Hospital Watch Live: An innovative platform to control & stop superbugs

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2013/04/29 17:08

Synopsis:

 An Accreditation Canada requirement is to reduce the risk of health care-associated infections and their impact across the continuum of care/service; yet healthcare acquired infections continue to be a challenge to systems and organizations across the country. 

How do healthcare acquired infections move around your organization?  If it was easy to track them and identify the most vulnerable areas of transfer then it would likely be less of a burden to the system.
Toronto General Hospital is piloting a made in Canada technology that tracks the spread of infection throughout an organization.

Join the CAPHC Patient Safety Collaborative on Friday, June 22, 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT as we learn about HospitalWatchLive.

Niall Wallace, CEO at INFONAUT Evidence Based Infection Control, will describe the project, the technology and how the data collected can be used in a variety of ways. (Read more)

“It’s going to provide a level of understanding that we’ve never had before,” said Dr, Michael Gardam, director of infection prevention and control at the University Health Network. 

Resources and References: 

Speaker:

Niall Wallace, CEO, Infonaut Inc.
Niall Wallace is the co-founder and CEO of Infonaut Inc.

Infonaut is a privately held Health Technology company based in Toronto specializing in hospital disease surveillance, infection prevention and control. 

Infonaut’s solution, Hospital Watch Live, tracks the movements and contacts of patients, staff and assets using a state of the art real-time location system to help save lives by protecting patients and staff.

Born out of Toronto’s SARS crisis, Hospital Watch Live automates many of the manual practices for infection prevention and control, provides maps and dashboards to understand the problem, offers a series of tools to help stop and outbreak, and presents an evidence-based plan to prevent future occurrences. 

Niall is a recognized healthcare and innovation thought-leader in Canada and participates in a number of federal and provincial boards and advisory groups.

Colin Furness (BSc MISt PhD) is the Director of Research and Knowledge Development.

He trained in psychology, information and knowledge management, and human-computer interaction at the University of Toronto, where he is now an adjunct professor of information architecture. 

Experienced in both quantitative and qualitative social science research for analyzing and developing workplace information systems, Colin is also currently a master’s candidate in epidemiology as part of his duties.

He is currently working with Michael Gardam to analyze and publish hand hygiene compliance data and asset movement data.


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