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Performance improvement in healthcare is tied to establishing well-defined targets for areas like managing the OR, specifically, improving efficiency and staff productivity while retaining and improving the standard of care. Improving OR efficiency correlates with shorter case lengths, effective scheduling of surgeries, and decreasing non-operative time by restructuring OR tasks. Central to these are motivated staff and collaboration at each point within the patient care process. When OR staff is focused, improving operational effectiveness means working smarter, not faster.
One of the biggest challenges facing health systems today is finding ways to free up capacity and increase access to acute care beds. And one of the obstacles is the time-consuming, inefficient process of finding the right post-acute beds for patients that need the next step in their recovery. [Modern Healthcare: Managing post-acute care in the 21st century]
There is a solution! TeleTracking’s Community Placement solution gives case managers and discharge planners real-time visibility to the most appropriate, available beds in post-acute facilities.
A large Pennsylvania-based health system with multiple acute care and post-acute care facilities has been piloting this solution over the past year, and several members of their team shared their experiences during a recent webinar.
As we were growing up, one of our favorite programs was Bewitched. For those of you who have never seen this program, it was about Samantha, a witch in the land of mortals who could twitch her nose to make things happen. Often, the things which were set in motion when she twitched her nose were typically not the things she wanted done, and the remainder of the episode was the undoing of that one twitch.
Optimized Hospital Capacity + Workforce = High Quality Patient Care
When valuable resources are in a limited supply, we find the best ways to maximize them and reduce the chances of wasting them. We do this with tangible resources like water and energy, as well as intangibles like time and influence. For example, an idling car consumes fuel just like a moving car; but only one of those cars achieves its intended purpose of reaching a destination.
Healthcare delivery is resource intensive―and one where an inordinate amount of waste occurs. Research from the Institute of Medicine suggests that over half a trillion dollars are wasted in the United States alone from sources such as unnecessary services, improper pricing, excessive administration and inefficient service delivery. The United States spends more on healthcare than many other nations, but our outcomes fall well behind those other nations. There are plenty of reasons as to why this occurs, including complex insurance structures, medication costs, and rapidly evolving, inconsistent regulations to name a few. » Continue reading
HIMSS18 –KLAS Honors, Donations for Demos and Community Impact
TeleTracking will take its relentless commitment to ensure that no one will ever wait for the care they need to the HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, March 6-9, 2018 at booth #7301. That commitment is further recognized by the fact that we’ve been named the Patient Flow Category Leader for the 7th consecutive year by U.S. healthcare market research leader KLAS. In fact, we’ve received this prestigious recognition of excellence for eleven out of the past twelve years.
As you may have seen in the news, there has been a massive cyber attack on hospitals in (at the time of this notice) 74 countries, including 17 NHS facilities (UK). This cyber attack involves ransomware and is demanding $300 Bitcoin to be paid. This attack exploits vulnerabilities when the latest security OS patches have not been applied according to recommended protocols.
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 April 18. The following is a recap, along with questions that were submitted from audience members.
Today’s caregivers—and consequently patients—face challenges that can result in long waits for care. For example:
Technology works best when the human factor is taken into account. That holds especially true for hospital patient flow software. Many hospitals think they should fix the process before they add the technology. Instead, to optimize patient flow and sustain improvement, hospitals must implement process change and technology simultaneously.