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Pilot Study Shows Effectiveness of New, Low-cost Method for Monitoring Hand Hygiene Compliance
March 19, 2009
Epidemiologists and computer scientists at the University of Iowa have collaborated to create a new low-cost, green technology for automatically tracking the use of hand hygiene dispensers before health-care workers enter and after they exit patient rooms. This novel method of monitoring hand hygiene compliance, which is essential for infection control in hospitals, was released today at the annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.
University of Iowa
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