The 24th annual National Association of Healthcare Transport Management (NAHTM) Conference brought patient transport management leaders from across the country together in Denver, Colorado, for a week of education, inspiration, and cooperation toward a common goal of improving healthcare delivery through more efficient and effective throughput operations.
Keynote speaker Captain James Dickens, DNP, EN, FNP, FAANP, president of the American Nurse Practitioners Foundation Board of Directors, currently serves in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Office in Dallas. He underscored NAHTM’s goal of elevating excellence in patient transport, and provided key insights toward managing transport operations and keeping the patient at the forefront of the mission.
Mary Anne Healy-Rodriguez, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Nursing Services at BedWatch partner The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Assistant Professor in the Rutgers University School of Nursing Graduate Program, presented on her experience with evidence-based practice and how it applies to patient transportation, urging attendees not to lose sight of the primary goal – delivering the highest quality patient care – in the race to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
As a primary sponsor of the annual event, BedWatch was on hand to present our revolutionary BedWatch Transport Control product, a patent-pending, automated dispatch and response system designed to streamline throughput communication and help hospitals improve patient transportation processes.
In addition to hosting a variety of highly credentialed speakers, as well as encouraging active participation from the many experts in attendance, NAHTM conducted some organizational business at the event as well, electing a new volunteer leadership group. We’d like to extend our best wishes and warmest congratulations to President Pamela Douglas-Ntagha of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Vice President Bobby Williams of Metropolitan Healthcare Services.
We are proud to partner with such a passionate and driven group of people, and we look forward to continuing to build our strong partnership with NAHTM throughout the year, and at the 2015 conference in Houston.
Learn more about the National Association of Healthcare Transport Management at www.nahtm.com.