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Making the Business Case for Automated Surveillance: Infection Prevention in Real Time

March 16, 2010

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Complimentary audioconference

Making the business case for
automated surveillance:
infection prevention in
real time

  March 23, 2011 2-3 p.m. ET

Premier invites you to participate in this program, as part of Premier’s Advisor Live™ audioconference series, featuring important healthcare information. There is no charge to participate.
Register now – as space is limited.

Hospital-associated infections (HAIs) are a serious patient safety issue receiving more attention than ever from healthcare administrators and risk managers. Infection preventionists are challenged to keep pace with mounting paperwork and increasing responsibilities.

Electronic surveillance systems (ESS) have gained in popularity because of their ability to effectively and efficiently analyze data and provide critical information in only a fraction of the time of traditional manual methods.

Program summary:

Current methods and proportion of time spent by infection preventionists in U.S. hospitals in performing surveillance for HAIs.

Business case for ESS in an environment of declining hospital revenues and increased costs.

Example of an ESS, using Premier’s SafetySurveillor®



Georgia P. Dash, R.N., M.S., C.I.C., corporate director, infection prevention, Cape Cod Healthcare, Hyannis, MA

Salah Qutaishat, Ph.D., C.I.C.
, director of epidemiology, Premier healthcare alliance

Charlotte, NC


If you have questions, please contact Jeff Vawter at or call our Solution Center at 877.777.1552.

Following the program, a live recording and handouts will be available at no charge through the Advisor Live Web site,

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