample opportunity for networking with fellow healthcare professionals over lunch and throughout the day’s events.

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Categories: Overcrowding, Patient Flow, Real-Time Capacity Management, Real-Time Locating System (RTLS)

Seven Ways to Master Operational Efficiency in Your Hospital

Register Now-TeleTracking Webinar SeriesIn its recent study, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) identified six major factors – or operational inefficiencies – that contribute to the $750 billion the IOM claims is wasted annually by the US healthcare system.

They are:

1. Unnecessary Services ($210 Billion)
2. Inefficient Delivery of Care ($130 Billion)
3. Excess Administrative Costs ($190 Billion)
4. Inflated Prices ($105 Billion)
5. Prevention Failures ($55 Billion)
6. Fraud ($75 Billion)

So what can YOU do to help close these gaps? We think the most realistic goal is to reduce costs by mastering operational efficiencies.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Bed Management, Overcrowding, Patient Flow, Patient Safety, Real-Time Capacity Management

Want to Reduce HealthCare Costs? Reduce Wasted Time!

what-is-a-minute-worth-at-your-hospitalIs your hospital leaving $50 million on the table every year?

With all the talk about over-testing, work redundancy, bureaucratic obstacles and fraud, the national discussion over waste in healthcare seems to be missing one crucial element.

The value of Time.

Wasted time is the sludge in the healthcare system which keeps hospital emergency departments overcrowded and needy patients waiting in hallways.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito

Happy Nurses Mean Better Patient Care, Fewer Readmissions

happy-nurseHappy nurses = 10 % fewer readmissions.

That’s from a study in the January 2013 issue of Medical Care.

And it’s all based on work environment, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Penn researchers looked at data from more than 200,000 nurses and 412 hospitals in California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They found improvements in how hospitals organize and deliver nursing services could lead to lower overall readmissions.

The research considered 30-Day readmissions among Medicare patients with Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Future of Healthcare

Capacity Management Suite is “Category Leader” Says KLAS Research!

KLAS-Best-Capacity-Management-Suite-2012Perhaps you noticed the Tweet on December 14th? KLASresearch announced that TeleTracking’s clients have voted the TeleTracking Capacity Management Suite a Category Leader for Patient Flow. Again.

It refers to results detailed in the “2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” which you can access on www.KLASresearch.com.

We are thrilled with this honor and recognition which is the result of intense collaboration with our hospital clients to improve on their performance through healthcare automation.

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Categories: About Us, Author: Dennis Morabito, Real-Time Capacity Management