All posts by Chris Hermann

Clean Hands – Safe Hands Named Finalist in the 10th Annual TAG Southeastern Software Association’s Impact Awards

ATLANTA, GA – June 21, 2019 – Clean Hands–Safe Hands (CHSH) announced today that the company has been named a finalist in the 10th Annual “Impact Awards” held by the Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) Southeastern Software Associat...

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The Power of Individual Data

Individual hand hygiene performance within a hospital unit can vary widely. The Performance Bubble Plots™ below – including real data – show this. Each bubble represents a healthcare provider on a unit. The size of the bubble indicates the numb...

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Are Your Sickest Patients Being Visited Regularly?

Typically, nurses try to visit each of their patients at least once an hour. This is important to ensure patients are getting the care they need, to reduce fall risks and pressure ulcers, etc. It’s logical to assume that clinicians would visit the ...

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Decrease Patient Falls by Measuring Nurse Rounding

Patient falls are a serious problem, affecting between 700,000 and 1 million patients per year in American hospitals.[1] One of the primary reasons patients fall out of bed is that they haven’t been visited by a nurse in a while and they attempt to...

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Reduce Shift Fatigue by Measuring Patient Interactions

Do you know how often the clinicians in your hospital visit the patients under their care? Does the frequency of their visits change throughout their shift? Until recently, it has been impossible to know when specific clinicians were visiting a parti...

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Improve Patient Satisfaction by Measuring Clinical Visits

Do you know how often the clinicians in your hospital visit the patients under their care? Do individual nurses visit patients about the same number of times per shift? Does the day of the week matter? Or time of day? Until recently, it has been impo...

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Making the Invisible Visible: Clinical Intervention Data

Healthcare organizations are struggling. The transition to value-based care is a financial challenge that has negatively impacted profits, and smaller hospitals are being acquired. Nurse/physician shortages and burnout are making it increasingly diff...

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Infection Control Tips

InfectionControl.tips: The Power of Data to Improve Hand Hygiene and Reduce HAIs

Abstract While hand hygiene is widely considered to be the most important factor in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), hand hygiene compliance rates in hospitals still average around 40 percent. Improving hand hygiene has been a chal...

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Vital Signs Measure Staff Engagement

Clinical vital signs are leading indicators of a patient’s health – these key data points help healthcare providers quickly identify any indications that a patient’s health is trending in the wrong direction. Along the same lines, we have intro...

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Staff Engagement: Talking About Hand Hygiene is Magic!

Did you know there is a “magic bullet” that consistently increases – and sustains – high hand hygiene performance? We’ve seen over and over that staff engagement and hand hygiene increase when hand hygiene is discussed frequently. This char...

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