Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that on any given day, about 1 in 31 patients admitted to a hospital acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection. Healthcare-associated infections pose serious challenges for hospitals and can be reduced by up to 50% with proper hand hygiene. While significant progress has been made in preventing healthcare-associated infections, more needs to be done particularly in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic where handwashing protocols are critical.
Intelligent Observation, an innovative and automated hand hygiene compliance monitoring system designed to reduce healthcare-acquired infections, recently announced that Parkridge Medical Center has implemented its hand hygiene solution within its brand new freestanding emergency department unit which opened on October 5, 2020.
The Intelligent Observation solution allows Parkridge Medical Center to move from visual observation which only captures a fraction of hand hygiene events to Intelligent Observation which captures every mandatory hand hygiene compliance event. The result of implementing Intelligent Observation leads to a significant increase in safety for patients, healthcare workers and visitors.
“The urgency for hospitals to adopt innovative hand hygiene monitoring technology to mitigate healthcare-associated infections and the COVID-19 infection rate is at an all time high,” states Praneet Nirmul, vice president of sales at Intelligent Observation. “Most hospitals perform visual observation which is a manual process using a clipboard and a pen only capturing around 2% of the hand hygiene events that take place in a 24/7 hospital. Intelligent Observation captures 100% of hand hygiene events and is the only viable hand hygiene compliance monitoring solution that works.”
Intelligent Observation is revolutionizing the health care industry with its affordable, accurate and easy-to-use hand hygiene monitoring system. Intelligent Observation uses near-field magnetic induction (NFMI) technology to safely and accurately record every single hand hygiene compliance event in a healthcare facility. NFMI technology is highly accurate, safe and secure, and ultra-efficient. To learn more about NFMI technology, visit https://intelobserve.com/how-it-works/.