Studies show that healthcare associated infections take the lives of nearly 270 people in the U.S. every day and add between $30 - 50 billion to U.S. healthcare costs.
Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) May 31, 2011
HyGreen, Inc. announced today that it will showcase its hand hygiene recording and reminding system, HyGreen®, at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2010 Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting (APIC 2011) held June 27 – 29, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. This conference is considered the premiere educational opportunity for infection control healthcare professionals.
Studies show that healthcare associated infections take the lives of nearly 270 people in the U.S. every day and add between $30 - 50 billion to U.S. healthcare costs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that many of these infections are caused by the lack of hand washing before and after each patient contact. The HyGreen® Hand Hygiene Recording and Reminding System addresses this problem by reminding healthcare workers to wash their hands and by recording all hand washing events and patient-staff interactions in the hospital.
HyGreen, Inc. will be demonstrating its hand hygiene system at booth #633. Healthcare professionals will be able to see firsthand how easy HyGreen® is to use and how effective it is, even in multi-patient rooms. “Other hand hygiene systems have a major void in their technology because they monitor hand hygiene events at the room level and not at a bed level, “reports XI Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Richard Melker. “Our system provides a mantle of safety for each patient. We are looking forward to demonstrating HyGreen® and this exciting feature at APIC2011.”
“Recent changes in Medicare regulations will reduce payments to hospitals for costs associated with hospital acquired infections," states HyGreen, Inc. CEO, Craig T. Davenport. “Using HyGreen, hospitals have a tool to help combat infections, enhance patient safety and save money.”
HyGreen® was designed to reflect the recommended hand hygiene guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Joint Commission.
HyGreen, Inc. is holding a Webinar on the HyGreen® Hand Hygiene System on June 21st at 4pm. Log on to http://www.hygreeninc.com or contact us at info(at)hygreeninc(dot)com for more information.
To see the HyGreen® Hand Hygiene System in action, visit booth #633 at APIC2011.