Outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria among hospitalized patients have elicited national attention and underscored the danger of healthcare-associated infections. When patients visit more than one hospital, a multi-drug-resistant organism (MDRO) may spread. Organisms spreading within hospitals is also a risk. Dr. Rosenman is leading the effort to build a regional system that makes laboratory microbiology culture data usable for decision support and alerts hospitals when a patient with a history of MDRO is admitted. He and his team cull microbiology data from Health Level Seven version 2 (HL7v2) messages that hospitals send to a health information exchange. In his talk on June 12th, he will discuss the development, testing and implementation of this system, as well as its early results, challenges and future opportunities.
informatics, health information exchange, multi-drug-resistant organisms
UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
Rosenman, Marc. "Making Microbiology Culture Data Usable In a Health Information Exchange: Alerting Infection Preventionists About Patients with Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms." (2014). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hslic-historical-administrative/31