Awarepoint Appoints Dr. Dennis O'Leary as Chief Strategy Officer

SAN DIEGO (August 24, 2009) -- Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of real-time location system (RTLS)

solutions, today announced that Dr. Dennis O'Leary has joined the company as chief strategy officer. In this role,

O'Leary will assist Jason Howe, chief executive officer, with creating, communicating, executing, and sustaining

strategic initiatives within Awarepoint. Prior to joining Awarepoint, O'Leary served

a 21-year tenure as President of The Joint Commission. During that time, O'Leary

led the successful transformation of its accreditation process to focus on actual

organization performance in the provision of patient care. He is now President

Emeritus of The Joint Commission.

Prior to his time at The Joint Commission, O'Leary served as Dean for Clinical

Affairs at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

and Vice President of the George Washington University Health Plan. At George

Washington, he achieved the faculty rank of Professor of Medicine and served as

Medical Director of the University Hospital. O'Leary has been active in a variety of

professional activities. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National

Academy of Sciences and served as a member of the board of directors of the

National Quality Forum and as a member of the National Advisory Council of the

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2000, he was identified by

Modern Healthcare as "one of the 25 most influential leaders in health care".

O'Leary earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College,

New York, NY and his bachelor's degree from Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.

Awarepoint is growing its health care vision to a new generation of connected health solutions and is actively building

an ecosystem of partners that will enable it to expand its location-aware technologies for use in a wider range of

applications and service offerings.

"My priority at Awarepoint is to help identify next generation opportunities that address every aspect of the ‘health

care value equation' - quality of care, cost reduction, revenue enhancement and risk reduction," said O'Leary. "It is

my intent to explore applications of Awarepoint's sophisticated enterprise-wide RTLS technology that goes beyond its

current capabilities and effectively helps to fix broken health care processes."

"Dr. O'Leary is much admired and one of the most influential thought leaders in health care. His extensive

background in developing health care quality and patient safety improvement strategies, and his view of RTLS,

and specifically Awarepoint as one of those priority strategies open great opportunities for Awarepoint

to positively impact the value of health care. In addition, his broad organization management experience lends

added depth to our leadership team. I am so honored to be working alongside one of today's heroes in

healthcare," said Awarepoint's chief executive officer Jason Howe.

Dr. Dennis O'Leary

President Emeritus, The Joint Commission

Chief Strategy Officer, Awarepoint

Awarepoint Corporation

About Awarepoint

Awarepoint's real time location systems (RTLSs) include its real time awareness platform, firmware, RFID tags,

sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform that data into high-value

positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security

and other applications. Requiring no hard wiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" network is a fully managed service,

including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego,

California and serves hospitals across the United States through a national sales and operations workforce. Track us

down at www.awarepoint.com .

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