French Hospital Uses Unique Hand Hygiene Monitoring System

The website Euronews.com is reporting that the infection control department of a French hospital are employing a hand hygiene monitoring system called Medi-HandTrace, which tracks employees via chips inserted into their shoes. Professor Philippe Brouqui, head of the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at Hopital Nord in Marseill, has been testing the device since 2013. It tracks each staff member, recording when, where and how many times they wash their hands.

When the department first tested the system in 2013, the level of compliance was around 20 percent, now it ranges between 40 percent and 60 percent. To read further from Euronews, CLICK HERE.

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