Mission: Infection Prevention – New HARTMANN initiative aims at strengthening infection prevention in the medical and care sectors
A holistic approach to infection prevention
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted just how critical infection prevention is. Each year, close to 3.5 million people across Europe fall ill with an infection acquired in a hospital or care facility. Yet, one in three of these hospital-acquired infections (HAI) are preventable. This is where Mission:InfectionPrevention comes in. Lead by the Risk Prevention and Disinfection business divisions, it is HARTMANN’s holistic approach to eliminating the burden of HAIs.
Minute 00:39 - Why Infection Prevention is Our Mission
The initiative Mission: Infection Prevention builds on the company‘s longstanding expertise in infection management, combining Risk Prevention and Disinfection‘s products and comprehensive knowledge with close collaboration with HARTMANN‘s many partners in industry and healthcare institutions.
At the same time, new working approaches are being developed within the Mission: Prevention framework. These include digital solutions such as apps to improve hygiene compliance and predictive software for early diagnosis of infections.
Dr. Gian Carlo Sciuchetti highlights that it is essential that all activities support customers in their daily work. This will allow them to concentrate on the really important things such as dedicating more time to caring for each patient.
With its product offer in both Risk Prevention and Disinfection, HARTMANN has a unique opportunity to target HAIs. However, to achieve a leadership position the objective is to move beyond being seen as a seller of products. Sciuchetti explains that HARTMANN is moving away from being a products manufacturer, combining products with other tools and measures to become a provider of holistic solutions.
Minute 01:56 – How we want to develop new ways of working in infection prevention
Mission:InfectionPrevention adopts a comprehensive approach that focuses on infection prevention in medical and nursing facilities but also aims to reduce the burden HAIs place on wider society."We have set ourselves a clear goal”,says Christian Sievert.
With its product offer in both Risk Prevention and Disinfection, HARTMANN has a unique opportunity to target HAIs. However, to achieve a leadership position the objective is to move beyond being seen as a seller of products. Sciuchetti explains that HARTMANN is moving away from being a products manufacturer, combining our products with other tools and measures to become a provider of holistic solutions.
Minute 02:50 – Why now is a good time to embark on raising awareness
HARTMANN will also share its extensive expertise at trade shows and congresses, in round table discussions and keynote speeches, in traditional and social media and via collaborations with patients associations, academia and non-profit organizations.