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A Feedback Information System for Improving Hand Hygiene on a Personal and Organizational Level

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Hand hygiene plays a key role in the prevention of infections. However, there is still a lack of hand hygiene practices among both healthcare professionals and the public. Electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems have the potential to improve the situation by giving an accurate assessment of hand hygiene behavior and by placing digital interventions, but such systems are used only in a small number of healthcare facilities. Barriers that limit their large-scale adoption include high costs, privacy concerns, and usability. In this paper, we present a novel real-time feedback system that aims to overcome the existing barriers and supports hand hygiene on a personal and organizational level.

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    The literature screening was conducted with search engines of PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar. Search terms included e.g.: “hand hygiene AND intervention AND hospital” or “hand hygiene monitoring system”.

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This work has been funded in part by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts within the framework “TechnologieAllianzOberfranken (TAO)”.

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Stingl, C., Günther, S.A., Staake, T. (2021). A Feedback Information System for Improving Hand Hygiene on a Personal and Organizational Level. In: Ahlemann, F., Schütte, R., Stieglitz, S. (eds) Innovation Through Information Systems. WI 2021. Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, vol 46. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86790-4_7

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