SOURCE: VERSUS TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Versus Technology, Inc.

November 19, 2013 10:14 ET

Clinic Eliminates Waiting Rooms With RTLS Technology

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - When Providence Health & Services, the largest healthcare provider in Washington state, opened its new clinic in Monroe last month, there was one thing conspicuously missing -- the waiting room. Thanks in part to a Real-time Locating System (RTLS) from Versus Technology, Inc. (OTC Pink: VSTI), patients are immediately registered and guided to an available exam room, no waiting necessary.

Purchased through Versus Certified System Integrator AAtronics, LLC, of Seattle, Wash., the Advantages™ Clinic RTLS allows Providence Monroe to:

  • Locate patients and staff and medical equipment with RTLS badges, using a safe combination of infrared and radio frequency technology;
  • Immediately direct patients to an available exam room using an automatically updated color-coded floor plan of the clinic;
  • Track how long a patient is in the exam room before being seen by caregivers;
  • Alert staff if a patient is alone for more than 10 minutes at any point during a visit;
  • Display who has seen and who still needs to see each patient on an electronic white board;
  • Automatically indicate when rooms are ready for turnover after patient discharge; and
  • Report on key performance metrics, such as arrival to nurse, arrival to provider, overall exam duration, overall length of stay and more.

Providence Monroe's use of RTLS technology was recently featured by The Monroe Monitor in an article titled, "New clinic uses tech, design to simplify medical visits."

According to a survey conducted by KLAS Research, use of RTLS in healthcare is on the upswing, and 95% of users report operational efficiency gains. Providence Monroe joins several clinics implementing RTLS for patient flow, including Key-Whitman Eye CenterKarmanos Cancer Center, Pacific Medical Centers and others.

Clinics wishing to learn more about RTLS and how it is used in the outpatient environment can download Versus' educational white paper, "7 Ways RTLS Technology Increases Patient Volume and Improves Satisfaction" at versustech.com/clinics.

About AAtronics, LLC
For more than 40 years, AAtronics has been established in the integration industry as a premier engineering and service company for audio, video, security and control systems used in private, healthcare, corporate, government, legal and military facilities. As healthcare technology continues to evolve, AAtronics provides technology to enhance efficiency, increase accuracy and improve patient care. Learn more at aatronics.com.

About Versus Technology, Inc.
Established in 1988, Versus Technology, Inc. specializes in Real-time Locating Systems (RTLS) for healthcare. Used by more than 700 hospitals for enterprise patient tracking, bed management, asset tracking, and nurse call automation, Versus improves patient flow and documentation of caregiver and patient interactions, while enhancing communication and efficiency. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Versus infrared (IR) and Active RFID solution is responsible for clinical-grade location and automation at hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities worldwide. To learn more about Versus Technology, Inc. (OTC Pink: VSTI), our technology and client successes, visit versustech.com.

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    Versus Technology, Inc.
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