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Is It Time to Orchestrate™ the Operating Room?

Orchestrate-Operating-Room (250x142)What is the value of time worth in healthcare?  Have you ever considered the value that comes from better use of time in the operating room?

For the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, it meant 30 percent more surgical cases in one year.

For Abbott Northwestern, it was 5000 more surgeries.

For Cleveland Clinic, it means the ORs now function at nearly 90 percent year round.

All of this was accomplished without adding additional operating rooms or staff.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, EMR / Healthcare IT, Orchestrate

A No-Compromise Solution to LWBS or “Left Without Being Seen”

LWBS-left-without-being-seenLast year, about 80,000 patients left U.S. emergency rooms without treatment when told they would have to pay $150 upfront because they did not have a true emergency. In other words, they Left Without Being Seen (LWBS).

Hospital officials say the trend to upfront payments is a response to mounting bad debt caused by a surge in uninsured and underinsured patients, plus reduced reimbursements for patients who use the ER for routine care.

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

Meet Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, TeleTracking Client Conference Speaker

cta-keynote-speakerTeleTracking’s 11th Annual Client Conference, October 13-16, 2013, will feature Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, one of the nation’s leading public health and emergency medicine researchers.

This year’s conference will highlight the importance of deploying Real-Time Capacity Management™ solutions to drive efficient care delivery and eliminate waste in healthcare.

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

What Will 2014 Bring for Healthcare?

what-will-2014-bring-for-healthcareThe rush is on to prepare for the next phase of the Affordable Care Act.

One of the biggest questions is whether health insurance exchanges (HIX), or “marketplaces,” will be ready to sell their policies by the mandated date of October 1st of this year.  If they are, they will extend coverage to a first wave of nine million newly insured Americans beginning Jan. 1st, 2014.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Future of Healthcare, Real-Time Capacity Management

Patient Care Satisfaction: How Does Your Hospital Rate?

be-good-to-patientsModern communication technology is truly changing patients into customers. An irritated patient who’s been waiting “too long” in your emergency room can now pass the time by criticizing your hospital on one of several health and patient care satisfaction rating websites.

The criticism may not always be fair or accurate, but perception is the personal reality of each patient who comes to your hospital facility for care, and it’s playing a bigger role than ever before in the success of your enterprise.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Bed Management, EMR / Healthcare IT, Future of Healthcare, Real-Time Capacity Management

TeleTracking Announces Exciting Speaker Line Up for 2013 Client Conference

cta-keynote-speakerTeleTracking’s 11th Annual Client Conference, October 13-16, 2013, will feature Dr. Arthur Kellermann, MD, one of the nation’s leading public health and emergency medicine researchers.

This year’s conference will highlight the importance of deploying Real-Time Capacity Management™ solutions to drive efficient care delivery and eliminate waste in healthcare.

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