Our senior citizens are among our most distinguished members of society. They have raised families, managed careers and homes, and enriched the lives of those around them. As they enter senior living facilities, whether temporarily in a rehabilitation setting or longer term in a skilled nursing facility, it is our turn to carefully watch over them.

But the healthcare system is strained more than it was a few decades ago, and challenges such as falls, pressure ulcers, and poor sleep quality continue to burden residents and threaten their well-being.  And the facts don’t lie. In the US:

  • An average of 16.7%[1] of patients develop pressure ulcers in Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Pressure ulcers cause $9.1 – 11.6B[2] per year in excess health care costs
  • Up to 32% of community-dwelling individuals over the age of 65 fall each year[3]
  • Poor sleep quality has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease[4], Alzheimer’s[5] and other serious ailments.

So, what if we could become more proactive in caring for our residents?  What if we were empowered with discrete tools to watch over them even while they sleep, to better anticipate care needs?  Technology has the power, and the healthcare industry has the opportunity to put it to work to both improve care for our aging residents and ease the burden on caregivers.

STANLEY Healthcare is proud to offer just this type of solution. Our Patient Safety Monitoring solution improves both safety and individual care planning for long-term care residents and patients by capturing:

  • Position changes
  • Bed exit
  • Sleep patterns
  • Vital sign trends

Not only does Patient Safety Monitoring empower staff to more effectively monitor residents, but it ensures care with dignity with completely touch-free monitoring. We invite you to learn more today!

[1] Wulffson, Robin. “New UCLA study reports bedsores can be fatal.” Web. Examiner.com. 01 October 2012.
[2] http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/pressure-ulcers/pressureulcertoolkit/putool1.html
[3] Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, editors. To err is human: building a safer health system. A report of the Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2000.
[4] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101114161939.htm
[5] http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267710.php
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It might seem a little strange to reduce to a single word an event the size of HIMSS, with its 38,000 attendees, hundreds of education sessions, 1200 exhibitors, 53,000 tweets, etc. But I think there’s a case to be made that HIMSS14 showed that healthcare is on the cusp of a Transparency revolution.

In their different ways, many speakers at HIMSS touched on this. The word isn’t mine. It was a key theme of Dr. Martin Makary, one of the presenters in the Views from the Top education sessions. The aim of his advocacy is to eliminate variation in procedures for the same condition that produce radically different outcomes – all because of a lack of transparency, with patients unaware of their options and even medical professionals facing barriers to accessing information that would help them perform better.

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini talked about how we have a fractured healthcare system designed in the 1940s that is wasteful and difficult for patients to navigate. He stressed the need to make healthcare simpler and more transparent, with providers and payers fully aligned.

John Hoyt of HIMSS Analytics made similar points introducing the new HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model. HIMSS expects providers to look beyond an individual practice, hospital or even IDN to see the health needs of the entire community. Stage 7 of the new model demands interconnected health delivery with dynamic engagement across multiple providers and vendors.

A different kind of transparency: KLAS category leader award

Slowly but surely, the barriers to transparency are starting to come down, aided by technology but also by a change in mindset. At the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, Florida Hospital Celebration Health discussed how it has leveraged its RTLS staff flow solution to develop “spaghetti maps” that trace the movement of nurses during a shift. Patterns that could not be seen before are now visible, helping each nurse to work better.

Business intelligence and visual analytics of this kind have real potential to transform healthcare. These are first steps, but the Transparency revolution is definitely underway.

To see healthcare transformation firsthand, plan to visit the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS14 in Orlando. With one stop at the Pavilion, you can check out advanced clinical devices and interconnectivity technology – from auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, sensors and wireless to point-of-care information delivery and communications devices. Together, these devices, systems and supporting technologies are helping healthcare organizations tackle many of the issues that affect workflow and ultimately, patient care and safety.

Through its AeroScout solutions, STANLEY Healthcare has been part of the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion since its inception in 2011. Over the years, we’ve been energized by the growth of the Pavilion—and the evolving collaboration among healthcare professionals and vendor sponsors.

