Implementation of an electronic, secure, web-based application to support routine hand hygiene observation with immediate direct feedback and anonymized benchmarking

Am J Infect Control. 2022 Nov;50(11):1263-1265. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2022.04.006. Epub 2022 May 7.


A secure web-based electronic tool was developed and implemented to record adherence to hand hygiene during routine care and to provide direct feedback including anonymized benchmarking. It was found suitable for documenting hand hygiene improvements in a local campaign and following rollout to other institutions in 2013, the tool is currently used in >100 hospitals in Switzerland and will play a major part in upcoming national hand hygiene campaigns.

Keywords: Hand hygiene adherence; Hospital acquired infection; Infection control; Infection prevention; Intervention; Surveillance.