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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The president of the Pittsburgh-based technology company that is taking over collecting coronavirus data from the CDC says the firm is ready to solve the coronavirus crisis.
Hospital data related to the coronavirus pandemic will no longer go to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.
Instead, it will be collected by TeleTracking Technologies.
TeleTracking’s leadership explains this as a publi…
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No one in the Trump administration has attempted to manipulate national COVID-19 data or unduly influence the operations of the new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Coronavirus Data Hub, said the head of the company contracted to develop and maintain the database.
"Unequivocally zero," Christopher Johnson, president of TeleTracking Technologies in Pittsburgh, said in an exclusive interview with MedPage Today.…
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The president of the Pittsburgh-based firm chosen by the federal government to collect Covid-19-related data from the nation's hospitals and health systems said the effort that built it over the past several months can provide benefits long after the pandemic is over.
In his first media interview since being awarded the $10 million contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, TeleTracking Technolo…
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TeleTracking Technologies Inc.'s selection to gather real-time hospital information from across the country isn't just born of the Covid-19 pandemic, but rather it's a moment three decades in the making.
The Pittsburgh-based company in April received a $10 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to collect data on Covid-19 and hospital and health system capacity from the n…
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Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has developed a tool that predicts the need for PPE using its TeleTracking technology.
The trust measured interaction with possible confirmed Covid-19 cases using its TeleTracking patient and staff system alongside its real-time location system (RTLS).
The data analysis allowed the trust to measure the amount of PPE likely to be needed day-by-day and week-by-week by frontline staff.
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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills saved two hours and 40 minutes per patient discharge – and the increased capacity led to $351,000 in revenue gained in a year for the 150-bed community hospital.
A common struggle for many hospitals involves knowing exactly when a room is vacated, ready to be cleaned, and when it is clean and available for the next waiting patient. If it’s unclear when the previous patient w…
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Stephen Boyle, TeleTracking UK’s Product Specialist, recently returned to front line Critical Care nursing at East Cheshire NHS Trust in response to COVID-19. Here, he argues that most changes made within the NHS have been driven by necessity and not intentional innovation
Having recently returned to front line Critical Care nursing part-time as a result of COVID-19, I don’t believe the NHS has transformed into a n…
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On Wednesday, July 15, CDC Director Robert Redfield and HHS Chief Information Officer Jose Arrieta provided an update for members of the media on HHS efforts to gather and disseminate real-time hospital data on COVID-19. Below are their statements as prepared for delivery.
Remarks by CDC Director Robert Redfield
As prepared for delivery
Thank you everyone for joining us today for an update on how we are working to collect, organize…
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ESTIMATES OF HOW LONG it takes clinical research findings to work their way into clinical practice range as high as 17 years.
But that was before coronavirus. “We are definitely in an unprecedented time in terms of how research into covid therapies and clinical practice are being integrated,” says Alison Montpetit, PhD, RN, director of nursing research and innovation at VCU Health in Richmond, Va.
New therapies are b…
Stephen Boyle, product specialist at TeleTracking UK, recently returned to frontline critical care nursing at East Cheshire NHS Trust in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article he explains how, based on his experience, he does not believe the NHS has changed its operating model, despite a general consensus that it's recently undergone transformational change and he argues that most changes have been driven by pragmatic necessity and not deliberate innovation.
In my view the NHS has…