A value-based work strategy helps ensure that clinicians’ valuable time and energy is being used most effectively.  By adopting the right enabling technologies, clinicians’ time can be shifted away from tasks like looking for equipment, and refocused on providing engaged care at the bedside.  Other benefits include enhanced patient-clinician communication, timely care and better outcomes.

Scott M. Newton, DNP, RN, MHA, EMT-P
Vice President, Care Model Solutions

A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Dr. Newton brings 25 years of clinical experience to the role, including work as a field paramedic, helicopter flight nurse, and emergency department nurse in urban, suburban, and rural areas as well as internationally.  Dr. Newton most recently served as the Director of Nursing for the Emergency Department and Lifeline Critical Care Transport Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  While in that role, he played an integral role in the development of the Capacity Command Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, which came out of a capstone project he undertook as part of his doctoral work.

As the Vice President, Care Model Solutions, Dr. Newton will play an integral role in advancing the objectives of TeleTracking’s Patient Flow Center of Excellence (CoE).  The CoE consists of highly experienced clinical advisors who can help hospitals transform their operational processes by providing methodology, thought leadership and transformational services.  Specifically Dr. Newton will have a leadership role in designing and cultivating TeleTracking’s transformational services; acting as an advisor to clients; and continuing to build and refine best practices.

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  • Clinician time and energy is extremely valuable—and that’s why it’s so important that it’s used efficiently to provide excellent patient care.
  • Clinicians are saturated with operational issues such as searching for equipment and searching for clean beds. By using enabling technology, such as real time location services and automating the patient placement process, the task load is reduced and they can focus on the clinical needs of patients.
  • Effective organizational patient flow positively impacts staff satisfaction, as well as the overall patient experience and their satisfaction.

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