Big Brother is Washing Video Surveillance for Hand Hygiene Adherence, Through the Lenses of Efficacy and Privacy

Palmore, Tara N.; Henderson, David K.
January 2012
Clinical Infectious Diseases;1/1/2012, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The author reflects on studies related to video surveillance of hand hygiene in healthcare institutions in order to identify the reasons for poor hand hygiene adherence rates in India. The author focuses that motion activated video cameras were strategically located throughout a medical intensive care unit to identify the healthcare-associated infections caused by poor hand hygiene. The author concludes that hand hygiene strategy will reduce healthcare-associated infections.


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