The University of Miami UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety at Jackson Memorial Hospital is testing a new system of monitoring employee hand washing using RFID and infrared technologies.
The program uses tiny IR-RF sensors installed in soap dispensers that read staff ID badges and record the location and duration of hand washing. The hospital then uses this data to identify which employees are not washing their hands for an adequate amount of time.
The system, developed using the technology of Versus Tech. and Dynamic Computer Corp., can also function as a kind of alarm, alerting employees in real time when they forget to wash their hands.
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