MedMined Extends Leadership Position in Infection Surveillance with 200 Hospital Customers Nationwide; Data Mining Surveillance(R) Service Helps Hospitals Reduce Infections, Improve Patient Safety, and Reduce Costs.
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Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. , today announced that it has reached a major milestone, now providing its sophisticated infection-tracking service to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs to 200 hospitals in the United States Lists of hospitals for each U.S. state:
These results offer further evidence of MedMined's leadership position in providing infection-tracking services to medical institutions across the country. Use of MedMined's innovative Data Mining Surveillance service has doubled during the past year.
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antibiotic resistance within hospitals and communities and reduce costs. "Reaching 200 customers is an important milestone, and we are pleased with the accelerating pace of adoption by hospitals," LaBorde said. "These hospitals have found that the MedMined service is highly effective, allowing infection control staff to quickly and accurately deploy infection control resources. The results are evident in reduced healthcare-associated infections, improved patient safety, and decreased costs."
Fast, efficient implementation of the service also has contributed to the company's rapid growth. The average time for implementation of the service is just 36 days. Implementation rates among customers are high, with more than 90 percent of the 200 hospital customers, or 188 hospitals, fully implemented; the remaining new customers are expected to go online within the next two months.
"We are pleased that Union Hospital is MedMined's 200th customer and the first medical center in Indiana to adopt the Data Mining Surveillance service," said Wayne Hutson, chief financial officer at Union Hospital. "As a healthcare leader, we are committed to technology innovation and delivering the highest level of patient care. Implementing the Data Mining Surveillance service will allow us to set a new standard for hospital infection prevention, further enhancing the quality of our patient care."
Union Hospital, a member of the Union Hospital Health Group, is the largest not-for-profit provider of health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract between West Central Indiana and East Central Illinois Central Illinois is a region of the U.S. state of Illinois that consists of the entire central section of the state, divided in thirds from north to south. It is an area of mostly flat prairie. . Union Hospital offers a broad range of patient care services, including newborn intensive care, emergency care, and senior services. Specialty care also is provided in the hospital's Clara Fairbanks Center for Women and the Hux Cancer and Cardiovascular Centers.
In the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) affect nearly 2 million patients each year and contribute to approximately 88,000 deaths. MedMined employs artificial intelligence technology to continually monitor patient data from all areas of the hospital for possible warning signs of HAIs. Data Mining Surveillance features a sophisticated, ongoing process of data extraction, cleaning, and analysis that does not require data entry or pre-defined search criteria. As a result, highly complex, unsuspected patterns can be captured from vast amounts of data. This unique service helps hospitals efficiently and cost-effectively meet the challenge of reducing HAIs by combining ongoing review and analysis of infection-related data from hospital systems with clinical support and educational tools designed to facilitate meaningful change and process improvements, and comply with state mandatory reporting mandatory reporting The obligatory reporting of a particular condition to local or state health authorities, as required for communicable disease and substance abuse Infectious disease State boards of health maintain records and collect data resulting from MR of requirements.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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CAH Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, see there ) is a $75 billion global company serving the healthcare industry with a broad portfolio of products and services. Through its diverse offering, Cardinal Health delivers integrated healthcare solutions that help customers reduce their costs, improve efficiency and deliver better care to patients. The company manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Ranked No. 19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000 people on six continents. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com.
MedMined is a Birmingham-based medical information technology company founded in 2000 to provide data mining analysis and related technical, clinical, and financial consulting services to the healthcare community. In July 2006, MedMined was acquired by Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry. MedMined's patented infection-tracking technology and proprietary service are being used by 200 hospitals in 28 states covering more than 3 million hospital admissions. For more information, visit www.medmined.com.