June 18, 2012

New mobile ‘app’ helps medical center monitor hand washing compliance

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is serious about hand hygiene. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand hygiene is the single most important intervention to prevent the spread of infection from one patient to another patient. And now, Vanderbilt physicians, nurses and IT specialists have collaborated to create a wireless software application to more efficiently document and report hand-hygiene compliance.