From the Editor

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact June 2012 Written by Cepheid

Welcome to the second issue of our new magazine, IMPACT. Cepheid's Systems & Solutions group publishes this magazine quarterly — providing you with informative articles that can help you impact total cost of care, create a higher level of patient satisfaction, and lower infection rates in your facility.

The Perfect Storm

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact June 2012 Written by Melissa G. Morgan, BSN, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention Data Analyst, Cone Health

Multi-campus Health System Fulfills Senior Management Challenge to Dramatically Reduce HAIs

From December 2007 through December 2010 Cone Health (known as Moses Cone Health System at the time) participated in the VHA initiative to prevent healthcare-associated MRSA infections.

Increase Revenue and Improve Patient Safety

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact June 2012 Written by Jorge P. Parada, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, Prof. of Medicine, Stritch School of Medicine Loyola University Chicago

How Loyola University Hospital has Profitably Succeeded Against 2 HAIs

Diagnostic Marketing Association Names Cepheid 2011 Marketer of the Year

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact June 2012 Written by Jared Tipton, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Cepheid

The Diagnostic Marketing Association (DxMA), which serves marketing, regulatory, and medical affairs professionals in the diagnostic and device market segments, presented its 2011 Marketer of the Year Award to Cepheid at the annual DxMA Global Marketing Summit on April 25, 2012. The award recognizes innovation by marketers seeking to highlight their company and products at the leading edge of the diagnostic industry.

From the Editor

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact January 2012 Written by Cepheid

Welcome to the first issue of our new quarterly magazine, IMPACT. Cepheid’s Systems & Solutions team has created this publication with one primary goal — providing you with interesting and informative articles that can help you significantly impact total patient costs, create a higher level of patient satisfaction, and lower infection rates in your facility.

Creating a state-of-the-art PCR laboratory

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact January 2012 Written by Jacqueline McDowell, Systems and Solutions Manager, Cepheid

Microbiology and Infection Control departments team up to improve the patient care continuum

The Ripple Effect

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact January 2012 Written by Dave Freestone, Executive Director of Systems Marketing, Cepheid

A GeneXpert® System placed in a lab creates “ripples” of savings that radiate throughout an institution

Q&A with Dr. Beryl Oppenheim

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact January 2012 Written by Cepheid

Dr. Beryl Oppenheim talks about the Cepheid GeneXpert® System

When Art Met Innovation

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact January 2012 Written by Jared Tipton, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Cepheid

Cepheid delivers knock-out product launch

Motorcycles don’t usually figure into meeting room discussions on new product launches. But if Cepheid's success at this year's AACC (American Association of Clinical Chemistry) was any indication, perhaps they should. Cepheid's partnership with Paul Jr. Designs (pauljrdesigns.com) and the Discovery Channel quickly became the talk of the show for a number of reasons: it was unexpected, an industry first, and undeniably amazing.

Just the Facts

Friday, December 23, 2016 Published in Impact January 2012 Written by Cepheid

FACT.
U.S. health care costs currently exceed 17% of GDP and continue to rise. Other countries spend less of their GDP on health care but have the same increasing trend.*
*As reported by Robert S. Kaplan and Michael E. Porter in Sept. 2011 Harvard Business Review