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Patient Flow Quarterly | Fall 2017 Now available!

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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

Patient Flow Weekly Top Three | Issue 14

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

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!

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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.


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 10

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

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 | 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

Opportunities in Nursing IT Keep Growing

Opportunities in Nursing ITAs healthcare becomes increasingly more digitized, opportunities for nurses continue to grow.

Nursing informatics specialists are constantly being pulled into initiatives that deal with new regulations and new technologies, and their contributions are being recognized.

The 2014 Nursing Informatics Workforce Study shows steady increases in annual salary and the number of information technology-related post-graduate degrees.

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Categories: Author: Nanne Finis, Future of Healthcare

TeleTracking Offering Protects Against 2-Midnight Rule

2-Midnight RuleRecent buzz suggests that the 2-Midnight Rule may be replaced with a “kinder, gentler” short-stay payment model. But long-time Medicare watchers say, “don’t bet on it.” Even though the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is asking for input on a short stay payment structure, there’s no guarantee that the controversial rule will go away anytime soon…if ever.

The 2-Midnight Rule is intended to reduce the admission of Medicare patients who could be treated on an outpatient basis. The rule aims to limit the growth in extended observation stays at hospitals, which have skyrocketed in recent years.

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Categories: Author: Nanne Finis, Future of Healthcare, Patient Flow

The NSA and the Future of Healthcare

NSA-spying-future-of-healthcare (350x234)In the “Brave New World” of Healthcare, futurists insist the primary focus will be on prevention, with the help of technology to gather data.

That doesn’t mean just jogging a few miles a week and cutting back on the pork rinds.  In fact, in one futurist scenario about the Patient-Centered Medical Home (see #4 “I am my own medical home” pages 14-16), citizens will use home-based bio-monitors and other devices to constantly update electronic medical records, resulting in more timely preventative care. They will have access to a digital health coach (avatar), a virtual person who condenses online medical information to provide advice on behavioral changes to improve their health.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Future of Healthcare

How Can Healthcare Be a Good Investment?

healthcare-good-investment (350x233)With so much uncertainty in the healthcare sector these days, it’s hard to imagine anyone suggesting this sector might be a good investment.

But in the October 3 issue of Forbes Magazine, author Kristina Zucchi did just that, albeit with certain provisos, in an article titled Investing in Healthcare Facilities.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Future of Healthcare

Healthcare Automation that Eliminates Wasted Time, Not People

healthcare-automation-eliminates-wasted-timeSince the Industrial Revolution, automation has been viewed as the enemy of the employee.  The word “automation” itself can conjure images of robots so smart they will eventually replace humans.

Certainly, there are instances in healthcare of robots delivering hot meals and medications, and robot pharmacies preparing those meds.  But not all automation replaces workers. Some types simply make them more efficient.

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Categories: Future of Healthcare

TeleTracking Focuses on Transformation! Evolution! Revolution!

TeleTracking-client-conference-2013Transformation! Evolution! Revolution!

TeleTracking hosted a capacity crowd of healthcare leaders from across the country and the globe at the 11th Annual Client Conference last month in San Diego, CA.

Transformation | Evolution | Revolution formed the theme – representing the past, present and future of healthcare operational management from the perspective of the company that invented the category.

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Categories: Author: Dennis Morabito, Future of Healthcare