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Infection control in digital era: future or futile?

Ismaeil, Rehab A. and Fata Nahas, Abdul Rahman and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Kamarudin, Norhidayah and Mat Nor, Mohd Basri (2023) Infection control in digital era: future or futile? Journal of Pharmacy, 3 (1). pp. 66-74. E-ISSN 2773-5664

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New technologies are being developed and marketed to healthcare facilities all over the world as a way to stop healthcare- associated infections. The Internet of Things and artificial intelligence have been created with a variety of capabilities to improve people's health, offer necessary services, and monitor their health The potential adoption of these technology in automated surveillance and automated hand hygiene compliance monitoring systems has a lot to offer health care systems. However, the success or failure of the use of technology will depend on the awareness of the challenge and the establishment of a strategy, goals, and processes to support technology deployment, maintenance, and training. System differences between nations and a lack of standardization in the application of digitalization in health care hinder this technology from providing the full range of potential benefits. In this review, we explore the use of technology in the areas of automated infection surveillance in healthcare-associated infection and hand hygiene compliance, with an emphasis on the difficulties in developing such technologies

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infection prevention and control, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, Healthcare-associated infections, Automated hand hygiene compliance, Automated surveillance.
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr. Abdul Rahman Fata Nahas
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2023 12:13
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2023 12:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107299

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