Awarepoint Customers Reveal Business Benefits of RTLS for Hospitals During 'RFID in Health Care West' Conference

Jun 14, 2010, 08:00 ET from Awarepoint

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:

Awarepoint, a provider of ZigBee-based real-time location solutions (RTLS) for hospitals, along with its distribution partner Skytron, will participate as an exhibitor at the RFID in Health Care West, being held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  Awarepoint and Skytron RTLS customers: University of California San Francisco (UCSF); University of California San Diego Medical Center (UCSD); and San Joaquin Community Hospital will share their best practices and value drivers achieved with enterprise-wide real-time location systems (RTLS) during the one day conference. 'RFID in Health Care West', the only event focused on RFID in health care, is produced by RFID Journal.



WHEN:

RFID in Health Care West - Tuesday, June 15, 2010; 8:45 AM – 5:35 PM PDT


Tuesday, June 15, 2010; 8:45 AM – 5:35 PM PDT



WHERE:

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa


1755 North Highland Avenue


Hollywood, CA  90028


1-323-856-1200



TOPIC:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 10:30 AM PDT


Successful Deployment of RTLS in Health Care


San Joaquin Community Hospital, part of the Adventist Health System, recently deployed an enterprise-wide real-time location system (RTLS) covering 350,000 square feet and involving more than 1,300 assets.




Speaker:


Sam Itani, Vice President, San Joaquin Community Hospital




Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 2:45 PM PDT


RTLS Asset Management at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center


Hear how UCSF originally installed an RTLS in its operating room in 2007, starting with 1,000 OR-owned assets, and how it has since expanded the deployment to multiple campuses with nearly 6,000 assets currently under management.




Speaker:


Jim Barnes, Director of OR Support Staff, University of California San Francisco Medical Center




Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 4:00 PM PDT


Using RTLS to Overcome Business-Management Challenges in Today's Operating Room


In this presentation, learn how RTLS technology impacts the UCSD Medical Center's process-improvement goals to maximize operational efficiency, as well as minimize required resources and related costs.




Speaker:


Scott Sullivan, Business Manager, University of California, San Diego Medical Center



CONTACT:

Valerie Fritz, 858.345.5009 vfritz@awarepoint.com



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About Awarepoint

Awarepoint provides real-time location solutions (RTLS) to hospitals nationwide.  Analogous to indoor GPS, RTLS is used to track location of assets and people in indoor environments, and is particularly effective for tracking mobile equipment assets in hospitals. Awarepoint solutions include its real-time awareness platform, firmware, active RFID tags, sensors, and bridges. Requiring no hard wiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" ZigBee-based wireless sensor network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance.  The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves its hospital customers across the United States through an exclusive distribution partnership with Skytron.  Track us down at www.awarepoint.com.

About Skytron

Skytron provides innovative and efficient medical equipment solutions for a variety of healthcare settings and hospital departments, and is recognized across North America for the highest quality products, extensive product menu and exceptional customer service. Skytron products include surgical lighting, tables, booms, integration, stainless steel, RTLS-RFID technology, and more. Since 1972, Skytron has remained true to their commitment of "customer service first, everything else will follow." For more information on Skytron's quality products, visit www.skytron.us.

About ZigBee: Control your world

ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 300 member companies driving development of ZigBee wireless technology.  The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronics, energy, health care, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit:  http://www.zigbee.org.

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