The HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Ambulatory Award honors ambulatory facilities operating in a paperless environment and representing best practices in implementing EHR
Stanley Healthcare Is Transforming Patient Safety, Patient Security and Operational Efficiency with Market-Leading Enterprise Visibility Solutions
Stanley Healthcare’s RTLS Solutions Named the KLAS Category Leader
· 16 of the 17 Top Ranked Hospitals in the U.S. Leverage Stanley Healthcare to Achieve Operational Excellence
· The Company Now Has More Than 17,000 Healthcare Customers Worldwide
NEW ORLEANS (HIMSS13), March 4, 2013 – To kick off HIMSS13, Stanley Healthcare today unveiled its redefined and unified EcoSystem, which brings together market-leading healthcare solutions such as the AeroScout Real-Time Location System (RTLS), Hugs Infant Protection Solution, InnerSpace Storage Solutions and WanderGuard Wander Management – all provided by one trusted company. The company also announced that the recent Best in KLAS report named Stanley Healthcare’s solutions the Category Leader for RTLS for the second year in a row.*
Stanley Healthcare is working with more than 17,000 hospitals and long-term care organizations around the world to help transform safety, security and operational efficiency with its enterprise visibility solutions. Among its customers are 16 of the 17 best hospitals in America as ranked by US News & World Report for 2012-2013.
“We’re extremely proud to have been named the KLAS Category Leader for RTLS again this year and to count almost all of the top ranked hospitals in the United States as clients,” said Bert Davis, President of Stanley Healthcare. “For them and for all of our worldwide customers, we continue to evolve the Stanley Healthcare EcoSystem to serve healthcare organizations’ most pressing needs with innovative and integrated products and solutions.”
Stanley Healthcare’s robust offerings address five critical priorities for a healthcare organization and transform departments enterprise-wide:
Clinical Operations & Workflow – operating room, emergency department and clinic patient flow solutions, as well as staff workflow offerings to improve operational efficiency, optimize workflow and enhance the patient experience
Environmental Monitoring – Wi-Fi-based temperature and humidity monitoring solutions to free up valuable clinician time, facilitate regulatory compliance and help ensure optimal conditions for safe patient care
Patient Safety – fall management, automated hand hygiene monitoring and wireless nurse call solutions to automate and improve processes that support patient safety initiatives
Security & Protection – infant protection, pediatric security/elopement, wander management, staff security and facility security solutions to help protect at-risk patients, long-term care residents and staff
Supply Chain & Asset Management – asset tracking and management, supply chain management and storage solutions to reduce costs, improve utilization rates and help ensure availability of supplies and equipment for optimal patient care
More than 17,000 healthcare organizations worldwide, including over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000 long-term care facilities, rely on Stanley Healthcare, making it one of the foremost providers of healthcare solutions in the world. In addition, the comprehensiveness of its portfolio is unrivaled in its core areas of focus: safety, security and efficiency. Its Wi-Fi Real-Time Location System (RTLS) has the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association, and the 2012 Best in KLAS report named Stanley Healthcare’s solutions the Category Leader for RTLS.
The prestigious Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report was released in December 2012 by KLAS®. A category leader designation is awarded to products and firms that are rated the highest in select market segments. In the report, Stanley Healthcare had the highest overall score in the RTLS category, which is calculated by using data from surveys gathered over 12 months. In addition to the number one ranking, 97 percent of Stanley Healthcare customers surveyed stated that they would “buy again” their RTLS solutions.
Stanley Healthcare’s impact is far reaching. The company helps protect more than 1.5 million infants every year and hundreds of thousands of senior residents, patients and staff. Billions of medical supplies and assets are managed and monitored. In addition, Stanley Healthcare helps its customers save hundreds of millions of dollars on asset costs and patient care.
Stanley Healthcare will be showcasing its solutions and customer case studies in its booth #8441, in the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion and in partner booths at the HIMSS13 conference in New Orleans, March 3 – 7, 2013.
Polycom Korea’s video-enabled work processes, faster decision-making and culture of video collaboration earns accolades from Korea Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS), supports government smart work initiatives
Seoul – March 4, 2013: Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that it has been recognized as a Smart Work Excellence Company by Korea’s Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) and National Information Society Agency (NIA).
The 2012 Smart Work Excellence Awards, held in Seoul on January 13, recognized companies who have adopted efficient and smart work cultures, with the aim of promoting MOPAS’ key mandate to support the Korean Government’s Smart Work Vitalization Strategy. Smart Work is a practice that focuses on maximizing efficiency and productivity in the workplace through the creation of a flexible work environment, in which employees have greater choice in when and where they do their work through the use of advanced technology solutions. Awardees had to successfully demonstrate improved productivity, competency, employee satisfaction, and overall cost reduction through the implementation of smarter working practices, which include innovative uses of video collaboration technology.
