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Awarepoint Corporation

August 24, 2009 11:00 ET

Awarepoint Appoints Dr. Dennis O'Leary as Chief Strategy Officer

A Much-Admired and Influential Leader in Health Care, Dr. Dennis O'Leary Joins Awarepoint

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Awarepoint Corporation (, a provider of real-time location system ( (RTLS) solutions, today announced that Dr. Dennis O'Leary has joined the company as chief strategy officer. In this role, O'Leary will assist Jason Howe, chief executive officer, with creating, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic initiatives within Awarepoint. Prior to joining Awarepoint, O'Leary served a 21-year tenure as President of The Joint Commission. During that time, O'Leary led the successful transformation of its accreditation process to focus on actual organization performance in the provision of patient care. He is now President Emeritus of The Joint Commission.

Prior to his time at The Joint Commission, O'Leary served as Dean for Clinical Affairs at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Vice President of the George Washington University Health Plan. At George Washington, he achieved the faculty rank of Professor of Medicine and served as Medical Director of the University Hospital. O'Leary has been active in a variety of professional activities. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served as a member of the board of directors of the National Quality Forum and as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2000, he was identified by Modern Healthcare as "one of the 25 most influential leaders in health care." O'Leary earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, and his bachelor's degree from Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.

Awarepoint is growing its health care vision to a new generation of connected health solutions and is actively building an ecosystem of partners that will enable it to expand its location-aware technologies ( for use in a wider range of applications and service offerings.

"My priority at Awarepoint is to help identify next generation opportunities that address every aspect of the 'health care value equation' -- quality of care, cost reduction, revenue enhancement and risk reduction," said O'Leary. "It is my intent to explore applications of Awarepoint's sophisticated enterprise-wide RTLS technology that goes beyond its current capabilities and effectively helps to fix broken health care processes."

"Dr. O'Leary is much admired and one of the most influential thought leaders in health care. His extensive background in developing health care quality and patient safety improvement strategies, and his view of RTLS, and specifically Awarepoint as one of those priority strategies open great opportunities for Awarepoint to positively impact the value of health care. In addition, his broad organization management experience lends added depth to our leadership team. I am so honored to be working alongside one of today's heroes in healthcare," said Awarepoint's chief executive officer Jason Howe.

About Awarepoint

Awarepoint's real time location systems (RTLSs) include its real time awareness platform (, firmware, RFID tags (, sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform that data into high-value positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security and other applications. Requiring no hard wiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves hospitals across the United States through a national sales and operations workforce. Track us down at

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