All posts by Kacia Hosmer

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 12

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking
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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.

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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

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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

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 10

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Managing Patient Flow and Improving Efficiencies

Technology to track beds, equipment, staff and patients through a hospital has been used in the USA for years, with positive effect, and now there is growing interest in employing it in the NHS. » Continue reading

Categories: Client Case Studies, Efficiency vs. Effectiveness, EMR / Healthcare IT, Future of Healthcare, Patient Flow, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 9

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Why Build an Operational Command Center for Patient Flow?

Did you know that there are 7 open beds for every 2 patients, yet they still wait for the care they need? It’s the norm at too many health systems. Award-winning health systems are establishing Command Centers to expand access to care across their systems and patient populations. » Continue reading

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

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 8

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Taking Command, Improving Access, Enhancing Outcomes

It’s the challenge every health system faces—how do you find ways to increase access to care, enable precision placement, and create improved patient outcomes? 

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Categories: Hospital Software Implementation, Operational Efficiency, Patient Access, Patient Flow, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issues 6 & 7

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Patient Flow Quarterly: Summer 2017 Issue is now available!

Patient Flow Weekly Top ThreeIn this issue we’re focused on the powerful effect an Operational Command Center can have on both patients and staff.  And while it goes by different names—Command Center, Logistics Center, Operations Center, Placement Center—the main takeaway is that this type of centralized concept ensures that care is delivered at the right place, in the right setting, with the right care team, at the right time.
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Categories: Client Case Studies, Patient Access, Patient Flow, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 5

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TeleTracking Expert: Joy Avery shares 4 Lessons from 25 years and 100 transfer centers. 

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 5While I’ve held different positions throughout my career, what has remained consistent is my focus on making sure patients get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.  And that’s where having a robust transfer / referral center comes into play.  » Continue reading

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Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 4

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Patient Flow Weekly | Top Three | Issue 4NMMC Transfer Center Coordinates Behind the Scenes

A small group of North Mississippi Medical Center staff members touch every patient admitted to hospital without ever being seen. » Continue reading

Categories: Client Case Studies, Discharge Efficiency, Patient Access, Patient Flow, Patient Flow Weekly

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Latest Stories from our Newsletter

Patient Flow Weekly | Industry Insights from TeleTracking

The average person sends and receives a total of 100+ business emails per day. We value your time – and your inbox space – so we’ve simplified the way we delivery industry news, client outcomes, and our patient flow expertise to you.  With Patient Flow Weekly, a single weekly email, you’ll have everything you’ll need to stay up-to-date and drive outcomes at your hospital or healthcare system.

Continue reading for the Top Three stories from the first 3 issues of Patient Flow Weekly:

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Categories: Future of Healthcare, Patient Access, Patient Flow, Patient Flow Weekly, Weekly Top Three

Streamlining Care for Perioperative Areas & Outpatient Clinics

Clinical Workflow Suite: Two Stories of Streamlining Care within High Volume and High Contribution Areas of a Health System

Improving patient throughput in surgical suites, ambulatory surgery centers, and clinics. Ensuring care is delivered in a timely, high-quality, compassionate way to patients and their families.   Using data for patient care to drive a culture of continuous process improvement and positive outcomes.

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Categories: Clinical Workflow Suite, Outpatient Care