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Hand Hygiene Enforcement Works but Needs Culture Change to Sustain Success

On May 12, FierceHealthcare reported that electronic monitoring tools help compliance with hand hygiene practices, but a culture change is necessary to ensure its enduring success, according to a study published in Management Science. The findings show electronic monitoring tools are just one potential piece of a larger plan to promote hand hygiene. According to one of the study authors, Hengchen Dai, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, “changing workplace culture and norms through leadership is also necessary. Managers should not ‘monitor and forget.’”
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