Patient Care Technology Systems has introduced Amelior 360 Hand Hygiene, which uses radio frequency identification technology to monitor hand washing by clinicians and other staff.

The system uses wearable RFID tags, interface modules attached to disinfectant dispensers and ceiling-mounted sensors to continuously monitor compliance with hygiene and infection control protocols, according to the Charlotte, N.C.-based vendor.

Hospital managers or administrators can run reports showing compliance rates, high traffic areas and supply levels. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. piloted the system.

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