Versus announced that Avera McKennann University Hospital is expanding its real-time locating system to the hospitals new surgery center, scheduled to open July 2010.
Utilizing the Versus Advantages Clinic solution will enable Avera more efficient patient flow and communication to family members regarding patient status throughout the facility’s 28 private patient rooms and eight surgical suites.
Each patient who enters will be provided a Versus locating badge so staff can identify the patient’s location, status, and how long they wait at each stage of the process, from registration to discharge.
With Versus Advantages Avera can discreetly communicate patient status to concerned family members in the waiting area. They’ll know where the patient is and who is with the patient. If family members leave the Surgery Center for a short break, they’ll be given an alpha pager to which Versus will relay similar patient status information.