FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRAVERSE CITY, MI, United States, via ETELIGIS INC., 03/11/2015 – – Versus Technology, Inc., in partnership with Ronco Specialized Systems, continue to implement the Advantages™ patient flow system to help improve the patient experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Deployment is currently planned for the MSK Urgent Care Center after successful implementations at two outpatient clinics.
The Versus Real-time Locating System (RTLS) was first implemented for patient flow in one of the hospital’s Upper East Side outpatient facilities in June 2014. The system was later implemented at MSK West Harrison, an outpatient facility in Westchester County (NY), in October 2014.
Advantages™ Clinic offers MSK specific workflow automation for oncology care, including the ability to monitor workflow at the chair level. Combining RTLS location information with an advanced workflow engine, the system automates several aspects of the patient visit.
Patient check-in is automated through an integration with Epic Cadence. The same integration also allows all caregivers to see, at a glance, the patient’s entire schedule for the day, so no part of their visit is missed.
When the patient arrives, automated alerts are sent to both phlebotomy and the patient’s care team, allowing them to immediately begin making preparations.
Dynamic room assignment is enabled through automatic monitoring and communication of room availability, helping to improve room turnover times and further expedite patient flow.
Versus also integrates to TVRC’s pCare Interactive Patient System at the MSK clinics. When a caregiver enters a consultation or chemotherapy room, their name and job function automatically appear on the in-room television.
Beyond using real-time data to improve patient care in the moment, the Versus Reports Plus™ Analytics software allows Memorial Sloan Kettering to analyze trends in the patient experience, such as overall wait times and visit times; compare operational performance against benchmarks; and optimize resource utilization.
The upcoming deployment at MSK’s Urgent Care Center will feature similar patient flow automation, taking advantage of Versus’ experience with workflow process improvement for emergency departments.
“We have the distinct privilege of working with several renowned oncology providers,” notes Barry Cobbley, Director of Sales Engineering at Versus. “While there is a substantial financial benefit in using Versus to improve workflow, our customers are primarily focused on improving the patient experience.”
MSK joins several leading cancer organizations in using the Versus patient flow system, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center, and EMMC Cancer Care.
To learn more about Versus Advantages™ Clinic for Oncology, download our educational booklet at versustech.com/oncology, or visit us at booth #10 at the Association of Community Cancer Centers Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, March 16–18, 2015.
About Ronco Specialized Systems
Ronco Specialized Systems, Inc. is a technology systems integrator that provides healthcare facilities the services to better connect the healthcare providers with patients. Over 500+ healthcare facilities have come to rely on Ronco’s professional, consulting and 24 x 7 support services. For 50 years, Ronco has supported clients throughout New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Vermont. To learn more visit ronco.net.
About Versus Technology, Inc.
Established in 1988, Versus Technology, Inc. specializes in Real-time Locating Systems (RTLS) for healthcare. Used by more than 800 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. 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., our technology and client successes, visit versustech.com.
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