Message from APIC| Volume 44, ISSUE 10, P1083, October 01, 2016

Industry Perspectives: A new online information resource for IPs

        To help expand access to the information and research that accompany industry products and services, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will soon launch Industry Perspectives, a new online platform for infection preventionists (IPs) and other health care professionals.
        Industry Perspectives is intended to increase IP competency in evaluating infection prevention products and services and the research behind them. The mobile-friendly platform will feature information in a variety of formats, including white papers, background articles, reports, research papers, case studies, product guides, slide show presentations, videos, podcasts, and educational session proceedings. Categorized by topic area and completely searchable, Industry Perspectives will be populated with multiple sources of content, including sponsored content, APIC resources, and aggregated content.
        Using quality information from industry partners, IPs will be able to supplement their clinical knowledge with details related to product use, the science supporting a specific methodology, and best practices to keep patients safe. Geared to the needs of busy IPs, Industry Perspectives will provide health care professionals with easy access to relevant infection prevention information generated by health care companies. Content from industry, which undergoes a rigorous review process, will be clearly identified as coming from industry/health care companies and will focus on evidence-based solutions, with emphasis on informing and educating rather than marketing.
        Look for more information about Industry Perspectives from APIC on and in eNews.