New! Breakthrough MRSA Study Published in AJIC. Clinically Proven to Drive Outcomes.

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

Change in Hand Hygiene Compliance and MRSA HAIs with the DebMed System

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.

Hand Hygiene Compliance Rates on Research Study Unit Direct Observation vs. Video Validation Study vs. Electronic Compliance System

*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.