Miami, FL — October 5, 2005 VIZZIA, a leading provider of process solutions and support services for healthcare organizations, today announced plans to add Sonitor Technologies ultrasonic positioning systems to its selective technology portfolio.
The VIZZIA and Sonitor partnership agreement will further enhance VIZZIA’s ability to help hospitals improve quality of care, patient safety and compliance through operational efficiency, particularly in the area of patient and staff tracking.
“We pride ourselves in offering sensible solutions to complex healthcare problems. Sonitor’s ultrasonic tracking technology is a perfect complement to VIZZIA’s expertise in healthcare workflow and processes,” stated Victor Mendes, CEO of VIZZIA. “It is a particularly good fit for patient and staff tracking in hospitals: accurate, simple and cost-effective — in short, a very sensible solution.”
“We are delighted to be associated with a leading company such as VIZZIA” said Ragnar Bo, CEO, Sonitor Technologies. “We are confident that our partnership with VIZZIA will significantly contribute to the continued acceptance of Sonitor’s ultrasonic tracking technology as an effective foundation for tracking solutions in healthcare. We are looking forward to our future work together.”
According to a recent study by Spyglass Consulting, 15 to 20 percent of mobile assets in hospitals cannot be found at any point in time because of misplacement or theft. Tracking technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) and ultrasonic systems enable better management of equipment and instruments in hospitals. These technologies are also deployed to track the flow of patients and infants in order to improve processes, throughput, safety and quality of care.
VIZZIA is a leading provider of process solutions and support services for healthcare organizations. Its focus is helping hospitals improve quality of care, patient safety and compliance through operational efficiency. VIZZIA’s approach is to couple its expertise in healthcare workflows and process optimization with the pragmatic use of technology. VIZZIA uses tracking technologies such as radio-frequency identification (RFID) and ultrasonic systems to identify, track and manage patients, equipment and medication in hospitals. It also applies digital document imaging and workflow automation technologies to provide a wide range of revenue cycle management services to healthcare providers and payers. For more information about VIZZIA, visit its website, at www.vizziatech.com.
Sonitor Technologies AS, previously called FileTRAC AS, was founded in Norway in 1997. Sonitor’s Indoor Positioning System (IPS) tracks and positions equipment and people indoors. It is based on a unique and patented use of ultrasound for communications and gives the position of any object in real time, based on confinement of ultrasound inside a room or corridor. For more information about Sonitor, visit www.sonitor.com.