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.

 

Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance with Innovative Technology and Increased Accountability

Hand hygiene compliance continues to be a challenge in U.S. hospitals, yet it is still the most effective way to...

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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...

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....