- •Adoption of hand hygiene monitoring technology is low in NYS hospitals.
- •The primary reason hospitals do not pursue hand hygiene technology is cost.
- •The impact of hand hygiene technology on infection rates is mixed.
- •Technology aside, robust hand hygiene culture is essential for high compliance.
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Conflicts of interest: LW and SD are current employees, and DJD a former employee, of the Healthcare Association of New York State.
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