Connecting the dots: Creation of an electronic regional infection control network

Abel N. Kho, Paul Dexter, Larry Lemmon, Dauna Carey, Heather Woodward-Hagg, Steve Hare, Brad Doebbeling

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Abstract

The prevalence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) continues to increase dramatically worldwide. Successful programs to reduce infection rates of resistant organisms require regional or national compliance with strict infection control measures and feedback on implementation and reduced rates. We partnered with local infection control professionals (ICPs) and leveraged our existing electronic network to create a comprehensive citywide network to track and uniformly respond to patients admitted with a history of MRSA or VRE. We successfully standardized and included electronic data from four out of six of the major healthcare systems within Indianapolis. We created tailored abstracts to deliver key infection control data to ICPs when a MRSA patient is admitted to a participating hospital. We created web-based data entry forms for ICPs to modify and enter new infection control data. This paper describes our design and initial implementation of a working electronic regional infection control network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Sustainable Health Systems
PublisherIOS Press
Pages213-217
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781586037741
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Aug 20 2007Aug 24 2007

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume129
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period8/20/078/24/07

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Infection Control
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Data acquisition
Delivery of Health Care
Feedback
Infection

Keywords

  • MRSA
  • VRE
  • antibiotic resistance
  • computerized medical tecord dystems
  • infection control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Kho, A. N., Dexter, P., Lemmon, L., Carey, D., Woodward-Hagg, H., Hare, S., & Doebbeling, B. (2007). Connecting the dots: Creation of an electronic regional infection control network. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems (pp. 213-217). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 129). IOS Press.

Connecting the dots : Creation of an electronic regional infection control network. / Kho, Abel N.; Dexter, Paul; Lemmon, Larry; Carey, Dauna; Woodward-Hagg, Heather; Hare, Steve; Doebbeling, Brad.

MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. IOS Press, 2007. p. 213-217 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 129).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kho, AN, Dexter, P, Lemmon, L, Carey, D, Woodward-Hagg, H, Hare, S & Doebbeling, B 2007, Connecting the dots: Creation of an electronic regional infection control network. in MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 129, IOS Press, pp. 213-217, 12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 8/20/07.
Kho AN, Dexter P, Lemmon L, Carey D, Woodward-Hagg H, Hare S et al. Connecting the dots: Creation of an electronic regional infection control network. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. IOS Press. 2007. p. 213-217. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
Kho, Abel N. ; Dexter, Paul ; Lemmon, Larry ; Carey, Dauna ; Woodward-Hagg, Heather ; Hare, Steve ; Doebbeling, Brad. / Connecting the dots : Creation of an electronic regional infection control network. MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems. IOS Press, 2007. pp. 213-217 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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