This year’s pavilion spans some 26,000 square feet, including a catwalk overhead for self-guided tours and a new home health/senior living environment. The Pavilion will also feature some of the hospitals nominated for the Intelligent Hospital Awards (this year’s awards attracted a record number of nominations!). STANLEY Healthcare is proud to showcase our visibility solutions and analytics in seven of the eight Intelligent Hospital rooms, as well as on the Wall of Knowledge, which demonstrates notification and business intelligence technologies.

To be sure, the innovative technology is impressive. But what’s equally compelling is how it all comes together:  through behind-the-scenes partnerships among tech and industry leaders. Each year, the Pavilion provides an invaluable chance for competitors to sit across the table from each other to join forces on industry change. Typically, most companies would be cautious in sharing technology insights or new advancements in solution development. But during strategic planning for the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, those barriers temporarily dissolve. We become one team—collaborating, integrating, pioneering—to share the story, the vision, of how technology can change and is changing healthcare today.

If you are attending HIMSS, I strongly encourage you to stop by the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion (Booth # 8265) to see, learn and explore the technologies impacting healthcare today.

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STANLEY Healthcare at HIMSS14

On February 6, 2014, in HIMSS, by Katrina McSweeney

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference is always an important event for STANLEY Healthcare, and this year is no exception. We’re really excited about what’s in store in Orlando!

There’s a lot to see at HIMSS, but following right on the heels of our KLAS RTLS Category Leader award, here’s our guide of “not to miss” items for those focused on Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) and other advanced visibility solutions… with a bit of fun thrown in!

HIMSS14 Exhibit Floor

Join STANLEY Healthcare at booth 6947 to learn more about our innovative solutions and how we are enabling our customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in 5 key areas:

  • Patient Safety
  • Security & Protection
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Clinical Operations & Workflow
  • Supply Chain & Asset Management

Attendees will also have the opportunity to pre-book a meeting with any of our resident experts. Click here to pre-book a meeting.

Also at the booth will be the STANLEY No. 9 Ford Fusion car! Come by the booth and see not just our award-winning solutions, but an award-winning stock car!

2014 Exhibit Hall Hours

Monday, February 24

  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 25

  • 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 26

  • 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion

Hall E, Booth 8265

Open throughout show hours

The Intelligent Hospital Pavilion is a showcase of emerging technologies in healthcare to improve workflow, communications and delivery of patient care. The Pavilion consists of several care environments – OR, ICU, ED, L&D, Cath Lab, etc. – in which advanced clinical devices are linked to point-of-care information and communications devices via key bridge technologies: auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, sensors, wireless, etc.  STANLEY Healthcare will have multiple use cases on display throughout the IHP, as well as the following presentations:

Monday

RTLS Center of Excellence: Staff Workflow and Business Intelligence

Leadership Theater

3:30pm-4:00pm

Speakers: Ashley Simmons, Director of Performance Improvement and Patricia Toor, R.N., B.A., M.S.N, Chief Nursing Officer, Florida Hospital Celebration Health

Tuesday

Advancements in Patient Safety and Security Solutions

Innovation Theater

12:15pm-12:45pm

Speaker: Diane Hosson, Director, Security Solutions, STANLEY Healthcare

Wednesday

Business Intelligence: Advance the Quality of Care

Leadership Theater

1:00pm-1:30pm

Speaker: Joel Cook, Director, Healthcare Solutions, STANLEY Healthcare

Intelligent Hospital Symposium

Sunday, 8 am – 5 pm

Location: Hilton Orlando

This pre-HIMSS symposium sponsored by the Intelligent Hospital consortium will review NFC, RFID, RTLS, Sensors & Wireless technologies, with case study presentations from a number of hospitals of results achieved with these technologies.  We’re proud that STANLEY Healthcare customer Yale-New Haven Health will have a significant role:

Using RTLS, Business Intelligence and Integrations to Improve Asset Management

10am-10:40am

Speaker: Chris Gutmann, Director, Clinical Engineering, Yale-New Haven Health

#RT2Win Contest

Leading up to HIMSS14, STANLEY Healthcare will be giving away 2 tickets to the stock car race in Daytona! Here’s how you can win:

If you’re attending HIMSS14, follow @StanleyHealth on Twitter. Between now and February 21st, there will be tweets pushed out on the handle, with the #RT2Win hashtag. To enter is simple – just retweet the tweets that contain the #RT2Win hashtag for your chance to win! Read the contest rules.

