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B. Braun Smart Infusion Pump Technology Advances Patient Safety

In an effort to provide the best patient care possible, Western Maryland Health System (WMHS) recently announced its successful integration of B. Braun Medical Inc.'s (B.Braun) innovative Outlook 400ES Safety Infusion System.

Awarepoint Launches New Bed & Bay Sensor

Awarepoint Corporation, the largest real-time location system (RTLS) corporation dedicated exclusively to healthcare, announces the launch of its new Bed and Bay Sensor that enables precise tracking of mobile equipment and patient and caregiver interactions in locations with tight-bed spacing, such as the emergency department (ED) and pre- and post-anesthesia care.

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.

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.

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.


ABQAURP American Society for Quality American Society for Quality Healthcare Division Consumers Advancing Patient Safety
EMPSF Institute for Safe Medical Practices
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS) Medication Safety Officers Society NPSF Partnership for Patient Safety Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine