Each year, Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) affects an estimated 1,730,000 patients, killing 99,000. HAI also extends hospital time and dramatically increases hospital bills (on average, post-surgical infections increase medical expenses by 120%). Robert Karnick from ROBRADY design presented a case study for the development of the Hy-Green Intelligent Hand Hygiene System.
The Hy-Green system represents an innovative combination of devices working in concept to improve healthcare by monitoring and recording hand washing by hospital employees. Then the hygiene event is transmitted to a central database while also communicating with the healthcare worker to provide feedback of compliance or with a warning notification.
While working on the program, ROBRADY faced a broad spectrum of challenges, from the technological to the logistical, and even the psychological. Learn how ROBRADY developed the Hy-Green system, blending observational research with technology development to create a simple solution that effectively and efficiency confronts a leading cause of death in the United States.