Photo Contest

During HIMSS, attendees will have a chance to take a picture with the STANLEY No. 9 Ford Fusion car at our booth (Booth 6947). To make things fun, STANLEY Healthcare will be holding a photo contest, and three lucky winners will receive a $200 Amazon gift card!

To enter, all you have to do is take a photo of yourself with the STANLEY No. 9 Ford Fusion car at HIMSS, with the STANLEY logo within the frame, and tweet the picture to @STANLEYHealth or post it on the STANLEY Healthcare Facebook page. One winner will be selected each day between Monday, February 24 and Wednesday, February 26 to receive a $200 Amazon gift card – send us your pictures everyday to increase your chances of winning! Read the contest rules.

We look forward to seeing you at HIMSS14!

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The HIMSS 14 web site has an interesting list highlighting key issues facing Healthcare IT in 2014, as chosen by some of the leaders in the field who are speaking as part of the Views from the Top education sessions at HIMSS 14 in Orlando.

It includes some key operational issues – interoperability, broadband and mobile infrastructure, etc. – but also others that highlight HIT’s importance to the quality and efficiency of care, and to the patient experience.  The last of the seven items on the list could almost be a summary of the whole: Marty Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins and the author of the New York Times bestseller Unaccountable suggests that data from HIT systems is key to developing new quality metrics for better outcomes and transparency on performance.

We’re starting to see this reflected in how hospitals and health systems see RTLS. It’s not just about finding an asset more quickly, or even realizing efficiency improvements; it’s about capturing data on the inter-relationships between healthcare workers, patients, equipment and physical space to understand performance in an entirely new way, and see patterns that were invisible before.

We’ll have lots more on this at HIMSS, if you’re attending. Find us at booth 6947.

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The Intelligent Hospital Pavilion (IHP) is always one of the most interesting aspects of the HIMSS Annual Conference (February 23-27, 2014 in Orlando, FL). It’s a showcase of emerging technologies in healthcare to improve workflow, communications and delivery of patient care. The Pavilion consists of several care environments – OR, ICU, ED, L&D, Cath Lab, etc. – in which advanced clinical devices are linked to point-of-care information and communications devices via key bridge technologies: auto-ID, RFID, RTLS, sensors, wireless, etc.  The goal is to give a glimpse of what is technically possibly now, and what might become best practice in the near future.

And that’s where healthcare providers, and the Intelligent Hospital Awards, come in: it is hospitals and health systems that are critical to the success of new technology. Vendors such as STANLEY Healthcare and the other participants in the IHP rely on forward-thinking partners in the healthcare community to shape these technologies for maximum impact on patient safety. The Intelligent Hospital Awards seek to recognize healthcare organizations that have shown this leadership and made possible these advances.

If you think you’ve got a good case to make, there’s still a little time to get your nomination in. You can find full information on the eligible technologies and categories, and the application form here.

Nomination categories:

  • Improving Regulatory Compliance
  • Most Innovative Use Case
  • Most Innovative Use for Physical Security
  • Most Innovative Use of Business Intelligence
  • Best Demonstration of Patient @Home Care
  • Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety
  • Best Comprehensive Integration
  • Most Comprehensive Use for Protection of Property
  • Best Use Case by a Critical Access Hospital
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The STANLEY Healthcare Global Customer Summit wrapped up on November 15, capping three days of insightful interchange between customers, industry experts and the staff of STANLEY Healthcare. We were particularly honored to have keynote speeches from Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Pat Quigley, Associate Director at the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8).

