ATLANTA, GA – March 17, 2021 – Clean Hands–Safe Hands announced today that its Founder and CEO, Dr. Chris Hermann, was named one of “20 Most Influential Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021” by the Healthcare Insights.
From the Healthcare Insights:
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have been escalating at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 1.7 million HAIs occur annually in the U.S. leading to 99,000 associated deaths each year. And one of the leading contributory factors to this pressing concern is poor hand hygiene. In fact, research shows that appropriate hand hygiene practices can reduce healthcare-associated infections by more than 50%.
Cognizant of this fact, an ardent business leader who is efficiently addressing this longstanding issue of hand hygiene is Chris Hermann, the Founder and CEO at Clean Hands – Safe Hands (CHSH). As a highly accomplished physician and engineer, Chris has a unique perspective and unbridled passion for bridging the gap between engineering and medicine to bring practical healthcare innovations to market. However, initially, he didn’t have a plan to become an entrepreneur; instead, he aspired to become a physician-scientist. But while pursuing his dual degree program, a Ph.D. in Bio-engineering from Georgia Tech and an MD from Emory Medical School, he became aware of the problem of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and how hand hygiene is a major contributor. This is when Chris decided to address the complex issue of hand hygiene through advanced technology and hence formed and led a multi-institution research consortium that developed a core technology utilized in the Clean Hands – Safe Hands System. The research team included investigators from the CDC, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory, and Georgia Tech. This experience further fueled his passion for using his engineering/technical background to save lives. Under the indomitable leadership of Chris, today CHSH is helping to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene.
For more information, check out the full article from the Healthcare Insights.