Triple S Receives Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient for HyTouch™ Smart Hand Hygiene Delivery System
Designation recognizes the development of new solutions that benefit the healthcare industry
BILLERICA , MA, JANUARY 28, 2016 – Triple S announced it has received recognition for its SSS HyTouch™ Smart Hand Hygiene Delivery System and has been awarded the Innovative Technology designation from Vizient (formerly Novation), the leading healthcare services company that serves more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association, and Provista.
The designation was based on reviews of SSS HyTouch™ Smart Hand Hygiene Delivery System, a unique workflow hand sanitizing delivery system that delivers hand sanitizer by way of a door handle. The award is based on feedback provided by hospital experts who attended Vizient’s Innovative Technology Expo in November. The annual event provides medical technology suppliers the opportunity to demonstrate their product and gain direct feedback from onsite clinical experts and healthcare providers on the impact their products may have on improving clinical care, safety, or benefits to organization's care and business models.
"More than 80% of illnesses are transmitted by hands. Using this innovative technology we look to incorporate hand sanitizing into the natural workflow of staff, patients and visitors to drive hand hygiene adherence", stated Ray Ranger, Triple S Director of Healthcare Markets. SSS HyTouch™ Smart Hand Hygiene Delivery System is an innovative smart door handle equipped with built-in sensors that collects data on usage. The handle is linked to the SSS HyStat™ Online Monitoring System that allows administrators to see how often the dispensers are being activated in relation to how frequently the doors are opened.
"Healthcare professionals can track hand hygiene adherence rates by shift, location, and more," continued Mr. Ranger, "the ability to provide objective feedback to healthcare workers can have a dramatic effect in reducing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). The combination of workflow placement, data collection and the ability to share data online make this a very powerful tool that is easily accessible."
"Vizient is committed to providing the members we serve with leading-edge technologies that deliver new clinical and operational benefits from what is currently available in the market today," said Debbie Archer, Director of Procurement and Leader of the Innovative Technology program for suppliers. "After reviewing Triple S and SSS HyTouch™ Smart Hand Hygiene Delivery System at our annual Innovative Expo, the hospital experts who attended agreed the product offers unique and incremental benefit over other products available on the market today, and recommended it for the Innovative Technology designation."
Since 2003, more than 2000 new and innovative products and technologies have been submitted through the Vizient Innovative Technology program. Vizient works with member-led councils and task forces to identify and review potentially innovative products. If it is determined that a product is innovative, a contract may be awarded outside of Vizient's competitive bid cycle.
To learn more about Vizient's Innovative Technology program, visit www.novationco.com/expertise/technology.
Triple S is a national distribution services and logistics company that provides facility maintenance solutions to the healthcare, education, commercial, retail, government and building services contractor markets. Local service and support solutions are made available through a network of Member-Distributors and Regional Distribution Centers. Triple S Healthcare Solutions provides targeted product solutions and services to the healthcare industry including high-level and general disinfection, hand hygiene, floor care, carpet care, equipment, microfiber environmental cleaning solutions and more.
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