The Company is developing ‘Hy-Genie’, an automated software solution that seeks to improve the collection of hand hygiene compliance data integrated with innovative user feedback in order to aim to influence behaviour change.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that hand hygiene is significant in reducing transmission of healthcare associated infections (HCAI) between clinician and patient. The WHO have published the Five Moments of Hand Hygiene that should be completed in order to reduce risk of infection. These are; before touching a patient, before aseptic procedures, after body fluid exposure/risk, after touching a patient, and after touching patient surroundings. Despite the WHO guidelines, HCAI currently costs the NHS roughly £1 billion per year, indicating that hand hygiene compliance is poor.
Source: National Audit Office - https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2000/02/9900230.pdf)