This is the time of year where we take a step back and reflect on what’s positive in our lives, the accomplishments of the year and the unlimited potential of the year ahead. As we celebrate this festive season, I want to express how grateful I am, along with all of the employees at TeleTracking, for your continued support and partnership.
I spoke with many of you at our client conference and was in awe of the many stories. You are caregivers, you are healers, you are innovators—you change peoples’ lives with your dedication. It is our honor to provide you with the solutions that make it possible to run your health systems more efficiently—and consequently spend more time delivering compassionate care to patients.
It is also our honor to provide you with information and relevant posts that keep you informed about what’s going on at TeleTracking and in the industry as a whole. The following were our most popular blogs of 2015.
- April 23rd, Blog: Who’s Looking Out For Nurses: Fatigue due to long hours, chaotic work conditions and changing shifts definitely impacts the ability to deliver quality patient care. That’s why healthcare workers need technology that helps them work more efficiently.
- May 28th, Blog: Making Interoperability a Commonplace: In healthcare, the ultimate responsibility is to the patient. That’s why TeleTracking and Epic Systems Corporation affirmed their commitment to healthcare interoperability and put to rest speculation that cross platform support would no longer be available to customers of either or both organizations.
- June15th, Blog: From Patient Flow to Real-Time Operational: Patient flow used to be about getting the patient from point A to point B. Now, patient flow is now part of a much larger process designed to increase operational efficiency so that patients get to the right treatment at the right time with the right resources.
- July 10th, Blog: Patient Discharges – a Stumbling Block: People who work in hospitals know that the discharge process can be a stumbling block to patient access because it takes time and a lot of staff / patient interaction. The impact though goes far beyond getting a patient discharged.
- September 30th , Blog: The Concept of Time: The implications of time in healthcare are significant because it impacts a patient’s experience if they are waiting in the ED for a bed; it impacts hospital operations if rooms and equipment aren’t accessible or staff members are being over or under-utilized; and it impacts the ability to use data to react to operational trends.
- December 10th, Blog: Operational Inefficiency can be Fixed:
There is no way of knowing just how many bed-hours are wasted each day across the country. We do, however, know that this particular issue is the tip of a much bigger iceberg of waste, which contributes mightily to the dizzying upward spiral of healthcare costs.
Before I close, I know some of you will be working over the holidays and want to recognize that selflessness. You are making the day brighter for individuals and families who may be going through challenging times. Your sacrifices represent the true spirit of the holiday season.
I wish you and your family all the best for a happy holiday and a healthy New Year. I look forward to continuing to advance our vision together in 2016.