Earlier this month, Proventix attended the 2013 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Proventix joined Kimberly-Clark Healthcare in their Exhibit Hall booth to demonstrate the nGage system and share the data collected with over 30 million hand hygiene events monitored. In addition, nine of our clients had the opportunity to share their compelling stories of increased hand hygiene and reduced infection rates through abstract poster presentations.
The reception hosted by Proventix at The Renaissance Cruise Port Hotel was well attended, with over 75 attendees estimated during the course of the evening. This was a great opportunity to catch up with our clients, chat with other vendors and meet infection control practitioners interested in increasing hand hygiene compliance and improving quality at their hospitals.
The poster and oral abstracts presented by our clients received well-deserved attention. In fact, many of the people we spoke with at the Exhibit Hall booth had come to see us after experiencing the abstracts and our clients’ compelling success stories. Proventix congratulates our clients for their recognition as leaders in hand hygiene and patient safety efforts.
Proventix client Shannon Medical Center decided to implement and evaluate the nGage™ system because of their desire to improve upon patient care and an increase in regulatory requirements. To do this, they focused on improving the delivery of quality care through a combined effort of information technology, leadership, quality and infection control teams. The nGage system was installed in the 33-bed 5 North post-surgical unit in October 2011. Hand hygiene solution dispensing, hand hygiene compliance and healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rates were measured and reported from November 2011 through May 2012. Comparing a six week baseline of dispensing to six weeks after monitoring began, Shannon Medical Center saw a 188.4% increase in total hand hygiene solution dispensing. There was a 14.5% increase in hand hygiene compliance when comparing 5 North’s December 2011 rate of (46.9%) to its average rate of 53.7% for the five following months (January 2012 – May 2012). During this same time period, a number of employees reached individual compliance rates of over 90%, with the highest compliers exceeding 95%. 5 North noted a 62.5% decrease in Nosocomial Infection Marker® (NIM-Carefusion). This reduction equates to a total direct cost savings of $83,445, a bottom line improvement of $79,965 and 96.8 days length of stay avoided. To view the entire abstract, click here.
This recently published Becker’s ASC article continues Proventix’s open discussion on dispelling hand hygiene myths with data and demonstrating that current ineffective hand hygiene activities prevent sustainable improvements.
Proventix’s partner hospitals are seeing great results with accurate monitoring, executive engagement and thoughtful behavioral change models. Proventix continues to add data to our growing data set of almost 30 million hand hygiene events.
As of today, Proventix’s nGage™ system has recorded 28,530,138 hand hygiene events. At our current pace, we are adding around 50,000 events per day. A big milestone for us will be the 30 million mark, as this represents one large data set of continuously monitored, 24/7 user-specific compliance. This data set offers insights into hand hygiene and other workflow events, and our clients’ significant results from the nGage system will be shared at the upcoming 39th Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) this June. Stay tuned for these results and our celebration of 30 million hand hygiene events, which we expect to happen near the end of June!
This is the final blog post from a series of six that will highlight each of our core values and how we are seeing them lived out almost a year after the creation of the core values. In an earlier post, we introduced the core values and the process the Proventix Team went through to create a set of core values unique to our company’s culture (http://proventix.com/archives/1854).
Strive for Goodness
In everything we do, we’re striving for goodness. “How can we get better?” is a question on everyone’s mind in the office. Training sessions on the latest iPad app or software program is commonplace. Keeping up to date with the latest technologies and improving our efficiencies is a daily ritual practiced by even the most technologically impaired. A no paper policy is in effect, and the search is still on for the perfect iPad stylus. Our Monthly Meetings are presented by different departments and they delve into the intricacies that make them tick. Transparency is all around and every door is open.
Now that we’ve covered our Core Values, you can see that we live and breathe them every day. They aren’t just words to us; they are a way of life. We all took part in creating them and we all take part in protecting them. They make Proventix special, our work meaningful and our environment unlike any other. We are a small business and that means teamwork is non-negotiable. Here you find energy, passion, willingness to accomplish and a strong foundation to support our successes. We are saving lives, making hospitals safer and having fun doing it. We believe in our Company, our product and its purpose. We believe in our clients, their needs and their loyalty. It’s a perfect storm for a dream job.
