BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Feb. 14, 2011 Birmingham Birmingham Stories of Success
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) annually choose award recipients based on "outstanding accomplishments in the adoption and use of information technology to achieve improved patient safety, quality, effectiveness and efficiency."
Princeton Baptist Medical Center is being featured as a "Tier 1" organization, whose story demonstrates how technology helps support the six priorities of the National Priorities Partnership and The Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals and priorities.
The nGage system monitors hand hygiene compliance 24 hours a day, 7 days week. Healthcare workers wear badges that are uniquely recognized by control units at soap dispensers throughout the hospital. When the worker enters a room or area where there is a control unit, they are recognized and, upon the completion of a quality hand hygiene event, they are given important, patient-specific information (such as "the patient is at risk for a fall"), general employee information, or employee-specific information (such as stock market reports or sports scores). The messaging creates incentives for healthcare workers at the point of care, improves workflow and creates opportunities for efficiencies while enhancing patient safety and quality of care.
David A. Collins
Healthcare regulatory agencies identify hand hygiene as the single most important way to reduce infection risk, but high levels of sustained hand hygiene compliance are elusive in healthcare facilities around the world. With nGage, Proventix responded to the call from world leader in agencies like the Centers for Disease Control, Joint Commission and World Health Organization for a new science in quality and safety monitoring technology.
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Orlando February 20-22, 2011 www.proventix.com
About Proventix Systems, Inc.
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