Health care firm teams up to fight infections

E-Mist Innovations Inc., a health care technology company headquartered in Fort Worth, is partnering with Next Level 11, a North Carolina company providing software solutions and technologies for the health care industry.

The two companies have developed a new process that identifies bacteria threats and health care acquired infections (HAI). The new solution combines E-Mist’s patented electrostatic disinfectant application system with Next Level 11’s infection control system for bacteria eradication.

E-Mist uses electrostatic technology and induction charging of liquid droplets to produce precise, controlled, high-performance liquid application and management capabilities for treatment of hard and soft surfaces.

Next Level 11 developed the BAC-TRACK monitoring system that allows health care providers to track contamination and maintenance levels on equipment. The BAC-TRACK software reports monthly trends, treatment and cleaning effectiveness, and can pinpoint where the highest risk areas are for contamination in real time. The software identifies the highest risk in chronological order, down to the location, department, room and piece of equipment.

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“We truly believe that this combined solution will change the way the health care industry treats and combats infections,” said George Robertson, CEO, E-Mist Innovations. “For years it’s been impossible to know if surfaces are healthy. With this tracking technology, along with surface treatment through electrostatic technology, we now have a sophisticated solution that monitors, manages, tracks and provides real-time bacteria level results to users. We are now able to identify where bacteria is located – even down to an area as specific as an IV pole – and use E-Mist systems to disinfect the equipment or area.”

Scott McDaniel, CEO of Next Level 11, said, “It’s essentially a way to remove the human error factor from the process while delivering less chemicals and better coverage. In all, overall contamination levels have been reduced since using E-Mist systems.”

E-Mist recently launched the BackPack System, a mobile, cordless electrostatic application system. Users simply wear the applicator just like any backpack.