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Clean Hands – Safe Hands Announces Partnership With Premier

By Stacy Sutton

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ATLANTA, GA – July 30, 2018 – Clean Hands–Safe Hands announced today that it has partnered with Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, to leverage their clinical surveillance technology, which is powered by TheraDoc®.

The Clean Hands–Safe Hands (CHSH) system reminds hospital clinicians to clean their hands when entering and exiting patient rooms, reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The technology includes Adaptive Room Modes™, allowing hospital staff to designate rooms based on patient condition. For example, rooms with patients on isolation provide more time for clinicians to gown and glove before reminding them to sanitize their hands. For patients with C. difficile, which studies have shown is resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizer, the CHSH system reminds providers to wash their hands with soap and water. Previously, switching room modes could only be done manually by hospital managers, which is sometimes subject to delays.

Premier’s clinical surveillance technology helps infection prevention teams identify and confirm valid HAIs in real time. By reducing delays and inefficiencies, the system helps healthcare organizations successfully intervene to reduce HAIs. Now that the two companies’ technology has been integrated, as soon as a patient’s lab results test positive for an infection within Premier’s system, the information is immediately transmitted to the CHSH system. This reduces any delay in providing the most appropriate patient care. It also saves staff time from manually adjusting room modes.

About Clean Hands – Safe Hands

Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH) helps reduce HAIs by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company began through a research consortium of the CDC, Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Knowing that the primary accepted method of direct observation is ineffectual in reducing HAIs, physicians and technologists worked together to develop an innovative solution to the real-world problem. The CHSH technology supports a unique, systematic process that drives behavioral change and delivers value to hospitals all along the journey to HAI reduction and prevention. For more information, visit https://cleanhands-safehands.com.

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and more than 150,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com for more information about the company.

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