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Calif. Hospital Rolls Out Surveillance Solution

April 14, 2010
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St. Joseph Health System – Humboldt County (SJHS-HC), a member of St. Joseph Health System based in Orange, Calif., implemented the SafetySurveillor solution from Premier healthcare alliance (Charlotte, N.C.) to track potential influenza cases.

According to Premier, St. Joseph deployed the tool after California health officials released new requirements regarding influenza reporting. With SafetySurveillor, real-time alerts are set up at St. Joseph Hospital (Eureka, Calif.) and Redwood Memorial Hospital (Fortuna, Calif.) to enable more rapid reporting of positive flu cases in both children and adults, it says. In addition, the emergency department can access SafetySurveillor online.

Founded in 1920, SJHS-HC is part of St. Joseph Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery organization that provides a broad range of medical services across Northern California, Southern California and West Texas/Eastern New Mexico.

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