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John Lerner

SMARTLINK™ Solutions Business Development Vice President

Since joining GOJO in 2004, John has held various positions ranging from product development to sales, general management and business development across multiple geographic regions.  As SMARTLINK™ Solutions Business Development Vice President, he is responsible for the development and commercialization of hand hygiene monitoring and related service products and other business applications of the Internet of Things for the organization. 

John holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ohio University, a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University and a Masters of Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

The Impact of Clinician-Based Support for Hand Hygiene Improvement


By John Lerner

SMARTLINK™ Solutions Business Development Vice President

Tight budgets and limited resources are familiar challenges for hospital infection prevention teams. There are always multiple priorities competing for funding and leadership support. Sustaining a focused hand hygiene initiative to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) can help improve patient safety, protect reimbursements and positively affect hospital ratings—but proving these benefits to key decision makers is often difficult.

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Applying the power of the positive deviant to hand hygiene improvement
Applying the Power of the Positive Deviant to Hand Hygiene Improvement


By John Lerner

SMARTLINK™ Solutions Business Development Vice President

What makes a positive deviant in healthcare? And how can hospitals leverage these individuals’ experience and intuition to sustain performance improvement around hand hygiene?

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