Press Release: January 18, 2012


Executive Forum Provides Platform to Explore RFID and RTLS Technologies in Healthcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2012) – The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will hold an Executive Forum, “Understanding the Business Drivers and ROI for Successful Implementation of RFID and RTLS Technologies in the Healthcare Setting” on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at the Venetian Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. The forum will provide healthcare executives and other high-level healthcare management team members with insight to improve patient care and safety while impacting operational efficiencies and improving processes within their organizations. The Executive Forum will be held in conjunction with the HIMSS 2012 Conference and Exhibition which features the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion where attendees will experience the many applications of Auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, sensors and wireless technologies within clinical scenarios.

The Executive Forum will include presentations by technology leaders from leading healthcare institutions who have successfully implemented RFID and RTLS. Speakers include Dr. Daniel W. Engels, former Director of Auto-ID Labs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Neil Halpern and Dr. Paul Frisch of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Kimberly Brayley of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Dr. Mohammed Maghazil of the King Faisal Hospital and Research Center in Saudi Arabia.

“I believe that the forum will be a great chance for executives to bring all their issues and concerns for implementing RFID and RTLS,” says Dr. Maghazil. “I believe that RTLS implementation in healthcare is moving very slowly compared to other industries and should be a concern for healthcare providers and executives.”

Executive Forum attendees will receive a private guided tour of the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion and experience dynamic simulations of critical care units all coordinated through a central command room demonstrating how complex clinical devices can be integrated with RFID and RTLS to deliver critical information via multiple communication options.

“The Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion concept is creating new ways for healthcare executives to witness technology integrating with patient care delivery,” says Harry Pappas, Founder of the RFID Consortium. “By bringing the right tools and talents together, we’re seeing innovations that will revolutionize the healthcare environment.”

To register for the Executive Forum, contact Jan Lugibihl at jlugibihl@himss.org or 312-915-9234.

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Surgery Logistics’ mission is to transform the future of health care by enhancing patient care and satisfaction, empowering employee efficiency, and improving the bottom line in operating rooms around the world. It is a touch screen, web-based case management system and philosophy developed by Oklahoma City-based Perioperative Logistics, LLC.

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) is a not-for-profit, subsidiary organization of The International RFID Business Association (RFIDba) and operates under its auspices, guidelines, governance, and by-laws. The RHCC is a primary source for vendor neutral, educational programs; industry information; and other value added services pertinent to RFID and RTLS technologies in healthcare and the life sciences.