Evaluation: MEG Audit Tool Hand Hygiene Observation App and MEG Support Tools Web Portal

November 21, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance

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Here's how the MEG Audit Tool app compares with the other products we've evaluated.

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* The app and web portal are available only to Joint Commission-accredited organizations.

The MEG Audit Tool is a good choice for a hand hygiene observation app with a web portal. The app can collect hand hygiene observations without an Internet connection. MEG Support Tools offers on-site services to client facilities in the United Kingdom and Ireland (not in the United States) to facilitate effective app and web portal use after initial implementation. The MEG Audit Tool app and MEG Support Tools web portal met our criteria for performance, safety, workflow, interoperability, cybersecurity, maintenance, and user experience.

  1. The MEG Audit Tool app facilitates direct observation of hand hygiene compliance of clinical staff, vendors, and visitors in an acute care facility, long-term care facility, or ambulatory care/surgical center.

a) Hand hygiene compliance rates are calculated by dividing the number of hand hygiene events (i.e., washing hands with soap and water or rubbing hands with alcohol sanitizer) by the number of hand hygiene opportunities. To identify hand hygiene opportunities, the app considers the hand hygiene indications (i.e., reasons for hand hygiene, such as before and after patient contact) entered into the app by the observer. The app considers each...

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