Experts: Hand-held devices pose threat of infection for hospitals

01/11/2008 | H&HN's Most Wired Magazine

Mobile computing devices can help hospitals through RFID-assisted medication administration and decision support, but they can also increase the risk of hospital-acquired infections, according to two experts. They advise emphasizing clinician hand-hygiene, collaboration between hospital IT leaders and infection control practitioners, and investing in easily cleaned devices to reduce the risk of infection.

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