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patient safety webinarPlease register for Strategies to Manage Hospital Acquired Conditions Reporting in an ACA World - An IC Check-Up on Sept 9th, 2014 1:00 PM CDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5973501898406116610

With the August 1 Final Rule announcement by CMS, it’s time we had an Infection Control check-up from our IC expert, Brian Foy.

Brian will explain recent changes to Federal rules and its impacts on everyday IC preventionists. Then, the team will outline some of the experienced and expected challenges faced by industry partners and their solutions.

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Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight?
The Transformation of “Incident Reporting

Is the Answer to Enhanced Patient Safety Hiding in Plain Sight? The Transformation of “Incident ReportingWe all have these systems, whether paper or electronic, that are supposed to capture incidents that can lead to and/or have resulted in patient harm. Most of these systems can do this, but many will agree that there is something missing – something important – when it comes to whether or not these systems actually enhance patient safety.

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Singlewire Software, developer of innovative voice applications centered around secure, fast, and reliable mass notification, announced the release of InformaCast version 8.1.
Singlewire Software, developer of innovative voice applications centered around secure, fast, and reliable mass notification, announced the release of InformaCast version 8.1.

The addition of new functionality for message confirmation and confirmation-statistics tracking tops the list of improvements. Message confirmation enables users to confirm the receipt of certain messages and escalate messages to new recipients if confirmation settings aren’t met. Statistics of messages configured with confirmation can show many different responses, including an overview of when a message was sent, how many confirmations have been received, and what response was chosen, among other statistics.

“InformaCast 8.1 with message confirmation allows someone to respond to a broadcast notification with an ‘I’ve got it!’” states Ken Bywaters, executive vice-president of product development at Singlewire Software. “Organizations can use this to let people know when a guest or patient has arrived, when a room needs to be turned, or if response is needed for an emergency situation.”

Singlewire InformaCast is a full-featured, network-based mass notification, emergency communication, and overhead paging system that allows users to simultaneously send an audio and/or text message to a variety of endpoints including IP speakers, Cisco IP phones, overhead paging systems, computer desktops, digital signage, SMS text, social media sites, and more.

The InformaCast platform for mass notification and emergency communication was developed in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks to evacuate federal buildings within 15 minutes. Over 3,000 organizations in 45 countries have implemented InformaCast as their notification and overhead paging system. http://www.singlewire.com/informacast.

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