Clinical Data

Clinical Data 2018-11-02T18:42:31+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*
  • Decreased 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

View Case Studies, Posters and Published Studies within our Resources Section

New Atlantic Health System Case Study

Download a new case study to learn how Atlantic Health System has improved hand hygiene compliance and reduced HAIs by incorporating the DebMed Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring System into its Multi-modal strategy.

“Our previous auditing system was not working as effectively as intended. We wanted a system that could provide us with real data while also enhancing hand hygiene compliance to better protect our patients. Upon initial implementation in targeted units that had higher infection rates, especially C. difficile, we began to see increased hand hygiene compliance and sustainable results that continued over time.”

– Laura Anderson, MSN, RN, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention, Atlantic Health System

AHS Case Study Clinical Data

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.