Vanderbilt University Develops App to Monitor Hand Hygiene Compliance

Vanderbilt University Medical Center physicians, nurses and IT specialists have collaborated to create a wireless software application to more efficiently document and report hand hygiene compliance.


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This collaboration led to the creation of a mobile application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Individuals monitoring hand hygiene in clinical areas can now send electronically recorded observations directly to a database for immediate real-time processing and analysis. When poor individual compliance is observed, trained observers counsel their colleagues on proper hand hygiene.

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