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Xhale Innovations (XI) announces that it will demonstrate its hand hygiene system, HyGreen®, at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit July 22-24, 2010 in San Diego.
Xhale Innovations (XI) announces that it will demonstrate its hand hygiene system, HyGreenÂ®, at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit July 22-24, 2010 in San Diego. The summit highlights the most effective and efficient approaches for hospitals and health systems to integrate care and improve financial and clinical performance along the continuum of care.
Studies show that healthcare-acquired infections take the lives of nearly 270 people in the U.S. every day and add between $30 billion and $50 billion to U.S. healthcare costs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that many of these infections are caused by the lack of handwashing before and after each patient contact. The HyGreenÂ® Hand Hygiene System addresses this problem by reminding healthcare workers to wash their hands and by recording all handwashing events and patient-staff interactions in the hospital.
"Using HyGreenÂ®, a healthcare facility will have a tool to help reduce infection rates and lower hospital costs," states Richard Allen, CEO of XI. "HyGreenÂ® was designed to reflect the recommended hand hygiene guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Joint Commission."
HyGreenÂ® was recently awarded the gold "Medical Design Excellence Award" at the 2010 Medical Device and Diagnostic Industrys Annual Conference. This award comes on the heels of the December 2009 award for "Best of Whats New" from Popular Science.
Xhale Innovations is holding a Webinar on the HyGreenÂ® Hand Hygiene System on July 28 at 1:30 pm. Visit www.gohygreen.com to register.