Although the many sessions touched on various aspects of patient care and operational efficiency, a few common themes emerged:

1. RTLS is mainstream

More and more hospitals see RTLS as an essential tool to drive efficiency and patient safety. Jim Hogle and Al Rottkamp of Princeton Healthcare System described how hospital-wide RTLS was a built-in assumption in planning for the new Plainsboro Hospital. Ashley Simmons of Celebration Health entitled her talk “RTLS Center of Excellence” – a clear statement that this innovation hub for Florida Hospital sees tremendous potential for this technology.

2. RTLS is proven

RTLS technology has matured into a proven and trustworthy solution. The team from Yale New Haven Hospital talked about how visibility on asset locations has ended a deep-seated habit of hoarding transfusion pumps and other equipment. Laura Roberts of Lifespan in Rhode Island summed up the total change in mindset from shifting from a manual paper-based system to real-time temperature monitoring in this way: “Trust the tags – the temperature is correct.” Nurses, biomed staff and others have come to realize that the technology works.

3. RTLS is groundbreaking

While asset locating, environmental monitoring and patient security are widely deployed solutions, it’s clear that there is much more to come for RTLS. Both Ashley Simmons and the team from the University of Wisconsin Hospital presented fascinating information on how visibility of the movements of patients, staff and equipment can dramatically impact efficiency and the patient experience. Patient wait times, room status, staff performance, patient-staff interaction, hand washing events and asset utilization rates are all now easily tracked and understood. This data can be used to improve processes and patient care.

4. Business Intelligence will transform care

All the data generated by RTLS applications is great, but only if you can grasp it. That is the final, and perhaps most exciting, lesson from this year’s summit. Visualization tools to convert vast amounts of data into actionable intelligence hold promise to transform our understanding of all kinds of processes within healthcare. We had a glimpse of what is possible in a few presentations showing dashboards for temperature monitoring, asset management and other solutions created with the market-leading visualization software from Tableau, soon to be available as part of STANLEY Healthcare’s MobileView software.

On a final note, we were very gratified that all the presenters placed value in their partnership with STANLEY Healthcare. Thanks to all those who presented and attended, and made the summit such an extraordinary event.

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The STANLEY Healthcare team is gearing up for the 2013 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo, October 28-30 in Dallas, TX.  We are bringing Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director of The Wales Home to speak directly with other senior living community EDs about their award-winning Wi-Fi based RTLS for Campus-Wide Resident Safety.  We’re also hosting several short seminars on advanced solutions used for patient safety monitoring systems, resident & asset management and environmental monitoring.

Day 1 – Wednesday October 28, 2013

12:15pm – 12:30pm How Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Solutions Drive Person-Centered Care

By Diane Hosson, Director of Security Solutions, STANLEY Healthcare

12:30pm – 1:00pm Customer Case Study: Wi-Fi-based RTLS for Resident Safety

By Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director, The Wales Home

1:15pm – 1:30pm Introducing Patient Safety Monitoring:  Innovative Fall & Turn Management with Sleep & Vital Sign Trending

By Mark Bisson, Fall Management Solutions Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

1:30pm – 2:00pm Customer Case Study: Wi-Fi-based RTLS for Resident Monitoring

By Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director, The Wales Home

2:15pm – 2:30pm Latest Advances in Resident & Asset Security

By Mike Webster, CPP, Facility Security Solutions Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

2:30pm – 2:45pm Environmental Monitoring for Senior Living Communities

By Steve Elder, Senior Marketing Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

Day 2 – Thursday October 29, 2013

How Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Solutions Drive Person-Centered Care

By Diane Hosson, Director of Security Solutions, STANLEY Healthcare

12:30pm – 1:00pm Customer Case Study: Wi-Fi-based RTLS for Resident Monitoring

By Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director, The Wales Home

1:15pm – 1:30pm Introducing Patient Safety Monitoring:  Innovative Fall & Turn Management with Sleep & Vital Sign Trending

By Mark Bisson, Fall Management Solutions Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