Proventix today joins hospitals and hospital staff in celebrating and recognizing National Hospital Week, the nation’s largest healthcare event. This annual event celebrates hospital history, advances in technology, and the dedicated professionals who promote hospitals’ mission of health and wellness. Proventix continues its commitment with client hospitals to improve the safety of patients by helping to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) with the nGage™ automated hand-hygiene monitoring system.
The theme of this year’s National Hospital Week is “A Guiding Light for Changing Times”. Proventix shares in this year’s theme and recognizes the opportunity for hospitals to be leaders in quality and patient safety through innovation and dedication to hand hygiene. Hospitals and healthcare workers who recognize and are dedicated to hand hygiene as an important quality event are guiding lights in a time where hospitals face challenges and uncertainty due to reduced reimbursements and a changing healthcare environment within client hospitals. Through continuous, 24/7 automated hand-hygiene monitoring, nGage allows Proventix to be a patient advocate within client hospitals to encourage hand cleansing excellence at these important moments.
Hand hygiene compliance is a visible demonstration of quality and a key behavior in the fight against HAIs. Proventix’s nGage system assists clients in demonstrating hospital recognition for clinical excellence by recording hand hygiene events and using that data to assure adherence to the highest standards of patient care. When adherence is successfully managed and compliance increases, this ultimately increases the safety of the patient.
Proventix’s clients share their dedication to putting patients first. Because of that commitment to patient safety and hand hygiene, Proventix has captured over 27 million hand washing events. Proventix clients have achieved a 111.8% aggregate increase in hand hygiene compliance when comparing first month of service to their most recent month of service. Proventix appreciates and recognizes our nation’s hospital workers who continually light the way toward better patient safety, and we are proud to join them in their commitment to quality healthcare.
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Proventix is proud of the results our clients are achieving. Infection Prevention and Quality teams from nine hospitals will present results achieved through their use of the nGage system at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) 2013 Annual Conference.
In recognition of the World Health Organization’s “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands” campaign on May 5th, Proventix challenged our client hospitals to improve their hand hygiene compliance. Huntsville Hospital’s 6 West Unit came out on top with the highest hand hygiene compliance average for the week, winning a pizza party for the Unit’s staff.
It took strong leadership, team spirit and great culture to come out on top and Huntsville demonstrated their commitment to hand hygiene through outstanding compliance. Keep up your dedication to clinical excellence, Huntsville Hospital! Good game!
This blog post is the fifth in a series of six that will highlight each of our core values and how we are seeing them lived out almost a year after the creation of the core values. In an earlier post, we introduced the core values and the process the Proventix Team went through to create a set of core values unique to our company’s culture (http://proventix.com/archives/1854).
One of our finest promises is to remember family. Proventix is extended family to our employees. Family members are included in our occasions and we celebrate when a new member comes along. We share in each other’s life changing events and maintain a strong support network within. Flexible work schedules allow us to take care of our families and master the delicate work life balance everyone desires. Proventix’s 5th Quarter allows us to work from a remote location for a week when you need to recharge, and yes, that includes Hawaii.
Watch out for our next blog post and read about why Proventix team members Strive for Goodness!
This blog post is the fourth in a series of six that will highlight each of our core values and how we are seeing them lived out almost a year after the creation of the core values. In an earlier post, we introduced the core values and the process the Proventix Team went through to create a set of core values unique to our company’s culture (http://proventix.com/archives/1854).
Love What We Do
We all love what we do and who we’re doing it with! Attitudes are positive here and achievements are plenty. Visions are immense and they’re met with excitement, devil’s advocates and mind nodes. 2:30 Gumbo and beer is something we close down for and when you cook it in the parking lot, it tastes even better. Birthdays are celebrated with Edgar’s cakes and funny birthday stories. Meetings are always closed by a “love you guys” from our CEO and founder.
Watch out for our next blog post and read about why Proventix team members Remember Family!
This blog post is the third in a series of six that will highlight each of our core values and how we are seeing them lived out almost a year after the creation of the core values. In an earlier post, we introduced the core values and the process the Proventix Team went through to create a set of core values unique to our company’s culture (http://proventix.com/archives/1854).
Proventix serves others with annual canned food and toy drives and participation in local charity events. Our leadership team speaks to college and high school students about the value of work ethic and what it’s like to work for a startup technology company. But what makes Proventix exceptional is the way the employees are served. Our leaders recognize individual passions and talents and provide opportunities to live those out. They’ve also been seen serving us pancakes or hotdogs outside on pretty days.
Watch out for our next blog post and read about why Proventix team members Love What We Do!