Hand Hygiene Redefined
Culture change powered by technology is the key to delivering safe, high-quality health care.
SwipeSense is a cloud-based sensor network that aids caregivers in the battle against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) by providing complete transparency into hand hygiene data for each department, unit and individual. It is easy and quick to implement, non-disruptive to clinical staff workflow, and proven to increase compliance.
While technology is a critical vehicle for accuracy, lasting compliance improvement only occurs through behavior change. Our customer success team partners with hospitals to implement positive reinforcement programs that increase individual accountability and improve staff habits.
Our intuitively-designed software provides reliable data and surfaces actionable insights for Infection Preventionist (IPs), Department Managers, and Executives so they can quickly focus on addressing issues and make informed decisions to improve compliance. At-a-glance insights include facility and multi-facility compliance trends, top and bottom performers, time series comparisons, day vs night shifts, and soap vs sanitizer usage.
NON-DISRUPTIVE TO WORKFLOW
SwipeSense is easy and fast to implement, requiring little involvement from IT teams, and the components are compatible with any existing or new wall dispensers. Sensors in caregiver badges and dispensers enable hygiene activity to be captured with no changes to workflow.
Accuracy leads to accountability, accountability leads to change. We partner with hospitals to drive desired individual behavior through SwipeStar, a program designed to reward and recognize top performers and create champions of change within your hospital.
How It Works
Every hospital employee receives a badge, enabling full participation in facility efforts to improve hand hygiene performance. Badges are unobtrusive, clipping behind existing ID cards, and last up to 2 years. Hygiene events and visits are captured seamlessly with no impact to staff workflow.
New and existing hygiene dispensers are fitted with a smart drip guard that captures personal usage data. The sensor unit works with any existing wall dispenser including gel, soap, foam and motion-activated units.
Hand hygiene data is relayed from all devices in the system to Communication Hubs located in centralized work areas such as nursing stations. Data is then delivered over existing hospital WiFi or Ethernet to secure servers for analysis. Communication Hubs require only a single wall socket for installation.
Location Hubs are located in each patient room or care area to continuously capture caregiver visits. This ensures that each recorded hand hygiene event and patient visit are linked to the room where they took place. The Hubs use a single wall socket, making installation simple and inconspicuous.
Impact of HAIs
Up to 69% of hospital acquired infections are preventable through known quality measures; principally, better hand hygiene.
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"SwipeSense gave us the data we needed to encourage more diligent behavior."
Dr. Charles Bareis
CMO, Tenet Chicago Market