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TMCNet:  Sonitor® Technologies Congratulates Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, on the Opening of Its State-of-the-Art New Teaching Hospital

[July 12, 2017]

Sonitor® Technologies Congratulates Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, on the Opening of Its State-of-the-Art New Teaching Hospital

Sonitor Technologies, a global leader in indoor, ultrasound-based positioning technologies would like to congratulate Dell (News - Alert) Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas on the grand opening of its state-of-the-art healthcare facility which includes the integration of Sonitor's Real Time Location System (RTLS), Sonitor Sense™. Dell Seton, a teaching hospital, opened on May 21, 2017 and is the centerpiece of a new health district in downtown Austin.

As a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, Dell Seton will leverage Sonitor's Sense RTLS platform to increase efficiencies for caregivers by helping to manage workflow and capacity, quickly locate and track equipment to ultimately deliver seamless, best-in-class care for patients. To support those goals, Sonitor's Sense RTLS platform has been installed throughout the facility including in the OR, PACU, ED and in all patient rooms. In addition, Sonitor's SmartTags™ will be deployed to doctors, nursing staff and attached on medical equipment such as wheel chairs and IV pumps.

Sonitor's Sense RTLS will provide actionable location and event-based data that allows the facility to make informed decisions on how to best improve staff work flow and patient flow, as well as manage and maintain assets and inventory.

"This is also about staff satisfaction and the impact it has delivering quality care. At the end of the day what we want out of an RTLS is to make life easier for caregivers, make it easier to track and locate equipment and underscore for patients that they are in a world class facility," said Doug Burkott, PMP, FHIMSS and Program Manager at Dell Seton. "Patients may not notice the RTLS location transmitters overhead and the SmartTags that the staff are wearing, but they wil experience how smoothly things run and that the staff has more time to pay attention to their needs and be responsive enabling us to make a positive difference in their care."

"Huge congratulations are in order for the Dell Seton community on the development of such an impressive new, state-of the-art medical facility," said Anne Bugge, Sonitor Technologies, Inc. President and CEO. "It has been such a pleasure being part of the effort to bring their patients and community the very latest technology which is so central to quality healthcare delivery. We look forward to partnering together in the future."

About Sonitor Technologies

Sonitor Technologies is a leading provider of Real Time Location System (RTLS) solutions linking the physical world with the Internet of Things (IoT) to provide real-time visibility and connected intelligence. As the first and only company to use proprietary ultrasound technology as the primary technology for indoor positioning systems (IPS), Sonitor's platform automatically tracks the real-time location of moveable equipment and people with 100% room or sub-room level accuracy in complex, indoor environments, such as hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgery centers. With an open integration platform, Sonitor provides the flexibility to leverage best-in-class software application solutions covering many uses such as nurse call, patient flow, workflow and capacity management, hand hygiene and infection control and asset and inventory management.

About Seton Healthcare Family

In Texas, Ascension operates Providence Healthcare Network and Seton Healthcare Family, which includes Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and another 120 related clinical facilities that together employ more than 13,000 employees. Across Texas, Ascension provided more than $910 million in community benefit and charity care in fiscal year 2015. Serving Texas for 114 years, Ascension is a faith-based health care organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care - including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities - in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.seton.net.

Seton's new teaching hospital will become Central Texas' gateway to the future of care. With Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Austin will have more specialists for a growing population; sustain high quality care for all, with a special concern for the vulnerable; discover new treatments, and enjoy economic growth. This is a game-changer for our city. What transpires will be as future-focused as Austin.


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