February 14, 2008

New Respond(R) Version 4.5 Employee Health Application Helps Promote, Manage and Protect Employee Health and Safety

ICPA, Inc., announces the release of its latest employee health software application, Respond 4.5.

Why take care of America's healthcare workers?

Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and service workers are at risk of exposure to injury and illness in the line of duty. And infectious employees can potentially expose patients to diseases, such as influenza.

ICPA, Inc., announces availability of Respond version 4.5, an application dedicated to protecting healthcare workers from injuries and illnesses, and reducing their risk of infecting patients. Since 1989, Respond has helped employee health nurses schedule TB skin and other tests; create OSHA reports; document flu vaccines and declinations; analyze reasons behind injuries; and track employee exposures, treatments, in-service education and absences.

Designed with input from employee health nurses, public health officers, and CDC-trained epidemiologists, the new Respond version 4.5 contains up-to-the-minute tools that help employee health nurses:

 --  Follow related CDC recommendations, JCAHO standards, HIPAA     regulations, and OSHA reporting requirements --  Increase employee compliance --  Reduce risk --  Save time and improve data accuracy      

Respond is available immediately for distribution in the U.S. and Canada.

Live web demos are available on request.

Respond is developed and marketed by ICPA, Inc., which also provides AICE(R) software for healthcare-associated infection prevention, and RedBat(R) software for public health outbreak surveillance.

 Contact: Debra Slapak 800.426.8015x250