Tru-D, HealthTrust reach agreement
The network consists of 1,359 facilities in over 15,000 locations nationwide that include surgery centers, physician practice facilities and long-term care sites.
“Hospitals are increasingly recognizing the need for an advanced and integrated approach to improving patient outcomes on several levels," Chuck Dunn, president and CEO of Tru-D Smart UVC, said. “Antibiotic resistant bacteria and HAI (healthcare-associated infections) are a challenge that cost health care facilities billions of dollars every year. By integrating advanced technology that has been proven as a solution time and time again, hospitals are not only saving money, but they are also protecting patients and staff from acquiring potentially deadly illnesses.”
The disinfectant device utilizes ultraviolet (UV) light to eliminate pathogens that cause many HAIs. The robot also features sensor technology to determine how long UV radiation is applied to a surface.
In testing, the Smart UVC device has shown to be effective in eliminating pathogens such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Enterococcus (VRE) and Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In the case of C. diff, it was seven times more effective than traditional means.