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In-booth Roundtable Sessions | Versus Booth #5852

Versus is offering roundtable discussions (5+ daily) with clients, patient flow experts and, of course, our own RTLS executives. This is the perfect opportunity to delve into implementation, integration and technology-related questions regarding clinical workflows, asset tracking, or bed management.

Anyone seriously considering implementing a real-time locating solution should plan to attend at least one of these 20-minute sessions. And don’t worry! We’ll send you a roundtable reminder 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.


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The first 10 to register and attend will receive Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience, which describes the impact of improved patient flow and lean management.

Each day, Versus will raffle off a Kindle Fire to roundtable attendees! Sign up now for your chance to win!

Session Information

Session 1: RTLS Innovations

Description: Integration? Check. Automation? Check. Reporting? Check.  If you’re ready to deep dive into the cool things we do, let’s chat! You’re invited to this roundtable—but don’t come wanting to know if we can track assets. We’re going to get into the specifics beyond location: automating other systems, integrating to the EMR, and reporting on clinical quality measures.
Speaker: Kevin Jackson, Director of Development, Versus Technology, Inc. Mr. Jackson has over 20 years’ experience directing software development and consulting on best-choice tech for Fortune 500 companies. At Versus, he focuses on educating our technology partners, integration, advanced reporting and mobile devices.
When: Tuesday, February 21st @ 2:00 PM
Wednesday, February 22nd @ 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 23rd @ 3:00 PM

Session 2: Why Versus RTLS?

Description: Process, Process, Process. It takes people to define the process. It takes technology to enable the process. You’re invited to attend this roundtable to discover all the different ways Versus is automating and documenting processes to make healthcare safer and more efficient. What makes Versus so unique in this space? How are we focused on lean management principles? The topic is timely, but space is limited, so reserve your spot now!
Speaker: HT Snowday, President, Versus Technology, Inc. As Chief Technology Officer for over 10 years and now President, Mr. Snowday lends his expertise to developing Versus’ software and products for clinical efficiency and automation. He’s one of the few experts in the clinical RTLS industry.
When: Tuesday, February 21st @ 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 22nd @ 4:00 PM
Thursday, February 23rd @ 11:00 AM

Session 3: A 7-Year Look at Multiple RTLS Use Cases at PeaceHealth

Description: Gain unprecedented insight into leveraging one RTLS platform for multiple gains in workflow efficiency and situational awareness. PeaceHealth has more in-depth experience applying RTLS for process improvement and more RTLS applications deployed than any other health system. For any healthcare facility planning on deploying RTLS, this roundtable is a must-attend.
Speaker: Ginger Banks, RN, BSN, MBA, Former CHR Analyst, Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Ms. Banks’ 36-year career in the Nursing field includes experience in Trauma, Emergency Room, Administration, JCAHO Surveyor/Administrator, Public Health, and computer technology as it relates to healthcare. Ms. Banks, a Retired Lt. Col, is recently retired from PeaceHealth, but remains well-informed and continues to provide RTLS-based education and project management services through Banks Consulting.
When: Tuesday, February 21st @ 3:00 PM
Wednesday, February 22nd @ 12:00 PM
Thursday, February 23rd @ 10:00 AM

Session 4: Enhancing HCAHPS and Patient Safety with RTLS

Description: There’s a reason the Versus Advantages IR-RFID solution is endorsed by the American Hospital Association. You’re invited to attend this roundtable to discuss your concerns about documenting and improving patient care. Learn how Versus RTLS has helped other hospitals and clinics enhance patient safety and improve patient satisfaction scores. One session only! Reserve your spot today!
Speaker: Mary Longe, Director, American Hospital Association. For over 20 years, Ms. Longe has had her pulse on the intricacies of patient care—and systems that help make that care safer and more efficient. 
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

Session 5: Clinical Automation with RTLS

Description: How is Eastern Maine Medical Center’s CancerCare of Maine utilizing the Versus Advantages system to automate clinical workflows and improve processes? This session offers attendees a chance to have a one-on-one discussion with a clinical user of the Versus Advantages RTLS. This session augments Educational Session #182, Ambulatory Clinic Patient Tracking with RTLS for Process Improvement (scheduled for Thursday at 2:15 PM). Geared toward Nurses, Managers and Administrators. Sign-up now!
Speaker: Brenda Joslyn, RN, BSN, MSB, Manager of Nursing Services for CancerCare of Maine, a department of Eastern Maine Medical Center. Ms. Joslyn has 20 years of experience in Critical Care, Medical and Radiation Oncology.
When: Tuesday, February 21st @ 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 22nd @ 11:00 AM
Thursday, February 23rd @ 4:00 PM

Session 6: Evaluating RTLS for Clinical Use

Description: Why does accuracy matter? How much more granular, timely and reliable does RTLS need to be for clinical workflow automation than for asset tracking? What role does asset tracking play in automating workflows? Sign up for this roundtable to learn what to look for in a clinical-grade RTLS—and what to avoid.
Speaker: Susan Pouzar, CPHIMS, Vice President of Sales, Versus Technology, Inc. Ms. Pouzar serves as VP of Sales for Versus. She is incredibly well-versed in the RTLS selection process, including helping customers understand the implementation process and avoid the pitfalls of the various types of technologies that exist.
When: Tuesday, February 21st @ 1:30 PM
Wednesday, February 22nd @ 3:00 PM
Thursday, February 23rd @ 12:00 PM


Spotlight: HIMSS12 Education Session #182
Ambulatory Clinic Patient Tracking with RTLS for Process Improvement
Thursday, February 23, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: Lido 3103

This is your opportunity to learn how CancerCare of Maine (a department of Eastern Maine Medical Center) automates patient flow and captures data for metric reporting automatically utilizing the Versus Advantages system to analyze performance and enhance the patient care experience.

Brenda Joslyn, RN, BSN, MSB, Manager of Nursing Services at CancerCare of Maine and Susan Pouzar, VP of Sales at Versus will explain how the clinic utilizes very accurate (chair-level locating in some instances) for Process Improvement.

Forget asset tracking for a moment and come learn how CancerCare of Maine has redesigned and automated patient workflows, patient throughput documentation and staff utilization reporting for time and cost savings as well as patient and staff satisfaction.

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Who's using Versus Advantages RTLS?

Allegiance Health
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Avera McKennan Hospital
Broward Children’s Center
Carroll Hospital Center
Chalmers P. Whylie VA Medical Center
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Christiana Care Health System
Cleveland Clinic-Glickman Urology Institute
Columbus Regional Hospital
Cox Medical Center
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Elite Care Long Term Care Communities
Froedtert Medical Colleges of Wisconsin
Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Mercy Hospital Grayling
Memorial Hospital Miramar
Memorial Hospital West
Memorial Regional Hospital
Moncrief Army Community Hospital
Munson Medical Center
Northwest Michigan Surgery Center
Palmetto Health Baptist
Pacific Medical Centers Canyon Park
Pacific Medical Centers Totem Lake
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Rouge Valley Health System

Southlake Regional Health Centre
Sparrow Health System
St. Clair Hospital
St. Louis VA Medical Center
St. Mary’s Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital
Union Hospital
University of Chicago Hospitals
University of Iowa Hospital
University of Michigan Medical Center
University of Wisconsin
Virginia Mason-Kirkland
Western Maryland Health System
WestSound Orthopaedics, PS
Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
Womack Army Medical Center