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Hospira TheraDoc(TM) Infection Control Assistant(TM) Documents Interventions to Help Hospital Reduce Catheter-Related Infections
Date:7/13/2010

between infection preventionists and clinical staff."

Memorial Hospital Miramar, part of Memorial Healthcare System, has been using TheraDoc for infection prevention since 2008. TheraDoc automates the collection and analysis of clinical data from a range of sources within the hospital and alerts caregivers to clinically significant changes in patients' conditions that need to be addressed. The software also helps coordinate communication among care teams and hospital executives, and facilitates reporting to public health officials and quality organizations.

"Memorial Healthcare's innovative use of the TheraDoc clinical surveillance platform spans many areas of patient care -- from documenting infection prevention and pharmacy activities and meeting pediatric asthma core quality measures, to tracking H1N1 influenza cases," said Stanley Pestotnik, M.S., R.Ph., general manager, TheraDoc. "Its success with these initiatives illustrates the versatility of the TheraDoc platform to help clinicians quickly address quality and patient safety challenges that hospitals face every day."  

Other abstracts related to TheraDoc being presented at the 2010 APIC meeting include:

  • Can Automated Surveillance Software Assist with Cohorting Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Organisms? Poster #12-128, Hahnamann University Hospital.
  • Does an Automated Infection Surveillance System Benefit a Hospital with Limited Information System Resources? Poster #12-131, Hahnamann University Hospital.

With the patented TheraDoc Expert System Platform as the engine, the Infection Control Assistant complements several hospital surveillance modules powered by TheraDoc, including the

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