"Engineering" Better Healthcare Delivery at Geisinger Health System

Free Webinar on Geisinger Health System's Blueprint for Better Resource Management and the Expanding Role of Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) in Hospital Operational Improvement

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Learn how Geisinger Health System is re-engineering its equipment flow processes to eliminate non-value activity and increase the time nurses can devote to patient care during a webinar presentation Wednesday, December 14 (11 a.m. EST), sponsored by TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. and Modern Healthcare.

Geisinger's Kevin Capatch, director of supply chain technology and process engineering at the Danville, PA system will share the system's blueprint for centralizing and transforming the supply chain process into an enterprise-wide, patient-centered logistics system that is improving resource and operational management in a complex healthcare organization.  The seven-facility system is comprised of Geisinger Medical Center, two satellite campuses, a dependency treatment center, and three ambulatory surgery centers, plus 62 primary and specialty care sites.

Capatch will discuss the expanding role of Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) in operational improvement across multiple departments and campuses.  He will also reveal innovative solutions to resolving the "Three H's" dilemma of mobile medical device management -- "Hunting, Hoarding and Hiding" -- which was costing the system nearly $600,000 annually.

Prior to re-engineering the process, 30 percent of the system's IV pumps, valued at $2,500 each, could not be found on a daily basis. This translated to $400,000 in unusable equipment and annually cost over $173,000 in nursing time and $12,000 in biomed time devoted to search for the missing devices.


 Geisinger Health System


 Free Webinar - Blueprint for Better Resource Management and the Expanding


 Role of  Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) in Hospital Operational Improvement


 Wednesday, December 14 (11 a.m. EST)


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About Geisinger Health System

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including ProvenHealth Navigator, an advanced medical home model, and ProvenCare program. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 42 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org. Follow the latest Geisinger news and more at www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth  and www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth.

About TeleTracking

For over two decades, TeleTracking Technologies, the world leader in automated patient flow, has applied proven principles of logistics management to hospitals and health systems to enhance patient care, improve financial performance and gain competitive advantage. Its industry-leading software and consulting services create an enterprise-wide platform, or "operational backbone," that connects patient flow to patient care for better outcomes. TeleTracking solutions reduce overcrowding, cut costs, generate revenue, fight the spread of infection, manage assets, accelerate patient transfers and provide a wealth of data for continual operational improvement and business development. It provides process planning and patient flow redesign through its consulting division, Avanti Patient Flow Services, and real-time asset and patient tracking through its TeleTracking RTLS Division.  For more information, visit www.teletracking.com or contact us at [email protected].

Contact: Amie Podolak, +1-412-391-6395, [email protected]

SOURCE TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.