According to the CDC, “Although significant progress has been made in preventing some healthcare-associated infection types, there is much more work to be done. On any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection.”

There is significant revenue when a facility can reduce hospital acquired infections (HAI) by 70% by simply practicing good hand hygiene. One way to do this is to use an automated hand hygiene process. A real-time locating system (RTLS) with hand hygiene improves immediate visibility to prevent the spread of infection, increases patient safety, and staff can receive immediate contamination alerts.

The automated system provides a cost-effective means that captures compliance and noncompliance events 24/7. The implementation of an RTLS hand hygiene system drives compliance by automating monitoring of hand washing.

Benefits of automating hand hygiene:

  • Increased monitoring and compliance

  • Streamlined clinical workflow

  • Improved contact tracing and reporting to ensure facilities meet CDC infection control recommendations

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