SOURCE: Awarepoint Corporation

Awarepoint Corporation

September 16, 2009 10:00 ET

Awarepoint and Skytron Customers to Discuss RTLS Experience and Lessons Learned During RFID Journal's RFID in Health Care Event

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2009) -


WHO:

University of California San Diego Medical Center and San Joaquin Community Hospital, Awarepoint RTLS customers, will present their experience with enterprise-wide real-time location systems (RTLS) during the RFID in Health Care Conference and Exhibition being held September 17, 2009 in Waltham, Massachusetts. RFID in Health Care is produced by RFID Journal.

WHEN:

RFID in Healthcare

Thursday, September 17, 2009: 8:15 AM - 5:45 PM EDT

WHERE:

The Westin-Waltham Boston

70 Third Avenue

Waltham, MA 02451

TOPIC:

Thursday, September 17, 2009: 3:30 PM

Beyond Asset Tracking: How UCSD Medical Center Achieved an ROI With an Active RFID Real-Time Location System

The University of California's San Diego Medical Center initially lowered its rental costs for mobile medical equipment and improved its overall equipment maintenance processes by implementing a real-time location system (RTLS). However, UCSD has gone beyond asset tracking to develop departmental applications, such as medical instrumentation tray tracking and asset temperature monitoring across multiple campuses. Learn about the center's original asset-management goals, and how it solved a broad range of process and workflow issues with RTLS, including how it managed the equipment used at its Incident Command Center during a recent San Diego fire. In addition, learn how the center is planning to reduce inventory requirements and enhance revenue by managing millions of dollars' worth of surgical instrumentation trays using a sterilizable RTLS tag.

Speaker:

Scott Sullivan, Business Manager, University of California, San Diego Medical Center

Takeaway:

-- The various ways in which RTLS generated a strong return on investment

-- How to use RTLS to lower inventory requirements, thereby minimizing equipment theft and loss

-- Benefits impacting larger clinical-care workflows and revenue management

Thursday, September 17, 2009: 5:00 PM EDT

Successful Deployment of RTLS in Health Care: What to Demand in a Cooperative Vendor Partnership to Assure Success

San Joaquin Community Hospital, part of the Adventist Health System, recently deployed an enterprise-wide real-time location system (RTLS) covering 350,000 square feet and involving more than 1,300 assets. The system included equipment asset tags and temperature-monitoring tags. In this session, learn how the hospital is employing RTLS as a solution to budget pressures, not as an additional cost. Hear lessons learned in working with your vendor during the installation process and beyond to make sure the solution provided meets sold expectations and continues to provides the agreed upon value drivers.

Speaker:

Sam Itani, Vice President, San Joaquin Community Hospital

Takeaway:

-- The importance of a cooperative partnership in which roles, responsibilities and success criteria are clear, resulting in more productivity with less spending

-- How to utilize the data to make business decisions that result in an ROI

During the conference, Awarepoint will be exhibiting its real-time location solutions (RTLS) that add location awareness to a variety of healthcare applications for operational efficiency, patient flow and patient safety. Demonstrations at the booth will showcase the Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, and discuss how location awareness can impact financial and clinical outcomes with a high and quick return on investment (ROI). Awarepoint's T2S sterilizable RTLS tag, the only clinically validated sterilizable Active RFID-RTLS asset tag on the market today, provides immense new opportunities for both medical instrumentation tray management and patient tracking/workflow automation.

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will be holding a special meeting in conjunction with RFID in Health Care the evening before, Wednesday, September 16th from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. Mark Roberti, editor of RFID Journal, will be moderating a panel on the topic of, "Managing In-Building Wireless Applications Across Multiple Frequencies." Matt Perkins, Chief Technology Officer of Awarepoint Corporation will be participating as a panelist. All attendees of RFID in Health Care are welcome to attend this meeting free of charge. To register, go to http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/RFIDSIG.html for additional information.

CONTACT: Jules Marciniak, 619-884-9983, jmarciniak@awarepoint.com

About Awarepoint Corporation

Awarepoint's real-time location systems (RTLSs) include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, active 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" ZigBee-based wireless sensor network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves its hospital customers across the United States through an exclusive distribution partnership with Skytron. Track us down at www.awarepoint.com or visit www.skytron.us.

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