First RFID Technology to Monitor Hand Hygiene to be Unveiled at APIC

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The first use of Radio Frequency IDentification technology to monitor hand hygiene will be unveiled at the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) conference in New Orleans on July 11 through 15, 2010 by HandGiene Corporation.

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“Until recently, there was no cost-effective way to easily monitor hand hygiene, reduce the incidence of HAIs and increase compliance rates up to 100 percent,” said Vincent Verdiramo, HandGiene Corporation President.

Jersey-City, NJ (PRWEB) June 30, 2010 -- The first use of Radio Frequency IDentification technology to monitor hand hygiene will be unveiled at the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) conference in New Orleans on July 11 through 15, 2010 by HandGiene Corporation.

With nearly 2 million people dying a year from Healthcare Associated Infections and costing up to $50 billion annually, the Joint Commission as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are pressing for higher hand hygiene compliance rates. A recent study showed that hand-washing and sanitizing in a healthcare setting can be as low as 34 percent.

The only way to increase compliance with protocols and provide accountability is to monitor staff interactions with patients. HandGiene RFID badges, dispensers and sensors provide real-time compliance data and can instantly alert staff, patients and administrators to non-compliance.

"Until recently, there was no cost-effective way to easily monitor hand hygiene, reduce the incidence of HAIs and increase compliance rates up to 100 percent," said Vincent Verdiramo, HandGiene Corporation President. "HandGiene's all-inclusive system meets industry hand-hygiene guidelines."

Proprietary soap and sanitizers make compliance easy. Facilities can readily change between liquids, foams or gels without changing dispensers. Solutions are formulated with and without alcohol.

Web-based software allows internal reports for re-training as well as external documentation of compliance to protocols. The system integrates with legacy IT for rapid installation and ease-of-use.

For information on HandGiene Corporation's revolutionary system, visit http://www.handgienecorp.com . Or we're in Booth 2148 at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology conference in New Orleans, July 11-15, 2010.

HandGiene Corporation is making the world safer through the use of hand-hygiene sensoring systems. Education is the key, but monitoring with accountability is the answer. http://www.handgienecorp.com

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Dell Richards
HandGiene Corp.
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