Media

Hand Hygiene Video Contest: April, 2017
Our clients HSC Winnipeg and SickKids submissions:


IPAC BC: November, 2016
Invited Speaker: Hand Hygiene Engagement


IPAC Simcoe Muskoka Education Day: September, 2016
Hosting an Educational Session about hand hygiene auditing:"Hand Hygiene Auditing Engagement - from Engagement to Efficiency"


APIC Grand Canyon: February, 2016
Invited Speaker: Hand Hygiene Engagement


IPAC Saskatchewan: January, 2016
Invited Speaker: Hand Hygiene Engagement


IPAC Southern Alberta: January, 2016
Invited Speaker: Hand Hygiene Engagement


APIC Northern Pennsylvania: November, 2015
Invited Speaker: Hand Hygiene Engagement


IPAC Nova Scotia: November, 2015
Invited Speaker: Hand Hygiene Engagement


IPAC GTA LTC Day: November, 2015
Presenting at IPAC GTA: "Hand Hygiene Auditing Engagement - from Engagement to Efficiency"


IPAC Canada: June, 2015
St. Joseph's wins Best First Time Abstract at IPAC Canada 2015. Their abstract describes their facility's important move to more accurate hand hygiene (HH) compliance rates - using HandyAudit. The change facilitated improvement of HH adherence, ultimately helping to reduce healthcare acquired infections. Page 7


Hospital News: February, 2015
St. Joseph's describes how HandyAudit affected their infection control program: "Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene program supports safe care."


IDWeek Paramedic HH Poster with HandyAudit - October, 2014
Poster on Hand Hygiene of Paramedic Emergency responders by Denver Health Medical Center, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, VAMC, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Return on Innovation - Ontario Centres of Excellence: October, 2014
HandyMetrics is featured on page 21 of OCE's Annual Report 2013/2014


Ontario Centres of Excellence: October, 2014
HandyMetrics is featured in OCE Success Stories


York Region: September, 2014
HandyMetrics mentioned in Invest in York - York Region's Tech Hub Community: "York Region Identified as an Integral Leader in Ontario’s Digital Corridor"


Techvibes: September, 2014
HandyMetrics mentioned in TechVibes: "York Region an Integral Leader in Digital Corridor"


Technology for Doctors: August, 2014
HandyMetrics featured in Technology for Doctors online: "Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startup awards"


Health Quality Ontario: July, 2014
HandyAudit mentioned in "Ideas for improvement" best practices guidelines


itbusiness.ca: July, 2014
HandyMetrics featured in itbusiness.ca


ventureLab/Techconnex: June, 2014
HandyMetrics featured in Startup Awards article: "Hand-washing audit system cleans up at regional startupawards"


ventureLab: June, 2014
HandyMetrics featured on ventureLab's entrepreneur spotlight


TechConnex: June, 2014
HandyMetrics wins Techconnex award for "Most Promising Start-up"!


TechConnex: May, 2014
HandyMetrics is named one of three finalist as "Most Promising Startup of the Year"


University Health Network: May, 2014
TR Launches HandyMetrics to Improve Hand Hygiene


University Health Network (UHN) Corporate Website Profile: March, 2014
The University Health Network profiles HandyAudit as one of two research projects making a difference to clinical practice.


St. Michael's Newsroom: March, 2014
St. Michael's celebrates the successes of HandyMetrics/HandyAudit and five other CAHO projects at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.


CAHO Special Event: March, 2014
CAHO and Health Minister Deb Matthews celebrate the successes of HandyMetrics at St. Michael's Hospital.


Flying Kite Media: December, 2013
HandyMetrics featured in Flying Kite Media article.


University Health Network iDapt: December, 2013
HandyMetrics is featured on the University Health Network iDapt website.


CTA for Health IT: November, 2013
HandyMetrics attends the 5th annual eHealth for Innovation Summit through the Canadian Technology Accelerator for Health IT in Philadelphia.


StartUp York: August, 2013
HandyAudit is a featured project at StartUp Work.


University Health Network Commercialization site: June, 2013
HandyAudit is featured on the University Health Network Commercialization website.


HandyAudit Clients win Hand Hygiene Competition: May, 2013
Kudos to three of our clients, Montfort, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, and Hamilton Health Sciences for being chosen as three of the top five finalists for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's "Dragon's Den" contest for hand hygiene promotion! Hamilton Health Sciences won the competition with their patient engagement initiative. Congratulations! CPSI will be promoting their approach across the country.


Venturelab Spotlight: February, 2013


Hôpital Montfort Fact Sheet: 2012
Hôpital Montfort decreases their infection rates by over 50%, saving them $242,000 with the help of HandyAudit!


