Risks rise as immune systems fall
Too many healthcare risk managers are basing today's risks on yesterday’s threats.
Missed hand washes have new and costly consequences yet equipping caregivers with electronically assisted compliance systems is dangerously unhurried. Observational monitoring techniques are too expensive to reach statistical significance. Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring, EHHM, compliments direct observation with its electronic, 24/7, “eyes”.
Current compliance in most caregiving areas is well below the often reported 90%, thanks to the many flaws in the secret shopper protocols.