Hospital Sees Improved Outcomes with New Secure Tracks Patient Support System; Major Breakthrough Represents the Future of Fall Prevention
The Walker Most Patients Use Today Was Patented in the 1940s Innovative New Secure Tracks Decreases Patient Falls and Improves Recovery Times
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- "We embraced the opportunity to be a beta hospital site for the launch of Secure Tracks," said John Harrington, CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. "We are always looking at ways to improve our patient care as well as ways to help our staff provide that care."
A reduction of the frequency and severity of patient falls also results in a competitive advantage for hospitals. Due to less intensive, costly care and a reduction in liability claims, hospitals can dramatically improve orthopedic service line margins and increase their bottom line. Recent changes to Medicare policy prevents the reimbursement to hospitals for "never events" that shouldn't happen such as falls that occur during a patient's hospital stay. Informed consumers of health care also actively seek facilities that offer the latest equipment that can lead to faster recovery times and improved outcomes.
"Secure Tracks gives me a greater level of confidence that my patients won't fall, and it frees me from having to support their weight," said Don Dixon, physical therapist, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City West, Arizona. "The system is easy to lower from the ceiling and adjust and it takes less time to complete a round of therapy because of the improved gait times. It is clearly a major step forward in the quality of rehabilitation."
Secure Tracks is available in any lengths including curved sections and closed configurations that allow more than one patient to use the system at one time, further increasing therapist productivity. After determining the components needed, professional engineers will provide a hospital with a cost quote and schematics for the project.
About Secure Tracks
Founded in 2003 by Les and Pamela Dace, LPD Associates, LLC (d.b.a. Secure Tracks) is a provider of the Secure Tracks patient support system. This innovative solution allows patients to stand completely upright and walk with a natural gait during rehabilitation without fear of falling. Researchers and users of Secure Tracks have reported enhanced patient outcomes, increased operational efficiency, and less physical stress on therapists. Headquartered in Surprise, Arizona, a Secure Tracks system can be purchased or leased directly from the company by calling 623-266-9204. For more information, please visit http://www.securetracks.com.