Mobile Health Helps Battle Hospital Acquired Infections
The recent surge and usage of digital health has now helped hospitals battle HAI’s (Hospital Acquired Infections.) Hospitals across the country are developing mobile health tools including monitoring programs and zapping robots to invade and conquer these infections.
“According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.4 million people around the world become ill from HAIs in a given year, and yet hand hygiene compliance in hospitals is below 40 percent. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in every 25 patients falls prey to an HAI.” With this new technology, these numbers can start to decrease and hospitals will have a lower re-admittance rate.
SKY is one of these new devices: “Company officials say SKY 6Xi uses high-intensity (254 nanometer wavelength) ultraviolet light in the ‘C’ spectrum (UVC) to disinfect patient and staff smart phones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices. In critical care environments, Daylight offers special “photochromic sleeves” that enable devices to be used in those environments with minimal risk of contamination, along with special markers that report when the device is disinfected with high-intensity UVC light.”
To read more about this new technology and other health monitoring devices read: http://www.mhealthnews.com/news/using-mhealth-battle-hais-and-superbugs?single-page=true