AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA), has endorsed the Versus Information System® (VIS™) for asset, staff, and patient tracking technology to improve patient care as well as safety within hospitals. VIS assists healthcare organizations by improving patient flow management within their facilities, particularly in the emergency and operating rooms. VIS allows caregivers to track a patient’s location using real-time active RFID tags throughout the hospital and also tracks their care progression. Healthcare organizations can also utilize the system to track equipment and staff. Lab and x-ray procedure notification orders are also delivered immediately to those who need it via the system.
Versus Technology’s RFID-IR Solution Receives Exclusive Endorsement From The American Hospital Association
CHICAGO, June 20 – AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA), today announced an exclusive endorsement of the Versus Information System(R) (VIS(TM)) RFID-IR (Radio Frequency Identification – Infrared) for asset, staff, and patient tracking technology to enhance patient care and safety.
VIS assists healthcare organizations with improving patient flow management within their facilities, particularly in the emergency and operating departments. Versus Technology, Inc. (Versus) was selected after an extensive review and market assessment by AHA Solutions for inclusion on its newly launched Patient Flow Platform. Versus is a leading provider of real- time technology that allows healthcare organizations to track equipment, staff, and patients. VIS was endorsed because of their proven technology, experience and flexibility with installations. In talking with client references during the review, healthcare organizations repeatedly mentioned the technology’s high level of tracking accuracy and strong product training. VIS has been used for more than a decade and adapts to the complexity of the healthcare process. The breadth of the Versus locating solutions reach to every department in a healthcare facility resulting in better overall processes.
“Versus is proud to be an important part of AHA’s Patient Flow Platform,” commented Henry Tenarvitz, President, Versus Technology. “For more than a decade, our solutions have enhanced the patient care and operational aspects of healthcare facilities. This endorsement substantiates our system offerings in the Real Time Location Software (RTLS) marketplace as a full-featured and qualified solution for patient flow management concerns.” National attention has focused on the overcrowding and patient flow issues experienced by emergency departments and how they have a negative impact on patient care. In a recent survey conducted by Fierce Healthcare, an independent healthcare news agency, 65% of healthcare executives said that patient flow is an ‘extremely serious’ problem, and 50% of those healthcare executives said that patient flow was among their top three management concerns.
“Versus has provided real-time automation to healthcare for over fourteen years,” stated Tenarvitz. “As recipient of the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award for RTLS in Healthcare for the second time, we are the only RTLS company that was identified as offering high levels of accuracy at a reasonable total cost of ownership. If a locating system is going to provide event processing, then it must be highly granular – this is where VIS excels.”
VIS allows caregivers to automatically track patient location in the hospital as well as their care progression, reducing time consuming tasks such as room and staff assignments. In addition, lab and x-ray procedure notification orders are delivered immediately to those who need it. The VIS system uses technology that combines active RFID and infrared signals making hospital information systems most effective.
“Our Patient Flow Platform was designed to help improve the continuum of care with a focus on improving the patient experience. The Versus solution has demonstrated a strong impact to overall hospital performance and has a strong track record among their current customers,” said Anthony Burke, President AHA Solutions. “We are very pleased to be able to award the AHA endorsement to Versus and look forward to working together to bring their innovative solution to the healthcare community.”
For further information on the newly endorsed Versus RFID-IR Tracking and Automation Solution, contact Mary Longe, Director at AHA Solutions at 800-242-4677 or visit our Web site at http://www.aha-solutions.org/.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at aha.org.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) whose purpose is to identify and/or develop products and services that help hospitals and healthcare organizations operate more effectively – and efficiently. As the only area of the AHA with rights to award the AHA Endorsement, the company relies on its due diligence and healthcare industry knowledge to provide resource to healthcare leaders in the areas of Patient Flow, Human Resources, Finance/Revenue Cycle Management, Technology and Risk Management. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org/.
About Versus Technology, Inc.
Versus Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VSTI.PK) (http://www.versustech.com/) (Versus) is the leader in the development and sale of context-aware systems used for the management of patient flow and medical assets and to improve caregiver/patient communications in medical and long-term care facilities. Versus also supplies Active RFID-IR tags and readers that make locating systems more precise, security systems more intelligent, data collection routines automatic, and asset management systems more efficient. Versus’ systems, which are currently installed in hospitals, corporate facilities, government facilities, and other complexes, permit the automatic and accurate registry of essential management and business information. By monitoring the precise location of personnel or equipment and automatically recording events associated with their locations, the systems offer real-time asset and staff locating, automatic data collection, access/egress control, and a passive source of location data that facilitates scheduling and communication interfaces. Versus’ proprietary locating systems are sold primarily through an expanding network of resellers and dealers.
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