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.

 

Infographic: Impact of MRSA/S. aureus Colonization on SSIs

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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Overcoming HAI Challenges with UV Technology

Manual surface disinfection in healthcare facilities is crucial, yet may not be sufficient to eliminate environmental pathogens that cause HAIs....