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Health Matrix and ICNet to Bring New Focus to Patient Safety with HAI Reduction in the ME

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Healthcare IT newsStroud (ENGLAND), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) May 28, 2012 – ICNet the leading software provider for HAI case management and surveillance has today announced a new partnership with Health Matrix, which is believed to strengthen delivering a safer hospital environment in the Middle East.

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) has long since been known to be a serious issue to both the healthcare environment and its patients. The CDC estimates that 1 in 20 hospitalized patients will receive an HAI, of which the implications can be far reaching. Evidence indicates historically that the majority of patients with an HAI will have an extended length of stay, for as long as a week.

The U.S. Department of Health has declared that HAIs are the most common complication of hospital care, and are one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. The cost of the economy runs into billions of dollars, not only direct costs to the healthcare facility, however also societal costs. The quality of life for a person with an HAI can be severely impacted. HAIs add $28 to $33 billion in excess U.S. healthcare costs annually.

Pat Beyer, CEO of ICNet says, “The partnership of Health Matrix is a significant step forward for providing hospitals with a safer environment in which patients can be treated. Of every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time, 7 in developed and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection”. He continues, “The focus Health Matrix are delivering in the Middle East shows a great contribution to deliver high quality products and services to their market, of which in turn will help combat these deadly infections”.

According to Abdul Rahman Qasim, CEO of Health Matrix, “several studies have indicated that efficient, proactive and efficient HAI system in any healthcare facility can save lives, time and money significantly helping to reduce the infections rates in hospitals and support medical teams working towards better results. It is vital for Health Matrix to partner with ICNet, the most innovative vendor in the industry, to stimulate a safer hospital environment. Health Matrix is committed to helping Healthcare providers and consumers improve efficiency and quality care. Our partnership with ICNet is another milestone of our journey to effectively lead the Patient safety software revolution in the Middle East”.

About ICNet

ICNet is a leading healthcare software provider dedicated to improving patient safety, improving healthcare worker efficiencies and delivering cost effective innovative products. Focused on the reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections through its state-of the-art case management and surveillance software, for surgical site infections, infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship, ICNet designs, develops and supports multi-lingual, web-based software solutions that are being used globally saving time and aiding effective action and putting healthcare workers in control of their data.

ICNet™ has achieved Meaningful Use status.

For more information please contact Tina Herlihy from ICNet, +44 (0)1452 814090.

About Health Matrix

Founded in 2009 with operating offices in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, Health Matrix is a specialized Healthcare IT Company serving healthcare providers and regulators in the Middle East region.

With a long-term strategy of improving the healthcare IT in the region, the company is focused on helping clients to adopt best-of-breed eHealth solutions developed by world-class healthcare IT corporations. These solutions were developed with a core principle of elevating the quality of care delivered to healthcare recipients in the areas of patient safety, risk management, workforce management, policies and procedures, healthcare eLearning, clinical decision support systems, as well as primary care.

Capitalizing on our team’s solid experience, local knowledge of the Middle East market, client-centered service approach, and the unique association with worldwide leading software vendors such as Datix, Kronos, MCN Healthcare & Learning, WaveMedical, and CureMD, we believe that Health Matrix is positioned to play a fundamental role in bridging the gap between the region healthcare practices and the international standards.

We, in Health Matrix, are strong believers in innovation and deploying a cutting-edge technology to enhance the well being of our communities. For more information, please contact Ola AlAnqar, Marketing and Communications Manager from Health Matrix Corporation at or +966 1 4626625

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