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Automated Patient Discharge Reduces Lost Bed Time

The automated patient flow solution from Impinj and TeleTracking accelerates hospital bed turnover to efficiently serve more patients and drive increased revenue.

Gain bed capacity without adding beds

With the Impinj and TeleTracking solution, a patient’s exit from an area is automatically detected and environmental services staff is instantly notified to clean the room. With this real-time information, health systems can dramatically shorten bed turnover time to optimize capacity and increase hospital revenue. It can also reduce wait times for incoming patients.

The solution combines the Impinj platform based on RAIN RFID with TeleTracking’s patient flow solution to automatically notify staff that a patient has been discharged. This process triggers the dirty bed notification in real-time and bed turnover workflow begins. No manual intervention is needed

Efficient patient flow minimizes lost beds, increases revenue

The TeleTracking and Impinj solution brings a new level of automation to patient flow, minimizing lost bed time, reducing discharge and admission delays, and improving satisfaction for patients, their families and hospital staff:

  • Increase discharge efficiencies by reducing manual processes
  • Improve patient throughput for greater revenue opportunities
  • Increase capacity and improve bed utilization without adding new beds

Increase discharge efficiencies and reduce manual processes

Improving operational performance creates efficiencies and improves workflow. In a typical patient discharge workflow, a caregiver manually reports when the patient is discharged and leaves the hospital. This adds process steps and time to an already busy day. By automating this process, staff can spend more time doing what they do best: caring for patients.

Improve patient throughput for greater revenue opportunities

By instantly knowing when a patient has physically vacated a bed, environmental services can arrive at the patient room faster instead of relying on latent admissions, discharges and transfers (ADT) messaging, or on transport staff notification. This helps ensure the bed is cleaned and readied for the next patient more quickly. Drive performance with TeleTracking analytics, which enable health system executives to build advanced operational reports and analyze metrics based on discharge trends to determine revenue opportunities as they relate to discharge efficiency.

Increase capacity and improve bed utilization without adding new beds

Inefficiencies in the patient flow process can reduce usable capacity by as much as 20%. Automated discharge captures all vacated bed actions in real-time, which enables a decrease in lost bed time allowing for improved bed utilization. This increases capacity without adding new beds using real-time information, allowing health systems to serve a greater volume of patients with existing capacity, essentially doing more with the same resources and driving increased margin.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017




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