Christiana Care Health System Signs Agreement for Cereplex’s Setnet Automated Surveillance Service

Christiana Care Health System Signs Agreement for Cereplex’s Setnet Automated Surveillance Service

GERMANTOWN, Md. — Cereplex, Inc. announced today that Christiana Care Health System has signed a subscription agreement to install the Cereplex-Setnet automated surveillance system for infection control. Setnet will help Christiana Care address the growing industry pressures facing the healthcare industry to reduce healthcare acquired infections and the costs associated with them. By automating surveillance of infectious disease, Setnet allows infection control professionals at Christiana Care to react and intervene on potential problems quickly, improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.

“Christiana Care is always looking for innovative tools to assist our clinicians in providing the highest quality care available in Delaware,” said Sharon Anderson, RN, MS, Christiana Care’s Senior Vice President of Performance Improvement and Care Management. “Fighting the battle against hospital acquired infection with automated surveillance technology is another example of our commitment to the community. We chose Cereplex because the service provides focus and efficiency for our daily practice and it is simple to install and use.”

“The pressure on healthcare organizations to reduce and report infection rates is tremendous. Christiana Care and Cereplex share the common goals of curbing infections to improve patient treatment and safety and reduce costs,” said Don Bauman, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We are excited about the opportunity to implement Setnet at Christiana Care, given their leadership position in the state of Delaware.”

Cereplex Web-based services assist hospitals in managing infections and antibiotic use. Setnet automates surveillance for infection control and provides actionable information to reduce infections. PharmWatch provides tools to effectively manage and optimize antibiotic therapy. Together, Setnet and PharmWatch provide the most cost effective means available for enhancing infection control, curbing antibiotic resistance and reducing costs.

About Christiana Care Health System

Christiana Care Health System, which traces its roots back to 1888, is one of the region’s largest not-for profit health care providers, serving the people of Delaware as well as neighboring Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A teaching hospital, Christiana Care is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women’s health services, as well as Level-I trauma care and Level-3 neonatal intensive care (both highest intensity). Christiana Care operates two hospitals, transitional care services, preventive medicine and rehabilitation services, a network of primary care physician offices and an extensive range of outpatient and home health services. Christiana Care provided $25.2 million of charity care last year.

About Cereplex

Cereplex is a Maryland based web-services provider bringing cutting-edge technologies and scientific rigor to clinical data surveillance. Cereplex’s Setnet and PharmWatch services are high-value cost-effective tools that provide the most advanced solution available for automating surveillance, optimizing therapy, curbing resistance and reducing costs.

For more information on Cereplex, call 800-706-1604 x 205, or e-mail or visit us on the web at

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