Patient Room Cleaning Programs

 

With more than 26,000 associates worldwide throughout 160 countries, Ecolab’s logistical needs are both massive and extremely varied. Finding a way to streamline processes, starting with better data collection, was essential.

Working with customers, Ecolab is implementing comprehensive patient room cleaning programs that include a measurement component in which hospitals collect data about cleaning outcomes. Because much of the data is collected on an ongoing basis from each customer site and wireless internet is not always available with varying facilities, there was a clear need for a simple, yet scalable and secure solution that would allow Ecolab to collect mobile data without the need for a connection.

Unfortunately, coming up with this solution proved challenging. Ecolab turned to Zerion to explore options within iFormBuilder.

The best part about working with Zerion was that the implementation process was very fast and efficient. – Ryan Rensvold, Ecolab

After seeing a Zerion Software presentation of iFormBuilder for a different project, Ecolab began to explore the use of iFormBuilder to help them collect data for measuring cleaning outcomes. Ecolab was able to quickly construct an enterprise software solution with iFormBuilder allowing them to create and market their own mobile data collection forms using the iFormBuilder platform.

In just months they were able to use and distribute this product worldwide.

Ecolab was able to use the flexible form building and secure data collection abilities of iFormBuilder in conjunction with a patented and proprietary cleaning outcome monitoring process developed in-house. In addition, Ecolab chose the iPod Touch, a device that enabled quick distribution and was cost-effective as a mobile device, to distribute to teams to gather the data necessary to track results and the outcome of th enew system.

iFormBuilder offered us the speed and efficiency we needed to support our program. The ease of configuration and how quickly we were able to prototype allowed us to meet very tight project timelines and deliver a successful data collection and reporting program. – Ryan Rensvold, Ecolab

iFormBuilder’s ease of use and easy form building allowed Ecolab to rapidly create form prototypes and the Smart Enterprise business model pioneered by Zerion Software streamlined the process, allowing for an unprecedented speed to market for a project of this magnitude.

iFormBuilder improved the security and integrity of the data collected as well as reducing the labor costs involved with manually collecting and assimilating data. – Ryan Rensvold, Ecolab

With the ability to collect data remotely, even without a connection, Ecolab was able to offer quick, efficient data collection across their global network of clients and associates.