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Atlantic Health System selects DebMed to enhance hand hygiene compliance

Atlantic Health System, one of the largest non-profit health care organizations in New Jersey, has selected the award-winning DebMed GMS (Group Monitoring System) to help prevent hospital acquired infections (HAIs) by increasing hand hygiene compliance. Atlantic Health System began implementing the new electronic hand hygiene monitoring technology in early June and throughout all five of the health system's hospitals – Morristown, Overlook, Newton and Chilton Medical Centers, and Goryeb Children's Hospital.

"Electronic compliance monitoring of hand hygiene is a true advantage for our patients, and is another example of how Atlantic Health System is taking the lead in infection prevention," said Jan Schwarz- Miller, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Health System. "We will be measuring staff hand hygiene compliance against a higher standard of care and will be well on our way to preventing healthcare-associated infections."

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