BlueStar to partner with the unSUMMIT for Healthcare Barcoding at the 2014 VARTECH Americas New Orleans

BlueStar, the global distributor of ADC, Mobility, Point-of-Sale, RFID, Digital Signage, Healthcare and Security technology solutions, has entered into a new partnership with The unSUMMIT for Healthcare Barcoding at the 2014 VARTECH educational and tradeshow event. The unSUMMIT will be held concurrently with VARTECH September 17-19 at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency, and will also be featured on the VARTECH CodeZone Exhibit Hall.

"Healthcare solutions comprise a critical vertical market in our channel," said Mark Fraker, BlueStar's Vice President of Marketing.  "We're passionate about providing advanced IT solutions across all facets of healthcare, and adding The unSUMMIT to the 2014 VARTECH event will provide even more outstanding educational and revenue generating opportunities for our partners across the Americas."

In reference to the types of technologies and applications VARs can expect to see at the event, Fraker states, "CodeZone, featuring The unSUMMIT pavilion, will highlight healthcare solutions ranging from digital signage in the waiting rooms to interactive patient systems delivering bedside multimedia content; from bedside barcoding solutions to smart in-home post-acute android and iOS telemedicine solutions; from hospital pharmacy point-of-sale to patient data availability across the care continuum; and from RTLS (Real-Time Location Systems) to RFID surgical sponge solutions.  This is sure to be the VAR Channel Show for 2014, as we introduce more revenue generating opportunities for both our Vendor and Reseller partners."

The unSUMMIT is the premier educational event for hospitals interested in Barcoding at the Point of Care (BPOC), equipping pharmacists, nurses, information technology directors and patient safety officers. Produced by the TerraPharma Project since 2005, The unSUMMIT gathers the nation's foremost thought leaders on BPOC system planning, implementation and optimization. As part of the CodeZone Exhibit Hall, The unSUMMIT will continue to provide hands-on demonstrations of advanced BPOC solutions, along with dozens of top technology solutions manufacturers, software developers, and more.

Co-founders of The unSUMMIT, Mark Neuenschwander and Jamie Kelly, commented on the partnership saying, "With solid peer-to-peer education, auto-ID technologies have proven to reduce errors that have plagued our nation's hospitals. We are thrilled that our partnership with BlueStar enables us to expand the exposure of our audience to more proven and emerging technologies. Bigger than ever, The unSUMMIT 2014 will give hospital professionals the opportunity to share best practices and, ultimately, accelerate their progress toward a safer point of care."

"The unSUMMIT is unmatched in offering education for hospitals and healthcare providers in the channel," said BlueStar Healthcare Vertical Manager, Rick Bird. "They provide real-world learning experiences for barcode-enabled patient safety systems, and to have them on board as part of VARTECH 2014 will add even more value for our healthcare reseller partners."

BlueStar created VARTECH as a world-class venue to foster collaboration among members of the technology solutions industry and promote interaction among channel partners.  BlueStar has produced the VARTECH series for more than a decade, and it has quickly grown to be one of the most highly anticipated and widely attended events in the technology solutions channel. Recent VARTECHs have been held in San Antonio, Texas; Quebec City, Canada; Miami, Florida; Toronto, Canada; Berlin, Germany; Birmingham, UK; and aboard a Bahamas cruise ship.

VARTECH has also expanded to include multiple global events in the VARTECH Educational Series, including Pan-European and Latin American Technology Summits, as well as regional road shows across North America. BlueStar hosted dozens of events worldwide in the VARTECH Educational Series in 2013, with thousands of attendees from across the globe. For more information about the VARTECH Educational Series, please visit

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