VUE17

May 3-5, 2017 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

JOIN US AT VUE17

The intracoastal waterway sets the backdrop in sunny Ft. Lauderdale for our fourth annual user group meeting, the Versus User Experience (VUE). This fun and informative client-focused event combines exceptional networking and learning opportunities with good food and good friends from your nationwide Versus family. You'll have the opportunity to network with and learn best practices from your peers, gain insight into other Versus deployments, learn about the direction Versus is taking as a company, and tap the knowledge of Versus experts and executives. This year's client tour features Memorial Hospital Miramar, an RTLS innovator since 2004.

Client Tour: Memorial Hospital Miramar

Be part of a select group to tour one of our longest standing and most accomplished clients, Memorial Hospital Miramar, where you'll see first-hand how the Versus system enhances operations in several departments. Only a few seats are left ... register soon!

1901 SW 172 Avenue, Miramar, FL 33029

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Keynote Speaker

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Michael O’Neil
Founder & CEO, GetWellNetwork

Michael O’Neil was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 28. After four cycles of chemotherapy, he started GetWellNetwork®, Inc., to help hospitals improve performance and outcomes through patient engagement. In this engaging presentation, Michael shares his life story and how it relates to the current and future state of the patient experience. He provides high-level industry information on the patient experience and the health care provider landscape, as well as several inspirational, real-world examples from both the patient and provider perspective.

Peer Presenters

Cheryl Becker, RHIA, CPHQ

Cheryl Becker shares the initiative that garnered her the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Harwick Innovation Award: a care-delivery model supported by Versus that results in a calm, qu

Cheryl Becker, RHIA, CPHQ

Manager of Clinic Operations, Aurora Health Care

Brent Wheeler, MSA

As the Vice President of Operations for a 364-bed medical center in Flint, Michigan, Brent Wheeler implemented RTLS to maximize the hospital's capital investment in Smart IV Pumps. He'll share McLaren

Brent Wheeler, MSA

Vice President of Operations, McLaren Flint

Linda Fahey, RN, DNP

As Chief Nursing Officer at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Linda used her RTLS-enabled nurse call system to study the time her nurses spend at the bedside. She'll share how she's incorporating this data i

Linda Fahey, RN, DNP

Chief Nursing Officer, Decatur Memorial Hospital

Rodney Haas

The University of Minnesota’s Health Clinics and Surgery Center engages its clinical team to proactively manage the patient experience using daily reports from Versus. Rodney Haas shares how data he

Rodney Haas

Organizational Performance Management, Principal, University of Minnesota Physicians

Sharon Boothe

As the Versus Administrator for our host client, Memorial Healthcare, Sharon is a long-time member of the Versus family. She has experience in ED workflow, RTLS-Epic integration, and now the new V-Net

Sharon Boothe

Senior System Analyst, Memorial Healthcare System

Hope Olsen, PMP

The latest RTLS project at JPS Hospital is a quality/process improvement initiative aimed at improving hand hygiene compliance hospital wide. Hope will share how she is leading this cross-departmental

Hope Olsen, PMP

Project Manager, JPS Hospital

Troy Foster

Troy Foster shares how Stanford Health Care's new cancer center uses Versus for a "universal check-in" process that reduces patient wait times, for updating staff on patient progress across appointmen

Troy Foster

Sr. Manager IT Infrastructure, Stanford Health Care

Terri Niepokny

Our host client, Memorial Hospital Miramar, has been enhancing patient care with Versus since 2004. Terri Niepokny will share the many ways Memorial Hospital Miramar uses Versus: badging staff, patien

Terri Niepokny

System Analyst, Memorial Hospital Miramar

Venue & Lodging

Our sessions will take place at the beautiful and historic Riverside Hotel along the intracoastal waterway and Las Olas Boulevard. There is room for everyone to attend our general sessions; however, there is limited availability to stay at the hotel. Be sure to book soon to secure a room.

620 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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Preliminary schedule, subject to change. All times Eastern.

7:30-9:00 AM

Breakfast & Learning Labs

9:00-10:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions

For those who were unable to attend the Memorial Hospital Miramar Tour and Presentation, you'll have a chance to hear from this long-time Versus user. For those who did take the tour, we're reprising the pre-conference Lean workshop.

Terri-NiepoknyForm, Function & Financials: A Decade of Operational Improvement
Presenter: Terri Niepokny, Systems Analyst, Memorial Hospital Miramar
Join one of our longest standing and most accomplished clients to learn how they’ve been enhancing hospital operations with RTLS since 2004. Terri will share the many ways Memorial Hospital Miramar uses Versus: badging staff, patients and assets, integrating with nurse call and EMR systems, managing bed turnover, tracking OR case events, and more. Beyond the basics, she’ll also share the benefits — both functionally and financially.

Allen-FouchtJennie-VanderpooleLean & Versus: ROI for Performance Improvement
Presenters: Allen Foucht BSN, RN, CLSSMBB, and Jennie Vanderpool, MSN, RN, LSSBB, Versus Performance Improvement Consultants
Whether you’re a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or just beginning a Lean journey in your health system, this workshop will help connect the dots between Lean methodology and your Versus investment. Our performance improvement consultants will cover the 5 Lean Concepts and 8 Forms of Waste, and how Versus workflow and analytics impact each of these tenets. You’ll return home with new knowledge to help articulate the Versus value proposition in your health system’s performance improvement initiatives.

