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Western Maryland Health System Selects VISion, Versus Technology's Real-Time Location System Following Competitive Bid Process
Date:3/24/2009

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When Western Maryland Health System opens its new regional medical center on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland in the fall, it will do so with Enterprise VISion(TM), a real-time location system (RTLS) from Versus Technology, Inc. in place. The Versus infrared (IR) and radio-frequency RTLS is in keeping with the hospital's desire for state-of-the-art technology and connectivity to other hospital systems, both now and in the future.

The deployment is a multi-phased project that will eventually consist of patient, staff and asset tracking. The initial phase includes patient tracking in large outpatient areas to make it easier for lab and radiology technologists to locate patients. This system will not only reduce wait times for patients, but also the technologists' workloads, allowing them to concentrate on tests, results, and timely communication of those results. Mobile asset tracking in acute areas will also enhance staff efficiency and overall patient care. When expanded, Enterprise VISion(TM) will be integrated to other hospital systems, including the GE Telligence nurse call life safety system, supplied by Life Safety Systems, Inc.

"We chose Versus because of its great versatility," explains Jo M. Wilson, Vice President of Ancillary Support Operations for the Western Maryland Health System. "When our new hospital opens, we will have one, easy-to-use software system to help us keep track of patients who are having multiple tests in our greatly expanded outpatient diagnostic center. It will also track our rolling-stock in our new seven-story facility. Enterprise VISion(TM) offers the accuracy needed for integration with other applications, including our life safety systems. We also appreciate that it gives us the ability to start with these initial applications and expand as needed in the future."

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