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Automation and the Shift to Patient Centered Care

Patient Centered CareThe shift to ‘Patient Centered Care’ always seemed curious.  After all, what else would the focus be if not the patient?

The paradigm shift has to do with the way that success is measured.  The old measurements for reimbursement were for what went ‘into’ healthcare, like the number of procedures, tests and physician visits.  The new metrics are what comes ‘out’ – like patient satisfaction, cost savings and actual outcomes.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Patient Flow

Happy Holidays from TeleTracking Technologies

Happy HolidaysOn behalf of TeleTracking, we’d like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

Categories: Uncategorized

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