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HIMSS Says Automated Bed Management is 'Hot' Trend in Hospitals

A new report from HIMSS Analytics titled “Strong Growth in Bed Management IT Applications identifies hospital bed management as a “hot” software market in the nation.

The Spring 2013 edition of Essentials of the US Hospital IT Market reports that operational-related functions, such as contract management, benefits administration and materials management, and bed management applications have a five-year historical growth rate far exceeding those of all other applications profiled in the edition.

We’re gratified for that recognition, especially since TeleTracking created the market. But bed management is only part of the story.

With over two decades of experience in 850 hospitals across the country, we’ve expanded our solutions way beyond automating bed management. Today we provide an end-to-end platform which optimizes enterprise-wide operations in real-time, not just bed placement. This tighter operational control drives out waste (both time and resources), improves efficiencies and generates revenue, while still making sure that patients get to the right place at the right time with the right resources.

We’re providing peak operational performance for hospitals through automation, process redesign, and real time reporting which accelerates patient transfers, reduces overcrowding, preserves precious operating room time, fights the spread of infection, manages assets and provides continual feedback for operational improvement and business development.

Time lag in the daily operation of hospitals is one of the biggest sources of waste. It accounts for most of the emergency room crowding problems. It is a major factor in OR scheduling conflicts. It has a major impact on Length of Stay.

Pulling wasted time out of the patient flow continuum corrects these problems. That means more operations can be performed and more patients can be transferred from other hospitals for the care they need.

Real-Time Capacity Management converts wasted time into usable space by placing the physical operations of the enterprise on-line for all appropriate managers to see. This “massively-distributed decision-making” allows for instant management that is closer to the bedside. Rather than requiring weeks to analyze performance data, corrective action can be taken in moments.

According to the Institute for Medicine, this is very important because “higher quality care at lower cost will require a commitment to transform the U.S. health system into a learning system that continuously improves by systematically capturing and broadly disseminating lessons from every care experience and new discovery.”

We couldn’t have said it any better.

 

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