Reliability, Cost Effectiveness Make RadarFind the Tracking System Choice for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

Released on: November 27, 2007, 11:21 am

Press Release Author: RadarFind

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Camden, New Jersey's Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is
putting emerging technology to work to enhance patient care, control costs and
improve infection control. The hospital recently became the newest to deploy the
RadarFind ( Real Time Location System (RTLS) in its facility.

Press Release Body: For more information contact:

Barbara Capone, RadarFind
(919) 354-1020

CAMDEN, N.J. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (November 27, 2007) - Our Lady of
Lourdes Medical Center, Southern New Jersey's premier regional tertiary care
teaching medical center, recently chose the RadarFind Real Time Location System
(RTLS) to boost its efforts to enhance patient care, reign in costs and improve
infection control throughout the hospital. Our Lady of Lourdes is part of Catholic
Health East, one of the nation's largest not for profit health systems.

The simplicity of RadarFind's installation, its ease of use and its ability to
provide real-time status information about medical equipment throughout an entire
hospital made this asset and patient tracking solution stand out from competitors,
hospital officials said.

"This system will enable us to manage our equipment and monitor patient throughput
more effectively and efficiently, benefiting patient care and hospital operations,"
said Alexander Hatala, president and CEO of Lourdes Health System. "It became
quickly evident that the design of RadarFind's solution was guided by doctors and
former hospital administrators who clearly understand the dynamics of hospital

RadarFind also is more affordable to install than other systems, allowing hospitals
to see a rapid return on investment. For example, less than a year after installing
the RadarFind system, Wayne Memorial Hospital, a 316-bed facility in Goldsboro, N.C.
was able to reduce equipment purchases by more than $300,000.

The Simplest Solution is the Best Solution

"RadarFind did their homework by spending considerable time actually listening to
potential hospital customers and performing test trials encompassing entire
hospitals-not just clinical zones," said Louis Bianchin, senior analyst from Venture
Development Corporation. "Rather than using technology intended for wireless data
transmission to capture location information, RadarFind elected to develop their
RTLS platform with more cost-effective hardware and better accuracy. Sophisticated
antenna-based technology and system components that plug into almost any AC outlet
result in a simple solution that most hospitals can afford."

RadarFind's unique platform technology overcomes the limitations associated with
typical RFID and WiFi solutions. Designed to seamlessly integrate with existing
hospital infrastructure and operations, RadarFind requires no new wiring or ceiling
and wall penetration. And unlike many other systems, RadarFind operates
independently of a hospital's critical IT network.

The RadarFind system can provide room-level accuracy with no need for ongoing
calibration. Readers that plug into existing electrical outlets avoid interfering
with hospital operations and staff processes since there is no need to close off
patient rooms during installation. Moreover, the intuitive software is simple to use
and easily accommodates hospital staff skill levels.

Actionable Intelligence: The RadarFind Edge

Where many other systems provide information only about a device's location,
RadarFind's intrinsically safe, programmable asset tag goes a step further by
alerting staff to the device's status: available, in-use or needs

"Recent studies demonstrate that environmental surfaces, including mobile medical
devices and computers, are a route for transmitting infectious diseases," comments
Vincent Carrasco, M.D., chief medical officer for RadarFind. "By using RadarFind
asset tags to track and identify mobile medical devices in order to document
effective cleaning, hospitals can better address and control infection rates."

"The RadarFind system was designed specifically for the hospital environment and can
scale to accurately track thousands of assets and patient encounters in the largest
hospital system," said RadarFind's CEO Terry Kane, M.D. "Working in concert with our
hospital customers, our ongoing technology development generates inherent
flexibility to economically meet the unique demands of even the most complex
hospital facility."

About RadarFind Corporation

RadarFind Corporation, a healthcare technology company, offers a unique,
patent-pending Real Time Location System that uses a platform technology for
tracking medical equipment and patients. Specifically designed for hospitals, the
RadarFind RTLS system seamlessly integrates with existing hospital infrastructure
and operations, while functioning independently of a hospital's critical WiFi
system. RadarFind is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For more information
please call 1-877-RADARFIND (723-2734) or visit

About Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is a regional referral center, known for
providing the most sophisticated levels of care. For more than five decades, the
medical center has been committed to enhancing the health and well-being of southern
New Jersey\'s residents, particularly those most in need.

The 410-bed teaching hospital offers many specialty services, including: The New
Jersey Heart Institute at Lourdes, one of the largest providers of cardiac services
in the Delaware Valley; the Regional Perinatal Center for high-risk mothers and
infants; the Lourdes Regional Rehabilitation Center; the Southern New Jersey
Regional Dialysis Center; and the Center for Organ Transplantation. Lourdes is the
only hospital in New Jersey approved to perform kidney, pancreas and liver
transplants. Our Lady of Lourdes also is recognized by the American Hospital
Association as a national leader in the provision of community outreach services.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is part of Catholic Health East, one of the
nation's largest not-for-profit health systems which includes 34 acute care
hospitals and other affiliated healthcare facilities, and is sponsored by the
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y. For more information, please visit


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Contact Details: Barbara Capone, RadarFind
(919) 354-1020

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