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The OurWin™ team monitoring system motivates sustainable behavior change

Foodservice teams are trained to work together in caring for the people they serve. This model wireless system provides the scoreboard for their agreed handwashing frequency. It adds the motivation of competition, professionalism and success.

  1. Accurate, realtime data by handsink, by shift
  2. Operationally customized reporting
  3. Nonintrusive, no badges, no paper
  4. Simple wireless Installation, scalable
  5. Electronically docks with leading hand soap dispensers
  6. Includes HACCP-Hands Realtime Scoreboard feature
  7. Tailored to operation via the OurWin standards exercise

OurWin™ is a model team system offered by multiple suppliers at various stages of commercialization and under their own brands, each offering differentiated services. In the CloudClean system the above specifications are presented as the Tier I option.

Implementing The OurWin™ Option.

The MyWin™ Individual Hand Wash Monitoring System

This option adds the knowledge of who is washing where and when. It is preferred by some as a way to see that training is targeted and effective. It is particularly helpful in on-boarding of new employees. It does add a badge management factor to consider and for some, raises concerns about individual privacy.

The MyWin version proves the individual’s commitment, competence and may help supervisors recognize their success in the Performance Review process. Data can be grouped into teams by shift or area of responsibility, opening up the utility of the HACCP-Hands Scoreboard for their direct feedback on handwashing frequency. It adds the motivation of competition, professionalism and success.

  1. Accurate, real-time data by person, by handsink, by shift
  2. Operationally customized reporting
  3. Paperless
  4. Simple wireless Installation, scalable
  5. Connects to leading electronic hand soap and sanitizer dispensers
  6. Includes HACCP-Hands Realtime Scoreboard feature
  7. Tailored to operation via the MyWin, OurWin™ standards exercise

MyWin™ is a model individual system offered by multiple suppliers at various stages of commercialization and under their own brands, each offering differentiated services. In the CloudClean system the above specifications are presented as Tier II.


Handwashing For Life has witnessed the truth in this adage, What gets measured gets done and has authored this variant, What gets rewarded gets done...BETTER, FASTER & CHEAPER.

Restaurants generally know their handwashing frequency is low but now it is by choice. New wireless technologies take handwashing from an out-of-control foodborne illness random intervention to one of professionalism and customer care, eliminating the customer-care deficit.

Restaurants have choices to match up technologies with their corporate culture. Check out this Electronic Handwashing Monitoring Matrix, providing a basis for an initial comparison of four Best Practice leaders.

 

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MyWin™ / OurWin™ Implementation Guide

MyWin™ / OurWin™ Implementation Guide

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MyWin™ / OurWin™ Worksheet Sample

MyWin™ / OurWin™ Worksheet Sample

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MyWin™ / OurWin™ Worksheet

MyWin™ / OurWin™ Worksheet

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MyWin™ / OurWin™ Worksheet for Nurses

MyWin™ / OurWin™ Worksheet for Nurses

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Handwashing rates in healthcare range between poor and not very good while HAI rates continue unchecked. Years of under-washing can be remedied by equipping supervisors with empirical evidence of hand hygiene behaviors. Observation is the current standard and grossly overstates the reality. Effective solutions always require good management skills. Here are four different technologies that will leverage their leadership skills. All provide good decision making data, compliment observation-based systems and create opportunities to reward the managers who motivate good handwash compliance by their staff.

Team vs. Individual Tracking

 Team: Many healthcare units work as teams and are ready to be reported as such on performance indicators like handwashing. Teammanship itself is a powerful motivator to maintain safe handwashing rates. This choice provides feedback by having electronic readers collect, store, and manage the electronic hand-hygiene observations. Easy to read graphical snapshots of weekly, monthly, and total compliance data and history are generated. Trends become apparent and signal where training (or discipline) may be required. The team option is most commonly deployed at the entrance to patient/resident rooms, recording handwashes on entering and exiting. Trips in and out are added and divided by total traffic, yielding a Percent Compliant factor in accordance with the policy.

 Individual: Adding an electronically read individual badge to caregivers opens the door to an explosion of information via RTLS (Real-Time Location System), providing evidence-based data to support Joint Commission reporting and providing a check-point for process improvement initiatives.

The Electronic Compliance Monitoring Matrix

This Handwashing For Life Healthcare Matrix is intended as a “Monitoring Mall" to start your search and learn about features and benefits of different technologies. Our focus has identified many options in this dynamic market where the need is high but experience is low. We have selected four routes, four companies, to help shoppers get started and better understand the niches for both hospitals and nursing homes. All four firms have been in business for many years and have demonstrated the necessary staying power with continual R&D investment.

Summary

Healthcare HAIs are deadly and missed hand hygiene opportunities are the major contributing factor. Healthcare professionals, in both acute care and long-term care, consistently estimate that their rates are at 50% of what they should be. New technologies are now available to bridge this gap and it’s time to get started on a path of documented continuous improvement.

If you are committed to hand hygiene compliance by observation and the secret shopper system, consider using non-staff “shoppers” deployed in a professional protocol. Baird & Associates has leading methodology that can be useful in conjunction with technology assisted monitoring and wrapped into a total patient-safety program. A culture change is required at many facilities. http://baird-group.com/

The numbers alone are not a solution. The "Jacks or Better" Factor in Lowering the Risk of HAI's.

Avid healthcare handwashers point out that their operation is “doing everything” yet published research says it’s not enough, not nearly enough. This gap between the level of handwashing associated with low risk and today's high-risk reality is a consequence of training for years without agreed standards, without verification, without rewarding success. Data fills that gap and brings handwashing under control in order to reward good behaviors and discipline nonperformance. Electronic monitoring is at the core of behavior change from nurse assistants to their c-suite advocates.

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