(Traverse City, Michigan, July 15, 2009) – Versus Technology, Inc. (Versus) is pleased to announce participation in Microsoft’s 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference. The Versus Real-Time Locating Solution (RTLS) will be presented, along with solutions from iLink Systems, within the newly released Windows 7 environment during the PS007 Optimizing ICT: Connected Health Platform Explained breakout session on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. This “Health Care with Windows 7” demo will feature an automated patient visit from admission through the patient/physician interaction and discharge, in part utilizing the Versus infrared (IR) and RFID automated patient tracking system, with features such as Windows Touch and BitLocker to Go.
H. T. Snowday, Chief Technology Officer, Versus Technology, Inc., will present along with Anand Gaddum, Director of Healthcare Practice at iLink Systems and Elizabeth Bielby, Business Development Manager and member of Microsoft’s Worldwide Health team. This session will focus on optimizing the information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in healthcare environments.
Who: Elizabeth Bielby, Business Development Manager, Worldwide Health, Microsoft
Anand Gaddum, Director of Healthcare Practice, iLink Systems
H. T. Snowday, Chief Technology Officer, Versus Technology, Inc.
When: Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 16, 2009
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Session: PS007 Optimizing ICT: Connected Health Platform Explained
Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 5:00-6:00 PM
“Health Care with Windows 7″
Microsoft chose the Versus RTLS solution to showcase Windows 7 because Versus has a long-standing commitment to healthcare and provides the only real-time location technology proven to automate the clinical experience. In seeking to maximize efficiencies in healthcare and provide advanced human-to-technology interfaces, Microsoft has recognized the need for automation solutions like Versus’.
Even Microsoft Corporation’s Senior Director of Worldwide Health, Bill Crounse, MD, who was shown the Versus automated patient tracking solution weighed in on Versus’ ability to improve processes and increase efficiencies, stating, “if you are not planning for the use of this technology in your hospital or clinic, you are missing a huge opportunity to lower costs, increase revenues and deliver better, more satisfying care.”
The Worldwide Partner Conference provides a forum for Microsoft partners to connect with thousands of other partners—and expand business opportunities through essential partner-to-partner networking. By creating an intelligent network of shared ideas, you gain strategic advantage, build alliances, and gain key business knowledge to position your organization for success. The past three years have been sold-out with many more wait-listed hoping for a chance to attend.
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. (www.versustech.com; Pink Sheets: VSTI.PK)
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