10:10-11:10 AM

Introduction to Reports Plus™ Analytics 5.3

Lyndsy_Marcoux_SqPresenter: Lyndsy Marcoux, Versus Informatics Specialist
Whether you’re an old hat at Versus reporting or just looking to get started, everyone will benefit from this overview of our powerful reporting package. Informatics Specialist Lyndsy Marcoux will give a one-hour tour of the latest version of Reports Plus™ Analytics, highlighting not only what’s new, but also best practices for criteria selection and data use.

11:20-11:50 AM

Gaining Visibility to the Entire Patient Experience in Oncology Care

Troy Foster, Stanford HealthcarePresenter: Troy Foster, Sr. Manager IT Infrastructure, Stanford Health Care, Digital Solutions
Oncology visits are complicated affairs, with patients typically scheduling multiple appointments in one day. Coordinating among several departments while creating a positive patient experience can be a challenge. When Stanford Health Care opened its new Cancer Center South Bay, they used Versus to uniquely address these issues. Troy will describe how a "universal check-in" process reduces patient wait times, how Versus updates staff on patient progress across appointments, and how multiple workflows communicate who has seen the patient, and who needs to see them next.

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

Conference Wrap-Up & Lunch

Grab a box lunch and head out to catch an early flight, or have a sit-down meal to keep the networking and learning going.

7:00-8:00 AM

Breakfast & Learning Labs

8:00-8:30 AM

Welcome

HT_Snowdayjohn-baumannHT Snowday, Versus President, and John Baumann, President & CEO of Midmark Corporation, welcome you to the VUE.

8:30-9:15 AM

Keynote: Bringing the Patient Voice to the Forefront of Care

Michael_ONeilSpeaker: Michael O'Neil, Founder & CEO, GetWellNetwork
Michael O’Neil was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 28. After four cycles of chemotherapy, he started GetWellNetwork®, Inc., to help hospitals improve performance and outcomes through patient engagement. In this engaging presentation, Michael shares his life story and how it relates to the current and future state of the patient experience. He provides high-level industry information on the patient experience and the health care provider landscape, as well as several inspirational, real-world examples from both the patient and provider perspective.

9:25-9:55 AM

Eliminating the Waiting Room with Versus

Cheryl BeckerPresenter: Cheryl Becker, RHIA, CPHQ, Manager, Clinic Operations, Aurora Health Care
No one likes to wait, especially in a doctor’s office, where the person sitting next to you may have a condition you don’t want to catch. Yet how do you design clinic workflow without a waiting room, where exam rooms are always free for the next patient, where patients make their own way through the halls, and where providers and staff easily know where to go next? In this session, Cheryl shares the initiative that garnered her the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Harwick Innovation Award: a care-delivery model supported by Versus that results in a calm, quiet, healthier clinic with efficient flow and a collaborative care environment.

10:05-11:05 AM

Breakout Sessions

New this year! Breakouts will be client-led by an experienced user in each use case.

• Oncology Care
• Outpatient Clinic
• Asset Management
• Emergency Department
• ORs and ASCs
• Systems Integration
• Reporting & Analytics

11:15-12:00 PM

Managing Assets with Versus: Three Perspectives

Tim_Killmer-SqSharon-BootheBrent WheelerWe all have equipment to track and manage. Our asset management panel features three case studies that cover a wide range of uses and benefits, including facility-wide asset visibility with Wi-Fi, IV pump fleet reduction through par-level asset management, tracking assets across multiple campuses, and the benefits of integrating Versus to smart IV pumps.

Panelists:
Timothy Killmer, IS Analyst IV, Billings Clinic
Sharon Boothe, Senior Systems Analyst, Memorial Healthcare System
Brent Wheeler, MSA, Vice President of Operations, McLaren Flint

12:00-12:15 PM

Group Activity: Product Survey

Take a few minutes to let us know what you think! You'll have the opportunity to offer feedback on a variety of product-related issues. The survey is electronic and mobile-friendly, so be sure to have your phone or tablet ready.

12:15-1:30 PM

Lunch & Learning Labs

1:30-2:00 PM

Diving into Data for Performance Improvement

Rodney-HaasPresenter: Rodney Haas, Organizational Performance Management, Principal, University of Minnesota Physicians
Versus documents a wealth of workflow metrics presented through Reports Plus™ Analytics: wait times, room utilization, staff productivity and more. What are the best practices for using this data to effect change in your organization? Rodney presents a fascinating case study for performance improvement, discussing how RTLS data led to multiple initiatives at the University of Minnesota’s Health Clinics and Surgery Center. Learn how UofM used their data to change the way they schedule and utilize exam rooms, improve staffing models, and more.

2:10-2:35 PM

Supporting Your Integration Goals

Kevin_JacksonPresenter: Kevin Jackson, Chief Technologist
In the 2016 KLAS Survey, Versus was honored to receive the highest rating for "Supporting Integration Goals." As our commitment to interoperability continues, we'll cover all the interfaces we have in place that can help your health system increase efficiency and productivity.

