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Introducing Performance Bubble Plots™

Our new suite of data visualization tools provides unprecedented insights to Infection Preventionists and hospital managers, and allows them to quickly identify the most efficient path to hand hygiene improvement. This week, we’ll show you how you can see, at a glance, the highest risk by individual. Next week, we’ll show you how you can quickly identify the highest risk by hospital room or patient condition. Performance Bubble Plots™ Performance Bubble Plots help managers quickly and easily identify

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Come See Us at APIC!

Are you attending APIC 2018 in Minneapolis this week? We’ll be at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology too. You’re invited to join us at these educational opportunities. Case Study Presentation. Manager of infection prevention and epidemiology at The Medical Center, Navicent Health, Nancy Osborn, RN, CIC, will present “Controlled Study Shows Electronic Hand Hygiene Systems Reduce HAIs” in the APIC 2018 Exhibit Hall’s Hand Hygiene Compliance Demo area from 12:15

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How The Clean Hands – Safe Hands System Works

Clean Hands Safe Hands is a non-intrusive, cost-effective, wireless hand hygiene reminder system designed to help hospitals improve hand hygiene and reduce HAIs. Here’s a quick overview of how it works.

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Discover the Process that Cuts HAIs by 75% in 6 Months

There’s no question that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a challenge for medical facilities. All major agencies agree that proper hand hygiene is the cornerstone of infection control. But how can you improve your hospital’s hand hygiene? >>>Download the Whitepaper

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What is the Deal with Gloves and Hand Hygiene?

This is one of the most common questions we get. There’s more confusion about glove usage and hand hygiene than nearly anything else – even among the most senior clinicians! We spoke with a senior-level physician at one of our hospital partners recently. This doctor was on both the Infection Control and Quality Improvement committees at the hospital. He had used our electronic hand hygiene reminder system for two years. And he asked us why our system reminded

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The Real Cost of HAIs: The Patients

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a looming cost and major problem for hospitals worldwide. In the increasingly competitive reality facing acute care hospitals in the United States, it’s very easy to get swept up in fees and ROI and lose focus on the more important costs to the patients. After our recent post talking about the hidden costs associated with HAIs, HAI survivor Mary Millard very appropriately pointed out that the costs associated with HAIs extend beyond the hospital

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3 Strategic Risks of HAIs
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3 Strategic Risks of HAIs

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) cause preventable patient suffering and death and are expensive (click to read The Hidden Costs of HAIs). They’re also risky for three strategic reasons that many hospital executives haven’t considered: HCAHPS Scores. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey asks a variety of questions, including whether or not the patient would recommend the hospital to their friends or family. How happy do you think patients who get diff are? Patients are also

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Hidden Costs of HAIs
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The Hidden Costs of HAIs

Healthcare-associated infections are expensive, not even counting the tremendous human suffering they create. There are obvious, direct costs such as reimbursement and readmission penalties, along with the danger of getting on the HAC list. (Related: read about the easiest way to get off the HAC list here.) But there are hidden, indirect costs of HAIs as well. Length of stay and operational throughput. Additional clinician time required to gown and glove. Employee health and absenteeism. And even the

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Gamify Hand Hygiene
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Hypepotamus: With Backing from SC Johnson, This Startup Gamifies Hand Hygiene to Slow Disease Spread

On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This can contribute to the spread of the healthcare-associated infections that affect 1 in 25 hospital patients on any given day. “We are ultimately solving the problem of the spread of these infections that a patient doesn’t come into the hospital with, but they acquire while they’re there. When doctors and nurses clean their hands,

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World Hand Hygiene Day Is May 5

The World Health Organization is calling on healthcare organizations to recognize World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5, 2018. Hand hygiene is widely recognized as the best way to reduce healthcare-associated infections, according to both the WHO and CDC: “Most health care-associated infections are preventable through good hand hygiene – cleaning hands at the right times and in the right way.” – World Health Organization “Most germs that cause serious infections in healthcare are spread by people’s actions.”

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