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Australians should now be practising social distancing to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
By creating more space between yourself and others you decrease the risk of person-to-person spread.
It’s also essential that confirmed cases, those awaiting test results and people who have recently returned from overseas self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days.
The purpose of these public health mea…
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The large outbreak of COVID-19 has already started to overwhelm hospitals in Washington state and New York.
And experts say other hospitals need to get ready, now.
“Recall the worst day that you had in your hospital and assume it is going to be four times worse than that,” said Joanne Roberts, M.D., director of quality for Providence St. Joseph Health System, which has 51 hospitals. “That is the magnitude of what we are l…
By Paul J. Gough – Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times
In one of her first appearances as Allegheny County Health Department director — in a video Sunday night with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald — Dr. Debra Bogen painted a bleak picture of what could happen here in the too-near future: Tens of thousands of southwestern Pennsylvania residents infected with COVID-19, requiring intensive care and ventilators in a health care system that won’t be able to handle it.
And, Bogen said,…
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ALBANY – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s high-tech patient logistics command center has shown excellent results in its first year of operation. Phoebe invested $2.5 million to stand up Phoebe Care Command, officially opening the center on Feb. 26, 2019.
“The need for a dramatic improvement in our patient logistics became apparent two years ago during an incredibly busy flu season," Joe Austin, chief executive o…
A lack of guidelines and fragmented systems can impede success.
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Transfers without benefit
A receiving hospital's inability to offer any additional benefit is a common issue with transfers, according to research.
In his role as executive director for clinical operations with Pittsburgh-based TeleTracking, which develops automated patient flow systems, Scott Newton, DNP, RN, tracks what happens to transferred patients af…
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In the United States, ED overcrowding is a major concern in most hospitals. Recent media reports highlight the perils and challenges of busy EDs, including “A Doctor’s Diary: The Overnight Shift in the E.R.” in last month’s New York Times. That article noted, “Americans visit the E.R. more than 140 million times a year – 43 visits for every 100 Americans—which is more than they visit every other type of docto…
Intermountain Healthcare eliminates delays by efficiently managing the path of patients across its hospitals and communities with TeleTracking’s operational platform.
PITTSBURGH – TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in operationalizing the care continuum for nearly three decades, is managing the path of patients across Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare’s hospitals and communities with its transfer center, patient placement and analytics solutions. The co-location of once siloed f…
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GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center President Ron Bryant says people shouldn’t take their local hospital for granted, because it makes daily strides to improve its care and is moving forward with work “outside the four walls of the hospital.”
Bryant spoke at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Series in the Cohn Family Dining Commons at Greenfield Community College Friday morning. The program this month was…
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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, part of UPMC, named Anita Dressel to its 48-member board of trustees.
Ms. Dressel is the chief financial and operating officer at Pittsburgh-based software company TeleTracking Technologies. The company provides patient flow solutions to the healthcare industry.Before becoming a top executive at TeleTracking, Ms. Dressel held several positions at Ericsson, a Swedish telecommunications company. During her nin…
TeleTracking facilitates an integrated, real-time approach to optimising patient and bed flow
The Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (MSE) has established a new patient flow control centre to provide real-time visibility of bed status and balance anticipated demand with availability in order to maximise capacity and achieve operational excellence.
The 1150 sq ft control centre, which is operational 24/7, 365 days of the year, is located in Billericay and offers the hospitals grou…