2014

April 29, 2014
Proventix congratulates the 2014 Hand Hygiene All-Americans
Proventix recognizes nearly 100 healthcare workers in its inaugural Hand Hygiene All-Americans, a new award given to healthcare workers from hospitals across the U.S. who consistently demonstrate safety, quality and leadership through their hand hygiene practices.

April 28, 2014
Proventix and SCHA partner for South Carolina nGage in Patient Safety Challenge
South Carolina Hospital Association and Proventix partner to give hospitals across South Carolina the opportunity to participate in an evaluation of Proventix’s nGage™ system through the South Carolina nGage™ in Patient Safety Challenge.

April 3, 2014
Proventix celebrates 50 million hand hygiene events monitored with nGage
Proventix has collected what it believes to be the world’s largest database of hand hygiene and correlated workflow events with the nGage automated monitoring system.

March 24, 2014
Proventix CEO selected as Small Business Person of the Year in Alabama
The Small Business Administrations selects Proventix CEO Harvey Nix as a Small Business Person of the Year award winner in Alabama. Winners will be recognized in Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2014
Proventix Secures Strategic Growth Funding
Proventix announces a the completion of a growth capital funding round with a strategic investor.

February 19, 2014
Proventix chosen as Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce chose Proventix as a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner for its dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth.

2013

December 10, 2013
Beyond Gowns and Gloves, Overlook View Magazine, November/December 2013
At Overlook Medical Center, our medical staff and administration are always seeking best practices and new ways to stop infection in its tracks, and that begins with prevention. Here, we present innovations that go beyond typical precautions like gowns and gloves, and elevate patient safety to new levels.

October 2, 2013
Proventix awarded “Technology/Biotechnology Business of the Year” by Birmingham Business Alliance
The Birmingham Business Alliance recognized local small businesses for their achievements in the past year at the Small Business Awards of 2013.

September 4, 2013
Proventix featured on ABC 33/40’s Focus at Four program
ABC 33/40’s Dave Baird came to the Proventix office to talk with us about our mission of reducing infections and our participation in the Intuit Small Business Big Game contest.

August 22, 2013
Proventix participating in Intuit Small Business Big Game contest for Super Bowl commercial
Proventix is competing in the Intuit Small Business Big Game contest in hopes of winning a 30-second TV commercial during the Super Bowl in 2014. Proventix submitted an entry to the contest in an effort to spread the word about their mission and technology product, nGage™.

July 8, 2013
Kimberly-Clark Endorses nGageTM by Proventix
Kimberly-Clark is dedicated to improving patient, visitor and healthcare worker safety through the use of innovative products ad advancing technologies. Enter nGageTM…an effective Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring Solution for long-term infection prevention.

June 7, 2013
Five physicians recognized for outstanding leadership in hand hygiene.
Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. today awarded the Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene to five physicians who demonstrate a commitment to hand hygiene excellence and leadership in their facilities.

June 3, 2013
Proventix to attend APIC, congratulates clients for APIC abstract and poster presentations
Proventix client hospitals will exhibit eight abstract poster presentations and one oral abstract presentation at the APIC conference. APIC attendees are encouraged to visit each of these presentations to see how hospitals are achieving improved quality of care and hand hygiene compliance through a combination of information technology, leadership, and behavior modification.

May 23, 2013
Making Hand Hygiene Personal: Caregiver-Specific Data to Improve Compliance
Hand hygiene is a major healthcare issue that needs to be solved, and Proventix works hard to bring science to the realities of hand hygiene. 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.

March 7, 2013
Proventix joins health care facilities in celebrating Patient Safety Awareness Week.
Proventix joins health care facilities in celebrating and recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual healthcare safety campaign led by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF). Proventix continues its commitment to improve the safety of patients by helping to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) with the nGage™ automated hand-hygiene monitoring system.

February 26, 2013
Lincor and Proventix Form Partnership to Improve Hand Hygiene: MEDIVista™ Integrated with nGage™ to Further Protect Patients
Lincor Solutions, the leaders in point-of-care computing and Proventix, a ground-breaking supplier of healthcare hand hygiene technology, have announced a technology partnership aimed to improve healthcare quality and patient safety.

