Click here to close now.



Welcome!

News Feed Item

Nemours Children's Hospital Puts Patients at Ease With Rauland, Versus, GetWellNetwork

Integrated Technologies Instantly Inform Patients About Their Caregivers When They Enter Room

TRAVERSE CITY, MI and BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 12/03/13 -- Nemours Children's Hospital has brought together a unique combination of Responder® 5 nurse call, Versus (OTC Pink: VSTI) real-time locating system (RTLS) and GetWellNetwork, Inc.® patient engagement technology to help put children and their families at ease.

When Nemours, an internationally recognized children's health system, was planning to open their new, 630,000 square-foot facility in Orlando, Fla., they brainstormed ideas for 21st-century care.

One of their ideas -- what if when a doctor or nurse walked into the patient's room, their name, title and photo immediately appeared on the room's television? And further, what if families could view a log of all the caregivers who came into their child's room during the day?

When the hospital opened in October 2012, this futuristic idea was reality, thanks to collaboration between Nemours and three of its vendors: Rauland-Borg Corporation of Florida (RBF), Versus Technology, Inc. and GetWellNetwork, Inc.®

RBF was already installing Versus' RTLS as part of the Responder® 5 Nurse Call System, which intelligently routes patient calls for assistance to the right nurses. When wearing Versus locator badges, nurses no longer need to remember to press a button to cancel those calls. Using a combination of infrared and radio-frequency (RFID) technology, the locating system automatically identifies the nurse's presence in the patient room so she can immediately tend to the patient's needs.

Through the patient's bedside TV, GetWellNetwork was providing their Interactive Patient Care™ solution to engage patients and families with educational content and information about their hospital stay.

"The nurses love Responder with the RTLS call cancellation, but we knew we could take the technology further," says Elizabeth Rodriguez, Application Support Supervisor and member of Nemours' Bedside Technology Team. "We were already developing an interface with GetWellNetwork where doctors can order educational videos in the EMR and have them automatically pop up on the patient's TV. We thought something similar could be done with staff location in the room."

Working closely with Versus, RBF and GetWellNetwork, Nemours integrated all three technologies. "When the employee enters the room, the Versus RTLS sends that information through Rauland Responder to GetWellNetwork," explains Mark Chamberlain, a Nemours Application Support Analyst who worked on the project. "GetWellNetwork taps into our database, popping up the employee's credentials and photo on the TV regardless of what else is playing."

Further, "The RTLS allows us to keep an audit trail in GetWellNetwork," adds Rodriguez. "The data of who has been in the patient room is available, in case the family would like to see if a doctor has made his rounds while they were out."

Jackie Gustafson, Director of IT Applications, says leveraging technology in creative ways to support the sharing of information is core to Nemours' patient- and family-centered care philosophy. "It was truly extraordinary to watch it develop from concept to reality, and our partnership with these three vendors was critical to making it happen."

"The innovation of this solution has really been a game-changer for us," explained Jenn Cravens, Healthcare Business Development at Rauland-Borg Corporation of Florida. "Being able to provide patients and their families with this integrated information has transformed the way we approach solutions in the healthcare market."

"It's an excellent example of combining technologies for the greater patient good," remarks Robin Cavanaugh, Chief Technology Officer at GetWellNetwork. "Providing this security and peace of mind to patients wouldn't be possible without the reliable, accurate location data from Versus and Rauland."

How has the technology been received? Chamberlain says originally only nurses and physicians were wearing Versus badges, but they quickly expanded the program because of requests from ancillary departments. Now, more than 200 employees participate, including respiratory therapists, rehabilitation staff and others.

"Wearing the badge makes a big difference when we first enter a patient room," John Rendle, Director of Respiratory Therapy at Nemours. "When the patient and family can recognize you from your photo, know your name, what you do, and know you're supposed to be there, it really puts them at ease."

Healthcare organizations wishing to learn more about the Versus-GetWellNetwork integration can visit with both companies at the HIMSS14 conference in Orlando, Fla., February 23-27, 2014. For more information about RTLS events at HIMSS, visit versustech.com/himss14.

About Nemours
Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, FL, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves.

About Rauland-Borg Corporation of Florida
Rauland-Borg Corporation of Florida (RBF) is a leading systems integrator for Florida's healthcare and educational facilities in since 1997. RBF has five locations, Altamonte Springs, Sunrise, Fort Myers, Tampa, and Jacksonville, strategically placed to be within a two-hour distance of any of our customers. Each location has a full-service and sales office with an on-site warehouse and service staff on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about RBF, visit rauland-fl.com.

About Versus Technology, Inc.
Established in 1988, Versus Technology, Inc. specializes in Real-time Locating Systems (RTLS) for healthcare. Used by more than 700 hospitals for enterprise patient tracking, bed management, asset tracking, and nurse call automation, Versus improves patient flow and documentation of caregiver and patient interactions, while enhancing communication and efficiency. Exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association, the Versus infrared (IR) and Active RFID solution is responsible for clinical-grade location and automation at hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities worldwide. To learn more about Versus Technology, Inc. (OTC Pink: VSTI), our technology and client successes, visit versustech.com.

About GetWellNetwork, Inc.
GetWellNetwork, Inc.® provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications. GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Learn more at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

Safe Harbor Provision
This release may include forward-looking statements which "bespeak caution," and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The statements are made only as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Advances in technology and ubiquitous connectivity have made the utilization of a dispersed workforce more common. Whether that remote team is located across the street or country, management styles/ approaches will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new dynamic. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., focused on the challenges of managing remote teams, providing real-world examples that demonstrate what works and what do...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies adopt disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advanced analytics, and DevO...
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
With microservices, SOA and distributed architectures becoming more popular, it is becoming increasingly harder to keep track of where time is spent in a distributed application when trying to diagnose performance problems. Distributed tracing systems attempt to address this problem by following application requests across service boundaries, persisting metadata along the way that provide context for fine-grained performance monitoring.
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes ho...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
The maker of automated server migration software reports sales bookings increased 460 percent year-over-year and last week IDC forecast spending on public cloud services will grow to more than $141 billion in 2019. Seems (at last) we are at the tipping point where enterprises are adopting cloud in a big way opening opportunities for those who can help with the transition.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City, and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.