1:30pm – 2:00pm Customer Case Study: Wi-Fi-based RTLS for Resident Safety

By Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director, The Wales Home

2:15pm – 2:30pm Latest Advances in Resident & Asset Security

By Mike Webster, CPP, Facility Security Solutions Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

2:30pm – 2:45pm Environmental Monitoring for Senior Living Communities

By Steve Elder, Senior Marketing Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

Day 3–  Friday October 30, 2013

10:15am – 10:30am How Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Solutions Drive Person-Centered Care

By Diane Hosson, Director of Security Solutions, STANLEY Healthcare

10:30am – 10:45am Introducing Patient Safety Monitoring:  Innovative Fall & Turn Management with Sleep & Vital Sign Trending

By Mark Bisson, Fall Management Solutions Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

11:15am – 11:30am Latest Advances in Resident & Asset Security

By Mike Webster, CPP, Facility Security Solutions Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

11:30am – 11:45am Environmental Monitoring for Senior Living Communities

By Steve Elder, Senior Marketing Manager, STANLEY Healthcare

We’re always really excited to hear what our customers are doing in their communities with regards to safety, security and operational efficiency and are eager to answer any questions you may have about STANLEY Healthcare.

Make sure to stop by and chat with us at booth 3210 on the Expo floor!

Clinicians, nurse managers and others responsible for hospital safety and security need to unleash the full power of the Hugs® Infant Protection solution through training and proven best practices to make you a power user.

STANLEY Healthcare Global Customer Summit

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should attend the STANLEY Healthcare Global Customer Summit:

1. User Training
From Hugs software configuration to accreditation drills and best practices, you’ll leave the Customer Summit armed with new skills.

2. Peer Best Practices
Gain insight from your peers first-hand on bench-marking Hugs system and other best practices.

3. Roadmap and Vision
Hear about the Hugs product roadmap and learn about what the new Hugs Wi-Fi solution brings to your hospital – beyond infant protection.

4. Speak with Executive Management
Come meet with Jason Santamaria (President) , Gabi Daniely (Vice President of Solutions, Products & Marketing) and Diane Hosson (Director of Security Solutions) to discuss Hugs and the future of STANLEY Healthcare.

5. Hugs Support
Get useful advice on Hugs products from Solution Experts.

Sign up today! Hotel registration closes October 21, 2013 – so book now!


Featured Customer Speakers

We’re very honored to have several STANLEY Healthcare customers speaking at the summit. You can find the full agenda here.

Alegent-Creighton Bergen Mercy
Tracy Meyers, RN
NICU Manager

Northwest Community Healthcare
Mary Terry, RN
MCHC

Massachusetts General Hospital
Bonnie Michelman
CPP
Director of Police, Security and Outside Services

Florida Hospital/Celebration Health
Ashley Simmons
Director of Performance Improvement

Princeton Healthcare System
Al Rottkamp Director
Medical Technology Management

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Edgar Newell
Director of Clinical Engineering

 

Bed-Check Cordless Fall MonitorPatient safety continues to be a top concern for hospital and senior living facility executives year after year. Front of mind at many facilities is the implementation of an effective fall management program to reduce the number of individual falls. Currently, more than 1 million patients fall in healthcare settings each year in North America alone.

STANLEY Healthcare is a leader in providing effective fall management solutions and with the release of our innovative Bed-Check Cordless Fall Monitor System, we now offer new and exciting capabilities. The elimination of cords removes the risk of tripping for patients, residents and staff at healthcare facilities resulting in a safer environment. The ability to interface with various nurse call systems allows for silencing of local alarms and the elimination of cords also provides the flexibility to locate monitors outside of patient rooms. These features enable healthcare organizations to easily include the Bed-Check Cordless Fall Monitor System as part of an in-house initiative to address concerns around noise and alarm fatigue.

The ease of use of this new system is enabled by hassle-free installation, low maintenance and minimal staff training. The result is the introduction of an innovative and easy to use fall management solution that supports our commitment to enhanced quality, safety and efficiency to improve the outcomes of patient care. We invite you to learn more today.

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