RTLS, RFID, patient flow, asset tracking, real-time location, locating, workflow automation

February 24, 2010 09:09 ET

Versus to Validate Improved Patient Care With RTLS at HIMSS 2010

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) -  In clinical environments, an accurate real-time locating system (RTLS) can do so much more than simply help locate equipment. For more than 20 years, Versus Technology, Inc. (Versus) has devoted its time, energy and resources to developing and supporting RTLS applications that do everything from basic locating to automated patient flow and advanced workflow automation.

With hundreds of happy clients, countless integrations and an expanding partner group, Versus is pleased to showcase the most transformational RTLS applications in existence at this year's Health Information Management Systems Society conference, (HIMSS). You'll find Versus at booth #7949, the Rauland-Borg booth (#5603) and at Microsoft®'s booth (#6733) during exhibit hall hours, with special presentations from Ginger Banks and Steve Willis, both of PeaceHealth, at the Product Pavilion Session on Tuesday, March 2, from 3:15pm-4pm and at the American Hospital Association's booth (#6115) on Monday, March 1 from 4:30pm-5:15pm. These presentations will focus on using the Versus system for situational awareness and improved patient flow.

Banks and Willis, will also be available at the Versus booth to answer questions and provide a real-world view of the Versus solution in use at four sites within PeaceHealth. This is the perfect opportunity to capitalize on your colleagues' experiences with Versus RTLS. If your questions lean more to the technical side of RTLS or you have not yet been introduced to the Advantages of accurate locating from Versus, staff will be on hand to explain what makes Versus Advantages™ the best solution for clinical RTLS. (Hint: it has to do with accuracy and rules-based automation.)

Show attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Versus' Hand Hygiene Compliance solution, where Versus automatically captures hand washing events and documents the "time of transaction" data. With reports of Hand Hygiene Compliance readily available, the Versus solution helps hospitals understand individual and unit compliance to hospital hand-washing policies. Versus will help attendees better understand how RTLS can help document failure points and ultimately improve compliance related to this important patient safety issue.

With the need to achieve "meaningful use" for future reimbursement under the HITECH Act, Versus believes it is important to show HIMSS attendees how accurate RTLS can help hospitals actualize Level 2 of CPOE (Computerized Provider Order Entry), which requires documentation of "when" and "where" care takes place. This hands-free automation feature, which maximizes efficiency and provides advanced human-to-technology interfaces, is exactly what draws partners like Microsoft to the Versus Advantages solution.

Microsoft® will feature a "Health with Windows 7" demo at its booth (#6733). This demonstration was built by senior IT strategists from Microsoft's Worldwide Health group, Versus and fellow Microsoft partner, iLink. Watch as a patient progresses from admission through the patient/physician interaction and discharge on the Windows 7® platform. You will see how Versus' RTLS and the use of Windows 7 features considerably enhances the experience of the patients and staff as they move through the clinic and interact with the clinical applications and systems. 

Show attendees will have an additional opportunity to observe Versus automation in action at the Rauland-Borg booth (#5603), where the Versus solution will be used to demonstrate automated call cancellation with Rauland's Responder 5 Nurse Call.

About Versus Technology, Inc.
For nearly 20 years, Versus Technology, Inc. has maintained the leadership position in the development and sale of context-aware real-time location systems (RTLS) used for enterprise patient tracking, bed management and asset tracking to improve patient flow and caregiver/patient communications in hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. Versus also develops dual infrared and Active RFID tags and other location tracking hardware to make locating systems more precise, security systems more intelligent, nurse call systems automatic, and hospital asset tracking systems more efficient. Indoor positioning through Versus' RTLS enhances existing hospital software and patient care systems with real-time, reliable bed-level location information. The patented Versus IR and Active RFID patient and asset tracking system is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association and is a key component of their Patient Flow Platform -- which includes a select group of vendors that provide proven solutions to enhance patient flow and improve patient safety. ( (PINKSHEETS: VSTI)

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