Our mission is to empower hospitals to make data-driven changes that lead to predictable outcomes to help them save lives, improve patient and clinician experiences, and create operational efficiencies.

 

SwipeSense: Leading Healthcare Technology

SwipeSense is a Chicago-based healthcare technology company that strives to eliminate harm and waste in healthcare. Hospitals implement our safety platform to prevent infections, optimize use of their equipment, improve the patient experience, and to protect and support staff.

Our advanced safety platform puts users at the center of every product we create. We collect millions of data points and deliver robust insights to clinicians, hospital executives, and staff to drive measurable and lasting behavior change. All powered by a single platform, our applications, including Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring, Real-Time Asset Tracking, Automated Contact Tracing, and Nursing Insights, are designed to eliminate harm and reduce significant costs to the U.S. healthcare system.

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History of SwipeSense

SwipeSense was founded in 2011 with the mission to make hospitals safer. Since then, SwipeSense has been partnering with our customers by providing data-driven insights and expanding our platform based on their needs.

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2012

Swipesense 1.0

The first generation of SwipeSense electronic Hand Hygiene monitoring was created, combining point of care hand hygiene with real-time usage data to improve hand hygiene performance and reduce hospital-acquired infections.  

2016

Swipesense 2.0

SwipeSense launched the second generation of electronic Hand Hygiene monitoring with personnel badges and smart drip trays to provide a better user experience and increase data accuracy for more actionable insights.

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2018

ASSET TRACKING

SwipeSense expanded our platform to offer Asset Tracking. With Asset Tracking, customers can create efficiencies by instantly locating their equipment, no longer needing to sacrifice time away from patients’ bedsides searching for lost equipment or wasting hospital dollar's purchasing new equipment. 

2019

NURSING INSIGHTS 1.0

SwipeSense enhanced our platform with the first generation of Nursing Insights. With this solution, data is automatically gathered on nurse rounding compliance to help hospitals reduce the risk of adverse events like patient falls and pressure injuries.  

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2020

CONTACT TRACING

SwipeSense was acquired by SC Johnson in March 2020 to make a difference in the healthcare industry.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the SwipeSense team devoted our development efforts to provide a safety solution for the challenges hospitals were facing. In August 2020, we launched automated Contact Tracing, which provides exposure data in minutes to help our customers protect their staff by mitigating the spread of infectious diseases in their facilities.

2022

NURSING INSIGHTS 2.0

SwipeSense launched the second generation of Nursing Insights with the addition of bedside shift reporting compliance data. With this extension, hospitals can leverage insights to improve both patient safety and patient experience.

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Meet the Team

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Drew Franklin

Chief Executive Officer

Drew has extensive experience in commercial operations spanning over thirty years. He is passionate about our mission to help save lives and improve patient and practitioner experience while helping healthcare facilities improve their operating margins. Drew and the leadership team are committed to creating value to the clients they serve while delivering against the improved patient experience that leading facilities are expecting to deliver. Data analytics from real-time location services can provide the insights into delivering world class capability while enhancing the practitioners experience in delivering against enhanced patient care while improving operational efficiencies.

Paul Lorsbach

Vice President of Engineering and Information Security Officer

Paul brings over 15 years of technical and product expertise focused on high-impact companies. Drawing on his experience ranging from dynamic startups trying to prove themselves in the marketplace to complex enterprise architectures that augment legacy customers with cutting edge capabilities, he's seen it all. He's excited to have built a high-performing team working on a next generation data platform that brings real-time insights to healthcare professionals. Marrying engineering and product under one roof, this cross-functional team is purpose built to focus on driving meaningful outcomes for patients while, at the same time, reducing costs for hospitals.

 

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David Romito

Vice President of Sales

David joined SwipeSense in December 21' as the VP of Sales. David is responsible for leading the sales and customer success teams to exceed performance goals while cultivating and managing customer relationships. He brings over 14 years of sales and leadership experience to SwipeSense. Throughout his career in the Med Device and Healthcare Technology industry, he has developed expertise in strategy and execution, identifying market opportunities, pivoting existing business and developing high-performing teams. His career began at Stryker, one of the world's leading medical technology companies. There David led cross-functional teams in a variety of data analytics, healthcare economics, product development, strategy, and business development roles with a focus on growth and profitability. He later served as VP of Sales where he helped grow a healthcare technology SaaS start-up by 2,700%, and more recently, helped lead the commercial efforts for the first ever FDA cleared autonomous AI technology start-up.

Erin Wilband

Director of Operations and Human Resources

Erin has over fifteen years in the technology industry. She puts our people and culture at the heart of our internal operations, drawing on her past of establishing and enhancing processes across business functions. With continuous improvement and lean methodologies, she is dedicated and passionate about ensuring SwipeSense operates through the best possible processes and systems, giving our employees and customers a seamless experience. Working cross-functionally, Erin is thrilled to be leading the efforts to improve operational efficiency through data-driven decisions which align with SwipeSense’s core values.

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Ankush Modi

Director of Product

Ankush is passionate about bringing data-driven, innovative solutions to the healthcare market to help hospitals save lives, improve patient and clinical experiences, and create operational efficiencies. He is a strategic, enthusiastic professional with experience spearheading effective product marketing plans in the healthcare industry. Throughout his career, he has effectively managed cross-functional global teams and guided them to find creative solutions to complex problems. Ankush began his professional career in the medical device industry over a decade ago on the engineering and development side before pivoting to marketing and sales planning. His record of success includes identifying and defining several multi-million-dollar opportunities, overseeing all market messaging and demand forecasting activities, training hundreds of team members to elevate product knowledge, and championing DEI initiatives to ensure an inclusive, productive work environment.

Brooks Burns

Director of Finance

Brooks joined SwipeSense in April of 2022. He oversees the company’s financial operations, strategic planning, tax, insurance and facilities. Brooks is leveraging his years of experience with early-stage tech companies, primarily in B2B SaaS. He is passionate about building profitable growth businesses that create long-term value for shareholders and are beloved by customers. Brooks holds a B.S. in Business from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

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ASHLEY WARFIELD

Director of Customer Success

News

As we navigate past the COVID-19 pandemic, stay up to date on the evolution of safety technology to support safety infrastructure in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and long-term care facilities. Our health system partners across the country are leveraging the SwipeSense safety platform to balance efforts in reducing the spread of COVID-19, planning for recovery and growth, while providing assurance to patients that it’s safe to return for care.