RFID chips reports hand washing habits to the boss

Kaye Beach

Feb. 25, 2010

I was amused to find out that apparently some people think that RFID chips having the ability to track and monitor our behavior is a “conspiracy theory”  My time is short tonight so I went to the first RFID industry site that popped up and scrolled down through the news section looking for one article that demonstrates how they can and are being used to spy on you.

Didn’t take but about 2 inches of scrolling to find something suitable.

“CenTrak’s RTLS infrastructure was built to provide certainty-based room and bed-level location for both assets and people, so we had the core attributes of the required system already built into our technology,” said Ari Naim, Ph.D., President and CEO of CenTrak. “We are pleased we can help address such an important issue for our customers that not only impacts the safety of patients but also the bottom line of these hospitals that are already operating in a financially challenged environment.”

The CenTrak Hand Hygiene Compliance System can be deployed on a stand alone basis or in conjunction with CenTrak’s full RTLS. Battery powered Dispenser Monitors can be mounted to any dispenser, canister, pump, or sink to track their usage. The system automatically captures a specific caregiver’s badge ID and entry to and exit from patient care areas along with hand hygiene events, based upon hospital determined compliance business rules. The Dispenser Monitor communicates each event to the network and records each caregiver’s compliance performance. All of the recorded data is stored on CenTrak’s local or hosted server and can be accessed by compliance management and reporting solutions.


This is a really good example because the chip used is the one in their id.  A passport  would work with this very same system as well as an Enhanced Drivers License, which is  favored by DHS Sec. Napolitano.  Expect to get a chance to find out for yourself very soon!  PASS ID (basically a name change for REAL ID-sure.  we won’t notice!) is likely to be passed this year and without HB 2569 which would have prohibited the chips in our ID’s, we will surely get a chance to experience the real conspiracy.  That would the US Governments plans to keep close tabs on its flock.

I feel safer already!


2 responses to “RFID chips reports hand washing habits to the boss

  1. this was an awesome reports.love it.

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