Tag: hand washing

Hand hygiene compliance up at Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to new app

Hand hygiene is one of the most important steps that can be taken to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Especially in a healthcare setting, it is the first line of defense when interacting with patients. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) physicians, nurses and IT specialists understand this all too well, having recently collaborated on an iOS app that more efficiently documents and reports hand-hygiene compliance.

Randomized control trial shows increased hand washing compliance with web based interventions

 mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Hand washing can help prevent the spread of respiratory infections such as influenza, but successfully encouraging individuals to wash their hands more frequently remains challenging. Web based interventions are one potential method of increasing frequency of this healthy habit.   Recently, a group of psychologists from Germany and the […]

Healthcare hand hygiene monitoring system records 4 million total hand cleansings

Recently, Proventix Systems, a company that provides the tools and services for quality compliance monitoring, active point-of-care communication, and successful behavior modification, announced that their nGage system has become the most widely adopted healthcare hand hygiene monitoring system in America. The nGage system has reported that people have sanitized their hands over 4 million times, eliminating countless germs.