Polycom’s UC&C solutions, which include video and voice solutions for conference rooms to the desktop and mobile environments, enable employees to work from home and remotely to keep business operations running smoothly and create a highly collaborative environment that significantly improves learning, retention, trust and engagement, as well as overall productivity and efficiency. Polycom’s award-winning Seoul office utilizes the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform to power desktop, room and mobile video collaboration solutions for streamlined communication between local teams, regional headquarters in Singapore, and global headquarters in the U.S.
Video conferences with Polycom Korea teams are held daily and remote employees and travelling sales teams are able to participate in team meetings as easily as colleagues at the office, with the ability to present and share content over video. Video collaboration helps Polycom Korea streamline operational costs, reduce travel expenses and enhance overall workplace productivity levels.
“Polycom Korea has created a flexible corporate culture by actively utilizing its own video conferencing solutions for efficient collaboration amongst remote teams, regardless of time or location,” said Dae-Jun Shin, country manager of Polycom Korea. “The Smart Work Excellence Company award proves that Polycom, as the global leader in unified communications and collaboration, is fully utilizing video collaboration to create a smart work culture,” he added.
About National Information Society Agency (NIA)
Since its establishment in 1987, NIA sowed the first seeds in an information barren land starting with the construction of the National Basic Systems (NBIS) and has for the past 18 years, continued in its efforts to solidify the foundation upon which Korea could transform itself into a nation strong in knowledge and information it has become today. As the agency responsible for the overall implementation and support of the information of the nation and society, NIA, building upon the knowledge and expertise accumulated over the years, will continue to bring new opportunities and possibilities offered by information technology to the nation and society by providing optimal methodologies and solutions to national agencies, local autonomies and public enterprises.
About the Korea Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS)
The Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS) assumes affairs related to national administration, government organizations, personnel management, e-government and disaster safety. Furthermore, MOPAS actively supports the local government in terms of local administration, finance, and regional development for the promotion of greater local autonomy. The International Administrative Development Center at MOPAS works closely with international organization and overseas governments in the field of development cooperation by providing policy advice and sharing Korea’s best administrative practices such as e-government and civil service training.
Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom® RealPresence®
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (February 7, 2013 ) — The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance, Inc. (NCHICA) and Intel Corporation have announced a new series of Health IT Innovation Awards to recognize outstanding applications of technology and unique approaches to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery within the United States. Three broad categories have been designated for award consideration: Information Technology, Informatics/Analytics, and Consumer Engagement.
“Intel has a long history of industry leadership and the development of game-changing technologies intended to spur innovation and enable realization of a trusted, integrated, people-centered healthcare system for the 21st century and beyond,” said Dan Rivera, area director, government, education and medical region, Intel Corporation. “There is a breadth of innovation taking place and we look forward to highlighting these new and exciting technologies.”
“Through these awards, we seek to showcase innovations that accelerate the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system,” said Holt Anderson, executive director of NCHICA. “This fits with the mission of NCHICA, and we are proud to partner with Intel and other industry leaders on this important initiative.”
Nominations are due by March 8, 2013. Three finalists in each category will be selected by a panel of NCHICA members and other industry experts serving on the Awards Selection Committee. Nine finalists will be notified on March 29. The finalists will be recognized and the three winners will be announced and honored at a Gala Awards Celebration on May 7, 2013. For further details and nominating criteria, visit http://www.nchica.org/HITNomination.pdf.
NCHICA is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to assisting NCHICA members in accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system through the effective use of information technology, informatics and analytics. Members include leading organizations in healthcare, research and information technology. For more information, visit www.nchica.org.
About Intel Corporation:
Intel brings its trademark innovation and game-changing technologies to the challenges facing healthcare in the 21st century. Independently and through strategic ecosystem partnerships, Intel helps enable trusted, community-based, customized care that improves outcomes, addresses costs, and drives global wellness. www.intel.com/healthcare
|Annual award honors CBC’s pioneering initiatives to transform health care delivery
|Grand Junction, Colo., Feb. 6, 2013–The Colorado Beacon Consortium (CBC) is one of six teams of health care informatics pioneers to receive the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award. The award recognizes CBC’s efforts to share data and improve care management and care communications across a 17,500 square mile region of Western Colorado.
CBC, which operates with a cooperative agreement from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, an alliance of physician leaders, hospitals, a community-based health information exchange and a local payer, is strengthening existing IT infrastructure, advancing patient-centered primary care and creating a better system for patients, providers and the community. It develops, tests and executes new ways to improve health care while controlling costs. Its 2012 annual report and a video provide the backstory about how CBC fosters better health by meaningfully using health IT to transform care delivery.
“CBC’s success represents precisely what we had hoped to achieve through Beacon,” said Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health IT. “We recognized the hunger to do things differently, to make better use of data and technology to improve patient care. Now, CBC has shown us how to accomplish that, demonstrating how health care organizations can improve population health through the use of health IT.”
The award recognizes how CBC uses an advanced regional health data architecture (through the Quality Health Network) to deploy a decision-support tool, Archimedes IndiGO, across multiple, independent primary care sites with different EHRs throughout Western Colorado. CBC will be able to perform data analytics across a base of more than 55,000 patients by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
“We are honored to receive this award; it recognizes the value of bringing clinical and administrative data together in one place–at the point of care–to more closely correlate quality with outcomes and value,” said CBC Executive Director Patrick Gordon. CBC’s success offers lessons for communities with independent care providers. “We can collaborate across multiple independent organizations and still achieve community goals and population-level impact. This isn’t corporate health care integration; rather, we are working to show what integration can look like when it is created on a community basis.”
A profile of CBC’s efforts appears in the February issue of Healthcare Informatics, and the winning teams will be honored at the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Reception March 4, 2013, in New Orleans during the annual HIMSS Conference. To learn more about the award, read the FAQs here.
CBC’s undertaking represents a convergence of advanced population health analytics, risk stratification, targeted clinical interventions and patient activation in a single architecture. The effort supports truly patient-centered care. The patient-facing component of IndiGO aligns with the active promotion of new skills (e.g., motivational interviewing) and measures (e.g., a Patient Activation Measure), in comprehensive primary care models. CBC-region physicians report that the use of IndiGO in patient encounters has resulted in improved patient medication adherence and behavior change, as well as more effective shared decision-making.
Communities that want to replicate CBC’s success must act. Gordon offered two pieces of guidance: “Perfect is the enemy of the good,” and “Waiting is wasting.”
He continued: “Had we waited for perfect interoperability standards and vendor solutions to emerge, we would not be receiving this award today. The imperative is for immediate action, amid incomplete insights and solutions within the industry.”
About the Colorado Beacon Consortium
The Colorado Beacon Consortium is made up of executive-level representation from four mission-driven, not-for-profit, Western Colorado-based organizations, all of which have nationally acknowledged track records of coordination to achieve superior outcomes. They are Mesa County Independent Physicians’ Practice Association, Quality Health Network, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. The Colorado Beacon Consortium’s mission is to optimize the efficiency, quality and performance of our health care system, and integrate the delivery of care and use of clinical information to improve community health. The geographic focus of the Consortium’s activities includes the Colorado counties of Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Garfield, Gunnison, Pitkin and Rio Blanco. To learn more, visit www.coloradobeaconconsortium.
US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network 11 (VISN 11) and Group Health Cooperative recognized by the RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org for their leadership in advancing healthcare by integrating advanced healthcare technology solutions
Fargo, ND – February 1, 2013 – Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of real-time operational intelligence in healthcare, has announced that two of its customers have been recognized as Intelligent Hospital Award winners for 2013, presented by the RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent Hospital.org.
According to Dr. Paul Frisch, President and CTO of the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, “The objective of the Intelligent Hospital Awards is to highlight the changing healthcare patient environment and recognize those who are advancing healthcare by integrating advanced technologies, such as auto-ID, NFC, RFID, RTLS, sensors and wireless along with point-of-care information delivery and communications devices.”
Improving Regulatory Compliance was awarded to US Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network 11 (VISN 11) and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System Sterile Processing Services (VAAAHS SPS). The recipients are VAAAHS SPS Chief, Robin McLeod and VISN 11 Biomedical Engineering Point of Contact, Michael McDonald (Indianapolis, IN).
Most Innovative Use Case was awarded to Group Health Cooperative (Seattle, WA). The award will be received by Donnell Coomes, Enterprise Project Management, Senior Project Director.
Award recipients have been invited to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Conference and Exhibition to participate in the Intelligent Hospital Awards Ceremony, which will be held March 4, 2013, at 5:30pm in Booth 8711. During the event, recipients will be honored, and the 2013 RHCC/Intelligent Hospital Grand Award will be announced.
The judges for the first annual Intelligent Hospital Awards are as follows: University of California-San Francisco Professor Donna Hudson; Georgia Tech Institute Professor Gisele Bennet; University of Wisconsin Distinguished Researcher Alfonso Gutierrez; and RFID 24-7 Journalist and Editor-in-Chief John Johnson.
