About HC Info

HC Info is the provider of LAMPS, a cloud-based software-as-a-service application used for water management programs (WMPs)–in hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, schools, apartment buildings, industrial facilities, and commercial buildings–to minimize Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.

Our mission is to provide a cloud-based application that people love to use for managing building water systems to reduce the risk of disease.

Our background

After Matt Freije founded HC Info in 1995, the company provided consulting and training for more than 20 years. We helped facility managers prevent and solve Legionella problems, rendered expert opinions in litigation related to Legionella, and taught training courses. After the 2016 release of LAMPS, the number of users grew so rapidly that HC Info phased out of consulting to focus on supporting the software application.

HC Info does not sell chemicals, equipment, filters, or laboratory services, and we receive no commission on such products or services. We are free to manage the content of LAMPS based strictly on scientific evidence, practicality, and cost-effectiveness.

Our Customers and Partners

LAMPS has more than 10,000 users.

Facility managers and technicians and infection control professionals use LAMPS to manage the risk of disease for people in their buildings and to comply with CDC recommendations, CMS QSO-17-30, ASHRAE Standard 188, Joint Commission EC.02.05.02, VHA Directive 1061, state and city regulations, and other Legionella requirements.

Water treatment companies, engineering firms, consultants, industrial hygiene firms, and other companies that are authorized and trained partners use LAMPS to set up water management plans and water quality data analytics for their facility customers. At the 2019 annual convention of the Association of Water Technologies (AWT), HC Info received the AWT 2019 Supplier of the Year Award for LAMPS, for which we are truly grateful.

Health departments use LAMPS, too, primarily for our training notes, videos, and courses. HC Info’s Legionella training courses are approved for ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI Standard 12080 Legionella certification, EOCP Building Water System Operator certification, and for continuing education units with the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) and the Water Quality Association (WQA).

Our Company Values

At HC Info, we value:

  • People–the well-being of, and relationships with, our team members, partners, customers, and suppliers
  • Quality–doing things well, even if that means doing less, and growing sustainably, even if that means at a slower rate
  • Generosity–paying our team members well and distributing profits to help the poor or oppressed. In 2020 and 2021, we had the privilege of donating approximately 25% of our net operating revenue to non-profit organizations that feed, house, educate, and protect parentless or disadvantaged kids; fight human trafficking and restore victims of it, respond to crises, provide drinking water, or in other ways help the poor and vulnerable.

Preventing Waterborne Illness Associated With Buildings

Cooperation is needed to prevent waterborne illness. No one person or organization can do it alone. We network with people from both the public and private sectors. LAMPS users and e-News subscribers are located in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, and Canada, as well as the United States. Our network of partners covers the US, Canada, and several other countries.

Please talk to us! Say “Hello” next time you’re in Seattle. For now, please contact us to ask a question, start a conversation, or just introduce yourself!

HC Info  •  113 Cherry Street #79999, Seattle, WA 98104 •  +1-206-494-0267

2019 Supplier of the Year Award Association of Water Technologies

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