Leveraging Bluetooth low-energy technology to improve contact tracing among healthcare personnel in hospital setting during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic

M. Cristina Vazquez Guillamet, Ashraf Rjob, Jingwen Zhang, Ruixuan Dai, Ruiqi Wang, Christopher Damulira, Reshad Hamauon, Jeff Candell, Jennie H. Kwon, Hilary Babcock, Thomas C. Bailey, Chenyang Lu, Victoria Fraser

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Abstract

To improve contact tracing for healthcare workers, we built and configured a Bluetooth low-energy system. We predicted close contacts with great accuracy and provided an additional contact yield of 14.8%. This system would decrease the effective reproduction number by 56% and would unnecessarily quarantine 0.74% of employees weekly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-548
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2024

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