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Automated Tracking and Ordering of Precautions for Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

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Setting a New Standard for Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

The Spaulding classification system1 classifies ultrasound probes that contact mucous membranes or non-intact skin, as semi-critical medical devices. The Centers...

APIC Advocacy on Health Information Technology

Health information technology (IT) includes a wide variety of technologies, services, and products, including electronic health records (EHRs), e-surveillance technology,...

Glossary of Terms for Information Technology and Pearls of Wisdom for Implementation and Use

This glossary of terms is a primer on the vocabulary information technology professionals use and with which infection preventionists should...

Clinical Decision Support Systems and Infection Prevention: To Know Is Not Enough

Clinical decision support (CDS) systems are an increasingly used form of technology designed to guide health care providers toward established...

Slow Adoption of Automated Infection Prevention Surveillance: Are Human Factors Contributing?

Although automated surveillance technology has been evolving for decades, adoption of these technologies is in a nascent state. The current...

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...

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...