PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. ("TeleTracking") has been named Patient Flow Category Leader for the 5th consecutive year by U.S. healthcare market research leader KLAS. TeleTracking is honored to have been awarded this prestigious recognition of excellence for 9 out of the past 10 years.
The award kicks off TeleTracking's 25th anniversary, and is the continuation of a successful 2015 during which more than 100 new solutions were implemented across client sites. Collaboration was a central theme of 2015, with the establishment of partnerships with GE Healthcare in June and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. ("Allscripts") in December.
Another significant milestone in 2015 was the sponsorship of a comprehensive study by RAND Corporation and the resulting report, Improving Hospital Efficiency Through Data-Driven Management: A Case Study of Health First, Florida. The study found that combining information technology, lean methodologies and patient flow principles may help hospitals improve throughput, reduce wait times for hospital beds, increase patient transfers, and save money.
TeleTracking also received attention abroad, with our solutions being included in an independent report for the Department of Health by Lord Carter of Coles – Operational Productivity and Performance in English NHS Acute Hospitals: Unwarranted variations. Specifically, the SafeHands program at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust was recognized for its use of real-time locating system (RTLS) technology to improve patient safety. The system allows the Trust to track staff to patient contact time, which help plan rotations and redeploy staff as patient acuity requires. The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust achieved another significant milestone in 2015 by centralizing their patient placement process—a pioneering development for the UK market and the NHS.
"2015 led to another year of outstanding accomplishments and record growth. We believe this trend demonstrates the growing emphasis on patient access, patient flow and solving the $1 trillion in waste facing the US healthcare system," says TeleTracking President, Michael Gallup. "We're also proud to be starting 2016 by being named the Patient Flow Category Leader by KLAS. It's particularly noteworthy that 98% of TeleTracking clients surveyed by KLAS said they would buy from us again, and believe that we are a great partner for their future."
TeleTracking will showcase its award-winning patient flow solutions at the HIMSS16 Conference & Exhibition, February 29 - March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas. Clients from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Health First will present their success stories in TeleTracking booth #7410.
- Alison Anderson, Data Analyst, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Ali Anderson is a Data Analyst on the Performance Improvement team at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and is responsible for collecting and analyzing data from the hospital's various systems – EMR, TeleTracking, Case Management, etc. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital increased discharges by noon from 8% to 24%; increased discharge volume by 21%; and maintained or improved performance on key safety metrics, including readmissions, infection rates and fall rates.
- Lisa Maples, Director of Centralized Patient Logistics, Health First
Lisa Maples has more than 25 years of experience in emergency department settings, and is currently leading all things related to patient flow, transfer/access center, internal staffing and aeromedical transport. Health First has improved the number of adult transfers by more than 300%, decreased mean patient length of stay by 19%, and increased total annual admissions by 27%—all without adding any inpatient beds.
Register today for one of our HIMSS16 sessions! TeleTracking's patient flow experts will also be onsite to share the latest product updates and conduct demonstrations.
"When we started this journey a quarter of a century ago, the concept of patient flow didn't exist. Twenty-five years later, our vision endures, and we are committed to delivering measurable, sustainable outcomes to the hundreds of hospitals that we serve," says Michael Gallup, TeleTracking President.
TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., the world leader in patient flow and healthcare operations management enables the timely and purposeful delivery of care throughout the care continuum. Founded 25 years ago, TeleTracking is the perennial KLAS Patient Flow Category Leader and is a Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) peer review designee. To learn more about TeleTracking visit www.teletracking.com.