Clinical Data

Clinical Data 2017-06-20T15:09:35+00:00

Clinically Proven Reliability

The DebMed System is clinically proven to drive positive outcomes through better measurement. A first-of-its-kind study, now in press in the American Journal of Infection Control, shows the direct correlation between using data from the DebMed Electronic Hand Hygiene Compliance System to improve WHO 5 Moment compliance and significantly reduced hospital onset Methicillin – resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

  • Increased hand hygiene compliance rates by 25.5%1*
  • Decrease Hospital onset MRSA HAI rates by 42%1*
  • Resulted in the avoidance of approximately $434,000 in total costs of care

*Statistically significant

Additional peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated:

  • Reduced infection rates, including MRSA, C. diff, and others2,3
  • Significant cost savings as a result of improving compliance and reducing HAIs3
  • The system is as accurate as 24/7/365 video monitoring.4 A year-long study showed the DebMed System produced results nearly identical to 24-hour video monitoring, while direct observation presented highly inflated compliance rates over the same period.

*Compliance Rates with Direct Observation overstated by almost 50% at study end.
+DebMed System as accurate as 24/7 video monitoring

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1. Kelly, J. W., MD, Blackhurst, D., DrPH, McAtee, W., BS, & Steed, C., MSN, RN, CIC. (2016, June 23). Electronic hand hygiene monitoring as a tool for reducing health care–associated methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. American Journal of Infection Control. 2. Robinson, N, Boeker. S, Steed, C, Kelly, W. Innovative Use of Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring to Control a Clostridium Difficile Cluster on a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit. American Journal of Infection Control. June 2014, Vol 42(6):S150   3. Data on file.  4. Diller, T., Kelly, W.J., Blackhurst, D., Steed, C., Boeker, S., McElveen, D.C. Estimation of hand hygiene opportunities on an adult medical ward using 24-hour camera surveillance: Validation of the HOW2 Benchmark Study. American Journal of Infection Control. 2004; 42:602-607. Available at http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(14)00136-9/abstract

2. Robinson, N, Boeker. S, Steed, C, Kelly, W. Innovative Use of Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring to Control a Clostridium Difficile Cluster on a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit. American Journal of Infection Control. June 2014, Vol 42(6):S150.

3. Data on file.

4. Diller, T., Kelly, W.J., Blackhurst, D., Steed, C., Boeker, S., McElveen, D.C. Estimation of hand hygiene opportunities on an adult medical ward using 24-hour camera surveillance: Validation of the HOW2 Benchmark Study. American Journal of Infection Control. 2004; 42:602-607. Available at http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(14)00136-9/abstract.