Imagine it — a room full of people, all pretending to be somewhere else, all relying on the latest technology to support the illusion. Is it a movie theater? NASDAQ? No, it’s the TEPR conference! “Toward Electronic Patient Records” is coming in May to the Baltimore Convention Center:
Patient Care Technology Systems, Parco Wireless, and Medical Records Institute (MRI) have joined together to stage the largest demonstration of wireless locating and tracking technology ever in healthcare…
Up to 1,000 TEPR 2006 attendees will be given a RFID tag that will track their location by set “zones” throughout the conference. The zones will mimic a busy urban hospital. Attendees will be able to be tracked in the “Emergency Department”, “Perioperative Suite”, “Lab” or “Hospital Room”.
…”Managing patient flow is one of the hot topics for any hospital. Being able to locate staff in emergencies can save lives. Plus, being able to know at any time where a medical device can be found makes all the difference,” states C. Peter Waegemann, CEO of the Medical Records Institute.