Hand Hygiene Compliance Through IT Solution

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Massive efforts are made to increase compliance of Hand Hygiene, yet compliance is only 50%.
Monitoring and rewarding could increase compliance.
What we cannot measure we cannot manage.
How IT Solutions could increase compliance?

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Hand Hygiene Compliance Through IT Solution

  1. 1. HEALTH IT TO SUPPORT HAND HYGIENE Samir Sawli, PhD ssawli@yahoo.com
  2. 2.  Almost all health care centers has already launched a hand hygiene campaigns  However studies showed only 50% compliance  WHO made massive efforts around the world  Nosocomial Infection still very high
  3. 3.  Make Hand Hygiene campaign every year  Encourage compliance through rewarding  Make hand hygiene a mandatory annual competency  Implement an IT system
  4. 4.  There are many solutions out there which could monitor compliance  Human being are more compliant when monitored and rewarded  The IT system is simple, it is based on Radio Frequency Identification which is placed in workflow areas  If we cannot measure it we cannot manage it  Reports flows to infection control personnel to measure compliance  Areas with high compliance could be rewarded  Areas with poor compliance could be re- educated
  5. 5.  Hill Rom made a very nice solution  See it yourself, click on the link  I am not promoting a particular system, this is just a sample solution  http://www.hill- rom.com/usa/Products/Category/Workflow- and-Communications/Hill-Rom-Hand- Hygiene-Compliance-Solution1/
  6. 6.  You made your interventions and still not adequate?  Contact us to organize an effective campaign  Or to implement a compliance system  Samir Sawli, PhD  Hexpert.sharepoint.com

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