All posts by Chris Hermann

Empowering Patients to Speak Up About Hand Hygiene

Patients are an important part of the hand hygiene equation. The CDC website reminds patients that they “can play a role in asking and reminding healthcare providers to clean their hands,” and the latest Leapfrog hand hygiene standards include as...

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Dr. Chris Hermann featured on Outcomes Rocket with Saul Marquez

ATLANTA, GA – October 21, 2020 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands founder Dr. Chris Hermann was recently featured on the podcast “Outcomes Rocket” hosted by Saul Marquez. From Outcomes Rocket: While handwashing has always been part of basi...

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Guess what? Healthcare providers are not cleaning their hands more during COVID-19. It’s true. We have the data to prove it.

Everyone is talking more about hand hygiene than any point in history. Heads of state and healthcare leaders around the world on a daily basis continue to stress the importance of hand hygiene to fight the COIVD-19 pandemic. As our social world is no...

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Atlanta Small Business Show: How Atlanta-Based Clean Hands-Safe Hands is Using Data to Track Hygiene in the Healthcare System

Atlanta Small Business Network: On today’s episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show, we welcomed Chris Hermann, CEO and Founder of Clean Hands-Safe Hands, a local Atlanta-based automated hand hygiene monitoring and reminder system for healthcar...

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Healthcare Business and Technology: Using Internet of Things Data to Reduce Fall Risk

Keeping patients safe by preventing falls is a persistent challenge. It’s estimated that between 700,000 to 1 million hospitalized patients fall each year. More than one third of these falls cause injuries. Falls also lead to hospita...

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Healthcare Business and Technology: The Surprising Role of the Internet of Things in Addressing Clinician Shortages

The clinician shortage is a dilemma for most hospitals today. It’s projected that the size of the RN workforce will be nearly 20% below projected requirements by 2020 and the physician shortfall will rise to nearly 122,000 by 2032. These short...

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FierceHealthcare: 8 Ways Technology Plays a Vital Role in Value-Based Healthcare

The U.S. healthcare system’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based payments has been a massive change for nearly all healthcare organizations. This has led many hospitals to shut their doors and others to seek partnerships with larger heal...

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The ABCs of Hand Hygiene: C is for Craziness

Why don’t healthcare providers clean their hands every time they should? In our experience, it comes down to the “ABCs”: Awareness Busyness Craziness We’ve already covered Awareness and Busyness, and will discuss Craziness today. There can be...

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The ABCs of Hand Hygiene: B is for Busyness

Why don’t healthcare providers clean their hands every time they should? In our experience, it comes down to the “ABCs”: Awareness Busyness Craziness We covered Awareness last week and will discuss Busyness today. Simply put, the busier a clini...

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The ABCs of Hand Hygiene: A is for Awareness

For the most part, healthcare providers understand the importance of hand hygiene. Still, they tend to clean their hands only about 40% of the times they should[1]. Why is this? In our experience, it comes down to the “ABCs”: Awareness Busyness C...

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