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Atlas Public Health announces plans to participate in the upcoming 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to be held in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole from April 1-4, 2011.Â Atlas will demonstrate Guardian, an infection control application uniquely designed to address the combined objectives of recognition and control, facility-wide analysis and regulatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Guardian reduces manual entry and facilitates rapid recognition and actionable analysis of HAIs, as well as statutorily-mandated reporting to public health officials. Guardian is a flexible epidemiological solution comprehensive enough to address the needs of virtually any infection control program, enabling infection preventionists to respond to HAIs rapidly and effectively.
"Having effective systems in place to identify, investigate, and respond to HAls is a critical component of any infection control program," says Mark Marostica, Atlas Public Health's vice president of sales and marketing. "Guardian provides real-time information. By isolating the infection source, hospitals can proactively reduce risks, protect their patients, and decrease non-reimbursements," continues Marostica. "Moreover, the analytical reports and graphs generated in Guardian provide strong measurement tools to assess the effectiveness of IC protocols and in the long run can prevent future HAIs."
ATLAS offers proven solutions for collecting complete and timely surveillance information from healthcare providers and laboratories throughout the community, and equips health department personnel with tools for disease investigation, case management, outbreak control and trend analysis.