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Proventix™ Partners with Synapse Wireless to Save Lives
Date:7/12/2010

NEW ORLEANS, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc., of Birmingham, AL, today announced a partnership with Synapse Wireless, another Alabama-based technology company, that will help them fight the spread of healthcare acquired infections.

According to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, HAIs contribute $28 billion to $33 billion in excess healthcare costs each year. "There are 90,000 people a year that die from contracting infectious diseases in hospitals," says Wade Patterson, CEO and founder of Synapse Wireless. "Yes, it will save a lot of money, but, more importantly, it will save lives and that makes it worthwhile."

The Center for Disease Control, The Joint Commission and other healthcare-related organizations are placing increasing emphasis on the importance of effective hand hygiene compliance as the best way to help reduce the spread of infection.  An estimated 1.7 million people will be affected by HAIs due to hospital stays in the United States each year.  

"Proventix developed the nGage system which is a touchless hand communication and hand hygiene monitoring system to help eliminate the spread of infections in hospitals," said Harvey Nix, inventor of nGage, founder and CEO of Proventix. "Our partnership with Synpase Wireless now enables us to use their SNAP technology to make our system wireless."

To the system, Proventix brings an expertise in hand hygiene compliance monitoring, point-of-care communication, and behavior modification. Synpase Wireless contributes an established automa
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