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Ecolab’s Digitally Enabled Programs Utilize Predictive Analytics and Dashboard Visibility to Help Improve Hospital Cleanliness and Patient Health

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Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies
and services, continues to expand its healthcare offerings with advanced
digital capabilities to support improved patient health and the
increasing need for process and cost efficiencies in the healthcare

Every year, millions of patients globally acquire a
healthcare-associated infection (HAI).1,5 In a single year,
7% to 10% of all patients will acquire an HAI, and more than one million
of those patients will die from their infections, including 75,000 in
the U.S. – more than the annual deaths from auto accidents and homicides
combined.1,2,5 Hospitals also incur millions of dollars of
ancillary costs and longer patient stays due to HAIs, multiplying the
length of stay two to three times and totaling $35 billion to $45
billion annually of extra cost in the U.S. alone.4,3

Ecolab Healthcare helps thousands of hospitals mitigate the risks
associated with HAIs through programmatic solutions that combine
innovative solutions, service, training and process support to deliver
cleaner, safer hospital environments for both patients and staff.

The latest addition to Ecolab Healthcare’s portfolio of solutions are
digital dashboards, which will provide greater visibility, measurement
and analysis of current practices, including predictive analytics to
help forecast and reduce infection rates.

The digital dashboards are designed to gather millions of data points
around hand hygiene compliance, surgical instrument cleanliness in the
central sterile department, high-touch object cleanliness and room
turnover time for patient and operating rooms. They will help turn this
data into immediately actionable insights at the system, hospital, unit,
individual and even object levels.

“Our dashboards will help empower hospitals to promote cleaner and safer
environments by helping to break the chain of infection while also
reducing ancillary costs,” said Gail Peterson, vice president of
Marketing for Ecolab Healthcare. “This new level of insight, combined
with our best-in-class chemistry, will enable repeatable workflow
enhancements that are supported by our on-site professionals who can
train staff, drive standardization and help customers take appropriate
corrective action when and where it is needed.”

Data from Ecolab Healthcare solutions will populate the dashboards to
help provide greater visibility into hygiene behaviors and overall
cleanliness, and to help identify specific areas for improvement.
Ecolab’s Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring System and the Operating
Room and Patient Room Programs utilizing DAZO® monitoring and
Central Sterile Process Indicators all connect with Ecolab’s digital
dashboards, helping to improve measurements for compliance levels,
operational efficiencies and turnover time while helping to reduce HAI

Ecolab serves more than 8,700 hospitals and health systems in more than
90 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit

About Ecolab

A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab
(ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and
services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of
$15 billion and 49,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive
solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean
environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational
efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality
and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

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