A Safer Health-Care Environment
- MedSense creates a safer hospital environment for patients by monitoring whether healthcare workers are following proper hand hygiene procedures and sanitizing their hands before and after each patient interaction. Timely and relevant individual feedback for healthcare workers, coupled with proper training and friendly competition between colleagues can dramatically enhance hand hygiene compliance, better ensuring the safety of patients and the organization as a whole.
Effective & Unobtrusive
Using MedSense requires no extra effort on the part of healthcare workers, allowing for minimal disruptions to their daily routines. All of the MedSense devices communicate with one another wirelessly with the only maintenance required being the changing of batteries. The MedSense Badge is durable, lightweight, and effortless to use. Healthcare workers simply need to wear it in the same style as a standard identity card and it will automatically gather and upload hand hygiene compliance data without disrupting a healthcare worker’s daily routine. The Badge’s activation and reminder feedback are gentle and unobtrusive, allowing for staff duties to remain undisturbed.
Adaptable & Accurate
As a system that improves productivity and allows for reliable tracking of hand hygiene compliance across an organization, MedSense was designed with the infection control practitioner in mind. MedSense offers infection control staff continuously updated compliance data and arms them with a powerful array of metrics in their fight against hospital-acquired infections and poor compliance. MedSense also offers healthcare workers unparalleled accuracy when it comes to monitoring their hand hygiene habits. Depending on the facility’s needs, the patient zones established by the MedSense Beacon can range from bed-level zones to room-level zones.
A Simple Yet Powerful System
Hospital administrators can log in to the MedSense system anywhere, any time. Through a network of wireless sensors, MedSense makes it easy to track hand hygiene performance throughout a healthcare institution. Whether a breakdown is needed at an individual, group, or geographical level, MedSense has the appropriate report.
MedSense provides real-time compliance data, helping administrative personnel target trouble spots, reward excellent performance, and initiate appropriate training. The system is easy to install and monitor, providing impartial information that lends itself to sophisticated analysis of overall hand hygiene performance among healthcare workers. MedSense supplies administrators with stratified hygiene compliance metrics, hard data that can be used for:
- Monitoring new hand hygiene initiatives
- Evaluating the performance of different departments
- Creating the basis for decisions on how to improve work flow
MedSense provides a core infection-control team with a leap in capabilities without adding additional manpower. The system allows hospital administrators to boost efficiency and enhance the reputation of their facility by combating healthcare associated infections, one of the most serious health issues facing modern medical centers.
Robust & Reliable
The MedSense system consists of four wirelessly networked devices that work together to provide information-to-analysis software and web-based reporting tools. The underlying radio frequency technology is low power, registers no observed interference with other equipment, and yields high-resolution results.
The devices and components that make up the MedSense system are easy to monitor and replace, which means that ongoing maintenance can be easily performed by IT staff at a healthcare facility rather than requiring onsite support from outside personnel. Installing and using the system does not require any additional software to be installed on a facility’s IT infrastructure – everything is hosted on General Sensing’s cloud-based web application, MedSense HQ, which can be accessed with the most commonly-used internet browsers. The hardware itself consists of wirelessly networked devices that can be installed in convenient locations, allowing MedSense to easily blend in with any hospital environment.