May 9-11 2018
Starting at 1:00 pm
Baltimore, MD
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel & The Johns Hopkins Hospital

About VUE18

Inner Harbor Insights

Join us for the 5th annual Versus User Experience (VUE) at Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor, not far from this year’s host client, The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

At VUE18, you’ll have countless opportunities to network and learn best practices from your peers with a tour of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, case studies, discussions, breakout sessions and more. 

This year we’ll also be offering new sessions designed specifically for advanced users and system analysts. Keep your eye out for the agenda, coming in early 2018!


Client Tour

at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

TOURS ARE NOW FULL. Those who registered early will be a part of a select group to tour the historic Johns Hopkins campus, our largest RTLS deployment and a Versus user since 2012. Only 30 seats available.

Shuttle service departs the hotel at 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

Customer Appreciation Party

Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals

After a full day of engaging speakers and discussion, we’ll take a break to enjoy a Baltimore staple. Join us for an evening of baseball, great company and delicious eats at one of America’s most beloved stadiums: historic Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a mere fly ball from Babe Ruth’s birthplace.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Lovdal
Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Futurist

If you were to peek into the magic 8-ball of healthcare, what would you see? Dr. Michael Lovdal will kick off VUE18 with his predictions. Dr. Lovdal imparts insights gained through more than 30 years of healthcare consulting and extensive faculty experience at Harvard Business School, M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management, and Columbia Business School, where he currently teaches a course on innovative healthcare models. His presentation, U.S. Healthcare 2020+, will highlight emerging trends impacting all sectors of healthcare, from value-based care and reimbursement to the rise of consumerism to new models winning in care delivery and health technology. Join us as we step into the future at VUE18.

Dr. Mike Lovdal

Our speakers

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Venue & Lodging

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
Discounted Rate: $189

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

Our sessions will take place at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, where VUE18 attendees receive a discounted rate of $189 + taxes & fees. Make your reservations by April 8.Book online now »

VUE18 Agenda

Networking & Sessions from both Versus & Your Peers

The agenda for VUE18 is currently coming together. The topics below are tentative and subject to change. Watch for the detailed agenda in early 2018!

  • Supporting a Model of Patient-Centered Care
  • Clinic Self-Rooming
  • Data Analytics for Asset Management
  • Supporting RTLS Enterprise-Wide
  • Leveraging Reports Plus Analytics
  • RTLS as a Lean Management Tool
  • Latest Versus RTLS Developments
  • Best Practices for System Sustainability
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Reception
  • Client Appreciation Party
  • Complimentary Meals

Program agenda


  11am - 5pm
Drop by to say hi, and pick up your conference badge and welcome bag.

Tours of The Johns Hopkins Hospital

  1pm and 2:30pm
TOURS ARE NOW FULL. Tours of the historic Johns Hopkins campus, our largest RTLS deployment and a Versus user since 2012, are scheduled for 1pm and 2:30pm. Shuttle service departs the hotel at 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

Pre-Conference Technical Education Session: Tips & Tricks for Versus System Management

  2:30pm - 4:00pm
Instructor: Dan Sensenbaugh, Midmark-Versus Supervisor of Education & Workflow Engineering. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain or refresh your Versus technical knowledge, focusing on Sensory Network Administration and Diagnostics. Plus, learn about the Technical Education courses available at Versus University, as well as new online technical video tutorials.


  8am - 8:30am
HT Snowday, Vice President of Workflow Technologies, and John Baumann, President & CEO of Midmark Corporation, welcome you to the VUE with a preview of the Inner Harbor Insights you’ll learn over the next day and a half.

Keynote: U.S. Healthcare 2020+

  8:30am - 9:15am
Speaker: Dr. Michael Lovdal, Consultant, Adjunct Professor, Futurist. If you were to peek into the magic 8-ball of healthcare, what would you see? Dr. Michael Lovdal will kick off VUE18 with his predictions, gained through more than 30 years of healthcare consulting and extensive faculty experience at Harvard, M.I.T., and Columbia.

An Open Letter to Jeff, Warren & Jamie: The Future of Health Care

  9:25am - 10:05am
Speakers: Robert Greenspan, DDS, MPH, CEO and Tamika Simmons, Director, Members’ Experience, Employee Benefit Funds, NY Hotel Trades Council. The US healthcare system will not change on its own; it is up to us to ignite change. The alliance between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase presents a timely spark for this interactive session.

Breakout Sessions

  10:15am - 11:15am
Interface directly with your peers on the Versus topic of your choice: Patient Flow (Clinic, ED, OR), Asset Management, or Reporting & Analytics.

From Skeptic to Study: RTLS & Perioperative Efficiency

  11:25am - 11:55am
Speaker: Cindy Yeoh, MD, FASA, Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Hear how initially skeptical anesthesiologists set out to determine RTLS technology’s effect on perioperative efficiency at the Josie Robertson Surgery Center, resulting in a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Anesthesia and Clinical Research.    

