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Dr. Chris Hermann Named to 2017 “40 Under 40” Class

Atlanta — November 1, 2017 – Clean Hands – Safe Hands announced today that its founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann, has been named a member of the 2017 “40 Under 40” class. The “40 Under 40” awards, held by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, spotlights the next generation of Atlanta’s business leaders. Nominees should hold a position of leadership, have made significant career achievements during 2016 and have had a substantial involvement in community service outside of day

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Meet the 2018 Startup Graduates of ATDC

Seven startups will leave the Advanced Technology Development Center nest this May after graduating from the state technology incubator’s top-tier program. All seven startups will be honored with a special ceremony on May 10 at the 2018 ATDC Startup Showcase at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel. The ATDC Class of 2018 includes: Clean Hands-Safe Hands: Partners with hospitals to develop comprehensive hand hygiene solutions that improve patient care and save lives. The company reduces hospital-acquired infections (HAls) by

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Infection Control Today: Responding to the Joint Commission’s New Hand Hygiene Standards

As of Jan. 1, if a Joint Commission surveyor sees one clinician fail to clean their hands one time, your hospital will be cited. Just one time – let that sink in. With this new standard, the Joint Commission takes a giant step toward recognizing that hand hygiene plays a critically important part in reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and increasing patient safety. Yet, most hospitals still struggle with hand hygiene. There are roughly 1.7 million HAIs in the

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Hand Hygiene By The Numbers: How Many Lives Could You Save?

Hand hygiene is the leading cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Period. Every major accreditation and infection control body has a statement that reflects this. If you improve hand hygiene, infections are prevented. Despite this, many physicians and hospital leaders are surprised by the large impact hand hygiene can have. Sadly, this is nothing new; the well-established principle of hand hygiene has been known for over 150 years. Yet, despite all the body of evidence, we are still engaging

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Introducing Concierge Contact Tracing™

A few years ago, I had a patient who was admitted with minor blunt trauma following a motor vehicle crash. A couple of days later, while preparing her for discharge, I noticed a cough. The patient mentioned that she had had a persistent cough, which she had not told anyone about. She was put on isolation while we waited to confirm that she had active Tuberculosis. At this point, many clinicians (including me) and other patients had likely

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Becker’s Hospital Review: 5 Reasons Direct Observation Is No Longer the Gold Standard

Hand hygiene is widely recognized as the most important foundational aspect in reducing Healthcare Associated Infections. Measuring clinicians’ hand hygiene performance rates is critical to being able to address this problem. Until recently, the only way to do this was through Direct Observation – having “mystery shoppers” in hospital hallways make notes of whether or not clinicians performed hand hygiene. DO was considered the “gold standard” of hand hygiene monitoring because it was really the only way to

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Key To A Successful Technology Implementation: Situational Leadership®

In order for a technology implementation to be successful in healthcare, it must account for socio-adaptive behavior. Too often, high-tech manufacturers only consider the quantitative aspects of problem solving. But industry executives should recognize that technology alone rarely solves the problems reliant on human application. A simple, yet meaningful, approach to doing this is the employment of Situational Leadership®. Dr. Paul Hersey’s monumental research on leadership perspectives demonstrated that when faced with something new, like a technology implementation, participants’

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Is Yours A 21st Century Hospital?

Americans from the Silent or Greatest Generation (born roughly before 1945) have, until recently, made up a disproportionate number of healthcare patients as they age. These seniors tend to listen to their doctors, obediently follow their healthcare system’s rules, and select their local community hospital when they have a choice of facilities. But Baby Boomers (born roughly between 1946 and 1964) are now between about 54 and 72 years old, and they have become the largest generation of

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

(Click here to read this article on Hypepotamus.) (Click here to read this article in PDF format.) 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

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Meet the 2018 Startup Graduates of ATDC

(Click here to read this article on Atlanta Inno.) (Click here to read this article in PDF format.) By Madison Hogan, Atlanta Inno Seven startups will leave the Advanced Technology Development Center nest this May after graduating from the state technology incubator’s top-tier program. All seven startups will be honored with a special ceremony on May 10 at the 2018 ATDC Startup Showcase at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel. The ATDC Class of 2018 includes: Clean Hands-Safe Hands: Partners

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