Add facts to ignite a patient priority for electronic handwash monitoring
Tight budgets are perhaps the easiest way to avoid change and hide behind a culture of the status quo. Facing the budget process with evidence is a game-changer. Facts driven by electronic handwashing monitoring can convert the budget hawks into allies for continuous, measured improvement. The budget becomes their vehicle to justify and deliver a new level of patient safety via increased handwashing compliance.
Breaking this third myth lights the path for action:
- First, healthcare must break the Normalcy Bias and individual facilities must aggressively seek a solution to patient deaths by poor handwashing.
- Second, c-suites must now look at the new reality and reconsider their patient risk in light of verified data connecting more frequent handwashing with HAI reductions.
- Third, treat the budget as your friend to drive this patient-safety investment.