Xhale Innovations to Showcase the HyGreen® Hand Hygiene System at APIC2010

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Xhale Innovations (XI) announced today that it will showcase its hand hygiene system, HyGreen®, at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2010 Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting (APIC2010) held July 11 – 14, 2010 in New Orleans, LA.

HyGreen, The Intelligent Hand Hygiene System

Other hand hygiene systems have a major void in their technology because they monitor hand hygiene transactions at the room level and not at a bed level,

Xhale Innovations (XI) announced today that it will showcase its hand hygiene system, HyGreen®, at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2010 Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting (APIC2010) held July 11 – 14, 2010 in New Orleans, LA. 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 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.

XI will be demonstrating its real-time hand hygiene compliance system at booth #1743. 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 transactions 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 APIC2010.”

HyGreen® was recently awarded the gold “Medical Design Excellence Award” at the 2010 Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry’s Annual Conference. This award comes on the heels of the December 2009 award for “Best of What’s New” from Popular Science.

“Using HyGreen®, a healthcare facility will have the tools it needs to reduce infection rates and to better protect patients,” states XI CEO, Richard Allen. “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.”

Xhale Innovations is holding a Webinar on the HyGreen® Hand Hygiene System on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 1pm. Log on to http://www.gohygreen.com or contact us at info(at)gohygreen(dot)com for more information.

To see the HyGreen® Hand Hygiene System in action, visit booth #1743 at APIC2010.

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