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 city-wide 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. MEDINFO
Pages213-217
Number of pages5
Volume12
EditionPt 1
StatePublished - 2007

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Infection Control
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Delivery of Health Care
Infection

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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. MEDINFO (Pt 1 ed., Vol. 12, pp. 213-217)

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. MEDINFO. Vol. 12 Pt 1. ed. 2007. p. 213-217.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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. MEDINFO. Pt 1 edn, vol. 12, pp. 213-217.
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. MEDINFO. Pt 1 ed. Vol. 12. 2007. p. 213-217
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. MEDINFO. Vol. 12 Pt 1. ed. 2007. pp. 213-217
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