Hand Hygiene

A reduction in healthcare-associated infections comparing rates pre-intervention and post-intervention
Leaders of a hospital implemented the nGage™ system in a solid organ transplant unit and a surgical oncology unit. They sought meaningful performance metrics to establish a hand hygiene adherence feedback and accountability program including active executive and unit leadership, goal-setting and an accountability campaign using individual compliance rates.  Leaders […]

Automated monitoring, consistent feedback and accountability improve hand hygiene outcomes

Currently, most hospitals isolate patients with infections such as MRSA.  This practice can cost millions annually and often results in patient anxiety, depression and fewer visits by healthcare workers.  A study by Virginia Commonwealth University shows that infection rates can be drastically reduced by simply increasing hand hygiene compliance, saving the hospital money […]

Study shows how high hand hygiene compliance directly impacts infection ...

In today’s world, knowledge is abundant in every field, and we have vast amounts of information to make our lives easier that was unavailable just a few decades ago. This amount of knowledge has also complicated processes and systems, and healthcare is no exception. Atul Gawande, surgeon and health journalist, […]

How to make systems work in healthcare

Earlier this month, Alicia Caramenico with FierceHealthcare posted an editorial on the “3 ways to fight hospital infections”. In light of the recent research published by JAMA Internal Medicine that healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) cost $9.8 billion per year, this well-timed editorial highlights three infection prevention strategies that are worth investing […]

Infection prevention strategies worth investing in