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Electronic surveillance is key to HAI investigation

Infection Control Today, July 30, 2010

Electronic surveillance is becoming a critical tool in an infection preventionist's arsenal of tools with which to fight healthcare-acquired infections. Infection Control Today has detailed several case studies to highlight the benefits of using informatics in infection prevention and control efforts. In one study from Rhode Island, data collection and analysis for an eight-month period took just three days using the software. In contrast, manual data collection and analysis for the 12-month period using paper microbiology reports took two weeks.