PITTSBURGH, August 31, 2016 – TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of patient flow solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with The DAISY Foundation to create “The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in Patient Flow”.  The award recognizes nurses for their commitment to the highest quality of care with compassion and regard for the unique needs of the patient.

“At TeleTracking, we develop outcomes-based solutions that streamline workflows and give nurses more time to spend at the bedside to deliver timely, compassionate care,” says Nanne Finis, Vice President, Advisory Services, TeleTracking.  “We are so pleased to collaborate with The DAISY Foundation to honor nurses who make an impact every day,” says Michael Gallup, President of TeleTracking.  “Timely coordination of care will continue to be our true north as we look to the future.”

The award will be announced at TeleTracking’s Client Conference, October 9-12, 2016 in Naples, FL, where the organization will also celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.  The call for nominations will occur in early November with submissions due in February, 2017.  The inaugural award will then be presented at TeleTracking’s Client Conference in Phoenix, AZ in October 2017.

Bonnie Barnes, Co-Founder, Chairman and President of The DAISY Foundation said, “We experienced compassion and incredible commitment of nurses when our son, Patrick, was hospitalized for eight weeks with the auto-immune disease ITP.  Patrick’s nurses were highly skilled in all aspects of using the technology that was available to them, but it was their extraordinary sensitivity to Patrick’s and our family’s needs that made such a difference to us.  No doubt, given the way everything came together for his care, there was a nurse in the background.  Our experience with nurses was the impetus for starting The DAISY Foundation.  We are so pleased to create a special DAISY Award to honor the important role that patient flow plays in delivering care.”

This award provides well-deserved recognition to all nurses who often work behind the scenes to coordinate care so that the experience, for both patients and their families, appears seamless.

About the DAISY Foundation

The DAISY Foundation was created in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at the age of 33 from complications of an auto-immune disease [hence the name, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System].  Patrick received extraordinary care from his nurses, and his family felt compelled to express their profound gratitude for the compassion and skill nurses bring to patients and families every day.  The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses celebrates nurses in more than 2,300 healthcare facilities around the world.  For more information about The DAISY Award and the Foundation’s other recognition of nurses, faculty and students, visit www.DAISYfoundation.org.