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Commentary: Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance Interventions

Commentary: Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance Interventions 439091 AJMXXX10.1177/1062860612439091McGu ckin and GovednikAmerican Journal of Medical Quality Commentary American Journal of Medical Quality 27(6) 540 –541 Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance © 2012 by the American College of Medical Quality Reprints and permission: Interventions: A Descriptive Guide for sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1062860612439091 http://ajmq.sagepub.com the Infection Prevention Team 1 1 Maryanne McGuckin, Dr ScEd, MT (ASCP), and John Govednik, MS Hand hygiene is the single most important component of reminders and a respondent review period. Survey topics an infection control program. However, compliance included installation availability, capital costs, consumable remains at or below 50%. costs, institutional approvals, evidence/peer review, mea- To improve compliance, a growing number of hand sures, hardware, power source(s), data collection, analysis/ hygiene compliance interventions apply electronics- reporting. Specific survey questions are available on the based technologies in their methods for measurement and authors’ Web site (www.hhreports.com). feedback. We describe these as automated/semiauto- mated interventions (ASAIs) in recognition of the fact Results that human data gathering is becoming more automated with technology. A total of 38 ASAIs were identified; 18 completed surveys; Existing peer-reviewed studies are important criteria in 4 ASAIs acknowledged receipt but did not return the sur- 2,3 evaluating technology concepts. However, there is little http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Medical Quality SAGE

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SAGE
Copyright
© 2012 by the American College of Medical Quality
ISSN
1062-8606
eISSN
1555-824X
DOI
10.1177/1062860612439091
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22605781
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439091 AJMXXX10.1177/1062860612439091McGu ckin and GovednikAmerican Journal of Medical Quality Commentary American Journal of Medical Quality 27(6) 540 –541 Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance © 2012 by the American College of Medical Quality Reprints and permission: Interventions: A Descriptive Guide for sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1062860612439091 http://ajmq.sagepub.com the Infection Prevention Team 1 1 Maryanne McGuckin, Dr ScEd, MT (ASCP), and John Govednik, MS Hand hygiene is the single most important component of reminders and a respondent review period. Survey topics an infection control program. However, compliance included installation availability, capital costs, consumable remains at or below 50%. costs, institutional approvals, evidence/peer review, mea- To improve compliance, a growing number of hand sures, hardware, power source(s), data collection, analysis/ hygiene compliance interventions apply electronics- reporting. Specific survey questions are available on the based technologies in their methods for measurement and authors’ Web site (www.hhreports.com). feedback. We describe these as automated/semiauto- mated interventions (ASAIs) in recognition of the fact Results that human data gathering is becoming more automated with technology. A total of 38 ASAIs were identified; 18 completed surveys; Existing peer-reviewed studies are important criteria in 4 ASAIs acknowledged receipt but did not return the sur- 2,3 evaluating technology concepts. However, there is little

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American Journal of Medical QualitySAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2012

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