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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Webinar with The Joint Commission on National Patient Safety Goal 7

05-24-2011 09:22 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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Surveyor Reviews Strategies for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Bellevue, Wash. – Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, an infection prevention surveillance, documentation and reporting application, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Louise Kuhny, Senior Associate Director of Standards Interpretation at The Joint Commission, on "Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal 7: Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infection."

The Joint Commission partners with its accredited organizations to promote patient safety and quality in United States healthcare facilities. One of their key national priorities is the reduction, and even elimination, of healthcare-associated infections that contribute significantly to patient morbidity and mortality. The Joint Commission chooses a subset of standards, known as National Patient Safety Goals, to put a "spotlight" on such issues of national significance. National Patient Safety Goal 7 focuses on hand hygiene, multidrug-resistant organisms, central line-associated bloodstream infections and surgical site infections.

Kuhny will present a webinar that will help accredited organizations better understand how surveyors will be evaluating compliance with NPSG 7, and will provide insight into strategies for reducing these serious infections.

Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal 7: Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infection
DATE: June 1, 2011
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
WHERE: http://www.sentri7.com/infection

About the Presenter: Louise Kuhny currently holds the position of Senior Associate Director, Standards Interpretation at The Joint Commission. Kuhny’s primary responsibility is assisting accredited organizations, surveyors, consumers and other individuals in the interpretation of Joint Commission standards. She is also a Joint Commission surveyor for the Hospital Accreditation Program. Kuhny has 20 years of nursing experience. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, she worked in hospital epidemiology, employee health and critical care at several Chicago area hospitals.

Kuhny is certified in infection control by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and led an emergency services team for the Suburban Emergency Management Project (SEMP). Kuhny holds master’s degrees in public health and business administration from Benedictine University.

About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource® is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 100 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services.

Pharmacy OneSource is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).

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