A web-based hospital-acquired infection surveillance information system

Yi Ju Tseng, Yee Chun Chen, Hui Chi Lin, Jung Hsuan Wu, Ming Yuan Chen, Feipei Lai

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Abstract

A web-based hospital-acquired infection surveillance system (WHISS) was implemented in a 2200-beds medical center in Taiwan. Clinical data from hospital information system, laboratory information system and others were collected and analyzed. The hospital-acquired infection decision guidelines of WHISS utilize this information to detect 9 patterns of defined hospital-acquired urinary tract infection. Moreover, these data were integrated into a signal entry point user interface to assist physicians and healthcare providers in making decision. We use web services techniques based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), which are suitable for integrating heterogeneous platforms, protocols, and applications. The WHISS detects 81.9% candidates of hospital-acquired infection event in real time and provides user-friendly interface to infection control nurses. In conclusion, the WHISS simplifies the workflow of hospital infection control, and improves the heaIthcare quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITAB 2010 - 10th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Technologies for Patient Specific Healthcare
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine: Emerging Technologies for Patient Specific Healthcare, ITAB 2010 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 2 Nov 20105 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine: Emerging Technologies for Patient Specific Healthcare, ITAB 2010
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityCorfu
Period2/11/105/11/10

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