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patient safety webinarPlease register for Strategies to Manage Hospital Acquired Conditions Reporting in an ACA World - An IC Check-Up on Sept 9th, 2014 1:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973501898406116610

With the August 1 Final Rule announcement by CMS, it’s time we had an Infection Control check-up from our IC expert, Brian Foy.

Brian will explain recent changes to Federal rules and its impacts on everyday IC preventionists. Then, the team will outline some of the experienced and expected challenges faced by industry partners and their solutions.

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Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight?
The Transformation of “Incident Reporting

Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight? The Transformation of “Incident ReportingWe all have these systems, whether paper or electronic, that are supposed to capture incidents that can lead to and/or have resulted in patient harm. Most of these systems can do this, but many will agree that there is something missing – something important – when it comes to whether or not these systems actually enhance patient safety.

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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.

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.

A native smartphone application for Mapping, Wayfinding, and Patient Engagement, Directional Dynamics v. 1.0 will provide patients and visitors with compelling indoor maps of facilities, location hotspots and step-by-step directions throughout a hospital or other healthcare facility. In addition, Directional Dynamics offers indoor positioning technology to deliver real-time, turn-by-turn pedestrian navigation and other location-based services. More than just Wayfinding, Directional Dynamics also incorporates compelling patient engagement features and content, such as staff directories with click-to-call and appointment requests, health information, patient surveys, and hospital news and announcements.

"Hospitals are typically very complex structures to navigate. Getting lost can lead to late or missed appointments and ultimately decreased customer satisfaction," said Mark Green, the company's CEO and co-founder. "Our goal is to fundamentally improve the patient/visitor experience inside hospitals by making maps, directions, and other relevant information available on iPhone and Android devices."

About Directional Dynamics
Directional Dynamics was formed in 2012 by GDS, Inc. (www.gdssigns.com) to develop the leading Interactive Wayfinding and Patient Engagement Solutions for the Healthcare market. With over twenty five years experience designing Wayfinding solutions for hospitals, company co-founders Joseph Motta and Mark Green have introduced a new, revolutionary approach to Mobile Wayfinding and Patient Engagement.

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