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152 VA Medical Centers to Implement Intelligent InSites to Improve Health Care Efficiency

Intelligent InSites to Provide Enterprise-Wide Software Solution for Department of Veterans Affairs’ $543 Million RTLS Contract

Fargo, ND – February 20, 2013 – Intelligent InSites, Inc., the leading provider of real-time operational intelligence for healthcare in the government and commercial sectors, has been selected to provide the enterprise-wide software solution for the Department of Veterans Affairs’  (VA) $543 million Real Time Location System (RTLS) contract, as a subcontractor to the prime contractor, HP Enterprise Services.

The five-year contract will provide 152 medical centers in the 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) and seven Consolidated Medical Outpatient Pharmacy facilities with a real-time, system-wide solution to help improve operational efficiency, quality, satisfaction, and compliance. The solution supports VA’s objectives to decrease operational costs, reduce delays in patient care, and increase clinical efficiencies and staff productivity.

“The flexibility of the Intelligent InSites platform, including its ability to empower multiple applications to deliver real-time operational intelligence across multiple use cases and multiple facilities, supports VA’s vision to improve health care efficiency across the VA enterprise,” said Kimberly Brayley, Director, RTLS Project Management Office, Veterans Health Administration.

Real-Time Operational Intelligence

By automatically collecting data from millions of RTLS and RFID tags on VA medical equipment, surgical instruments, and supplies, the Intelligent InSites solution will provide VA with unprecedented visibility, analytics, and intelligence into its operational processes.  Initial use cases include asset management, cath lab supply management, sterile processing workflow, and automated temperature monitoring.  Future use cases include patient wander management, hand hygiene monitoring, emergency department workflow, and operating room workflow.

Enterprise-Wide Architecture

The Intelligent InSites software platform is designed to span multiple hospitals across large healthcare systems, aggregating and processing data to provide real-time operational intelligence at the department level, hospital level, and healthcare system level.  At the level of a VA Medical Center, the Intelligent InSites solution will help VA employees impact operational processes and patient care in real time.  At a regional and national level, the enterprise-wide capabilities of the Intelligent InSites platform will allow VA to monitor, benchmark, and improve system-wide operational performance and process improvement initiatives, resulting in increased healthcare efficiency and improved Veteran care.

Open Platform, Open APIs

A fundamental aspect of the Intelligent InSites solution is the ability for 3rd-party developers, IT departments, and healthcare solution providers to build real-time-enabled solutions on the Intelligent InSites software platform, or to integrate with the Intelligent InSites solution to provide or leverage real-time information from across the enterprise.  Everything within the Intelligent InSites platform is accessible through open application programming interfaces (APIs), allowing developers to easily build new solutions and leverage the real-time operational intelligence within the Intelligent InSites solution.

For VA, current integrations to the Intelligent InSites platform include Censis Technologies for sterile processing and surgical instrument tracking, WaveMark for cath lab supply management, and VA’s asset management solution, AEMS/MERS.  In addition, Intelligent InSites will integrate with VA’s electronic health record software, VistA CPRS, to augment operational processes with contextually-relevant clinical data.

“The VA healthcare system is a recognized leader in healthcare—both for the quality of their clinical care and for their use of healthcare information technology to transform and improve their operations and patient care,” said Margaret Laub, President and CEO of Intelligent InSites.  “As the current enterprise platform provider to VA for its successful deployment across the seven medical centers of VISN 11, we are extremely honored to expand our service to the VA and provide system-wide service to our nation’s Veterans.”

About Intelligent InSites

Intelligent InSites helps transform healthcare with real-time operational intelligence that improves care, enhances the human experience, and increases efficiency. Through its open, real-time, healthcare platform, Intelligent InSites automatically collects and processes data from multiple data sources such as EHRs, financial systems, building systems, sensory and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), mobility solutions, and other healthcare IT solutions–then provides actionable intelligence to achieve cost savings, operational excellence, and better care. By utilizing the enterprise-wide architecture of the InSites platform, healthcare systems can leverage all legacy, current, and future data sources to optimize their technology investments across the entire organization, then have the flexibility to meet changing organizational, regulatory, and compliance needs. For more information, please visit www.intelligentinsites.com.

February 20, 2013 I Written By

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Intelligent InSites Announces Healthcare Advisory Board Members

Fargo, ND – October 2, 2012 – Intelligent InSites, the leading provider of enterprise real-time location systems (RTLS) software helping healthcare organizations improve patient care and increase healthcare efficiency, announced today the members of its Healthcare Advisory Board.

“We are thrilled to be joined by such an experienced and diverse group of today’s leading healthcare executives and visionaries,” said Margaret Laub, President and CEO of Intelligent InSites. “As we continue our rapid growth and develop leading solutions for our healthcare customers, we will benefit tremendously from our Healthcare Advisory Board’s guidance and industry leadership.”

Members of the Intelligent InSites Healthcare Advisory Board include:

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Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, Healthcare Advisory Board Chairman – President, American Medical Informatics Association(AMIA)
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Dr. Arthur Chen – Advisor and Coach, Former Deputy Director, National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health
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Dr. Robin Felder – Professor of Pathology and Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, University of Virginia
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James Francis – Division Chair, Supply Chain Management, and Assistant Treasurer, Mayo Clinic
- Mark Gingrich – Senior Vice President and CIO, Surescripts
- Dr. Tonya Hongsermeier – Principal Informatician, Partners Healthcare System
- David Klein – CEO, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
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Dr. Ferdinand Velasco – Vice President and Chief Health Information Officer, Texas Health Resources
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Dr. Charles Watts – Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

According to Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, Chairman of Intelligent InSites’ Healthcare Advisory Board, “The future of healthcare requires the integration of information from disparate sources. Intelligent InSites provides the platform that allows healthcare organizations to bring together such information—in an intelligent way—so that we can increase efficiencies and quality, reduce costs, and enhance care delivery services. At the end of the day, that’s what healthcare is all about. Intelligent InSites’ solution enables us to accomplish that goal.”

The Intelligent InSites software platform—which collects and processes data, in real-time, from healthcare IT systems, nurse call systems, communications platforms, building management systems, electronic health records, and wireless sensory networks, including multiple RFID and RTLS hardware technologies—empowers multiple healthcare operations applications, including patient flow, staff communications, infection control, bed management, asset management, rentals management, environmental monitoring, surgical instrument tracking, and consumable asset management, with real-time, actionable information. This ability to leverage real-time information across the enterprise enables healthcare organizations to optimize operations and care delivery processes, resulting in more affordable care and improved patient satisfaction.

Intelligent InSites’ advisors will also include healthcare leaders from government, military, and Veterans’ health. More information about Intelligent InSites’ Healthcare Advisory Board can be found on Intelligent InSites’ website at www.intelligentinsites.com/company/healthcare-advisory-board.

About Intelligent InSites

Intelligent InSites helps healthcare organizations improve care and reduce costs by transforming automatically-collected data into actionable insights. Through its interoperable, hardware-neutral, healthcare real-time location system (RTLS) software platform, Intelligent InSites gathers data from real-time location, condition sensing, and other 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 are able to impact continuous process improvements, resulting in remarkable financial and quality of care outcomes. For more information, visit www.IntelligentInSites.com.

October 30, 2012 I Written By