2:35-3:15 PM

Versus Roadmap

Presenter: Kevin Jackson, Chief Technologist, Versus
Kevin will offer an informative look into the exciting developments Versus has on our short- and long-term R&D roadmaps for our customers.

3:15-4:00 PM

Break & Learning Labs

4:00-4:30 PM

Nursing & RTLS: Increasing Care at the Bedside

Linda Fahey, RN, DPB, CNOPresenter: Linda Fahey, RN, DNP, Chief Nursing Officer, Decatur Memorial Hospital
Several studies have shown that nurses aren't spending enough face time with patients. How do you know if this is true in your hospital? Continuous manual observation isn't practical, and asking nurses to document their time can be another distraction from patient care. Linda will share the study she conducted at Decatur Memorial Hospital using RTLS, and how she's incorporating the data into a new patient care model aimed at increasing time at the bedside.

4:40-5:10 PM

Creating a Cross-Functional Team for Hand Hygiene Improvement

Hope Olsen, RTLS Project ManagerPresenter: Hope Olsen, Project Manager, JPS Hospital
A huge key to success for any hand hygiene initiative is facilitating organizational buy-in and building a cross-functional team. As JPS Hospital embarks on their latest RTLS project, a Versus Advantages™ Hand Hygiene Safety implementation, Hope Olsen has done a phenomenal job with just that. She will share how she has rallied support among many different stakeholders — Quality, IT, Infection Control, Nursing, Physicians, Knowledge Management, Plant Operations and Environmental Services — to create a common goal of increasing hand hygiene and reducing hospital-acquired infections.

6:15-9:00 PM

Intracoastal Dinner Cruise or Land Lover’s Dinner

dinner-cruiseyoloAll aboard the Anticipation IV for a scenic dinner cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy a relaxing three-hour tour, dinner and cocktails while you take in the sunset. Boarding begins at 6:15; we set sail at 6:30.
Prefer to stay on terra firma? Enjoy a “Land Lover’s Dinner” at YOLO, a staple of Fort Lauderdale’s culinary and nightlife scene.

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

1:00-5:00 PM

Memorial Hospital Miramar Tours

Memorial Hospital MiramarBe part of a select group to tour one of our longest standing and most accomplished clients, Memorial Hospital Miramar, where you'll see first-hand how the Versus system has enhanced operations in several departments since 2004. Only 40 tour seats are available and they go quickly, so register early!

Shuttle service provided from hotel (~30 minutes travel time). All tour groups depart at 1 p.m. Participants will enjoy a one-hour presentation in addition to a one-hour hospital tour.

3:00-5:00 PM

Concurrent Pre-Conference Workshops

Lyndsy_Marcoux_Sq3-5pm: Reports Plus™ Analytics Q&A
Presenter: Lyndsy Marcoux, Versus Informatics Specialist
This pre-conference session is your chance to have your Reports Plus Analytics (RPA) questions answered by a Versus analytics expert. We’ll gather your most pressing questions prior to the conference, and Lyndsy Marcoux, our Informatics Specialist, will come prepared with in-depth answers.


Allen-FouchtJennie-Vanderpoole3-4pm: Lean & Versus: ROI for Performance Improvement (Session #1)
Presenters: Allen Foucht BSN, RN, CLSSMBB, and Jennie Vanderpool, MSN, RN, LSSBB, Versus Performance Improvement Consultants
Whether you’re a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or just beginning a Lean journey in your health system, this workshop will help connect the dots between Lean methodology and your Versus investment. Our performance improvement consultants will cover the 5 Lean Concepts and 8 Forms of Waste, and how Versus workflow and analytics impact each of these tenets. You’ll return home with new knowledge to help articulate the Versus value proposition in your health system’s performance improvement initiatives. Limited to 20 attendees.

4-5pm: Lean & Versus: ROI for Performance Improvement (Session #2)
Same session as above, delivered a second time. Limited to 20 attendees.

5:00-7:00 PM

Welcome & Networking Reception

INTRACOASTAL DINNER CRUISE

All aboard the Anticipation IV for a scenic dinner cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy a relaxing three-hour tour, dinner and cocktails while you take in the sunset. Prefer to stay on terra firma? Enjoy a “Land Lover’s Dinner” at YOLO, a staple of Fort Lauderdale’s culinary and nightlife scene.

333 Las Olas Way Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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LEARNING LABS

Versus experts will be available during exhibit hours to answer your questions on a variety of topics at four Learning Labs:

Professional Services & Support (Implementation, Integrations)
Optimization & Lean Consulting Services
Reports Plus™ Analytics
Software & Sensory Network (V-Direct™, V-Link™ and V-Net™ systems, Badges, etc.)

Register

$149

Early Bird

  • Register by Feb. 28
  • Reception
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Client Appreciation Party

$199

Standard

  • Applies March 1 & later
  • Reception
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Client Appreciation Party

$99

Group (per person)

  • Per person rate for 3 or more
  • Reception
  • Breakfasts & Lunches
  • Client Appreciation Party