Baylor Health Care System Selects TeleTracking as Patient Flow Provider

December 16, 2009

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ — TeleTracking Technologies (www.teletracking.com) today announced a multi-year agreement with Dallas-based Baylor Health Care System to license its Capacity Management Suite(TM) powered by TeleTracking XT(TM) across the 14-hospital system. The agreement also includes a consulting engagement with TeleTracking’s patient flow process redesign division, Avanti Patient Flow Services.

After a comprehensive evaluation process, the Baylor system chose TeleTracking’s patient flow solutions.

Moving patients efficiently through the healthcare delivery process involves multiple hospital constituents and presents a major communication challenge. The patient flow re-design initiatives that Baylor will implement are based on time-tested principles successfully used at hundreds of TeleTracking hospital clients throughout the U.S., according to Lisa Romano, RN, MSN and CNO of TeleTracking.

“The approach being adopted by Baylor Health Care System will lead to efficient and time effective decisions for patient placement,” said Ms. Romano, who is also Managing Director of the Avanti division. “Complex, multi-facility healthcare enterprises want enterprise visibility and communication to support functions such as the transfer requests of their referral providers, who demand their patients get the timely, specialized care they need.”

About TeleTracking

TeleTracking Technologies is the world-leading producer of automated solutions that relieve hospital overcrowding by improving patient flow. The Pittsburgh-based firm has over 1700 Capacity Management Solutions(TM) installed in more than 800 of the best-known hospitals and health systems in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. TeleTracking was first to recognize patient flow as a “continuum of actions and activities involving many people.” It launched the automated patient flow industry in 1991 with the first automated bed turnover solution and has since introduced a number of industry-standard firsts, including the first digitized large screen bedboard and the first two handheld solutions — which give managers on the move real-time information at their fingertips so they can continually assess patient placement options.

About Baylor Health Care System

Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Health Care System exists to serve all people through exemplary health care, education, research and community service. Baylor Health Care System, a faith-based, not-for-profit health care provider based in North Texas, is a growing network of hospitals, primary care and specialty care centers, rehabilitation clinics, senior health centers, and affiliated ambulatory surgery centers.

Baylor Health Care System also provides cohesive and coordinated research efforts through the Baylor Research Institute. Baylor Health Care System offers patients convenient access to health care in the Baylor tradition of compassion and healing. An employer of more than 20,000 people, Baylor Health Care System ranks as one of the largest private-sector employers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The system’s vision is to be trusted as the best place to give and receive safe, quality, compassionate health care.

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas serves as Baylor Health Care System’s flagship hospital. The medical center is recognized as a major center for patient care, teaching and medical research throughout the Southwest. For the 17th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” guide has ranked Baylor Dallas among the nation’s top hospitals in several medical specialties.

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    Christopher Anderson
    Director of Marketing
    TeleTracking Technologies

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