Michael Zamagias, TeleTracking’s Chairman and CEO, welcomed attendees on day two of TeleTracking’s 13th Annual Client Conference,. Zamagias recognized those in attendance as leaders and expressed the organization’s understanding of the frustration and fatigue that caregivers deal with and the desire to be more productive. “What you do is not just a career – it’s a calling, And because of your commitment, TeleTracking is inspired to listen, learn and continue to lead.”
The keynote speaker for day two was Bill Strickland – community leader, author, and President & CEO of the non-profit Manchester Bidwell Corporation based in Pittsburgh, PA. Strickland used his own inspiring story of creating a state-of-the-art job training school – and impacting thousands of lives – on how to make the impossible possible. he emphasized that it’s about helping others and doing the right thing.
With a record breaking number of clients in attendance, the 13th Annual TeleTracking Client Conference – #TeleCon15 – opened on Monday, October 26th at the picturesque Westin Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV.
Michael Gallup, TeleTracking’s President, kicked off the morning’s general session recognizing the great work of the clients in attendance, and reiterated TeleTracking’s commitment to execute upon its expansive vision of getting patients to the right level of care the first time.
Surgery used to mean staying at least one night in the hospital. Not anymore. Today, 60-70% of all surgeries are performed in an ambulatory setting, and the number of other outpatient services is growing by 14% annually. These outpatient services now include everything from ambulatory surgeries, endoscopies, interventional radiology, orthopedics, cancer / infusion and diagnostic imaging.
What is the same though, whether services are provided inpatient or outpatient, is the need for care coordination, efficient operational flow, and a positive patient experience. As health systems are embracing the shift towards ambulatory care, TeleTracking’s Orchestrate™ solution provides a necessary tool to support and enable these services. » Continue reading
Health systems are facing major challenges – from limited revenue growth and capacity issues, to patient acquisition /retention problems and inefficient admission and transfer processes. The result – a fragmented approach to care in the community and a disjointed, and sometimes negative, patient experience.
Community physicians are aware of the challenges created by a fragmented system and the impact of those challenges on the quality of care. Specifically, they are concerned about losing visibility of their patients after they’re readmitted to the hospital and not being notified when their patients are discharged.
That’s why centralized referral management is garnering so much attention. And for good reason.