Nortec's 2017 Healthcare Symposium Will Present Ways to Eliminate Millions in Unwanted Costs

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Leaders in the industry to present ways to mitigate $30K per bed, per year for associated HAIs, reduce operational costs, increase productivity and save patient lives.

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Dr. Stephanie Taylor, Fellow, Harvard Medical School Healthcare Association

This symposium will bring together leaders of the healthcare industry to share ways to mitigate HAIs, eliminate millions of dollars in unwanted costs and save patient lives.

Nortec Humidity has gathered together some of the nation’s leading experts in the operation of healthcare environments to share the newest techniques and advancements in healthcare, engineering, operations and indoor air quality at the 2017 Healthcare Symposium to be held May 31 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

Dr. Stephanie Taylor a fellow of Harvard Medical School Healthcare Association Infections Organization, will lead a panel of leading healthcare providers, engineers and executives to discuss the most advanced techniques to mitigate healthcare associated infections (HAIs), reduce operational costs, improve productivity and save lives through optimum indoor air quality and infectious disease management. Attendees at the symposium will learn the most up to date information and share best practices on:

  • The use of humidity control to ensure optimum patient health
  • Airborne infectious disease management
  • Managing the role of indoor air hydration in infectious disease transmission

“It’s no secret that hospitals are causing harm to patients and wasting money on avoidable infectious health events. Preventable avoidable patient events account for 440,000 deaths—roughly one-sixth of all deaths that occur in the United States each year. It is estimated that in the US alone, over 400,000 premature patient deaths every year could have been prevented through proper indoor air quality and infectious disease prevention strategies.” - Dr. Stephanie Taylor, President, Taylor Healthcare Commissioning.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, hospitals in the United States are dangerous places to be. More than twice as many people die every year from health-care-associated infections as in car accidents — 80,000 deaths compared to 34,000. Proper safeguards and optimum IAQ can reduce adverse patient events such as healthcare associated infections and prevent patient deaths. Through engineering and air quality improvements, hospitals can improve clinical outcomes leading to increased patient satisfaction and safety, as well as greatly reduce operational costs and mitigate legal liabilities.

Nortec Humidity is one of the leading manufacturers of humidification systems designed to create the optimum humidity conditions in healthcare environments. Throughout the years, the company has sponsored many research studies, symposiums and industry conferences on the topic of proper humidity in healthcare environments and its importance in reducting operational costs, mitigating HAIs and saving patient lives. The 2017 Healthcare Symposium is the company’s latest effort in its commitment to furthering education leaders in the healthcare industry on this important issue.

For more information and to register, please visit the event registration page at:

About Nortec (Member of the Condair Group)

With 600 employees, the Condair Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidification systems, setting standards globally for energy-efficient and hygienic solutions through its main Condair brand. Condair is represented in 16 countries by its own sales and service organisations and is supported by distribution partners in a further 50 countries. Condair operates production sites in Europe, North America and China.

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