Information technology tools employed in infection control

Tamas Haidegger, Viktor Varga, Ákos Lehotsky, Péter Róna, Robert Pethes, Péter Szerémy, László Szilagyi, Tamá Ferenci, L. Kovács

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Abstract

Hygiene, in general is a key attribute to maintain safety and healthy procedures at various industries, ranging from food processing to medical care. It is linked to human behavior at multiple levels, which means, relevant standards and protocols are often bypassed due to the lack of competence, skill and willingness for compliance. The act of hand hygiene-or hand rubbing, when performed with an alcoholic disinfectant solution-has become a standard practice both in personal hygiene and in the medical and clean site manufacturing domains. However, fundamental problems remain associated with the improper execution of hand hygiene (hand washing and rubbing) that calls for a technology-advanced solution. Technology-induced behavioral change is a recent emerging paradigm, where ICT tools properly integrated to the daily workflow of humans can significantly alter their routine behavior. The trend is now clearly visible in many domains of health care, and this paper aims to provide a general overview of the cutting edge technological solutions addressing the urging need of infection control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCINTI 2015 - 16th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages339-344
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467385206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 2016
Event16th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics, CINTI 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Nov 19 2015Nov 21 2015

Other

Other16th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics, CINTI 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period11/19/1511/21/15

Keywords

  • hand disinfection
  • hand hygiene control
  • objective evaluation of hand rubbing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems

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    Haidegger, T., Varga, V., Lehotsky, Á., Róna, P., Pethes, R., Szerémy, P., Szilagyi, L., Ferenci, T., & Kovács, L. (2016). Information technology tools employed in infection control. In CINTI 2015 - 16th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Informatics, Proceedings (pp. 339-344). [7382946] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CINTI.2015.7382946