The Intelligent InSites’ software platform—which collects and processes data, in real-time, from healthcare IT systems, electronic health records, nurse call systems, communications platforms, building management systems, and wireless sensory networks, including multiple RFID and RTLS hardware technologies—empowers multiple healthcare operations applications, including asset management, patient flow, bed management, environmental monitoring, infection control, surgical instrument tracking, rentals management, and consumable asset management, with real-time, actionable information. This ability to leverage real-time information across the enterprise enables healthcare organizations to improve operations and care delivery processes, resulting in more affordable care and improved patient satisfaction.
Healthcare providers can learn more about Intelligent InSites’ real-time healthcare platform at HIMSS13, March 3-7, in New Orleans, LA. Intelligent InSites can be found in booth #8025 and in the Intelligent Hospital pavilion.
About Intelligent InSites
Intelligent InSites helps transform healthcare operations with real-time operational intelligence that improves care, enhances the human experience, and increases efficiency. Through its open, flexible, secure, and scalable technology and business platform, Intelligent InSites automatically collects and processes data from any real-time location system (RTLS), environmental sensors, EHRs, building systems, and other healthcare IT systems, then delivers meaningful information to the right person, at the right time, on the right device. Intelligent InSites’ customers gain enterprise-wide visibility and insights for continuous process improvement, resulting in remarkable financial and quality of care outcomes. For more information, visit www.IntelligentInSites.com.
CHICAGO (January 16, 2013) –Dean Athanassiades, PMP, CPHIMS, CHS, FHIMSS, DSHS, senior director, software customer services, with Phillips Healthcare in Atlanta, Ga., is the recipient of the 2012 SHS/HIMSS Excellence in Healthcare Management/Process Improvement Award, The joint award honors individuals who have best demonstrated leadership in implementing significant synergies between the process improvement and information technology professions.
Recipients of this award are selected jointly by the Boards of Directors of the Society for Health Systems and HIMSS. This award recognizes individuals who have made contributions of a professional or technical nature, which may include research or development of improved processes (with or without technology), or exemplary contribution to the professional society.
“As a long time member and leader within the Society for Health Systems (SHS), Dean Athanassiades’ has worked tirelessly to improve processes and implement technology that will benefit patients, providers and healthcare stakeholders across the industry,” says Jean Ann Larson, FHIMSS, FACHE, DSHS, President of the Society for Health Systems Board of Directors. “Through his expertise and commitment to his profession, he leaves a legacy of lifelong learning and service. His support and efforts for both SHS and HIMSS make him an excellent winner of this joint award. All of us at the Society for Health Systems congratulate Dean for receiving this prestigious award.”
Athanassiades, an active member of both HIMSS and SHS, has 30 years of increasing responsibility in information technology consulting, operations, and sales, with a focus on improving processes through the application of technology.
As a member of HIMSS, Athanassiades received a Distinguished Fellow Award in 2008 and a HIMSS Leadership Award in 2005. He served as Chair of the HIMSS Fellows Council, Membership Services Committee and, Nominating Committee and was a member of the HIMSS Georgia chapter board of directors. Currently, he is a HIMSS Management Engineering Process Community (MEPI) committee member and chair of the Electronic Medical Record Change Management Task Force.
His activity with SHS includes SHS Diplomate, chair of the SHS Annual Conferences in 2009 and 2010, and Chair Emeritus SHS 2011 – 2013 Annual Conferences. He is also a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).
Athanassiades will be honored at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition Awards Recognition Banquet on March 5, 2013, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans during the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased on the HIMSS13 website.
“A HIMSS Fellow who has served in leadership positions with the Fellows Council and Society committees, Dean Athanassiades is an active member and volunteer who sees and acts upon the connection between process improvement and IT to improve the delivery of patient care. In addition, he is one of the more than 700 professionals who used this expertise to become certified in health information and management systems, earning the CPHIMS credential offered by HIMSS,” says H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President & CEO. “All of us at HIMSS congratulate Dean for his ongoing contributions to the Society and healthcare.”
The Society for Health Systems (SHS) is a society of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), a professional association that serves the professional needs of industrial engineers throughout the world. The society’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of healthcare processes through systems engineering, analysis, and process improvement methods. Among the society’s goals are to enhance the career development and continuing education of professionals who use industrial and management engineering expertise for productivity and quality improvement in the health care industry. SHS encourages the exchange of ideas and innovative techniques among healthcare professionals through a variety of mediums. Among the more than 700 members of SHS are management engineers, nurses, CEOs, directors of continuous improvement, administrators, clinicians, physicians, department managers, and students. To learn more about SHS, please visit our website at www.societyforhealthsystems.