Patient Flow Leader Central Logic Heads West to Las Vegas for Fall Edition of Patient Flow Summit 2011

Industry’s Foremost Patient Flow Software Developer to Hold Next Flagship Conference, Oct. 12-14, at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Summerlin, Nev.

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Central Logic, the healthcare industry’s leading provider of innovative patient flow software and consultative expertise, today announced that the fall edition of its flagship industry conference, Patient Flow Summit 2011, will take place October 12-14, 2011, at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Summerlin, Nev., located just outside of Las Vegas.

The announcement follows the company’s successful orchestration of its spring Patient Flow Summit, held last month at the Nashville Marriott Hotel at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The move to Las Vegas provides attendees with more recreational, social, and relaxation opportunities at one of the area’s premier luxury resorts, and seeks to attract more patient flow, bed management, information technology (IT), and financial executives from leading hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the country.

Now in its third year, Central Logic’s Patient Flow Summit is the healthcare sector’s only national forum that addresses the myriad financial, operational, and technological issues surrounding the design and management of patient flow processes, which include the transport, admission, transfer, and discharge of patients in diverse medical environments. The company’s signature showcase features presentations by prominent, senior-level hospital executives and administrators overseeing patient movements in their respective organizations. Attendees also include transfer center directors, patient placement managers, discharge planning supervisors, emergency department directors, chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, physician leaders, and finance and IT directors.

“The Las Vegas Patient Flow Summit 2011 will delve further into many of the patient flow management issues and challenges addressed at our Nashville symposium, but deliver even greater focus on how to integrate and optimize best practices in hospitals and healthcare systems for maximum financial and operational benefits,” said Darin Vercillo, MD, co-founder and chief executive officer of Central Logic, and a practicing hospitalist. “In addition, at the request of past attendees, we will also offer more informative breakout sessions with hospital administrators and industry experts, and provide optional product training labs on the summit’s first day for those interested in extracting more value from Central Logic’s patient flow and bed management solutions.”

Patient Flow Summit 2011 to Feature HP TouchSmart™ Technology

Rebranded to more accurately reflect the changing nature and growing importance of patient movements in today’s hospitals and healthcare systems, Patient Flow Summit 2011 is sponsored by HP (NYSE: HPQ), the world’s largest technology company.

At the event, HP will present and demonstrate its award-winning, critically-acclaimed family of TouchSmart™ hardware and display technologies (, all specifically designed to be operated by touch. The TouchSmart line includes a new generation of all-in-one personal computers (PCs) and interactive displays that change the way healthcare workers interact with their computing workstations and devices. At Patient Flow Summit 2011, the company will showcase its HP 42-inch LCD interactive display, HP TouchSmart 9100 Business PC, and HP Slate 500 Tablet PC to explain how software products may be viewed, accessed, and used via touchscreens in real-world medical environments.

The Patient Flow Summit 2011 in Nashville featured keynote addresses from Vercillo; Thomas R. Ferry, president and CEO of Curaspan Health Group; Norman Dinerman, MD, director of emergency medicine at Eastern Maine Medical Center; and Ron Marshall, vice president of system development at Sutter Health. The event also offered breakout session presentations from industry experts such as John Luginbill of The HEAVYWEIGHTS, and seasoned administrators from such distinguished hospitals and health systems as BJC Healthcare, Emory University Hospital, Hartford Hospital, and Riverside Regional Medical Center.

Conference Pricing and Registration

Registration for Central Logic’s Patient Flow Summit 2011 in Las Vegas is open to all interested professionals. The attendance cost, which includes access to all sessions and breakfast and lunch each day, is $395.00 per person for hospital employees, and $1,295.00 per person for non-hospital professionals. Healthcare systems with three or more associates in attendance will receive a special $295.00 per person registration rate. Conference attendees may also participate in an optional half day of hands-on product training for an additional $100.00 per person.

The summit registration application may be accessed and completed online by visiting, and then clicking on the Learn More and Register Now button in the upper right-hand corner. Space is limited, so attendees should register now to secure their conference participation.

Hotel Accommodations and Reservations

Patient Flow Summit 2011 in Las Vegas will be held at the luxurious JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, an American Automobile Association (AAA) Four Diamond Award-winning destination which sits in a lush 11-acre oasis of gardens, streams, waterfalls, and palm trees, and overlooks the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Strip. Summit attendees may book room reservations for just $149.00 per night by calling (800) 297-5056. Additional hotel information may be found at

General Information: Patient Flow Summit 2011

For more information on Patient Flow Summit 2011 in Las Vegas, please visit; call (866) 932-4333; or e-mail [email protected].

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About Central Logic, Inc.

Central Logic is the healthcare industry’s leading provider of innovative patient flow software and consultative expertise. Since 2005, the company’s solutions have transformed patient transfer processes for some of the nation’s most respected medical systems and hospitals, including Cleveland Clinic, Sutter Health, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Wake Forest University, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and HCA. Central Logic’s Web-based solutions have the proven ability to improve patient care, increase hospital efficiency, and reduce costs. Based just outside Salt Lake City, Central Logic works collaboratively with physicians, administrators, and staff to design and deliver practical transfer center and patient flow solutions that increase patient throughput while conserving internal resources. For more information, please visit


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