Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., has deployed a real-time location system (RTLS) to boost the hand-hygiene rate among its 1,800 healthcare workers, according to an article on the RFID Journal website.
Since the system was implemented, the facility's hand-hygiene compliance has increased, on average, from 45 percent to 77 percent.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), across the United States, on average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half as often as they should.
The facility is also using the technology for asset tracking, to ensure staff members can easily access equipment as it's needed.
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