Biovigil Will Help Increase Healthcare Hand Hygiene Compliance

By: Mesel Isaac - Sep 1, 2014
References: biovigilsystems & digitaltrends
In U.S. hospitals, studies have shown that hygiene hand compliance is only achieved approximately 50 percent of the time, Biovigil is looking to significantly increase that percentage.

In a hospital environment, proper hand sanitation is critical to the health and well-being of patients. In the United States, approximately 2 million patients acquire Healthcare Associated Infections. Biovigil is a wearable device designed to work in four simple steps: remind, record, reassure, and report. Every time a healthcare worker enters and leaves a patients room the Biovigil badge reminds them to sanitize their hands. Once hands are sanitized, the worker places their hands over the Biovigil badge sensor and if sanitizer is detected it will turn green, letting the patient know that their hands have been properly sanitized. Lastly the badge collects this data and sends it to a centralized area where it is stored and analyzed to measure hand hygiene compliance rates.