CASE STUDY: Using TeleTracking to Reduce Inpatient Length of Stay
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital introduced a “Collaborative Care Model” of patient care across the hospital, including reducing LOS, optimizing hospital capacity, and improving patient experience. TeleTracking was the enabling technology used in conjunction of developing an organized business rhythm of reviewing all inpatients 3 times a day with each supporting inpatient team-members, physician, and hospital leadership.
Continued twice-daily focus on “Steps to Home”, Anticipated Date/Time of Discharge, Anticipated Date/Time of Transfer for ICU/Telemetry patients, Disposition and creating more intentional patient communication on planned date and time of discharge reduced LOS by ¾ day, increased discharge orders before 9 AM from 9% to more than 50%, and increased patient satisfaction with discharge from bottom to top quartile.
In addition, capacity management systems were redesigned based on the increased predictability of planned discharges/transfers, including the creation of an Operations Resource Center. TeleTracking was the critical enabling technology which facilitated this change and was adopted by all constituencies to track patient progression.
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