Bedside Medication Administration and Verification Road ShowPhiladelphia, PA - September 29, 2010

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Bedside Medication Administration and Verification Roadshow - Philadelphia, PA

Join us, and industry experts, in a discussion of the latest Bedside Medication Administration and Verification technology on September 29, 2010 at the Philadelphia Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotell.

When: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Philadelphia Radisson Plaza - Warwick Hotel
220 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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9:00 - 9:05 Welcome
10:05 - 10:50 Positive patient identification is a foundational cornerstone in electronic health record initiatives
Presenter: Mike Wisz - President, Mike Wisz and Associates

An industry expert describes how barcode point-of-care (BPOC) applications help close the loop to ensure right patient and right therapy and diagnostics. Learn the 10 most critical factors in ensuring BPOC implementation success and to avoid workarounds.
10:50 - 11:35

Code Corporation's Solutions for Bedside Medication Verification & Administration
Presenter: Garrett Russell - VP of Marketing, Code Corporation

Learn the features, benefits and functionality of Code Corporation's bar code scanning products which are best suited for Bedside Medication Administration and Verification. Code will have these products available on-site for hands-on demonstration and testing.

11:35 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 12:30

Mobile Carts and Medication Workflow – Opportunities to Improve Adoption and Utilization of the Barcode Scanner
Presenter: Tim Needham - Rubbermaid Medical Solutions

Implementation of Bar coding at the Point of Care is a patient safety initiative, but is not a time-saver for nursing. To ensure rapid adoption of the new technology, hospitals should review nursing workflow improvement opportunities, with the goal of "giving back" time to nurses that will be lost following proper barcode scanning procedures.

12:30 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:00

It's All in the Wrist
Presenter: Kathleen Trotter - Healthcare Solutions Representative, Zebra Technologies

This session will explore how bar-code technology can help organizations increase productivity and reduce costs while also promoting patient safety. It will compare wristband printing options, explore the cost of ownership of a dedicated wristbanding solution and highlight real-world examples. Participants will gain practical tips for deploying bar-code technology to reduce errors, streamline workflow and improve care.
As new software solutions are promoting the importance of bedside point of care applications, the wristband becomes a major factor in identification of the patient to guarantee the patients Five Rights.

2:00 - 3:00

Hands-On Learning
Presenters: Garrett Russell, Kathleen Trotter and Tim Needham

Hands-on experience using Code bar code reader, Zebra printers and Rubbermaid carts.

Presenter Bios:

Mike Wisz
Mike Wisz and Associates
Mike Wisz delivers consulting services to healthcare providers, leveraging his 20 years of healthcare information technology and medication management experience. He served in executive roles with vendors that pioneered barcode medication administration, Bridge Medical and Cerner, and played key roles with Pyxis and Nellcor Puritan Bennett. Mike was a contributing author to the HIMSS Implementation Guide to Auto-ID and Bar Coding in Healthcare, HIMSS Press, 2009, and to the first edition of this guide published in 2003. In addition, he was lead author of the Neuenschwander Report: To the Bedside 2: An Expanded Review of Bar Code Point of Care Solutions. Mike has served as the leader of several panel discussions on implementing medication safety applications, at events such as the unSUMMIT on Bedside Barcoding and the TCBI Bar Coding and Patient Safety conferences. In addition, he has delivered over 40 presentations on healthcare information technology to senior Pharmacy, Nursing, IT, and Pharmacy audiences. Mike received a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University and a B.A. in Economics from University of California, San Diego. He has been a leading contributor to many industry groups focused on barcode point of care safety, including the HIMSS Auto-ID and Pharmacy Informatics task forces.
Garrett Russell
VP of Marketing
Code Corporation
Garrett Russell has 16+ years of experience in the area of bar code scanning and is a named inventor on 30+ issued US patents and 20+ pending US patent applications in the field of bar code scanning and technology. Mr. Russell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1991 and began his career with Agilent's (formerly Hewlett Packard) Little Falls Division in Wilmington, Delaware. He joined Metrologic Instruments, a leader in bar code scanning technology, in 1993 and held various roles in Engineering, Product Marketing and was the President of Metrologic's Omniplanar subsidiary until his departure in 2008.

Garrett joined Code in November 2008 as the VP of Marketing.
Kathleen Trotter
Business Development Manager
Zebra Technologies

Mrs. Trotter is a Business Development Manager for Zebra Technologies. In this role, she is responsible for working with large IDN’s, Health Information Technology Partners, and GPO’s in assessing their needs for Thermal Bar Code Technology.Zebra Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of Specialty, on-demand thermal printers and supplies. Mrs. Trotter joined Zebra Technologies in June 2008.Prior to this current position, Mrs. Trotter held various sales, education and management positions with Eastman Kodak Company’s- Healthcare Imaging Business.

Mrs. Trotter holds a BS degree in Business from Sienna Heights College, and a Masters of Science in Business from Central Michigan University.She is a Registered Radiologic Technologist and worked in various hospitals across the U.S.

Tim Needham
Director, Business Development
Rubbermaid Medical Solutions
Tim Needham serves as Director, Business Development for Rubbermaid Medical Solutions (RMS). He joined RMS prior to the first product launch in 2004, and has led the division’s product development, strategic partnership and distribution strategy efforts. Tim specializes in helping large system clients analyze medication workflow opportunities, typically associated with Bar code Point-of-Care (BPOC) implementations. Prior to joining RMS, Tim was a Leader, Business Development for Ergotron where he was a founding member of the Healthcare team.