Sunday, March 21, 2010: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Centennial III-IV (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
CME Credits: 1.50
Summary: The Obama administration is calling for very large investment to improve the health information technology infrastructure in the US, led by The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The goal is to develop and promote health IT standards (internationally) to improve healthcare quality, efficiency, and consistency. Such standards and national adoption could advance surveillance efforts for infection preventionists and for regional and national efforts. Recent experience in the transition of surveillance tasks to automated systems has demonstrated the utility of this approach. CDCís NHSN utilizes technology that can capitalize on these IT developments to facilitate reporting.Learning Objectives:
- Describe how the technical issues surrounding electronic data capture for surveillance reporting will be overcome in the next decade.
- Understand the potential uses of primary event detection from electronic laboratory sources for reporting CLABSI.
- Describe how the NHSN can and will adapt to these advances in health information technology to allow electronically captured data to facilitate surveillance efforts.
the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
Michael J. Richards, FRACP, PhD and Deborah S. Yokoe, MD