November 29, 2011
Proventix's ZigBee-powered, RFID-enabled nGage hand hygiene system has recorded over 4 million hand cleanings in the United States since its release, according to the company. Hospitals using the system had an average 105.6 percent increase in hand hygiene solution dispenses and a decrease in healthcare associated infections (HAI) by more than 24 percent.
The Proventix nGage system monitors hand...
June 1, 2011
For years, hospitals were reluctant to allow visitors or even staff to use cell phones over unfounded fears that the radio signals could interfere with sensitive medical equipment. Now, there may be a real risk associated with cell phones in hospitals: mobile devices carry all kinds of bacteria, some of them resistant to multiple antibiotics.
According to a study in the June issue of the American...
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...