Barnes-Jewish Hospital Improves Communication, Information Flow

    TransportTracking powered by TeleTracking XT Scores a Win for

    ST. LOUIS, September 26 /CNW/ - Nationally renowned Barnes-Jewish
Hospital, a TransportTracking(TM) user since 2000, recently migrated to
TeleTracking's newest technology platform, called TeleTracking XT(TM).

    Using TeleTracking's pioneering dispatcher-less logic, TransportTracking
powered by XT assigns jobs to the nearest, most appropriate transporter
without human intervention because it "knows" the location and capabilities of
all transporters. This eliminates 'dead heading' back to the Transport Office
to get the next request, or calling a dispatcher for an appropriate job. The
new browser-based platform helps accelerate communication flow allowing
transporters to perform their tasks much more efficiently, accurately and

    Transporters perform hundreds of 'movement-related' tasks everyday that
are absolutely critical to running a hospital's operations efficiently, from
moving patients to medical records to critical diagnostic lab samples. These
tasks need to be coordinated and dispatched to the appropriate transporter
efficiently and without wasting precious time.

    The communication of information is also improved in that transporters
are provided with all of the information they need to complete their job via
text pagers avoiding the need to jot notes on scraps of paper or the palm of
their hand.

    Requestors, i.e. the nursing unit, also benefit from the new software
design and platform in that they can quickly make a few clicks to make a
transport request for a patient and monitor the status, in real-time, without
bothersome phone calls. And patients benefit because of the software's ability
to sequence multiple stops. This means a patient can get multiple tests
performed in one flow avoiding the need to go back and forth to their room.

    TransportTracking powered by TeleTracking XT will be on display at the
ASHES/NAHTM conference being held in St Louis, MO from September 30-October 4,
2007. Stop by Booth # 407 to speak with a Barnes-Jewish Hospital Transport
Manager and to see all of their capacity and patient flow management products
in action.

    About Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital is rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the
top 10 hospitals in the country and the only adult teaching hospital of
Washington University School of Medicine, one of the top five medical schools
in the country.

    About TeleTracking Technologies

    TeleTracking Technologies, world-leader in automated solutions which
relieve hospital overcrowding, provides software and process redesign services
that make real-time patient flow management possible. This includes
streamlined bed turnover, faster patient placement, improved patient
transport, and reduced patient backlogs. The privately-held, Pittsburgh-based
company now has over 1400 installations in more than 700 hospitals and health
systems in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

For further information:

For further information: TeleTracking Technologies Christopher Anderson,
412-391-6369 Director, Marketing or Thomas
Perry Product Manager, TransportTracking(TM)

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