DebMed Selected by Three Healthcare GPOs to Demonstrate Patient Safety Solution

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DebMed, creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, today announced it will be presenting at the Amerinet Niche/New Technology/Diversity Show, the Novation Innovative Technology Expo, and MedAssets Business and Technology Forum.  DebMed will be showcasing the DebMed® GMS™ (Group Monitoring System), designed to help hospital quality leaders lead the change in best practices by moving beyond manual observation to automated hand hygiene compliance monitoring. 

Improving hand hygiene is a key component of reducing infections as part of an overall patient safety and quality program. The DebMed GMS is an electronic monitoring system that provides a more accurate, cost-effective and reliable way to measure healthcare workers' hand hygiene compliance than direct observation, a common though unreliable practice that is still used. In addition, the DebMed GMS system that provides real-time data and includes an online toolkit with materials designed to help change behavior and improve hand hygiene compliance.

"Invitations from Amerinet, Novation and MedAssets, three of healthcare's leading GPOs, is a testament to the strength and innovation of the DebMed® GMS™ technology and to DebMed's leadership in patient safety," says Heather McLarney, vice president of marketing for DebMed. "By providing a system that electronically monitors hand hygiene based on the WHO's Five Moments, we will enable healthcare providers to improve patient safety, reduce the number of unnecessary healthcare-associated infections, and ultimately reduce overall costs."

The details of the three invitation-only Group Purchasing Organization conferences are as follows:

• Amerinet Niche/New Technology/Diversity Show – Oct. 2, 2012, Harrah's St. Louis, St. Louis

The show is designed to introduce suppliers to key Amerinet staff in order to explore potential partnerships that bring members improved quality of patient care, reduced costs, and enhanced revenue opportunities.

• Novation Innovative Technology Expo – Oct. 3, 2012, Omni Mandalay, Las Colinas, Texas

The goal of the Novation Innovative Technology program is to ensure that members have access to innovative health care technology and that suppliers have an opportunity to be considered for a Novation contract for their innovative products.

• MedAssets Technology and Innovation Forum – Oct. 9, 2012, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas

The Technology & Innovation Forum is part of MedAssets ongoing commitment to offer cost containment and performance improvement solutions to its healthcare organization clients struggling more than ever with the dual challenges of rising costs and lower reimbursements.

Healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs), such as Amerinet, Novation and MedAssets, assist in promoting quality healthcare and support providers in effectively managing expenses. Through their sponsored events, these GPOs invite specific vendors to be part of their network and ultimately, to become preferred vendors. The main objective of these GPO conferences is to foster innovation and help customers improve their clinical and financial performance, supported by the introduction to leading healthcare solutions, such as the DebMed GMS.

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