Navigation Links
Regenstrief study: Informatics tools underutilized in prevention of hospital-acquired infection
Date:2/20/2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- Advances in electronic medical record systems and health information exchange are shifting efforts in public health toward greater use of information systems to automate disease surveillance, but a study from the Regenstrief Institute has found that these technologies' capabilities are underutilized by those on the front lines of preventing and reporting infections.

The new study measured the awareness, adoption and use of electronic medical record systems and health information exchange by hospital-based infection preventionists (formerly known as infection control professionals) to report and share information critical to public health. Infection preventionists are often responsible for reporting information on patients diagnosed with health-care-acquired infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia.

Prior research at Regenstrief and other academic institutions has shown that health information exchange can increase the completeness and timeliness of infection reporting to local and state health agencies. In this study, the researchers found that half of the infection preventionists surveyed were unaware of whether their hospital or health system participated in a health information exchange. Only 10 percent of infection preventionists indicated that their organizations were formally engaged in health information exchange activities.

While 70 percent of infection preventionists surveyed reported access to an electronic medical record system, less than 20 percent were involved in the design, selection or implementation of the system. Without such involvement, those surveyed indicated the information systems often did not include modules or components that supported infection control activities.

"There is a push from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to reduce hospital-acquired infections and increase the
'/>"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Regenstrief investigator inducted into medical informatics honor society
2. Regenstrief study finds that generic drugs often have incorrect safety labeling
3. Merck and Regenstrief Institute establish evidence-based care collaboration
4. Regenstrief and IHTSDO start collaborative efforts
5. IU, Regenstrief automated system aims to improve child health
6. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Body Image Influences Psychosocial Activities and Quality of Life.
7. Study: Behavioral therapy for children with autism can impact brain function
8. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Mixed Weight Couples are More Likely to Have Unhappy Marriages
9. Study: Infection preventionists know safe care
10. Study: Alternate walking and running to save energy, maintain endurance
11. Research study: Whistle away the need for diapers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Regenstrief study: Informatics tools underutilized in prevention of hospital-acquired infection
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Menstrual leaks risk stains ... Sunrise, Fla., decided that there needed to be a ... use and producible in design variations, the Safety Net ... leaks, which avoids embarrassment and promotes peace of mind. ... pads. , The original design was submitted to the ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Home Care Assistance ... care for seniors, is proud to announce the next ... upcoming webinar will feature Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, attending cardiologist ... Hospital in New York City, National Spokesperson for the ... webinar will cover the issues surrounding women and heart ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use reduced-nicotine cigarettes ... levels of nicotine, according to a new study. ... other smokers, the researchers say. The month-long study ... smoked regular cigarettes with nicotine emission levels of 1.2 ... switched to reduced-nicotine cigarettes for the next three weeks. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counseling may do ... large-scale review finds. Researchers analyzed 66 studies that ... whom were at high risk for drinking problems. Participants ... while participants in the rest of the studies attended ... sessions. A counseling technique called motivational interviewing was ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... News) -- Many children get anxious or afraid when ... a number of ways that parents can make these ... The first step is to explain to children in ... health, said Rita John, director of the pediatric primary ... Nursing in New York City. "Children need to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Home Care Assistance of Centennial to Host Webinar on Heart Health, Featuring Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum 2Health News:Home Care Assistance of Centennial to Host Webinar on Heart Health, Featuring Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum 3Health News:Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Not Lead to More Smoking 2Health News:Counseling Does Little to Deter Youth Drinking, Review Finds 2Health News:Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says 2
... take part in a study of a novel therapy ... 200 patients will be chosen to participate in a ... discoveries published by the California non-profit Autoimmunity Research Foundation ... at West China Hospital. Located at Sichuan University, ...
... , , MINNEAPOLIS, July 21 ... a healthy, more productive workforce. However, without employee engagement, even the ... from HealthFitness (NYSE Amex: FIT ) explores how Herbalife ... Wellness For Life program. , , ...
... NEW YORK, July 21 Following a string of account wins ... the hire of Ned Russell as EVP, Director of Client Services; a new ... Team. , , Ned joins SSW after ... recently he was VP of Brand Marketing for Las Vegas Sands Corporation for ...
... , , CHICAGO and ... ), the leader in software, services, information, and connectivity solutions ... online communication solutions, today announced a strategic agreement to provide ... (EHR) and Practice Management clients nationwide. , ...
... ... physicians and patients and creates the largest online network in the U.S. , ... Cary, NC and San ... solutions, today announced that they have acquired Medem,s iHealth suite of services for physicians ...
... , BROOKFIELD, Wis., July 21 ... has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco(R). To earn Premier ... service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco. ... to integrate Cisco,s high-caliber technology into our healthcare safety and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study aims to induce recovery from ankylosing spondylitis 2Health News:HealthFitness Helps Herbalife Engage Employees in Wellness Promotion Program Through Strategic Use of Incentives 2Health News:HealthFitness Helps Herbalife Engage Employees in Wellness Promotion Program Through Strategic Use of Incentives 3Health News:Ned Russell Joins Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness 2Health News:Allscripts and Medfusion Partner to Provide Patient Portal to Physician Practices Nationwide 2Health News:Allscripts and Medfusion Partner to Provide Patient Portal to Physician Practices Nationwide 3Health News:Allscripts and Medfusion Partner to Provide Patient Portal to Physician Practices Nationwide 4Health News:Medfusion Acquires Medem's iHealth Services 2Health News:Medfusion Acquires Medem's iHealth Services 3Health News:Medfusion Acquires Medem's iHealth Services 4Health News:RF Technologies Achieves Premier Certification From Cisco in United States 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... Aug. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... and Chinese Intravenous Catheter Industry Report 2014" report ... Chinese Intravenous Catheter Industry Report 2014 is a professional ... global intravenous catheter industry with a focus on the ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... --  Zacks Equity Research highlights Epizyme (Nasdaq: EPZM - ... (Nasdaq: PNRA - Free Report ) as the Bear of ... Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD - Free Report ), Sanofi (NYSE: ... Free Report ). Here is a synopsis of all ... The biotech bull market is far from over ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets has ... Particulate Respirators Industry Report 2014" report to their ... Respirators Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth ... respirators industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. ... industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global and Chinese Intravenous Catheter Industry Report 2014 2Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 2Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 3Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 4Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 5Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 6Global and Chinese Particulate Respirators Industry Report 2014 2
This extended 10 ul combats contamination by keeping your pipettor out of 1.5 ul and 2.0 ul tubes. Utilizes MicroPoint design and 2 ul reference mark....
... a primary component of an integrated system ... and slide preparation all strictly controlled ... Processor produces high-quality sample slides featuring thin ... cytology specimen types. It processes 40 slides ...
... a safe alternative to using positive displacement ... such as PCR(a), pipetting radioactive materials and ... excellent for tissue culture, gel loading, serological ... aerosol contaminants and liquids from reaching the ...
... Packed conveniently in plastic-wrapped racks of ... to useno need to autoclave. Sterilized Diamond ... efficient sterilization and are delivered with a ... irradiation. Sterilized Diamond Tips are certified free ...
Medicine Products: