The beginning of the end to hand-hygiene non-compliance?

Since 1980, awareness training has been used as main strategy to improve hand hygiene compliance, without good results (1.7 Million infections, 99000 deaths, and an additional spending of 6.5B$ every year in the U.S. alone). Decades-long historic compliance levels of less than 50% world-wide is the proof that things won´t get any better with this strategy. In other production systems, the compliance of any critical protocol, for example, the use of flight take-off checklist, is never left so optional and voluntary as it is done with hand hygiene. Whenever there is a serious consequence for protocol non-compliance, a control mechanism is needed to detect and warn non-complying individuals to slowly create the habit of compliance. In the absence of a control system, employees cannot be blamed. Govisystem´s™ patented intelligent dispenser reads the fingerprint of the very hand placed in it to obtain sanitizer gel and transmits the hygiene moments of each employee from different geolocated dispensers ( To know how it works, watch the 12-second video at With this system, non-compliance is expected to decrease drastically. This is my non-profit initiative.

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  • Rajaram Govindarajan
    published this page in Share Your Plans 2018-09-13 23:20:42 -0400

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