200-Bed Louisiana Hospital Reduces Avg. Patient Transport Completion Time Despite 28% Increase in Transport Requests

Since implementing BedWatch Transport Control and Patient Transport Services on a limited, trial basis in January 2011, and then expanding the scope of the transport department and rolling out the service to the entire hospital, this 200-bed Louisiana hospital has successfully driven improvement while handling increasing numbers of patient transport requests each year.

LA hospital transport time improvement despite increased activity Nov. 2014

 

The real-time visibility and increased efficiency provided by BedWatch have helped the hospital reduce average patient transport completion times by 17%, despite a 28% increase in average monthly transport requests.

BedWatch Transport Control’s patent-pending “Crowd-Source Mode” allows hospital transport team members to self-select jobs based on their own real-time locations, eliminating the need for an on-site dispatcher. Comprehensive time-and-date-stamped reporting and real-time status updates ensure that each team member can be held accountable, and objectively evaluated based on his or her actual performance metrics.

For more information about BedWatch Transport Control, or any of our patient throughput tools, please contact us.

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