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[1] Data provided by the CDC


[2] PEDROSA, T.M.G., 1999; TRILLA, A., 1994


[3] Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006; 27:1088-1095




[5] Pittet D, Hugonnet S, Harbarth S, Mourouga P, Sauvan V, Touveneau S, et al. Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene. Infection Control Programme. Lancet. 2000 Oct 14;356(9238):1307-12.


Grayson ML, Russo PL, Cruickshank M, Bear JL, Gee CA, Hughes CF, et al. Outcomes from the first 2 years of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative. Med J Aust. 2011 Nov 21;195(10):615-9.


Ho ML, Seto WH, Wong LC, Wong TY. Effectiveness of multifaceted hand hygiene interventions in long-term care facilities in Hong Kong: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;33(8):761-7.


Al-Tawfiq JA, Abed MS, Al-Yami N, Birrer RB. Promoting and sustaining a hospital- wide, multifaceted hand hygiene program resulted in significant reduction in health care- associated infections. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jun;41(6):482-6.


Mestre G, Berbel C, Tortajada P, Alarcia M, Coca R, Gallemi G, et al. "The 3/3 strategy": a successful multifaceted hospital wide hand hygiene intervention based on WHO and continuous quality improvement methodology. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47200.


Lee AS, Cooper BS, Malhotra-Kumar S, Chalfine A, Daikos GL, Fankhauser C, et al. Comparison of strategies to reduce meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus rates in surgical patients: a controlled multicentre intervention trial. BMJ Open. 2013;3(9):e003126.


Grayson ML, Jarvie LJ, Martin R, Johnson PD, Jodoin ME, McMullan C, et al. Significant reductions in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia and clinical isolates associated with a multisite, hand hygiene culture-change program and subsequent successful statewide roll-out. Med J Aust. 2008 Jun 2;188(11):633-40.


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[6]  Barbosa LR. Correlação entre métodos de mensuração de adesão à higienização das mãos em unidade de terapia neonatal. / Correlation between methods of measuring hand hygene compliance in a neonate intensive care unit [thesis]. São Paulo (BR): Faculdade de Saúde Pública da Universidade de São Paulo; 2010.

70% of all infections

are transmitted by a touch

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Intelligence in Hand Hygiene Electronic Compliance



compliance of hand hygiene in moments 1, 4 e 5 per WHO directives



Identification of potential vectors in cases of infection and epidemic



Big Data analytics allow identification of infection patterns and trends

Three steps to implement e-Management of HAIs

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) cost lives!  They occur in 5% to 10% of all hospitalizations in the developed world1, 25% to 33% of those cases in the Intensive Care Unit2.

With the increase of multi antibiotic resistant organisms (MROs), additional actions targeting infectious events were adopted. The first was to reduce the access to latest generation antibiotics, to avoid the increase in development of MROs3.  The second action supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), was to intensify hand hygiene using alcohol-based hand rub4, a well-known method to control the spread of MROs5.


Monitoring the compliance of hand hygiene is routinely made by a team of direct observers (DOs) that cannot be available 24/7. Away from the eyes of the DOs, the compliance of hand hygiene decreases leading to infection recurrence. So, the DO's actions are temporarily effective in reducing infections but are not efficient in sustaining the achieved results, leading to recurrent episodes. Literature shows a good correlation between trained DOs and hand hygiene compliance monitoring6.

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Facing this high infectious emergency, Identhis developed the ClearHands™ patented solution for continuous monitoring of hand hygiene compliance (HHC).

The solution delivers continuous monitoring of individual health workers circulating within the heath facility and is based on interactive appliances with alcohol-based hand rub dispensers and low-cost RAIN RFID badges.

ClearHands™ adopts elements of human cognitive behavior to turn Hand Hygiene into a healthy competition among users, turning its use, into an intuitive and pleasant experience. By reaching high levels of compliance, each user accumulates points. The winners, with higher compliance rates, are recognized as the leading examples to be followed by everyone. 

The ClearHands™ appliance is a versatile solution with additional uses including track and monitoring of assets

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The “SC” version, specifically designed for Surgical areas, tracks the time used in hand washing before surgeries, monitoring adequate hand hygiene in a critical area of the medical facility. All occurs automatically without disruption to the normal workflow. The system can also track infection vectors to educate and treat any medical condition favoring MRO dissemination.


Patients with previous contact with identified vectors are included in an active monitoring program before the infectious event occurs.


ClearHands™ converts all the information regarding monitored items, events or persons, into actionable data for the healthcare facility, acting as a key solution in the prevention of nosocomial infections and as the tool supporting healthcare e-management.

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