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PDI Launches Educational Packaging for Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes

PDI, owner of Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing wipes, has announced the launch of new educational packaging to help aid in hand hygiene for patients and education at the bedside. Four educational “when to use” icons have been added to the Sani-Hands Bedside Pack to help healthcare staff communicate critical opportunities for patients to practice hand hygiene1—after using the bathroom, before eating and drinking, after contact with others and after coughing and sneezing.

Technology Provides Critical Support in Mass Shooting Response

Last July, after 12 movie goers were shot dead and dozens wounded by a gunman at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises ” in Colorado, 23 victims – the largest contingent of wounded – were taken to the University of Colorado Hospital.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EPMG Assists Families Experiencing Unexpected Death or Outcomes

Emergency Physicians Medical Group's (EPMG) Next Step Program has been nationally recognized as an innovation designed to reach out to patients and their family members in a very unique way.

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