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The Future of Digital Healthcare was recently the focus of a McKinsey & Co. seminar in Dubai.  TeleTracking President, Michael Gallup, shared his insights as part of a panel discussion on the topic of Revolutionizing the Way Healthcare is Delivered.  Highlights from this seminar and panel discussion are outlined below.

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Categories: Operational Efficiency

Patient Flow Solutions on display at HIMSS16

TeleTracking at HIMSS16After having just been named Patient Flow Category Leader for the 5th consecutive year by U.S. healthcare market research leader KLAS, we’re taking our solutions to the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas February 29 – March 4, 2016.  This is one of the largest health IT shows of the year, bringing together more than 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.

The crowds flocking to HIMSS16 demonstrate how much the field of patient flow is evolving.  When TeleTracking started 25 years ago, the notion of patient flow  didn’t exist.  However, the idea has been steadily growing as hospitals and health systems begin understanding the important role that effective, efficient flow plays in patient experience, caregiver experience and the other factors that drive value.

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Categories: HIMSS16

The Quality of Patient Care

Ideal CareWe have previously posted about the value of time in healthcare and the impact that it can have on the quality of patient care.  The implications of ‘time’ are significant because it can affect a patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care and also their safety.

Diving more deeply into the topic, The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) recently hosted a webinar, Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement, that provided an overview of the current state of patient safety in the United States.  The webinar covered information presented in their report which was an update of a similar report 15 years earlier.

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Categories: Patient Safety

Patient Flow: a view from across the pond

Across the PondQ | How is patient flow affecting UK Healthcare?

A | Improving patient flow is the blockbuster process for hospital efficiency; by ensuring that patients move throughout a healthcare environment in the most efficient and effective manner possible, we can reduce delays and make sure patients receive the right care at the right time.

We have come to know well that poor patient flow management is related to a series of problems that typically plague modern hospitals such as: short supplies; long queues and delays, bottlenecks; waste of resources; long length of stays and delayed discharges; low levels of productivity; inappropriateness of clinical settings; and workload variability. » Continue reading

Categories: Patient Flow