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BedWatch Launches New Mobile Platform

BedWatch has launched an exciting new platform that empowers support service staff and clinical teams.

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New Admit Control Features Allow Hospital EDs to Track Patients Pending Discharge vs. Patients Pending Transfer to Surgery

BedWatch Admit Control users making bed requests within the Emergency Department (ED) now have the ability to indicate whether the patient in question will be discharged, or if he or she will be transferred to surgery, in order to help patient placement staff within the hospital better anticipate incoming patient volume from the ED.

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“Bed Placements by Hour” Report Helps Hospital Patient Placement Teams Understand Real-Time Capacity Information

BedWatch Admit Control features a “Bed Placements by Hour” report, which allows all Admit Control users within a hospital or system to access accurate data around daily patient placement activity, hour by hour.

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Patient Placement Staff Can Request Beds and Place Patients Using an iPhone

BedWatch Admit Control is fully mobile, like all BedWatch products, and allows users to access the full spectrum of tools using any Internet-capable device — even a smartphone.

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How to Run a Successful Healthcare Technology Implementation

From electronic medical records (EMRs) to finance systems to operations management tools, hospital leaders are increasingly turning to technology to find cost-effective solutions for inefficient processes. Beyond simply installing new software, successful implementation and ongoing adoption of new tools and methodologies often requires fundamental process change, which can be difficult to achieve[…]

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Expanded “Transports by Transporter” Report Simplifies Navigation & Increases Visibility

BedWatch Transport Control users now have access to an expanded “Transports by Transporter” report. The updated report allows for units to be expanded and collapsed for easier viewing. Notice the “Expand” buttons next to each patient transporter’s name, in the column on the left.

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U.S. Hospitals Continue to Invest Heavily in Technology

Technology tops the list of leading hospital expenditures in 2015, according to 72.2 percent of C-suite executives polled in Premier’s Fall 2015 Economic Outlook survey.

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HIMSS 2015 Cybersecurity Survey: 66% of Respondents have Experienced a “Security Incident” in the Past Year

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has released the results of the organization’s 2015 Cybersecurity Survey.

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160-Bed Pennsylvania Hospital Cuts Average Bed Turnover Time by 50% in First 30 Days

This 160-bed hospital in Pennsylvania brought BedWatch Bed Control on board in December 2014 to help address slow turnover times and a lack of bed visibility.

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BedWatch Reports Help Hospitals Comply with Joint Commission Regulations & Guidelines

The Joint Commission now requires that hospital leaders be able to demonstrate that they are not only regularly measuring and monitoring patient flow operations through the Emergency Department, but that they are establishing goals and actively working to drive performance improvement.

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