Join Awarepoint RTLS Hospital Clients During 'RFID in Health Care East' Conference

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ --


Awarepoint, a provider of ZigBee-based real-time location solutions (RTLS) for healthcare, along with its hospital distribution partner Skytron, will participate as an exhibitor at the RFID in Health Care East, being held Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Awarepoint and Skytron RTLS customers Texoma Medical Center of Denison, Texas, and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will present how enterprise-wide real-time location systems (RTLS) for hospital asset tracking is helping to improve patient care while cutting costs. RFID in Health Care East, the only event focused on RFID in healthcare, is produced by RFID Journal.


RFID in Health Care East  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010; 8:00 AM – 5:35 PM EDT


Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel Philadelphia

1701 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 735-6000


Tuesday, October 12, 2010: 9:45 AM EDT

Topic: Tracking and Managing Assets with RFID

Texoma Medical Center, an acute-care hospital located in Denison, Texas, is utilizing an enterprise-wide RTLS to track and manage mobile medical equipment and monitor temperature-sensitive assets. In this session, learn how the hospital is lowering costs in the areas of capital budget reallocation and monthly rental savings, while reducing the incidence of lost or missing assets. Also hear how the medical center is using temperature-monitoring tags to proactively manage the temperatures of nourishment and medication refrigerators throughout its facility.


Gregg Stepp, CMRP, Director of Supply Chain Operations,

Texoma  Medical Center

Tuesday, October 12, 2010: 4:00 PM EDT

Topic: Regional Medical Center Uses RTLS to Improve Efficiencies

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, a 740-bed community hospital in Baton Rouge, La., has more than 1,000 physicians and 4,000 team members. The facility undertook an enterprise-wide real-time locating system (RTLS) deployment that covers almost 1 million square feet, with nearly 6,000 assets under management. In this session, hear how the firm is getting the most from its RFID system. Learn how to understand end-user goals, facilitate change management, drive user adoption and develop business standards, and find out how the medical center is using its RTLS to favorably impact capital dollar allocations, as well as safety and nursing efficiency.


Allyn Whaley-Martin, Director of Safety, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center


Valerie Fritz, 858.345.5009 [email protected]

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About Awarepoint

Awarepoint provides real-time location solutions (RTLS) to hospitals nationwide.  Analogous to indoor GPS, RTLS is used to track location of assets and people in indoor environments and is particularly effective for tracking mobile equipment assets in hospitals.  Awarepoint solutions include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, active RFID tags, sensors, and bridges.  Requiring no hardwiring, 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 a distribution agreement with Skytron. Track us down at

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

About ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non- profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit:



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