Hand Hygiene Project Wins Best Paper at IHEA Conference in Melbourne
Enware is currently involved in a Collaborative Research project with Monash Health, Monash University and a leading metropolitan hospital in Melbourne.
The hand hygiene project is a 12-month collaboration looking to explore 'how can we improve hand hygiene in hospitals through enhanced products, systems and processes that reduce bacterial transmission?' The project is supported by a Government Innovations Connections Grant and co-funded by Enware. The purpose of the research is to identify and articulate the problem and then elicit new thinking around hand hygiene and infection control by using co-design to identify design performance.
Monash University's Kieran John with the award for Best Paper.
Part of the team from Monash Uni (Pictured: Kieran John and Professor Mark Armstrong) received an award for Best Paper after presenting it for Peer Review at the recent Institute of Healthcare Engineering, Australia (IHEA) Conference in Melbourne. The research included in the paper challenges the efficacy of several existing solutions and hypotheses that they address issues that are symptomatic of a bigger problem.
Further, it suggests that the hand hygiene project has identified a deeper problem that is thought to be a barrier to the success of existing interventions. You can find out more about the project and its findings here.