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Disruptive Technology - Leading  the Way in the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Martyn Hodgkinson on Jul 5, 2018 10:41:25 AM
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As disruptive technology continues to grow, Healthcare facilities are considering the use of electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems as part of their infection prevention protocols.

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Although the Healthcare sector will invest in the latest software and new facilities for testing and screening, a fraction of the industry has technological preventative measures in place when it comes to hand hygiene and are yet to recognize that electronic hand hygiene systems are in place to help not hinder.


Electronic hand hygiene systems are a simple yet major breakthrough in Healthcare, which aim to improve hand hygiene compliance rates, and ultimately protect the people who matter the most, our patients.


Across the board, disruptive technology is allowing us to be more efficient in our procedures, and one step ahead in safeguarding the patients and staff in the Healthcare sector, without interrupting staff’s day-to-day workflows.

 DebMed Electronic Compliance Monitoring System

There are many benefits to using an electronic system, including having the capacity to eliminate inaccuracy, thus taking patient safety and staff performance to new heights. The systems that are available today are able to capture 100% of hand hygiene data to deliver accurate and real-time results based on the WHO 5 Moments for hand hygiene.


A study in the US recently found that the implementation of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system led to: 

  • Increased hand hygiene compliance rates by 25.5%
  • Decreased hospital onset MRSA HCAI rates by 42%
  • Avoided approximately $434,000 in total costs of care

A disruptive technology displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry – it’s a major leap forward, much like our DebMed system. Our system accurately measures hand hygiene compliance 24-7, 365 days a year against the WHO 5 Moments. The data captured from the system will allow staff to change behaviour for the better, increase hand hygiene compliance, and save lives through reducing HAIs.


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