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Disaster Preparedness: Is Your Hospital Ready For Mass Casualty and Weather Incidents?

hospital-emergency-preparednessHospital preparedness for public health emergencies was the topic of conversation for the final session of our webinar series entitled: “7 Ways to Master Operational Efficiencies in Your Hospital” hosted by Maria Romano, Clinical Product Consultant at TeleTracking.

The webinar began with a look back on the shootings at the Century Movie Theater in Aurora, CO. on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 12:38 AM, a mass casualty incident which led to a surprise and sudden increase in patient volume for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Hospital Software Implementation, Real-Time Capacity Management

The Role of Hospital Automation for Disaster Preparedness

Hospital-preparedness-emergenciesIn an April 18th blog article last week saluting the incredible work of Boston’s healthcare workers and first responders, Fierce Healthcare’s Alicia Caramenico said the Boston Marathon bombings “not only reinforced the importance of testing” emergency plans, but that “sometimes hospitals will need more than just a plan.” We agree, but not exactly for the same reasons. Ms. Caramenico was making the point that no plan is worth the paper it’s written upon if people don’t follow through with “instincts and ingrained desire to help people.” In that and so many other regards, Boston’s “finest” responded with flying colors – Red, White and Blue to be precise. But even the best plans, instincts and ingrained desire may not be enough to make sure victims of natural and made-made disasters get the care they need when they need it. » Continue reading

Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Hospital Software Implementation

Four Signs Your Hospital is Wasting Time!

4-signs-hospital-wasting-timeTime is one of the biggest forms of waste in healthcare, but it’s often ignored as a factor in the cost crisis.

Here are four simple ways to tell if your hospital is driving up costs and leaving revenue on the table by wasting time.

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

Real-Time Dirty Bed Notifications and Hospital Operational Efficiency

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Real-time dirty bed notifications are invalubale for housekeeping/EVS staff when it comes to improving hospital operational efficiency.

This was the topic of conversation for the 6th session of our webinar series entitled: “7 Ways to Master Operational Efficiencies in Your Hospital” hosted by Maria Romano, Clinical Product Consultant at TeleTracking.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Bed Management

Using Discharge Milestones to Avoid Hospital ‘Patient Stacking’

Dominos-Patient-Discharge-MilestonesImagine what happens to the domino effect if the last domino doesn’t drop. That’s exactly what happens in a hospital when a patient isn’t discharged on time.

In a recent interview with Becker’s Hospital Review, TeleTracking clinical product specialist Maria Romano, RN, outlined what can be done about this “patient stacking,” which disrupts patient flow throughout the institution, by using discharge milestones.

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

Optimize Efficiences, Drive Throughput, Reduce Length of Stay: Florida 4/17/13 Event

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Is your hospital interested in optimizing efficiencies, driving throughput and reducing length of stay?

If so, TeleTracking has the perfect opportunity for you!

Join us for our next stop on cross country “Real-Time Capacity Management Symposium” tour in Lakeland, Florida on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts, be able to network with healthcare peers and tour the states largest hospital.

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