Versus Technology Inc., in cooperation with Ronco Specialized Systems, has announced a successful go-live of a real-time locating system (RTLS) at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center (JRSC) in New York, New York.
Versus helps JRSC manage a busy census of 40-50 patient cases per day. Versus Advantages OR closely monitors patient flow through 12 operating rooms and over 40 perioperative beds. The system also integrates 30 points of data from six ancillary systems, including Epic and Allscripts. Thirty-nine Glance-and-Go electronic whiteboards throughout the facility automatically display past, present and future surgery schedules to improve visibility to all staff; communicate a patient’s wait or alone time to proactively enhance the patient experience; monitor OR and bed availability to assist with dynamic room assignment; deliver alerts when rooms are ready for turnover, improving overall utilization of valuable space; and display name and role as staff members enter or exit a room to put patients at ease.
Three additional solutions are the first of their kind for an RTLS implementation:
• Bi-directional integration with Epic OpTime to automate documentation and reduce data entry.
• Visualization of patient progress on the clinical care pathway using data from Epic & Allscripts.
• Estimation of patient walking distances to document post-operative ambulation.