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Versus Technology, Inc. Announces Sale of Real-Time Location System to Virginia Mason Kirkland Clinic
Date:2/26/2009

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To complement its process improvement work, Virginia Mason Medical Center has selected Versus Technology, Inc.'s hybrid infrared (IR) and RFID real-time locating system (RTLS), Enterprise VISion(TM): Clinic, to optimize patient flow, staff working environment and overall efficiencies at the Virginia Mason Kirkland clinic in Kirkland, Wash. The primary care clinic, set to open this month in a new location, expects between 300 and 400 patient visits each day and will utilize Versus' real-time patient tracking to manage the patient experience by reducing wait times and increasing staff efficiencies throughout the multi-disciplinary clinical areas.

"Word-of-mouth is the highest form of compliment and that Virginia Mason sought us out after visiting one of our clients in Silverdale, Wash., speaks volumes," says Paul Timmerman, Versus' VP of Business Development. "From Versus' standpoint, for an organization as accomplished in lean management practices as Virginia Mason is, it is wonderful to be recognized not only for the real-time workflow solutions we bring to the table, but also our ability to assist in meeting the organization's management goals. We look forward to many successes with Virginia Mason as they look to bring the Versus location information system advantages to their clinic."

Aside from standard VISion: Clinic bed management features that will automatically help staff determine room availability (clean, dirty, occupied, etc.) in each clinical area, front desk staff will direct patients to rooms based on the physicians' room assignments, which change on a daily basis. Physicians and nurses will receive customized reminders regarding unique patient needs and alerts indicating which patient should be seen next. Real-time dashboards will help the VM Kirkland team identify patient flow bottlenecks.

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