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Value Based Care: High Reliability, Complexity & Patient-flow

Scott Newton, DNP, RN, MHA, EMT-P,  Vice President of Care Model Solutions at TeleTracking—and a patient flow expert with more than 25 years of clinical experience—shared his thoughts on this topic during a webinar on March 21.  The following is a recap, along with questions that were submitted from audience members.

Here’s the challenge that every healthcare provider faces.  How do you maximize resources in order to generate the best possible patient outcomes?  One answer to that question is through value-based care—a strategy that provides improved outcomes at the same or reduced costs.  And in order to achieve those positive outcomes, a high level of process reliability is essential —which is done through a combination of people, technology, equipment, supplies and process. » Continue reading

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TeleTracking Recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week

UnitedForPatientSafety.org || National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation’s  Patient Safety Awareness Week kicked off Sunday, March 12th and is a week dedicated to not only raising awareness about patient safety, but also recognizing the efforts of healthcare professionals to keep patients safe.

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) placed a spotlight on the issue of medical errors— and the related patient safety concerns— more than 15 years ago.  While significant advances have been made, there is still work to be done since even one error is one error too many.

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Categories: Author: Nanne Finis, Patient Safety