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Real-Time Locating Technology Helps Contain Pandemic Outbreaks
Date:6/19/2009

Intelligent InSites Announces Solution to Track and Control Spread of Infectious Diseases

Fargo, ND (PRWEB) June 19, 2009 - Last week, the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 virus, also commonly referred to as "swine flu", a worldwide pandemic. National and state health officials in the U.S. are urging healthcare providers to take precautions to limit the spread of the virus from infected patients to healthy patients and staff.

In response to this latest threat, Intelligent InSites, Inc. today announced a solution that state healthcare agencies, hospitals, and senior care facilities can utilize to help prevent the transmission and spread of communicable diseases, such as H1N1, common influenza, and other infectious diseases. The solution uses location technology in conjunction with Intelligent InSites popular "enterprise visibility" software to identify the location of patients, staff, and equipment anywhere in a facility in real time. With access to real-time location information, healthcare providers are able to quickly identify people and assets that currently are or have been in the same location with an infected person, which allows the hospital to take appropriate actions to contain the spread of the virus.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, urges state and local governments, school districts, and the private sector to modify and update their pandemic plans, as the state of pandemic preparedness in the U.S. is not at a desirable level. According to a recent report published by the Vendome Group, entitled "Trends in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Technologies", nearly two-thirds of healthcare organizations consider themselves not well prepared for a pandemic.

Mary Jagim, RN
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