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Company offers video surveillance of employee hand washing

Wall Street Journal Health Blog, September 24, 2008

A company called Arrowsight is bringing hospitals struggling with hand-washing compliance a solution that has worked in food processing and manufacturing plants: a video surveillance system that measures adherence to hand-washing rules and provides hospitals with quick feedback on the laggards. In a pilot launched in January of 2007, the company says its hospital video auditing service boosted hand-hygiene compliance to 90% from 38% in three months.