Chairman’s Message June 2, 2017

I am very excited to share that electronic measurement of hand hygiene compliance was selected as the primary topic for the May 25 CMS/CMMI Partnership for Patients Pacing Event on May 25, 2017 – “Hand Hygiene Compliance and HAI Reductions”.

You can listen to the program in part or its entirety and download the complete Slide Deck here.

Learn how hospitals are implementing E Monitoring Technology and achieving both clinical and financial outcomes. You will hear both Connie Steed, The System Infection Preventionist for the Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC and me as we discuss how these technologies are best deployed with evidence based practice models to drive hand hygiene behavior improvement along with HAI and Cost Reductions. You can then request any of the supporting studies cited by visiting our Evidence Page and filling out the request form.

We are pleased and honored that CMS/CMMI and the Partnership for Patients has seen our cause as one that merits a full hour of coverage and information sharing. Feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues in IP, Quality and Patient Safety and Organizational Leadership.

Stay tuned for my Mid June Post APIC Update.

Paul Alper, Chairman EHCO