Division of Clinical Research and Training

Developing A Novel Low-Cost RFID System for Increasing Hand Hygiene Compliance among Healthcare Workers in an ICU: Methodology

Medical Informatics
Project Lead
Dr. Tony D S Raj, Dr. Sriram Sampath, Dr. Kedar Radhakrishna
Source of Funding
University of California at San Francisco, USA

The aim of this study is to increase hand sanitizer usage among healthcare workers by developing and implementing a low-cost intervention using RFID and wireless mesh networks to provide real-time alarms for increasing hand hygiene compliance during opportune moments in an open layout Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A wireless, RFID based system was developed and implemented in the ICU.