PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of America's top hospitals use TeleTracking Technologies (www.teletracking.com) software solutions to manage their physical operations more efficiently, a review of the nation's top hospital polls revealed.
TeleTracking clients comprised over 80% of hospitals named in the 2012 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report, and 13 of 17 (76%) "Honor Roll" hospitals, including seven of the top 10. About half of the 100 hospitals named in Thomson Reuters' 2012 "Top 100" survey and 62 of Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Great Hospitals" use TeleTracking' s hospital capacity management applications. TeleTracking, the KLAS # 1 ranked leader in patient flow solutions (KLAS), is used in nearly 70% of America's largest hospitals and almost 200 Magnet-designated hospitals (Magnet), the review showed. In addition, seven of the last eight Malcolm Baldrige Award winning hospitals are TeleTracking clients.
One reason for this may be that patient flow and capacity management is now considered the biggest challenge facing hospitals today, according to a separate TeleTracking survey of 200 hospital leaders from across the nation.
When TeleTracking recently surveyed a cross-section of management representing over 200 hospitals about the biggest challenges faced by their hospitals, the largest single concern, cited by 36 percent of respondents, was getting a patient from point A to point B in a timely and efficient manner. This was followed by the financial outlook (15%) and balancing length of stay with quality care (7%).
"This isn't surprising to us," said Michael Gallup, senior vice president of TeleTracking Technologies Inc., commenting on the results. "We're in business to deliver operational efficiency and intelligence to our clients, and that translates to cost savings, increased revenue, better patient care and higher patient satisfaction. We demand measurable outcomes from our solutions."
TeleTracking's automation software, real-time location technology, and business analytics capabilities deliver optimal, moment-by-moment management of a hospital's entire physical enterprise, including every patient, employee, and mobile medical device, giving hospital executives a real-time picture of operations. This allows them to maximize existing capacity, plan for expected capacity demands, achieve precision patient placement and better manage discharges.
"By automating workflows, continually monitoring status, and offering transparency and visibility throughout the enterprise, hospitals can instantly analyze the root causes of process delays and wait times," Gallup said. "This means they can intervene any time a process gets bogged down and correct it before a real problem develops," he added.
For more than two decades, TeleTracking Technologies, the world leader in automated patient flow, has applied proven principles of logistics management to hospitals and health systems to enhance patient care, improve financial performance and gain competitive advantage. Its industry-leading software and consulting services create an enterprise-wide platform, or "operational backbone," that connects patient flow to patient care for better outcomes. TeleTracking solutions reduce overcrowding, cut costs, generate revenue, fight the spread of infection, manage assets, accelerate patient transfers and provide a wealth of data for continual operational improvement and business development. It provides process planning and patient flow redesign through its consulting division, Avanti Patient Flow Services, and real-time asset and patient tracking through its TeleTracking RTLS Division.
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