Gainesville, FL, June 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- HyGreen, Inc. announces that it will showcase its hand hygiene recording and reminding system at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2013 annual educational conference and international meeting to be held June 8 - 10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Studies show that healthcare associated infections take the lives of nearly 270 people in the U.S. every day and add between $30 billion to $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 patient contact.
In a recent study by the Joint Commission, the main causes for healthcare worker failure to wash their hands was the lack of compliance data, lack of just-in-time coaching and that healthcare workers forget to wash. HyGreen takes care of all these issues by providing real-time hand hygiene compliance data and just-in-time reminders to alert healthcare workers to wash when they forget.
HyGreen, Inc. will be demonstrating its hand hygiene system at booth #1760. Healthcare professionals will be able to see firsthand how easy HyGreen® is to use, even in mutibedded rooms.
“Other hand hygiene systems have a major void in their technology because they only monitor hand hygiene events as healthcare workers enter and exit the patient room. HyGreen accurately monitors hand hygiene status as healthcare workers enter the perimeter around the patient bed and gives a helpful a reminder to perform hand hygiene if a healthcare worker has forgotten to do so," says HyGreen Managing Director, Richard Allen. “Using HyGreen, hospitals have a tool to help combat infections, enhance patient safety, save money and ultimately save lives.”
HyGreen will also be showcasing its new HyGreen Badge. “The new badge is 65% smaller than the old badge and has a wider view for faster communications,” reports Executive Vice President of Operations, Ron Youngblood. “It is also more robust and provides excellent hand hygiene monitoring in a much smaller package.”
For more information, visit HyGreen at booth #1760 or contact us at email@example.com.
HyGreen, Inc. is an innovative technology company whose mission is to improve lives by safeguarding health through technology. Its HyGreen® Hand Hygiene product provides hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, doctor’s offices, restaurants and educational institutions with the tools to measure hand hygiene, improve hand hygiene behaviors, increase facility quality and decrease infection control costs. HyGreen, developed by researchers at the University of Florida, has received the Popular Science Best of What’s New Award, the Medical Design Excellence Award, and the Frost and Sullivan New Product Innovation Award in Infection Control. For more information, visit www.hygreen.com.