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Alabama Hospitals Compare Infection Prevention Performance Statewide With New Benchmarking Tool
Date:4/29/2008

practices in infection prevention to be accurately identified and rapidly shared among a community of hospitals."

In this first-of-its-kind effort to encourage transparency and facilitate best practice sharing, hospitals using this new tool can voluntarily allow other hospitals to see the name of their institution in the benchmarking results. Those hospitals that choose to disclose their facility can see other hospitals who also granted permission to reveal their names in the results. Hospitals that choose to remain anonymous cannot view any other specific hospital names in the benchmarking results, even those who have chosen to be disclosed.

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Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is an $87 billion, global company serving the health-care industry with products and services that help hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies reduce costs, improve safety, productivity and profitability, and deliver better care to patients. With a focus on making supply chains more efficient, reducing hospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, including Alaris(R) IV pumps, Pyxis(R) automated dispensing systems, MedMined(TM) electronic infection surveillance service, VIASYS(R) respiratory care products and the CareFusion(TM) patient identification system. The company also manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies worldwide. Ranked No. 19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 40,000 people on five continents. More information about the company may be found at
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