Hospital Watch Live Hand Hygiene Compliance Module
Every year 250,000 Canadians suffer from Hospital-Acquired Infections, also known as “superbugs.” Of these, 8,000-12,000 die. We know that one of the most effective measures to slow the spread of these superbugs is also the simplest: good hand hygiene. Yet, hand-hygiene compliance rates in hospitals are as low as 40%.
“Hospital Watch Live Hand Hygiene Compliance Module” engages BA and BSA students in the creation of a new application of existing industry partner software. In collaboration with Infonaut, George Brown students will research and design a system that can support hand hygiene compliance monitoring in hospital environments, based on the Hospital Watch Live system currently being tested at the Simulated Nursing Practice Center. Project activities such as requirements gathering, stakeholder analysis, business and system modelling will allow for a hand-off of the proposed module design to Infonaut to be developed, and eventually integrated into their software platform. The end goal of incorporating hand-washing compliance monitoring applications into the Hospital Watch Live RTLS system is to enhance infection control in hospital environments.
- Infonaut Inc.
- Tyler Krimmel
- Community Wellness, Health & Education
- Design for the Smart Economy