Group Activity: Product Survey

  11:55am - 12:10pm
Take a few moments before lunch to share your opinions with the Midmark-Versus product development team.


  12:10pm - 1:30pm

Answering Basic Business Questions with Reports Plus™ Analytics

  1:30pm - 2:10pm
Speaker: Lyndsy Marcoux, Midmark-Versus Informatics Specialist. How much time are caregivers spending with patients? How well are rooms utilized? How often do patients wait? Learn how to use Versus to answer these questions, and how to validate the accuracy of RTLS data through the reporting package itself, with plenty of time for Q&A.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Enterprise-Wide RTLS

  2:20pm - 2:50pm
Speakers: Chee Letterman, Project Manager, and Joy Wei, Systems Analyst, Stanford Children’s Health. Looking to expand Versus throughout the hospital or health system? Learn from a team who gave birth to their RTLS initiative with a successful clinic project, and are now rapidly expanding their RTLS workflow family hospital-wide.

Smart Asset Distribution: Deploying AI solutions in the ED

  3pm - 3:30pm
Speaker: Diego A. Martinez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Data Scientist, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Through cognitive computing, Johns Hopkins data scientists discovered an interesting fact: infusion pump shortages can spread through hospital units like an infectious disease. Learn how RTLS data is helping to combat this behavioral contagion.

New from Versus: Clearview Mini & More

  4:10pm - 4:50pm
Speakers: Kevin Jackson, Chief Technologist; Stephanie Bertschy, Senior Marketing Manager, Midmark-Versus. Review the latest releases from Midmark-Versus, including a smart IV pump integration, new audit and traceability software features, and a complete introduction to the newest member of our badge family, the Clearview Mini.

Game On! Client Appreciation Party at Camden Yards

  5:30pm - 8:30pm
Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals. Work hard, play hard! Join us for an evening of baseball, great company and delicious eats at one of America’s most beloved stadiums: historic Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a mere fly ball from Babe Ruth’s birthplace.

ED Integration, Patient Flow, Asset Tracking & Beyond

  9am - 10am
Speakers: Gary Mann, MD, Program Chief, Emergency Medicine, Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering Hospital and Christine Sullivan, BSN, RN, Manager of ED Services, Columbus Regional Hospital. Join two long-standing Versus customers as they describe RTLS deployments that improve efficiency in the emergency department and beyond.

Concurrent Session (Admin/Clinical): Best Practices for Badge Management

  10:15am - 11:15am
Presenter: Kim Barnhardt, MBA/MHA, BS, RN, CPSO, Director of Clinical Consulting & Education, Midmark-Versus. Effective badge management is foundational to maximizing the value of your Versus system. Join us as we delve into proven best practices, the impact on reporting outcomes, and unique ways customers are managing badges, engaging patients with the technology, and driving success.

Concurrent Session (IT): Systems Integration from A to B

  10:15am - 11:15am
Presenter: Ben Smith, PMP, Professional Services Manager, Midmark-Versus. With the vast array of systems communicating in healthcare environments, it can be hard to know what’s going where, and how it gets there. Focusing on EMRs, Patient Engagement Systems, Integrations and Interfaces, we’ll talk through how these systems communicate, and some best practices.

Conference Awards

  11:30 - 12pm
Don’t miss the conclusion of our Inner Harbor Insights: an awards ceremony where we thank our host, honor the 2018 RTLS Innovator of the Year, and announce the location of VUE19. Light grab-and-go fare will be available as you depart to catch your flight home.

Program schedule

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More Information

• Learn about innovative RTLS uses from your peers
• Share and learn best practices
• Grow your network — meet other Versus users
• Ask questions of Versus experts and share your input
• Drive process improvement in your facility
• Leverage your Versus investment to its fullest extent

VUE attendees rate the conference “highly valuable” in post-conference surveys.

To get the best understanding of how Versus can impact your healthcare facility, take advantage of our special pricing for groups of three or more. By sending a team including an Executive, Clinician, and IT/Operations Analyst, you will be sure to go home with an inter-disciplinary plan to leverage your Versus investment.

    • CIO / CMIO / CNO / COO
    • Clinician Champions
    • Clinical Informaticists
    • Operations Managers
    • Patient Flow Coordinators
    • Process/QI Specialists
    • Project Managers
    • Systems Analysts

Take a look back at past VUEs, including the agenda and photos to get a feel for the conference.

• VUE17
• VUE16
• VUE15
• VUE14

Questions about logistics or being a presenter? Email vue@versustech.com or call Jeanne (x1208) or Liz (x1232) at 877-983-7787.


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VUE18 Registration

All registrations include pre-conference events, education, reception, meals, and the client appreciation party. Pre-conference events are subject to availability.

Early Bird

  • Sales end on March 2


  • Applies March 3-May 4


  • Per-person rate for 3 or more

Contact us

2600 Miller Creek Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
1-877-9VERSUS x1208
  • DATE

    May 9-11, 2018

    Baltimore, MD
  • TOUR

    Johns Hopkins

    10 Sessions

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