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A comparison of the accuracy of two electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems

  • Michelle E. Doll (a1) (a2), Nadia Masroor (a2), Kaila Cooper (a2), Trina Trimmer (a2), Rachel Pryor (a2), Joseph Auricchio (a2), Jo Dee Armstrong-Novak (a2), Michael P. Stevens (a1) (a2) and Gonzalo Bearman (a1) (a2)...


Interest in electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems (EHHMSs) is now widespread throughout the infection control community. We tested 2 types of EHHMS for accuracy. The type B EHHMS captured more HH events with superior accuracy. Hospitals considering an EHHMS should assess the technology’s ability to accurately capture HH performance in the clinical workflow.


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Author for correspondence: Michelle E. Doll, 1300 E. Marshall Street, P.O. Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298-0019. E-mail:


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