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: November, 2012


IDWeek: October, 2012
HandyAudit used for research in top US hospitals


Hospital News: September, 2012
HandyAudit is featured on page 14 of Hospital News:
“The ability to customize HandyAudit to also record mask behaviour was very useful,” says Jenna Los, Research Program Manager, Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. “And HandyAudit can do so many calculations in real time, making data collection a lot easier and faster.”


CAHO Catalyst: August, 2012
HandyAudit is featured in the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario Newsletter:
"This new methodology reduces subjective interpretation of the rules, eliminates the need for manual transcription and simplifies report creation."


EMC Smith Falls News: July, 2012
HandyAudit is featured in EMC Smith Falls News:
"Using a paper-based audit tool was time consuming and concerns were raised regarding the objectivity of the tool." "To overcome these concerns, the organization has purchased an electronic tool that was developed at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute."


My Care Journey: 2012
HandyAudit featured in "Practical Products: delivering on ideas"


Research Report: A World Inside: Spring 2012
HandyAudit is profiled page 9 under "Innovation and impact" section:
"Compared to the current paper-based observation system, HandyAudit saves time and reduces human error"


CHICA 2012-2013 Buyers' Guide: 2012
HandyAudit found throughout:


Lab Business Magazine: Jan/Feb 2012
HandyAudit is featured in pages 12-17 of the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Lab Business Magazine:


Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care: December, 2011
HandyAudit featured on the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care website under "Excellent Care for All" as an example of "taking research evidence into practice for the full benefit of patients and improved quality care" via "successful and rapid adoption of innovation into the delivery of care across the system". HandyAudit is "expected to reduce the cost and increase the reliability of mandatory hand hygiene auditing."


CAHO Catalyst: December, 2011
HandyAudit is featured in the December 2011 issue of the CAHO Catalyst:


ventureLAB homepage: November, 2011
HandyAudit is featured on the ventureLab homepage:
"Entrepreneur Spotlight: HandyAudit- a revolutionary, academically validated hand hygiene auditing system for hand hygiene compliance auditing."

Eleventh Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control - October, 2011

Hand Hygiene Auditing Working Group: October, 2011

HandyAudit cited as a Recent Innovation in Ontario’s Health System - August, 2011

Canadian Journal of Infection Control: Summer, 2011

CAHO Annual Report: 2010-2011
HandyAudit can be found on page 21:


Chronicle-Journal: May, 2011
HandyAudit is mentioned in an article about Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre under the "Health" section
"...we are involved in the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) “Arctic” (Adopting Research to Improve Care) project. This involves using an electronic device called the “HandyAudit”tool which is an easy-to-use system to measure hand hygiene compliance. The results of the hand hygiene audits are shared with frontline health care workers and administration and serve as a benchmark for improvement."

International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) review on research: May, 2011
HandyAudit is mentioned in section 6.8 - Technology and Artificial Intelligence
CAHO - Building a Stronger Ontario Through Health Research: April, 2011
HandyAudit featured on page 11:


+10 Report on rehabilitation Research: April, 2011
HandyAudit is featured on page 51 of the +10 Report on Rehabilitation Research.

CAHO Website: March, 2011
HandyAudit is featured on the Council for Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) homepage:

CAHO ARTIC Project: 2010
HandyAudit is chosen by the Council for Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) as one of two Adopting Research to Improve Care (ARTIC) projects:

LTC Applied research and education day: November 23, 2010
The Handyaudit Team exhibits at the Long Term Care Applied Research and Education Day: http://www.oltca.com/library/events/ard2010/InnovationsGuide2010.pdf

Toronto Rehab Magazine: Summer, 2010

+9 Report on Rehabilitation Research: March 29, 2010
HandyAudit is featured on page 6 of the +9 Report on Rehabilitation Research: http://www.torontorehab.com/getattachment/9-Final-PDF_March-29_2010.pdf

Hospital News: January, 2010
HandyAudit is featured on page 2 of Hospital News: http://www.hospitalnews.com/content/magazines/Jan10/HN_January2010.pdf

Canadian Healthcare Technology News: November 26, 2009
HandyAudit is featured in Canadian Healthcare Technology News:

Pharmacy News, EU: November 18, 2009

CanaDian Newswire: November 18, 2009

Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo: November 18, 2009
The Handyaudit Team is invited as a special guest exhibitor at the Celebrating Innovations in Health Care Expo 2009.

CBC News: 2009
HandyAudit is featured in CBC news:

HandyAudit Hand Hygiene Compliance Monitoring System on CBC news

Cindy Rogers' experience with our
Hand Hygiene Auditing Tool

Dr. Matthew Muller's experience with our
Hand Hygiene Auditing Tool