MedMined's Infection-Tracking Technology Plays Key Role in Infection Prevention at More Than 150 Hospitals Nationwide


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- MedMined announces that more than 150 hospitals in the United States have embraced its infection-tracking service. These leading institutions from around the country are successfully employing MedMined's Data Mining Surveillance service to significantly reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), improve patient safety, and lower healthcare costs.

According to G.T. LaBorde, MedMined's chief operating officer, the company's customers are among the most technologically advanced, quality-focused medical centers in the United States, with 25 MedMined users included in the U.S. News & World Report listing of the top 100 hospitals. In addition, 10 customers were named to Solucient's list of 100 hospitals designated as Performance Improvement Leaders, and 20 were recognized as part of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine's 100 Most Wired Hospitals.

Among healthcare leaders that have recently adopted the MedMined service is the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, one of the world's premier health science universities and a leader in biomedical research, patient care, higher education, and public service. UCSF Medical Center was selected to participate in the Prevention Epicenter Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was created to improve detection, reporting, and prevention of HAIs. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton in New Jersey also recently adopted the MedMined service. The hospital's focus on quality has enabled it to achieve a number of prestigious awards, including the 2004 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential distinction that recognizes organizational quality and performance excellence. RWJ Hamilton is the first hospital in New Jersey to receive the Baldrige award and is one of only five to be recognized.

"As a healthcare organization that has made quality and performance excellence the center of our culture, MedMined will help us enhance the quality of our patient care through better surveillance and data analysis," said Shashi Madhok, vice president for quality at RWJ Hamilton.

"MedMined's customers recognize the critical role of information technology in reducing HAIs and delivering the highest quality patient care," LaBorde said. "As healthcare leaders, these centers are setting the standard for hospital infection prevention and serve as examples for other facilities. MedMined's Data Mining Surveillance service allows infection control professionals to efficiently and cost effectively keep watch over all patients and areas of the hospital, enabling them to prioritize and focus their infection-prevention efforts where and when they are most needed. The service enhances infection control efforts so hospitals can continue to deliver the highest quality care to their patients."

Source: MedMined   


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