Reducing hospital-associated infections (HAI) is crucial in improving overall patient safety. Hand hygiene remains one of the most important interventions, if not the most important element of infection control activities. The ability to track and measure hygiene compliance is an important step in reducing the risk of patients contracting HAI while in the hospital. Monitoring should be conducted on a routine basis and documented. Lack of awareness of low compliance rates can hinder and undermine adherence to hygiene procedures.
Unite Cleanminder is a software application that monitors and reminds caregiver to perform hand hygiene when entering or leaving a patient room. It delivers mobile message reminders to staff and tracks hygiene compliance, delivering standardized reporting on compliance to staff and aministrators.