GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog

We spotlight the importance of hand hygiene to improve public health, serve as a trusted resource and raise awareness of leading-edge hand hygiene and skin health scientific advancements through the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog.

GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

Tamara Cross

SMARTLINK Solutions, Senior Product Manager

Tamara has held various positions since starting at GOJO in 2005, including roles within Product Management and the Healthcare and Manufacturing markets. In her current role as Senior Product Manager for the SMARTLINK product portfolio, she leads the product development and marketing efforts for hand hygiene monitoring solutions and related service products of the Internet of Things for the organization. Tamara holds a B.S. from Kent State University. In addition to raising her three children, Tamara enjoys running half marathons.
SMARTLINK Observation
An A-Ha Moment that Resulted in Improved Hand Hygiene Compliance

8/9/2017

By Tamara Cross

SMARTLINK Solutions, Senior Product Manager

Hospitals and healthcare facilities, like Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania, recognize the importance of hand hygiene, but also understand there are barriers to compliance. 

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SMARTLINK Observation
Enhancing Direct Observation to Help Break the Chain of Infection

12/15/2016

By Tamara Cross

SMARTLINK Solutions, Senior Product Manager

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) remain a patient safety concern, and there is a significant body of evidence that demonstrates a correlation between hand hygiene rates and infection rates; as hand hygiene goes up, infection rates go down. This is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization consistently state that hand hygiene is considered the single most important means of reducing and preventing the spread of infection in healthcare settings.

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