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Patients Still Waiting Even If It’s Not Called A Waiting Room

Patients Still Waiting Even If It's Not Called A Waiting Room“A rose by any other name is still a rose.”

So is a waiting room.

No matter what emergency departments do to give patients the impression they aren’t waiting, the patients know they are.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Patient Flow

Does Oregon Medicaid Study Put More Pressure on Nation’s EDs?

More Pressure on EDsAmerica’s emergency departments now produce about half of all hospital admissions, according to a recent RAND report. They also account for nearly the entire increase in admissions from 2000 to 2009.

The study also found that most people seek care in an ED because they believe they have no viable alternative, not because it is convenient.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Overcrowding, Patient Flow

To Care for the Poor, Redesign Your Hospital Workflow

How to Help the PoorCaring 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.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, No Margin, No Mission, Patient Flow, Real-Time Capacity Management

Get More Out Of Your Capacity Management Automation System

Get More Out Of Your Capacity Mangement Automation SystemWhat 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.

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Categories: Author: Tammy Moore, Client Success Management

RTLS Now Goes Beyond “Dots On A Map”

Dots on a map-resized-600We’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:

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Categories: Author: Jon Poshywak, Real-Time Locating System (RTLS)