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Thermal Technology Improves Handwash Compliance, Prevents and Reduces HAIs


Nearly 2 million people acquire HAIs, or hospital-acquired infections, in the United States each year – resulting in 100,000 deaths annually – according to The Infectious Diseases Society of America. HAIs also lead to more than $4.5 billion in excess healthcare costs, increase the average hospital stay from 4.5 to 20.6 days, and raise the average patient bill from about $30,000 to nearly $200,000, as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tru-D SmartUVC Room Disinfection Robot Gains UK Acceptance

It may look like a futuristic gadget from a science fiction movie, but this germ-killing robot is a new, efficient method of tackling hospital superbugs. As reported in the Daily Mail, the device kills hospital superbugs faster than before and could save the NHS $325 million a year if adopted nationwide.

Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Enhancements Help Customize Report Data

DebMed, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene," has released enhanced functionality for the hand hygiene compliance reports that are available in the DebMed GMS (Group Monitoring System).

Diversinet Introduces mobiHealth Wallet with Patient-Centered Health Information

Diversinet Corp., a leader in secure mobile health that “Powers Care Coordination through Mobility,” has announced mobiHealth Wallet™, a secure, personalized virtual container for downloading, entering, managing and sharing personal health information.

Directional Dynamics Previews First Mobile Wayfinding and Patient Engagement App

Directional Dynamics, LLC previewed its innovative Wayfinding and Patient Engagement Applications for the healthcare market this month. This application, available initially on iPhone and Android devices, is part of the Directional Dynamics version 1.0 suite, to be released in Q1, 2013.

LiveData Launches iPad App for PeriOP Manager

LiveData, a leading innovator in real-time data integration and display technology, has announced an iPad app for its perioperative workflow system, PeriOp Manager.

The Joint Commission Publishes Patient and Worker Safety Monograph

The Joint Commission recently released a free monograph, “Improving Patient and Worker Safety: Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration and Innovation,” to draw attention to the need to create a culture that focuses on both the safety of patients and the health care workers who care for them.

CareFusion Launches New Preoperative Cleansing Program For In-Home Patient Use

CareFusion Corp., a leading, global medical technology company, has unveiled a new preoperative cleansing program for patients that includes an industry-first, individualized reminder program that helps patients remember and follow a clinician's preoperative bathing instructions.

Ekahau Location Analytics Improves Asset Utilization, Staff Safety

Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) has released Ekahau Vision™ 2.0, the company’s new location analytics platform for hospital administrators, staff and caregivers.

FDB Releases ICD-10 Codes within its Clinical Decision Support Drug Knowledge

First Databank (FDB), a leading provider of clinical drug knowledge that improves medication-related decisions and patient outcomes, announced the availability of the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases code set ICD-10-CM (clinical modification) and ICD-10-PCS (procedure coding system) within FDB MedKnowledge, the company’s proprietary clinical drug knowledge.

Missouri Center for Patient Goes National

Patient safety is an ever increasing focal point for improving efficacy and efficiency in the U.S. healthcare system, across all provider settings. Now the Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) is poised to share its mission across the country.

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