Industry Debut of Intelligent Hospital Awards and Call for Nominations

  Industry Debut of Intelligent Hospital Awards and Call for Nominations

Awards recognize groundbreaking achievements in the use of auto-identification
    and sensor technologies to improve patient safety, quality of care and
                             hospital management


Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 06, 2012

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) and Intelligent –
pioneering organizations in advanced technology initiatives for improved
patient care and healthcare facility management – are now accepting
nominations for the first annual Intelligent Hospital Awards.

“The objective of the Intelligent Hospital Awards is to highlight the changing
healthcare patient environment and recognize those who are advancing
healthcare by integrating advanced technologies, such as auto-ID, NFC, RFID,
RTLS, sensors and wireless along with point-of-care information delivery and
communications devices,” said Dr. Paul Frisch, President and CTO of the RFID
in Healthcare Consortium.

Co-chaired by Emily Sopensky, co-founder of the RHCC, and Dan Chamberlain,
senior manager at Motorola Solutions, the Awards Committee hails from solution
leaders such as AeroScout (now part of Stanley Healthcare Solutions), Ascom,
Capsule Tech, CareFusion, GE Healthcare, Hewlett-Packard, Lockheed Martin,
MEPS Real-Time, Motorola Solutions, Skylight, Skytron and WaveMark. Award
categories include:

  *Improving the Patient Experience: Care and Safety
  *Improving Regulatory Compliance
  *Best Comprehensive Integration
  *Most Innovative Use Case

Winning entries will make use of one or more of the following technologies:
Auto-ID, NFC, RFID, RTLS, mobile applications, mobile devices, sensors and
wireless. The deadline to submit nominations for consideration is January 7,
2013, at 12:00 a.m. midnight Eastern Time. Award recipients will be notified
on January 21, 2013, and will be invited to the annual Healthcare Information
and Management Systems Society (HIMSS13) conference and exhibition in New
Orleans, March 3-7, 2013, to receive their awards.

“Healthcare institutions are constantly looking for ways to improve the
delivery of healthcare. Yet, introducing innovative technologies and
methodologies is not without challenges. It requires cooperation and
collaboration among those providing the healthcare, administrators and
vendors,” noted Dr. Frisch.

“The Intelligent Hospital Awards bring much deserved attention and recognition
to those visionary organizations, groups and individuals that have made great
strides in developing information technology solutions to improve healthcare
around the world,” commented Harry P. Pappas, CEO and co-founder of the RHCC.
“This first-of-its-kind program celebrates innovation that is truly making a
difference in the quality of patient care.”

For more information about the awards and to download the nomination form,
please visit

About the RFID in Healthcare Consortium

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) is a not-for-profit, global
organization founded to elevate awareness and to educate the Life Sciences
community on the adoption of new technologies. The RHCC is an educationally
focused, vendor neutral, technology and frequency agnostic, association
dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of auto-ID, NFC, RFID, RTLS,
sensors and wireless technologies in the healthcare, assisted and independent
living and nursing home industries. For more information, please visit: and


RFID in Healthcare Consortium
Anne Olscher, +1-705-778-5469
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