Awarepoint Real-Time Awareness Solutions Hospital Case Studies Featured at RFID Journal LIVE! 2010

SAN DIEGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:




Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of ZigBee-based networked real-time awareness solutions and real-time location system (RTLS) applications for hospitals, will be participating in the upcoming eighth annual RFID Journal LIVE! 2010 conference and exhibition, being held April 14 – 16, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.




Awarepoint customers: Scott Sullivan, Business Manager of UCSD Medical Center and Terri Simpson-Tucker, RN, MSN, Assistant Administrator of Support Services, Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center have been invited to discuss how RFID is impacting ROI in the health care environment and improving their hospital operations in two separate breakout sessions during the conference.




Additionally, Jackson Health System, an Awarepoint end-user, has been nominated for an RFID Journal Award in the category of Best RFID Implementation for its enterprise-wide RTLS solution that manages more than 12,000 mobile pieces of medical equipment, one of the largest RFID installations in U.S. healthcare. Awarepoint was also nominated as a finalist in the category of Best of Show for advances to its ZigBee-based Real-time Awareness Solution. The winner of this new award will be determined by a team of judges with input from attendees at RFID Journal LIVE! 2010, and will go to the company that exhibits the best new RFID product or service at the event. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, April 16, 2010 in the general session room from 9:45am to 11 am and the winners will be featured in RFID Journal magazine.




During the conference, Awarepoint will be exhibiting in Booth #538 its real-time location solutions (RTLS) that add location awareness to a variety of healthcare applications for operational efficiency, patient flow and patient safety.  Demonstrations will showcase the Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, and discuss how location awareness can impact financial and clinical outcomes with a high and quick return on investment (ROI).



WHEN:

April 14 - 16, 2010




Exhibit hours:


Wednesday, April 14 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Thursday, April 15 - 10:30 am to 5:00 pm


Friday, April 16 - 10:30 am to 3:00 pm



WHERE:

Orange County Convention Center – South Concourse


9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.



TOPICS:

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 11:30 AM – Pharmaceutical/Health Care Breakout Session




Using RTLS to Overcome Business-Management Challenges in Today's Operating Room




Speaker:


Scott Sullivan, Business Manager


University of California, San Diego Medical Center




Properly managing perioperative services from both a patient-flow and budget perspective affects a hospital's entire organization. Operating room flow drives the vast majority of a medical facility's in-patients, and ORs are the major revenue and cost centers of most hospitals. Ultimately, improving perioperative services improves a medical center's overall flow and bottom line. Today's OR management team must oversee multi-million-dollar budgets, meet aggressive quality and safety targets, recruit and retain employees, and drive surgeon satisfaction. In this presentation, learn how RTLS technology impacts the UCSD Medical Center's process-improvement goals to maximize operational efficiency, as well as minimize required resources and related costs.




Friday, April 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM – Executive Strategy Breakout Session




Building a Business Case for RFID: From the Basement to the C-suite




Speaker:


Terri Simpson-Tucker, RN, MSN


Assistant Administrator of Support Services


Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center




An investment in RFID has the potential to save money, minimize waste and improve employee efficiency in any organization. This presentation will discuss one hospital's experience in developing a business case with a positive return on investment to fund and implement RFID. Learn how different stakeholders were brought into the project to ensure success.




Takeaways:


• Strategies to help build political backing for an RFID project


• How to overcome barriers from blockers, as well as gain stakeholder buy-in and acquire financial backing for purchase.



CONTACT:

Valerie Fritz, 619-454.7070 [email protected]



About Awarepoint Corporation

Awarepoint's real-time location systems (RTLSs) include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, active 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" ZigBee-based wireless sensor network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves its hospital customers across the United States through an exclusive distribution partnership with Skytron. Track us down at www.awarepoint.com, and visit www.theawarepointblog.com to join us in conversation as we explore how RTLS is evolving beyond "location" to Real-time Awareness Solutions that take into consideration all of the factors that matter to hospital administrators and patients alike.

About Skytron

Skytron provides innovative and efficient medical equipment solutions for a variety of healthcare settings and hospital departments, and is recognized across North America for the highest quality products, extensive product menu and exceptional customer service. Skytron products include surgical lighting, tables, booms, integration, stainless steel, RTLS-RFID technology, and more. Since 1972, Skytron has remained true to their commitment of "customer service first, everything else will follow." For more information on Skytron's quality products, visit www.skytron.us .

About ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology.  The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronics, energy, health care, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit:  http://www.zigbee.org

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision makers worldwide—in print, online and at face-to-face events.

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