February 7, 2013
Alabama Industry, Hospitals Work Together to Reduce Infection, Save Lives Through Handwashing
Alabama hospitals have reduced patient length of stay by 587 days and have saved $661,540 in a six-month period through the implementation of an RFID hand-hygiene monitoring system to reduce healthcare-associated infections.

January 11, 2013
Strategies to Achieve Hand Hygiene Compliance: Overcoming Challenges & Emphasizing Engagement
A multimodal approach that includes comprehensive and objective hygiene monitoring, active and visible leadership, clear goal setting, competition and transparent performance feedback increases hand hygiene performance and significantly improves clinical and financial outcomes.

January 4, 2013
Patient Empowerment as a Hand Hygiene Strategy
Proventix is seeing that automated hand hygiene monitoring systems may also prove an effective mechanism for assessing and encouraging visitor hand cleansing.

2012

October 30, 2012
Progress in healthcare modeled by core values recognized nationally
Proventix Systems, Inc. unveiled six core values that make up the heart of their company culture and underlie their success with hospitals across the United States.

October 15, 2012
Proventix recognized by MedAssets as having “innovative and ground-breaking technologies”
Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. was chosen to present its radio-frequency identification (RFID) monitoring system to 200 health systems at the MedAssets Technology and Innovation Forum held in Dallas, Texas on October 9, 2012.

August 14, 2012
“C. diff Alert” promises to save lives and reduce healthcare costs
Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. has invented the C. diff Alert to aid caregivers in their fight against Clostridium difficile.

August 1, 2012
Proventix named one of the best companies to work for in Alabama
Business Alabama and partner Best Companies Group announced Proventix as one of the 2012 winners of the Best Companies to Work For in Alabama awards on August 1 at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

July 27, 2012
RN from Montgomery, Ala. performs 10 millionth hand wash
Thousands of hospital employees from across the country united their hand-hygiene efforts to reach 10 million hand washings recorded by Proventix Systems, Inc.’s nGage hand-hygiene monitoring system.

July 25, 2012
ID badge tracks how often hospital employees wash hands
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July 24, 2012
Proventix records the 10 millionth hand wash
Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. has recorded more than 10 million hand washing events to date.

July 19, 2012
Nashville hospital uses hand hygiene system
TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center is on the cutting edge of patient and caregiver safety by implementing a system that works to improve hand hygiene.

June 13, 2012
Partnership targets hand washing
A new partnership between Birmingham, Ala.-based Proventix Systems, Alabama Power and 27 hospitals across Alabama is helping to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), improving patient outcomes and contributing to bringing down healthcare costs.

June 5, 2012
Proventix awards six physicians for leadership in hand hygiene
Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Ala. awarded the Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene to six physicians who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and leadership in hand hygiene in their facilities.

May 5, 2012
Proventix supports World Health Organization’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign
Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama is an advocate of World Health Organization’s “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign.

April 20, 2012
Proventix highlighted by Arrow Electronics as a premier example of M2M technology in healthcare
Proventix Systems, Inc. participated in an M2M (machine-to-machine) seminar series sponsored by Arrow Electronics, Inc. as a leading example in leveraging M2M technologies to meet a highly valuable busines case in healthcare.

April 5, 2012
Hand washing technology installed in local hospitals – Montgomery, Ala.

April 4, 2012
Proventix and Alabama Power Announce Partnership with 27 hospitals in PPHI

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April 3, 2012
Proventix and Alabama Power Announce Partnership with 27 hospitals in the PPHI

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March 7, 2012
Birmingham Business Alliance: Proventix Profile
From the founding of the company in 2007 to the creation of the world’s most widely used hand hygiene technology, Proventix, like Birmingham, holds a spirit of intelligence and toughness in all its endeavors.

February 23, 2012
Baptist Health Minute: Princeton’s Proventix Hand Hygiene System (Video)
In this Baptist Health Minute, Paula Davenport, RN discusses Princeton’s Proventix Hand Hygiene System.

2011

December 14, 2011
Andalusia Regional Hospital Received Honorable Mention for Spirit of Excellence Award
Andalusia Regional Hospital received an honorable mention and $1,500 cash prize in Modern Healthcare magazine’s 19th annual Spirit of Excellence Awards.

