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Versus Introduces Automated, Real-Time Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution
Date:6/9/2009

is HHC event. The event is recorded and available for reporting and quality improvement purposes.

Because the system is based on highly accurate real-time locating technology -- available only through Versus Technology's patented IR and RFID locating system -- it provides accurate, unbiased data for continual process improvement. Using the Versus system, hospitals can target additional education to units or shifts that may be underperforming. The real-time alerts also provide caregivers with the opportunity to self-correct before non-compliant events occur, protecting both patients and their caregivers.

"It is very important to Versus Technology that we provide solutions that not only reduce the potential for hospital acquired infections, but do so in a way that increases hospital staff efficiency. At the same time," explains Henry Tenarvitz, Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Versus, "these systems must be priced at a level that most hospitals can afford. Our commitment to making compliance systems affordable has driven Versus to discover ways to leverage existing nurse call infrastructure to control installation costs." By adding compliance functionality to a pre-existing nurse call system, hospitals can control the cost of deploying the compliance system and, at the same time, increase staff efficiency. This in turn helps hospitals deliver high quality healthcare to a greater number of patients.

"We do not want to diminish the impact hospital acquired infections have on patients and their families," Tenarvitz says, "but we also do not want to ignore their effect on the hospital. It's bad press all the way around -- from patient satisfaction, to Press Ganey, to its standing in the community, to potential lawsuits. On the financial side, one also has to consider that hospital acquired infections are not reimbursed, so when they occur, they represent a significant and unnecessary non-pay event. It's hard to mea
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