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TeleTracking Client Conference Offers a Variety of Patient Flow Sessions

Clients in Session at #TeleCon15
Clients in Session at #TeleCon15

Day three of #TeleCon15 kicked off with a number of breakout sessions for the hundreds of attendees to chose from including:

Enhancing Mission Control – Aligning Support Services to Improve Patient Throughput, presented by the team at Carilion Clinic

The Automation of Tasks in the ED, presented by Southeastern Regional Medical Center

Managing Capacity with Care Progression Indicators, Dashboards & IHI Capacity Meetings, presented by the team at the University of Colorado Health » Continue reading

Categories: #TeleCon15, Author: Kris Kaneta

The Inspirational Learning Continues on Day Two of #TeleCon15

Keynote Speaker, Bill Strickland
Keynote Speaker, Bill Strickland

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.

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Categories: #TeleCon15

13th Annual TeleTracking Client Conference Kicks off in Lake Las Vegas

TeleConf15_17With 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.

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Categories: #TeleCon15, Author: Kris Kaneta

Inpatient lessons lead to successful outpatient initiatives

Infusion CtrSurgery 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

Categories: Outpatient Care

Operational Command Centers Improve Patient Access

Carilion Clinic Command Center
Carilion Clinic Command Center

Most complex organisms have a “central nervous system” that commands and controls the corpus.   So do complex organizations.

Can you imagine a moon shot without Houston Control?  How about the U.S.S. Enterprise (the Star Trek version) without a flight deck?

Health Systems are arguably the most complex organizations devised by mankind, yet have functioned without a central command since their inception.

Next month in Boston, hospital executives from around the country will learn how Operational Command Centers are improving access and revenue by revolutionizing patient care delivery.

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Categories: Patient Access, Patient Flow, Transfer / Referral Center

A Growing Trend: Centralized Referral Management

Elderly PatientHealth 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.

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Categories: Patient Access, Transfer / Referral Center