October 20, 2010
CIMIT, a consortium of hospitals and engineering schools in the Boston area, has spun out its first startup: Hand hygiene monitoring company HanGenix. The startup's technology automatically detects when a care provider uses a soap or alcohol gel dispenser and if they approach a patient's bed without washing or sanitizing their hands. If a care provider fails to wash their hands before a patient...
July 12, 2010
Proventix Systems, a hand hygiene compliance monitoring company, announced a deal with machine-to-machine wireless vendor Synapse Wireless to add wireless connectivity to Proventix's nGage system, which aims to fight the spread of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs).
The Proventix nGage system monitors hand hygiene compliance 24 hours a day, 7 days week, according to the company. Here's how it...