KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- Ascom Holding AG, a supplier of healthcare information and communications technology solutions, is helping hospitals improve hand hygiene by delivering an advanced mobile solution that tracks staff compliance to hygiene procedures.
With the Ascom Myco smart device, location awareness and Ascom Unite Cleanminder software, hospitals can deploy an automated monitoring and reporting solution.
The solution provides hospital staff with mobile alert reminders on their smart device and delivers compliance data for measuring performance trends and improvements.
Ascom senior vice-president (Platform Solutions), Andre Neu said hospitals needed a way to measure hand hygiene compliance.
"Using an automated approach with our Ascom Myco smart device and Unite Cleanminder software, we can leverage reminders and measure hand hygiene compliance, without the need for manual recording or intervention. This approach embeds the monitoring of hygiene compliance into care processes," he added.
For many hospitals, reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAI) is crucial to improving overall patient safety and hand hygiene remains to be one of the most important elements of infection control activities.
The ability to monitor hygiene compliance is an important step in reducing the overall risk of patients contracting HAI in the hospital.