4/26/2011

Hospitals are getting more high-tech in monitoring whether staff are washing hands to reduce infections, moving away from the standard "secret shopper" method of patrolling units. The HyGreen system detects alcohol from gels and soaps and buzzes staff through badges to remind them to wash their hands, while nGage uses switches on gel dispensers to track usage and RFID sensors in badges to detect when people are near a sink.

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