PITTSBURGH, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third straight year TeleTracking's Bed Management Suite™, with the trend-setting electronic bedboard® , was selected "Category Leader – Patient Flow" (formerly Bed Management) by healthcare providers who use automated patient flow solutions, according to healthcare market researcher KLAS.
The annual KLAS rankings of top performing healthcare IT vendors and service providers is the result of thousands of user interviews about product performance and follow up support.
With its large flat-panel electronic bedboard®, the Bed Management Suite™ allows environmental services, admissions and patient placement staff to know the immediate status of every bed and every patient throughout the entire hospital. This transparency lets them efficiently integrate the many disciplines involved in patient flow and manage the process to avoid bottlenecks. By streamlining patient flow, managers can better predict the clinical staffing required for better patient care. Improving patient flow can dramatically increase patient safety and satisfaction, reduce patient wait times, decrease ED overcrowding, and reduce ambulance diversions all while improving patient throughput.
The "2009 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services" KLAS survey represents the opinions of healthcare executives, managers, and clinicians from over 4,500 hospitals and 2,500 clinics, who rated over 750 products and services from 200+ vendors. KLAS offers the annual report free to health care providers as an aid in software, professional services, and medical equipment purchasing decisions.
About TeleTracking Technologies
TeleTracking Technologies is the world-leading producer of automated patient flow solutions and services helping to relieve hospital overcrowding and improve throughput. TeleTracking's revenues have grown at an average rate of 24% since 2003 and have grown to over 225 employees throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The privately-held, Pittsburgh-based firm has over 1,750 patient flow solutions installed and working in more than 800 of the best-known hospitals and health systems in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. TeleTracking was first to recognize patient flow as a "continuum of actions and activities involving many people." It launched the automated patient flow industry in 1991 with BedTracking®, the first automated bed turnover solution and has since introduced a number of industry-standard firsts to its patient flow portfolio, including the electronic bedboard®, healthcare's first digitized way to manage patient placement and hospital census. TeleTracking interests also include its consulting division, Avanti Patient Flow Services, and its wholly owned subsidiary, RadarFind, a real-time location system provider with unique 'sensor network and smart tag' technology.
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4500 hospitals and over 2500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services, and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.  KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.
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