CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
What: A dynamic knowledge-sharing event for Premier members and contracted suppliers, devoted to bringing people, ideas and innovations together to transform healthcare.
DebMed® will be educating attendees on best practices for clinical hand hygiene and the newest tools to improve healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance, aligning with one of Premier's key goals of helping members improve community health by providing the highest quality care at the lowest cost.
As healthcare moves from a fee-for-service model to one based on quality outcomes, healthcare providers need to find ways to reduce hospital-acquired infections and associated readmissions in order to maximize financial incentives and minimize penalties under pay-for-performance programs. DebMed offers a sophisticated and research-based technology that has enabled healthcare organizations to improve hand hygiene behavior and reduce infection rates.
DebMed will be offering a special promotion to Premier, Inc. members during the show.
Why: The Premier Breakthroughs Conference features well-known and respected healthcare, political and business leaders who will share their visions and discuss transformational challenges. The conference sessions include the best and the brightest experts and innovators who will offer strategies, review trends and highlight solutions that will help healthcare organizations meet the reform challenges ahead. In addition, the tradeshow floor showcases innovative products and services from more than 450 contracted suppliers.
Where: Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
When: June 23-26, 2015
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Wednesday, June 24, 11:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday June 25, 11:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Additional Information: "DebMed's partnership with Premier, Inc. demonstrates the growing significance of hand hygiene, and implementing better hand hygiene practices in healthcare," said Heather McLarney, Vice President, DebMed North America. "Innovative new technologies such as electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring underpin an improved safety culture, with a focus on the quality of care delivered."
For additional information, visit www.debmed.com.
DebMed is the healthcare program of the Deb Group. The DebMed program offers innovative hand hygiene products, electronic monitoring technology, and improvement tools to support hand hygiene compliance. The DebMed® GMS™ (Group Monitoring System), winner of the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Hand Hygiene Solutions New Product Innovation Award, is the world's first group monitoring system to report hand hygiene compliance rates based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" and, to date, has recorded more than 80 million hand hygiene events. The system is being utilized in a four-year, multi-site research project being conducted by the Columbia University School of Nursing and funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). For more information, visit www.debmed.com.