SwipeSense, a Chicago-based healthcare technology company, today announced the acquisition of iScrub Lite, the leading mobile app for hand hygiene observation. Originally conceived and developed by the Computational Epidemiology Research Group at the University of Iowa, iScrub Lite was launched to simplify the time-consuming and error-prone process of recording hand hygiene observations and sharing the results with health care professionals. In fact, the CDC has recommended iScrub Lite as a part of its “Clean Hands Count” campaign resources. The application has become a critical tool for infection preventionists around the world, as evidenced by its several thousand users.
As part of the acquisition, SwipeSense will now be responsible for maintaining and ensuring the free application remains available to the infection control community. SwipeSense is helping hospitals reduce Hospital-Associated Infections (HAIs), a leading cause of death in the United States, by providing them with reliable hand-hygiene data and change management opportunities. Beyond hand hygiene, the SwipeSense platform powers critical location-aware applications, including asset tracking and nurse rounding. Armed with accurate measurement and insights via an intuitive dashboard, leading hospitals are using SwipeSense to improve operational efficiency and deliver a safer patient experience.