TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Versus Technology, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VSTI) (Versus) today announces the sale of Enterprise VISion(TM): Clinic and OR Solutions to Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio (Columbus VA). The wireless, rules-based real-time location information system (RTLiS) will be installed to enhance patient flow and increase efficiency within their surgery center and clinics.
The Columbus VA sought a patient tracking system because the patient census has increased dramatically over the last few years and patient volume is expected to continue to rise. With space and budget constraints, the clinics opted for an automated patient flow management system to help increase efficiencies while maintaining current staffing levels. Currently, Enterprise VISion(TM) is installed on three floors, which will allow the Columbus VA to simultaneously monitor patient flow for 200 to 300 patients and their interactions with 100+ staff in over 150 separate room areas.
The Versus system, using safe infrared (IR) and radio frequency identification (RFID) badges, tracks the patient's visit progression and notifies caregivers of the patient's current stage of care based on locations and interactions with key staff. The Versus RTLiS has been deployed at hundreds of acute care hospitals and outpatient clinics to provide hands-free and automatic data collection, including documentation of important milestone markers such as wait times, overall length of stay and bed turnover times.
The Versus system also automatically communicates the patient's visit progression, assisting the clinical staff by alerting them as to which patient is ready to be seen next and when patient wait times exceed pre-established thresholds which will help eliminate potential bottlenecks. Paul Timmerman, Versus' VP of Sales and Marketing notes, "Versus has worked with several VAs and military hospitals and we understand their unique patient scheduling issues as well as their system integration protocols. We look forward to working with the Columbus VA and assisting them in providing timely care to our veterans."
Utilizing the Versus hardware and infrastructure, similar functionality is already in place with the VA Columbus' nurse call system supplied by SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company, which documents the nurses' interactions with patients, automatically registering their presence and updating the call lights for risk management and regulatory compliance. The Versus IR-RFID equipment and patient tracking system is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association and is one of the key components of their Patient Flow Platform.
About The Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Clinic
As an ambulatory care facility, the Columbus VA currently offers a range of ambulatory care services such as primary care, mental health, audiology, optometry (including outpatient cataract surgery), dental, prosthetics (including a VIST program), and laboratory. Services are also available onsite in the following specialty care areas: same day surgery, ENT, urology, pulmonary, orthopedics, cardiology, gastroenterology, renal, neurology, dermatology and nuclear cardiology.
About Versus Technology, Inc.
Versus Technology, Inc. is the leader in the development and sale of context-aware real-time location systems (RTLS) used for enterprise patient tracking, bed management and asset tracking to improve patient flow and caregiver/patient communications in hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities. Versus also develops dual infrared and Active RFID tags and other location tracking hardware to make locating systems more precise, security systems more intelligent, nurse call systems automatic, and hospital asset tracking systems more efficient. Indoor positioning through Versus' RTLS enhances existing hospital software and patient care systems with real-time, reliable bed-level location information. The patented Versus IR and Active RFID patient and asset tracking system is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association and is a key component of their Patient Flow Platform--which includes a select group of vendors that provide proven solutions to enhance patient flow and improve patient safety. (www.versustech.com; Pink Sheets: VSTI)
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