Tru-D SmartUVC announces it recently signed a supplier contract agreement with Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned healthcare company in the country. Vizient serves a diverse membership and customer base that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare providers.
"Becoming an approved Vizient supplier gives Tru-D the opportunity to deliver enhanced savings on its unique, automated UV disinfection robot's clinical differentiation and value proposition to Vizient's membership of academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers who access the Vizient contract portfolio," said Chuck Dunn, CEO and president of Tru-D SmartUVC. "We are excited to work with Vizient and look forward to a long-term relationship while delivering a rapid return on investment to members."
Tru-D is the pioneer of no-touch UV disinfection taking to market the world's first UV robot in 2007 and continually providing industry-leading innovation over the past decade. Tru-D is the only device of its kind backed by a CDC-funded, randomized clinical trial. Results of the landmark Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection (BETR-D) study proved that enhanced terminal room disinfection strategies including Tru-D decreased the risk of acquiring an infection among patients admitted to the same room by a cumulative 30 percent.
Tru-D's program management team develops customized Standard Operating Procedures ensuring Tru-D seamlessly integrates into hospital workflow models with minimal impact on labor costs and without the need for additional full-time employees. Tru-D's team of client managers, training staff and technical experts work each day with the mindset of continuous improvement. Together they optimize Vizient members' utilization of Tru-D and make the most of member clients' investment and trust in Tru-D.
The Vizient relationship will be led by Lelese George who has worked in a corporate accounts capacity within the healthcare industry for more than 15 years. "My personal attention is focused on successfully demonstrating Tru-D's unique value proposition and executing a strategic plan toward optimizing the mutual success of our Vizient contract," said George.
Tru-D works by generating UV energy that is proven to kill harmful pathogens that can remain behind from manual cleaning. After traditional cleaning methods are performed, Tru-D is rolled in to the room to complete the disinfection process. Activated by a remote control outside the room, Tru-D operates from one position and administers a single cycle of UV light. Using patented Sensor360 technology, Tru-D compensates for room variables such as size, shape and the amount of equipment in the room, calculating the precise time necessary to disinfect the room. Once the cycle is complete, the operator is notified via audio and/or text message that the robot is ready to proceed to the next targeted room.