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Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 18

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
Each week, we highlight the top three stories from our current Patient Flow Weekly Issue.  Subscribe today!


Client Success Webinar Series: Interdisciplinary Centered Care Rounding/Optimization Through TeleTracking Advisory Services

December 5th, 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Palmetto Health is a non-profit health care system in South Carolina made up of 5 inpatient facilities totaling 1,479 licensed beds. This session is ideal for those interested in learning more about how TeleTracking can enhance the quality of interdisciplinary rounds on inpatient units.

Who should attend? Patient Flow Managers; Case Managers; Performance Improvement Managers » Continue reading

Categories: Patient Flow Weekly, Webinar, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 17

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
Each week, we highlight the top three stories from our current Patient Flow Weekly Issue.  Subscribe today!


A Proactive Outlook: 5 Innovative Steps Forward to Elevate Transitions in Care and Mobility

Access to the right level of care at the right time – in coordination with a streamlined patient flow strategy – is more important than ever given the truly dynamic nature of care delivery. And that means challenges with capacity, care transitions and system leakage are just a few of the issues that health systems will need to find effective solutions. Here’s our outlook on the next 12 to 18 months, as we employ innovative responses to address changing ahead. » Continue reading

Categories: Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 16

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
Each week, we highlight the top three stories from our current Patient Flow Weekly Issue.  Subscribe today!


Transforming Patient Access Through Central Command

Join us Friday, November 17th in Nashville, TN, to learn how health system executives are achieving impressive gains in patient access, community relations, and system growth.

During this executive forum, Barry Dennis, VP of the Transfer Center at Mercy Health will discuss the strategy behind building their Access Center to ensure that patients receive timely access to care, while capturing market share and avoiding leakage.

“System growth has been astonishing – 15% above baseline as compared to 2016.  We were able to accept 150 patients last month that would not have received this level of care last year.”

» Continue reading

Categories: #TeleCon17, Patient Flow, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Quarterly | Fall 2017 Now available!

Patient Flow Quarterly - Issue 7 FALL

We’re pleased to share that the Fall 2017 digital issue of Patient Flow Quarterly is now available.  

In this issue we’re focused on patient flow as a journey—and our commitment to that journey. That means we are working to improve the client experience; to extend value across the care continuum; and to bring you focused investments on everything from the command center to mobile devices.

Stories include thoughts from TeleTracking Chairman and CEO Michael Zamagias on his personal journey with patient flow; the billions of dollars spent on healthcare IT and the importance of turning the focus back to caregivers; and a Q&A with Susan Kilgore, RN, Vice President of Patient Management/Rural Outreach for Methodist Healthcare and winner of the inaugural DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Flow.

You’ll also find industry news, as well as information about upcoming events like Transforming Patient Access: A Healthcare Executive Forum  on November 17 in Nashville. We hope you find the information valuable and it helps you learn, grow and make a positive impact on patient care at your facility.

Download the Fall 2017 and previous issues now!

Categories: Future of Healthcare, Patient Access, Patient Flow

TeleCon17 | Day Two Recap

Last year TeleCon16 attendees spoke…

They said they wanted additional opportunities to engage with conference attendees to talk less formally about day-to-day challenges they all face.  Yesterday we brought that feedback to life with the inaugural Group Chat!  Every table in the main ballroom was set up with a topic for discussion, making it possible for people to jump in and out of conversations that were most relevant.  Throughout the two-hour session, comments scrolled on two large screens so people could keep track of the discussions on goals, commonalities and health system type.   » Continue reading

Categories: #TeleCon17

TeleCon17 | Day One at a Glance

Hundreds of patient flow experts gathered at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ ready to share and network at TeleCon17!  The opening reception provided the perfect setting for people to chat and reconnect.  Check out more photos on Flickr and videos on YouTube (Be sure to read to the end and watch two videos first shared during the first day of TeleCon17.)

The opening session brought attendees together for a morning of inspiration and forward thinking.  Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kris Kaneta set the tone, talking about the triple threat – uncertainty related to reimbursements, tougher resource constraints [financial and staffing], and an aging population.  “Whether you call it a command center, a logistics center, or by some other name, as long as it’s about the patient, it doesn’t really matter,” said Kaneta when referring to the live Command Center set up at TeleCon17.  He also reiterated that TeleTracking is on this patient flow journey with our clients, and that we will never lose sight of our mission – to ensure that no one will ever have to wait for the care they need. » Continue reading

Categories: #TeleCon17, TeleCon

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 14

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
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Patient Flow Management Congress 2018

Groundbreaking Techniques for Optimizing Patient Flow Management through Effective Discharge Planning, Enhanced Patient Care/Satisfaction, Increased Profitability, and Efficient Hospital Wide Collaboration

TeleTracking is pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor for the Global Media Dynamics “Patient Flow Management Congress,” taking place on January 25-26 in Las Vegas.

