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Humber River Selects Versus RTLS

May 17, 2010
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Humber River Regional Hospital has selected Versus Advantages, a Real-time Locating System from Versus Technology, Inc. (Traverse City, Mich.) for emergency department real-time patient flow management across its Church and Finch Street locations in Weston and Downsview, Ontario.

The Real-time Locating System from Versus will provide real-time patient locating at each facility and track key metrics such as Total Length of Stay based on patient acuity to facilitate easy reporting of patient wait times to the Ministry of Health. Long-term Care Performance goals set forth by the Ministry in 2008 provide funds to support hospitals that show improvements which help patients obtain more timely care.

Humber River Regional Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of over 850,000 people. Humber River is affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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