Patient transport services are an important staple in hospitals and have been for many decades. But what are the accepted performance standards that guide transport operations?

That’s a trick question because there aren’t any such standards, but transport leaders in 25 hospitals want to change that. The National Association of Healthcare Transport Management has teamed with asset tracking software vendor TeleTracking Technologies to collect and analyze benchmark data that can help identify appropriate productivity standards for patient transport departments and start the process of establishing best practices. The goal is to issue a report of initial findings this fall.

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