This high-level forum will feature knowledgeable leaders and executives from hospitals and health systems who will share their perspectives, valuable insights and expertise on how to be best equipped for the rapidly evolving landscape of Patient Flow Management. Attendees will benefit from learning about best practices and strategies that have been deployed to address the challenges presented under the Affordable Care Act impacting hospitals and health systems in effectively managing patient flow.

Interested in attending? Use code JTT200 for $200 off registration!

Learn more >>


Successful Collaboration Under Pressure: What Healthcare Can Learn From Emergency Management

Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma and Maria; a 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City; and wildfires from Montana to Southern California – September 2017 has been marked by this series natural disasters, but also by amazing stories of survival, heroic acts, and resilience.  Readiness and preparedness activities were tested. Disaster plans were stretched beyond imagination. And human spirits were pushed farther than ever thought possible.

The lessons learned from these types of situations translate to healthcare.

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Transforming Patient Access through Central Command

Join us Friday, November 17th in Nashville, TN, to learn how health system executives are achieving impressive gains in patient access, community relations, and system growth.
During this executive forum, Mercy Health, Freeman Health and University Hospitals Health System will discuss their innovative operational Command Centers which provide system-wide visibility. In addition, you will learn what patient flow elements are key to driving patient outcomes, how to overcome organizational obstacles, and what returns on investment you can expect.

This is an intimate, interactive forum, and seats are limited.

Register now >>


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Categories: Command Center, Discharge Efficiency, Future of Healthcare, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 13

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
Each week, we highlight the top three stories from our current Patient Flow Weekly Issue.  Subscribe today!


Transforming Patient Access Through Central Command

Join us Friday, November 17th in Nashville, TN, to learn how health system executives are achieving impressive gains in patient access, community relations, and system growth.

During this executive forum, Mercy Health, Freeman Health and University Hospitals Health System will discuss their innovative operational Command Centers which provide system-wide visibility. In addition, you will learn what patient flow elements are key to driving patient outcomes, how to overcome organizational obstacles, and what returns on investment you can expect.

This is an intimate, interactive forum, and seats are limited.

Register now! >>


I Will Do This For My Duke Life Flight Colleagues

As I prepare to take off from New York City, our national memorial from 9/11, I am struck by the changes that we have seen in our lives since 2001.  We have experienced terror, we know of those who are afraid to fly, we have anxiety for the safety of our family and friends because of terrorist threats and attacks, and I am personally very concerned about the future of our healthcare systems.

Read more from TeleTracking Expert, Susan Whitehurst >>


How to Fix the Emergency Room

Hospitals are making a push to fix one of the most irritating issues in health care: the emergency room.

Armed with new research and strategies borrowed from the business world, some facilities are trying to ease the frustrating experience of waiting, filling out forms, explaining a problem—and then waiting some more.

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Categories: Command Center, Patient Flow, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 12

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
Each week, we highlight the top three stories from our current Patient Flow Weekly Issue.  Subscribe today!


Carilion Clinic Transfer and Communications Center Helps Improve ED Patient Flow, Outcomes

Carilion Clinic Transfer & Communications Center
Carilion Clinic Transfer & Communications Center

For the past four years, I have had the honor of serving as the medical director of Carilion Clinic’s Transfer and Communications Center (CTaC), based in Roanoke, Virginia, where we are responsible for facilitating patient transfers into and out of our system, ensuring the ease of patient admissions, addressing EMTALA issues, and spearheading the policies that improve patient flow and communications through the system. We are the only Level 1 trauma center for 150 miles in any direction, and we also have a pediatric emergency department.

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EVENT: Transforming Patient Access through Central Command | Nashville

During this executive forum, Mercy Health, Freeman Health and University Hospitals Health System will discuss their innovative operational Command Centers which provide system-wide visibility. In addition, you will learn what patient flow elements are key to driving patient outcomes, how to overcome organizational obstacles, and what returns on investment you can expect.

Register now!


Do I nurse the patient or nurse the computer?

Have you ever found yourself thinking ‘do I nurse the computer or nurse the patient’ during your nursing shift? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. This phenomenon emerged over the last decade as the nation has moved from a paper-based medical record system to the use of electronic health records (EHRs). However, unless you are a nurse (or health care professional) actively involved in providing direct patient care, this phenomenon may not be well known to you.

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Categories: Command Center, Patient Access, Patient Flow Weekly, Transfer / Referral Center, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 11

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
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TeleCon17: 17 Reasons Why You Need to be there!

Are you a client considering ways to improve access to care, patient throughput, discharge efficiency, perioperative performance or system analytics?

Furthermore, are you ready to take the next step in your patient flow journey?  Interested in learning more about building a comprehensive operational command center?  Wondering what TeleTracking’s product roadmap looks like?  » Continue reading

Categories: #TeleCon17, Client Conference, EMR / Healthcare IT, Hospital Software Implementation, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three