Health Information Technology

Technology is making a great impact on a core IP duty, which is collection, analysis, and utilization of data. With increasing dependence on health information technology, there continue to be significant changes in how these data are obtained, maintained, analyzed and utilized, including new definitions that support algorithmic detection of infections, electronic file upload capabilities for infection reporting, data assessment, screen-testing and surveillance systems, IT terminology, and validating and maintaining data systems for infection prevention.

 

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Reduce Joint Replacement Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) with Molecular Testing

Colonized patients are up to 9 times more likely to develop...

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2018 APIC Symposium – Launch of an Infection Preventionist Toolkit for Ultrasound

The symposium addresses important issues in ultrasound probe reprocessing through a focus on a set of practical tools developed by...

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LabID Reporting for C. difficile

This white paper addresses key points in NHSN’s C. difficile LabID reporting module, with a specific focus on the correlation...

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CEU eligible – It’s time to move on: Why we need to stop relying on direct observation and embrace Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring as the new gold standard

Healthcare has been using the current gold standard for hand hygiene compliance monitoring, direct observation, for decades. The status quo...

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Turning Data into Action for Automated Proactive HAI Surveillance

Infection prevention (IP) programs that depend primarily on paper-based, manual, and retrospective surveillance processes and on reports for aggregation with...

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What Can We Learn About the Ebola Outbreak From Tweets?

The aims of this study are to demonstrate the use of Twitter as a real-time method of Ebola outbreak surveillance...

Review and Analysis of Existing Mobile Phone Applications for Health Care – Associated Infection Prevention

The expanding number of mobile health applications (apps) holds potential to reduce and eliminate health care-associated infections (HAIs) in clinical...

Automated Tracking and Ordering of Precautions for Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

The transmission and infection risk associated with multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) carriers necessitates surveillance and tracking to provide proper contact precautions....

Studies on Nurse Staffing and Health Care – Associated Infection: Methodologic Challenges and Potential Solutions

National efforts to promote an HER may offer solutions for future studies by providing more comprehensive data on HAIs and...

Surveillance Versus Clinical Adjudication: Differences Persist with New Ventilator – Associated Event Definition

The goals of this study are to compare the results of an automated surveillance strategy using the new VAE definition...

An Electronic Surveillance Tool for Catheter – Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Intensive Care Units

Traditional methods of surveillance of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are error-prone and resource-intensive. To resolve these issues, a highly...

Data Elements and Validation Methods Used for Electronic Surveillance of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Systematic Review

This article describes the primary data sources, data elements, and validation methods currently used in electronic surveillance systems (ESS) for...

Human Papillomavirus – The New Challenge For Infection Prevention

HLD is defined as the complete elimination of all organisms except for large numbers of bacterial spores. The trophon EPR...