Hy-genie: a hand hygiene innovation
Seamlessly measure hand hygiene activity in real time across your organisation to give a true picture of healthcare-associated infection risk.
Why use Hy-genie?
Convenient and unobtrusive
At Hy-genie we understand that healthcare workers are busy and under pressure. A successful IPC strategy must be simple and not place additional demands on an already busy workforce. Hy-genie requires minimal change to staff workflow. Simply replace existing ID badge holders with Hy-genie badge holders to start collecting data without the need for labour-intensive direct observation audits.
Rich and robust data
In clinical evaluations, Hy-genie has been demonstrated to be 99% accurate. Hy-genie’s dashboard gives detailed insights into where hand hygiene is performed, by who and where improvements can be made. It also allows high performing teams to be identified. Hy-genie allows faulty soap and gel dispensers to be located to ensure that staff are able to decontaminate their hands when necessary.
Simplified hand hygiene monitoring
Hy-genie’s simplified approach measures how frequently staff wash their hands or use alcohol gel. It is widely accepted that staff do not perform hand hygiene enough, and progress on changing HH behaviour has been slow and typically short-lived. At Hy-genie, we believe that giving staff the raw data on their hand hygiene activity will empower staff to change their practice.
With Hy-genie’s hand hygiene reports, healthcare workers receive personalised insights into their own hand hygiene practice directly into their inbox. At Hy-genie we believe that when armed with robust evidence, staff will be motivated to improve their hand hygiene performance. Hy-genie’s approach encourages staff to be experts in their own practice to empower them to reflect on where and when improvements could be made.
Our academic team published a financial model that demonstrated that increasing hand hygiene activity by 30% could reduce healthcare-associated infections by 20%. This could save a typical 600 bed hospital up to £32.8 million per year.