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Industry’s first HAI reduction guarantee

Source:Ringier Medical Date:2015-06-29
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AS GLOBAL concern about antibiotic resistance and the spread of deadly viruses like MERS and Ebola is at an all-time high, Xenex Disinfection Services announced its HAI Reduction Guarantee, a new program designed to quickly integrate Xenex robots into healthcare facilities to meet healthcare associated infection (HAI) reduction goals.
Xenex germ-zapping robotXenex germ-zapping robots pulse intense UV light covering the entire UV spectrum, destroying viruses, bacteria and bacterial spores in a five-minute disinfection cycle. Designed for speed, effectiveness and ease of use, hospital cleaning staff efficiently integrate Xenex robots into a hospital’s existing operations and HAI reduction strategy.
Hospitals that purchased Xenex Pulsed Xenon Full Spectrum™ ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection robots have reported and published in peer-reviewed literature greater than 50% decreases in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infection rates. 
MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Cooley Dickinson Health Care (an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare System) and other hospitals have published 11 studies providing evidence of the Xenex robot’s efficacy in highly regarded scientific journals that include the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), Journal of Infection Prevention, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE), and BMC Infectious Diseases
After carefully evaluating infection prevention protocols from hospital customers that experienced HAI rate reductions, Xenex created the industry’s first HAI Reduction Guarantee, which provides up to a full refund if in the first 12 months of use, customers do not achieve an infection rate reduction sufficient to produce savings to cover the annualized cost of acquiring and operating the Xenex robots. The guarantee applies to HAIs including those which hospitals are required to report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as key performance standards in the Value Based Purchasing (VBP) and Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction programs such as C.diff, MRSA and Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). 
 “We developed the HAI Reduction Guarantee for other hospitals and health systems that are looking for a proven solution to reduce their infection rates. Our team of experienced infection preventionists, epidemiologists and account managers work closely with hospital staff to rapidly integrate the robots into the hospital's operations to ensure their proper use and deployment, which will result in a reduction in HAI rates,” said Morris Miller, CEO of Xenex.
Multiple hospitals using Xenex robots have experienced HAI rate reductions and five more HAI reduction studies are in press or in review. 
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