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Proventix Helps Princeton Baptist Medical Center Earn National Recognition from HIMSS/ASQ for Quality Improvement Using Information Technology
Date:2/14/2011

l help the industry understand how valuable health IT as a tool can be to improving patient safety and quality," said David A. Collins, MHA, CPHQ, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, who is HIMSS director, healthcare information systems. "By sharing notable quality improvement outcomes, we hope these innovative examples will serve as guidance to others for improved healthcare delivery and demonstrate the benefits of health IT adoption."

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.

"Proventix and nGage are part of a bigger vision than merely improving hand hygiene," says Proventix CEO, Harvey Nix. "Great minds in clinical quality, such as Dr. Peter Pronovost, author of Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor's Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out, and Atul Gawande , author of The Checklist Manifesto and Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, have demonstrated that improved quality outcomes are possible in healthcare. The opportunity exists to improve delivery of care through collaboration among healthcare workers and standardized processes.  nGage has seized this opportunity by utilizing RFID based wireless technology to monitor, communicate, improve and transform healthcare." In addition to hand hygiene monitoring, Proventix is exploring other capabilities of nGage to monitor other quality events.

Proventix will host interviews with key executives and offer insights on the project at the HIMSS conference in Orlando from February 20-22, 2011. Call 205.383.2104 or visit www.proventi
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