Nortec Humidity says it has gathered together some of the nation's leading experts in the operation of healthcare environments for its 2017 Healthcare Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for May 31 at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Stephanie Taylor, a fellow of Harvard Medical School Healthcare Association Infections Organization and Engineered Systems columnist, will lead a panel of healthcare providers, engineers, and executives to discuss the most advanced techniques to mitigate healthcare associated infections (HAIs), reduce operational costs, improve productivity, and save lives through optimum indoor air quality and infectious disease management. 

Topics covered at the symposium include:

• The use of humidity control to ensure optimum patient health

• Airborne infectious disease management        

• Managing the role of indoor air hydration in infectious disease transmission

"It's no secret that hospitals are causing harm to patients and wasting money on avoidable infectious health events,” said Taylor. “Preventable avoidable patient events account for 440,000 deaths — roughly one-sixth of all deaths that occur in the United States each year. It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, over 400,000 premature patient deaths every year could have been prevented through proper indoor air quality and infectious disease prevention strategies." 

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