UCSF Innovators Use EHRs to Track Hospital-Acquired Infection
Kurtzman, L. (2017). UCSF Innovators Use EHRs to Track Hospital-Acquired Infection.
This article summarizes a study that used electronic health records (EHR) to track patient movement and the odds of C. diff infection resulting from exposure. EHR allowed the researchers to note patient locations outside of their hospital rooms (e.g., CT scanners in the emergency department) which contributed to the study’s robust methodology and results.