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Two Intelligent InSites Customers Win Intelligent Hospital Awards

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.

February 9, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

The Advantage is Here: Versus Technology, Inc. at HIMSS11

(Traverse City, Michigan, February 15, 2011) – Versus will be exhibiting at the 2011 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS11) conference, booth 3252, Monday, February 21 through Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Attendees are invited to speak with veteran Versus customers and discover the true benefits of Real-Time Locating Solutions (RTLS) under the “The ADVANTAGE is Here” banner.

This year at HIMSS11, Versus is offering attendees several get-back-to-the-basics opportunities to help attendees understand what RTLS is, how the systems work, where they are most useful and how they can be used to achieve greater safety and efficiency within healthcare. Alongside, Versus will be validating more advanced RTLS applications including Hand Hygiene Compliance (HHC), automated bed management, pervasive computing and how to automatically collect and document data for Core Quality Measure reporting required for Meaningful Use.

In particular, there are two sessions those interested in RTLS will not want to miss:

  • Sharon Boothe-O’Connor, Systems Analyst for Memorial Healthcare System, will present “Repurposing RTLS: Patient Tracking to Automated Bed Management” Tuesday, February 22nd, from 9:45-10:45 AM. Attendees at this Education Session are eligible for ACHE, CME and CPHIMS continuing education credit.
  • Versus’ President, HT Snowday, will present “Pervasive Computing in Healthcare with RTLS” at Microsoft’s booth (#3101) on Tuesday, February 22nd, from 11:30-12:30 AM.

Back at Versus’ booth (#3252), Ms. Boothe-O’Connor and her colleague, Ms. Brenda Joslyn, RN, Manager of Nursing Services at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine will be available to answer questions regarding their experiences with Versus’ RTLS for clinical automation. Stop by to say hello or call Versus to schedule private discussions. At the Versus booth, attendees may select a free sample from Versus’ new Clearview™ Badge product line which, for the first time, makes healthcare RTLS badges available to customers in any color.

Finally, for those who look forward to HIMSS as a platform to uncover new innovations in healthcare technology…look no further! Versus will be unveiling an advanced clinical location communication platform. This new location communication mechanism allows Versus to provide the same clinical-quality chair-level location information it has always delivered, but with an option for a wireless backhaul. With installation flexibility, Versus is able to provide unparalleled convenience, without sacrificing accuracy, reliability or timeliness. Versus will be demonstrating its new Enterprise View Mobile (EVM) application which makes Versus’ RTLS software available for customers using mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone. Free downloads of EVM are available from the iTunes store.

These products represent Versus’ 10th generation of Infrared and RFID locating solutions and will help usher in a new era of efficiency in healthcare. Versus looks forward to sharing these innovations and customer success stories with all HIMSS11 attendees. Don’t forget: Locate your Advantage at booth #3252, and follow Versus on Twitter @VersusTech throughout the show for updates and event reminders.

About Versus Technology, Inc.

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

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February 16, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

The American Hospital Association Continues its Endorsement of Versus RTLS for Patient Flow

The American Hospital Association Continues its Endorsement of Versus RTLS for Patient Flow

(Traverse City, Michigan, February 2, 2011) – In 2006, AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, selected Versus Technology, Inc.’s (PINKSHEETS: VSTI) Real-time Locating System (RTLS) as a component of its Patient Flow Platform. Versus is pleased to announce that the AHA has continued its endorsement of Versus Advantages RTLS as a proven solution for patient flow.
AHA Solutions helps member hospitals find the best products and services available for patient care, safety and efficiency. They perform due diligence and market analysis before making any recommendation to hospital leaders. Following evaluation of the Versus Advantages solution and other RTLS marketed to health care, Versus Advantages was selected as a key component of the AHA’s Patient Flow Platform.

Factors affecting this selection included Versus’ ability to accurately track patients, staff and assets as well as apply rules-based logic to automate processes. Based on this, Versus’ many satisfied customers, continued innovation and market presence as well as resounding success in streamlining patient flow, AHA will continue to recommend Versus Advantages to hospital leaders.

The Versus Advantages Infrared (IR) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) RTLS enables accurate locating of patients, staff and equipment—to room, bed and even chair levels—allowing hospitals to track time together with patients, perform real-time bed management and alert staff to potential safety concerns whether related to patient volume, infection control or staff safety. Great on its own and better when integrated with other clinical information systems such as billing, scheduling, or EMR, Versus Advantages grants health care leaders the situational awareness required to respond to any situation in real-time and better prepare for the future.

Though Versus’ value to hospitals was evident three years ago when the AHA awarded the original endorsement, that hospitals such as Columbus Regional Hospital, Avera McKennan Hospital, and Memorial Hospital Miramar continue to expand the Versus Advantages solution throughout their organizations further validates this selection. In addition, many clinics such as the Pacific Medical Center’s Canyon Park, Virginia Mason Kirkland Clinic, Avera Surgery Center and several VAs have reduced patient wait times to mere minutes—and, in some cases, completely eliminated the waiting room all together.

“For us, one of the best things about working with Versus is the satisfaction by their customers,” says Mary Longe, Director of AHA Solutions. “A problem must be acknowledged before it can be addressed, so when an organization tackles patient flow and experiences dramatic turnarounds— as Versus’ clients consistently do—it’s important for other health care leaders to hear this directly from their colleagues. Versus’ clients are willing and enthusiastic when it comes to sharing their stories.” Examples include this Hand Hygiene Project meta-analysis from the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the AHA which included participation by two organizations utilizing Versus Advantages to achieve improved data collection and hand hygiene compliance.

AHA Solutions is also making these stores widely available to AHA hospital members through recent and forthcoming educational events such as the AHA Signature Learning Webinar Series and AHA-hosted Patient Flow Roundtables available throughout the country. It’s helping hospitals and clinics learn how Versus clients have:

Reduced overall patient visit times by as much as 75%, they’ve also:
Provided physicians and nurses more quality time with patients,
Decreased the number of phone calls (by 75% or more where measured),
Increased patient satisfaction (by nearly 30% at some facilities),
Improved patient flow and revenues.
Many Versus clients, including Western Maryland Health System, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Pacific Medical Centers and Memorial Hospital Miramar, have already shared their stories. Links to past AHA Webinars are available at aha-solutions.org. The next opportunity for AHA member hospitals to learn about Versus Advantages is Tuesday, March 8th, when representatives from Columbus Regional Hospital will share their experiences with Versus during a Signature Learning Series Webinar.
About AHA
The American Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.
About Versus Technology, Inc.

Established in 1988, Versus Technology, Inc. specializes in real-time location systems (RTLS) for healthcare. Used for enterprise patient tracking, bed management, asset tracking, and nurse call automation, Versus Advantages™ improves patient flow and documentation of caregiver and patient interactions, while enhancing communication and efficiency. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Versus Advantages infrared (IR) and Active RFID solution is responsible for clinical-grade location and automation at a number of hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities worldwide. To learn more about Versus Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VSTI.PK), our technology and client successes, visit www.versustech.com and take the Advantages Tour.
Safe Harbor Provision
This release may include forward-looking statements which “bespeak caution,” and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The statements are made only as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

February 2, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.