Improving the Operations and Delivery of Care through the Real-time Healthcare System

Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Pharmaceutical, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Healthcare,
  • Thursday, June 09, 2016

Hospitals and healthcare facilities face many inventory challenges. On top of that, the cost of care, preventable harm, and wasted time are big issues that plague the healthcare industry.

Now more than ever timeliness is critical to patient safety, care quality, and operational efficiency. Providers waste copious amounts of time and resources trying to locate patients, staff, and critical equipment. While many potential solutions exist, a real-time healthcare system (RTHS) represents the most formidable change agent. The RTHS uses real-time information and communications to be proactive, versus reactive. The key to this is situational awareness – or, knowing where people (patients, clinicians, care team members) and resources (medical devices, wheelchairs, heart monitors) are at all times during any given patient experience. Knowing this information in real-time is critical, and will improve your overall operations and delivery of care.

With a real-time healthcare system and the use of RFID-enabled solutions, imagine the possibilities that exist when all assets in your healthcare facility are connected.



Mark Van Sumeren, Managing Director, Health Industry Advisor, LLCJoe Pleshek, CEO & President, Terso Solutions, Inc.

Mark Van Sumeren is the Managing Director of Health Industry Advisor, LLC, an organization providing governance, strategy, channel strategy, and supply chain expertise to medical device and services companies. He is serving as Strategic Advisor to Terso Solutions; on the Board of Directors of a private equity sponsored healthcare services company; and as a retained Advisor to the supply chain leader of a large healthcare system. Additionally, Mark serves as the Chair of Arizona State University’s Health Sector Research Consortium; on the Board of Directors of the Bellwether League; and, on the Advisory Board of the Medical Device Supply Chain Council. Previously, Mark served as the Chief Strategy Office of a Fortune 300 medical supplier and as a Partner in the Healthcare Practice of Ernst & Young.

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Joe Pleshek, CEO & President, Terso Solutions, Inc.

Since joining Terso in 2007, Joe Pleshek has overseen rapid growth for the company providing overall strategic direction and financial management for the business as well as managing day-to-day operations. He has worked closely with Terso’s clients in the Healthcare and Life Science markets to drive business value through Terso’s RFID-enabled inventory management solutions. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout as well as a Masters of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas.

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  • Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain IT
  • Materials Management
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Quality Executives

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Terso Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of automated inventory management solutions for tracking high-value medical and scientific products in healthcare and life science. Terso Solutions, Inc. is backed by 13 years of RFID product development and implementation experience. Headquartered in Madison, WI, Terso Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Promega Corporation. Additional information is available at

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