Just in time for World Hand Hygiene Day (Saturday, May 5, 2018), SwipeSense announced its acquisition of iScrub Lite, the leading mobile application for hand hygiene observation. Yes, that’s real thing.
iScrub Lite was conceive and developed by the Computational Epidemiology Research Group at the University of Iowa. It was launched to simplify the error-prone process of recording hand hygiene observations and sharing the results with healthcare professionals.
Dr. Philip Polgreen, associate professor of internal medicine and epidemiology at the University of Iowa, said his team created iScrub to serve the infection control community. “However, the costs of updating the service have increased,” he said. Enter SwipeSense.
SwipeSense, a portfolio company of OCA Ventures, is on a mission to help hospitals save more lives with sensor-driven applications that deliver safe, efficient and predictable healthcare. The Chicago-based healthcare technology company is helping hospitals reduce Hospital-Associated Infections, a leading cause of death in the United States, by providing 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.
SwipeSense has agreed to maintain, add new features, and improve iScrub while ensuring the free application remains available to the infection control community. The application has become a critical tool for infection preventionists around the world. Financial terms were not disclosed.