The Internet of hygiene

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to expand its use of location-tracking technologies to help it manage a range of clinical services, including finding wandering patients, streamlining emergency room workflows and monitoring how often clinicians wash their hands.

Real Time Location Services (RTLS) provide a significant benefit to the VA, the agency said in a recent request for information about the technology, from better patient care and satisfaction to improvement in staff safety and cost reduction.

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