SAN DIEGO – February 16, 2016 – Awarepoint Corporation, a leader in real-time locating systems (RTLS), announced today that its customer and innovation partner Kaiser Permanente’s Zion Medical Center in San Diego has won the IHA 2016 Award for Innovative Healthcare.?The IHA annual awards identify and recognize the most compelling healthcare projects incorporating wireless technologies resulting in sustainable impact on the patient experience, safety and healthcare facility operations. Additionally, the IHA awards are intended to educate the healthcare delivery industry.
“We congratulate Kaiser Permanente’s Zion Medical Center for winning the IHA 2016 Award for Innovative Healthcare,” stated Tim Roche, President and CEO of Awarepoint. “Through the use of Awarepoint’s RTLS solution, Kaiser Permanente has significantly reduced the loss of HoverMatts – a kind of air mattress that is placed under patients to make them safer and easier to move – resulting in monthly cost savings of over $100,000.”
The IHA Awards ceremony will be held at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm in the IHA Pavilion’s Leadership Theater.
About Kaiser Permanente
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care and is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Kaiser Permanente currently serves more than 9 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Their expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente began serving San Diego in 1967, and currently provides care for more than 603,000 members throughout the county. Over 7,600 staff and 1,200 physicians care for our members at 24 medical facilities; Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Medical Center, which has 414 licensed beds and a 78 bed Emergency Department; and Palomar Medical Center, their plan hospital in North County. To learn more, visit kp.org/sandiego.