Poor hand hygiene is the leading cause of hospital acquired infections that result in close to 100,000 deaths in the US every year. Government requirements regulate hand hygiene compliance in all 5,800 US hospitals. The current hand hygiene monitoring approach of direct observation is ineffective, carries a high labor cost and only captures 1-3% of all hand hygiene events.
A 1% increase in hand hygiene can save a 200-bed hospital nearly $40,000 annually (Duke University Study). The Hyginex Solution has been proven to increase hand hygiene compliance by 20%. This is the only system that accurately captures hand hygiene events and monitors duration of wash/alcohol use on an individual basis.
Hospital management can generate reports and analyze trends in compliance levels and identify areas for hand hygiene improvement by worker/department/hospital level. The system lends itself easily to gamification to regulate hand hygiene compliance by employees.