Hospital-acquired infections are of chief concern today for any hospital or health system, and early identification is essential for improving patient care while also reducing costs.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
hc1.com® continues to empower hospitals and laboratories across the globe with instant access to critical intelligence through its hc1.com® Healthcare Relationship Management™ service. St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital has recently deployed the hc1.com solution, which combines cloud-based healthcare CRM, real-time dashboards and alerts, and secure messaging to optimize the relationships between healthcare professionals and improve the quality of healthcare.
hc1.com helps monitor for early detection of hospital-acquired infections
Hospitals pay vigilant attention to any infections that are acquired by a patient after they are admitted, often referred to as hospital-acquired or healthcare-associated infections (HAI). The Centers for Disease Control estimates that one in every 20 hospitalized patients will obtain an HAI, with the latest economic data indicating that these infections cost the American healthcare system over $30 billion, annually*. The early identification of any infections acquired by patients while hospitalized is essential to improving patient care and reducing costs within America’s healthcare system. At St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis, hc1.com uses lab data to trigger Critical Value alerts that help clinicians quickly identify HAIs and prevent them from spreading.
“Hospital-acquired infections are of chief concern today for any hospital or health system, and early identification is essential for improving patient care while also reducing costs,” said Troy Reiff, RN, executive director of operations at St.Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital. “By pushing real-time information from the medical laboratory to the appropriate individual, hc1.com helps us pinpoint infection patterns as quickly as possible, enabling us to prevent outbreaks and thereby reducing the number of infections.”
Automated notifications and alerts, a core component of the Healthcare Relationship Management service powered by hc1.com, are customizable by client and role, making it possible for laboratories and hospitals to access tailored information in real-time.
Continued adoption of the hc1.com Healthcare Relationship Management service
“We continue to experience exponential growth in our client base across a wide variety of healthcare organizations,” said Brad Bostic, hc1.com’s chief executive officer. “There has never been a more critical time for hospitals and laboratories to find ways to leverage the important information trapped within their disparate data systems. hc1.com stands to impact millions of lives by improving healthcare through enhanced access to intelligence and improved communications between healthcare professionals.”
The hc1.com® Healthcare Relationship Management™ service (a Bostech® Innovation) combines cloud-based healthcare CRM, real-time dashboards and alerts, and secure messaging to optimize the relationships between healthcare professionals and improve the quality of healthcare. With hc1.com, labs are able to manage the entire client lifecycle from a secure web browser by gaining a 360-degree view of each client relationship. By unifying data silos and delivering automated alerts, each department can proactively address issues and capitalize on opportunities while creating a personalized client experience. View a 2-minute video overview of hc1.com at http://www.hc1.com/video.
- Scott, RD. The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention. (2009). Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/hai/Scott_CostPaper.pdf (accessed March 5, 2012)