December 14, 2011
Proventix’s nGage Hand Hygiene Monitoring System Records 4 Million-Plus Cleansings
Proventix Systems, Inc. announces that its nGage™ system has become a widely adopted healthcare hand hygiene monitoring system in the United States, with the system recording more than 4 million total hand cleansings.

August 16, 2011
Proventix’s nGage named among 101 Innovative RFID Applications (PDF)
Princetone Baptist Medical Center reports that it has seen a 36 percent reduction in patient visit time resulting from HCAIs since it began using nGage.

August 3, 2011
Best Small Company to Work for in Alabama: Proventix (PDF)
Proventix was ranked #1 in the small company category for 2011’s Best Companies to work for in Alabama.

July 1, 2011
Technology helps to monitor hand hygiene
Proventix’s nGage has been piloted at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, resulting in a 22 percent reduction in healthcare-associated infections with plans to expand to the entire hospital.

June 27, 2011
Ecolab and Proventix Systems Form Strategic Alliance for Automated Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring
Ecolab Inc. has entered into a strategic alliance with Proventix Systems Inc. to use the nGage RFID (radio frequency identification) system to automate hand hygiene compliance monitoring for healthcare customers.

April 5, 2011
Proventix Announces First Annual Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene
Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, AL today announced the call for nominations for the first annual Lathem Physician Leadership Award in Hand Hygiene.

February 14, 2011
Proventix Helps Princeton Baptist Medical Center Earn National Recognition from HIMSS/ASQ for Quality Improvement Using Information Technology
Proventix Systems, Inc. celebrates with Princeton Baptist Medical Center, the national recognition they received from HIMSS/ASQ for successful adoption of information technology to improve quality.

February 11, 2011
Baptist Princeton Medical Center’s hand-washing monitor system called model for nation
Baptist Princeton Medical Center’s implementation of Proventix’s nGage increased hand-washing by more than 850 percent and reduced hospital-acquired infections by 22 percent. The project will be recognized as a nationwide model.

February 10, 2011
Princeton Baptist Medical Center named one of HIMSS Stories of Success
Princeton Baptist Medical Center used RFID that resulted in a 22 percent decrease in electronic infection markers that indicates the potential to not only reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but also to decrease the costs associated with these infections.

February 1, 2011
Proventix’s nGage called Innovative Tool of the Trade
Proventix’s nGage hand hygiene system is revolutionizing healthcare compliance and helping save many of the estimated 247 lives lost daily due to healthcare-acquired infections, particularly MRSA.

October 13, 2010
University of Chicago Medical Center Chooses Proventix’s nGage™ Quality Compliance Monitoring System
Proventix Systems, Inc., today announced it will partner with the University of Chicago Medical Center in an initiative to install nGage to improve hand-hygiene quality and compliance monitoring.

June 10, 2010
Proventix and Princeton Baptist Medical Center Partner to Decrease Infection Rates
Princeton Baptist Medical Center, reports that it has seen a 36 percent reduction in patient visit time resulting from a health-care acquired infection (HCAI) since it began using Proventix’s nGage system.

June 1, 2010
Princeton Baptist Medical Center recognized for use of nGage
Princeton Medical Center named one of nine mobile health hospitals that have worked with startups like Proventix to hone services, devices and applications not yet in the market.

May 6, 2010
Baptist Princeton hospital installs monitoring system to make sure surgery workers wash hands
Princeton has installed Proventix’s nGage system to make sure surgery workers wash or sanitize their hands.

March 9, 2010
Pilot Project on 6 West Monitors Hand Hygiene to Decrease Infections
A pilot project underway at Princeton Baptist Medical Center will evaluate a new electronic system that monitors hand hygiene.

January 31, 2010
Catching Hospital Workers Dirty-Handed
Studies show that only about 40 percent of healthcare workers in the United States wash their hands as often as they should. Some hospitals are monitoring handwashings using Proventix’s nGage.

November 1, 2009
Clean hands matter
According to the World Health Organization, every day, 247 people die in the United States as a result of a healthcare-associated infection. This is the equivalent of a 767 aircraft crashing every day or more than 90,000 deaths annually.