Helping protect patients and healthcare workers from infectious diseases.
Our infection control solutions include near real-time surveillance capabilities, featuring an interactive worklist for patients who are at risk of infection and clinical summaries of patient-specific data. This includes a module that informs you what lines, tubes and drains a patient has had and can alert you when it’s time to change or remove them. Your worklist streamlines the observation process with patient risk-stratification based on historical and current data to help you focus your resources in the most effective way.
Detailed clinical patient summaries are tailored to allow you to quickly drill down to essential facts, such as a patient’s identity. Cerner’s infection control solutions directly access the unified Cerner Millennium® architecture to extract data from the EHR as a by-product of the care delivery process eliminating the need for separate interfaces.
Our solutions offer flexible, easy-to-use reporting capabilities with helpful standard reports and the ability to create customised reports to match your particular needs. In addition, the system can automatically identify outbreaks of specific microorganisms and unusual patterns of infection, and send the reports directly to local government to help minimise any possible spread of HCAIs.
This World Sepsis Day, over 20,000 people will die from the condition, including 120 in the UK, and according to the Dr Foster research unit at Imperial College London, more deaths from sepsis are being reported. However, when drilling down further into the data, the main reason for the increase is improved awareness of sepsis. Doctors and nurses are recognising deteriorating patients earlier and are coding sepsis cases more accurately. This has led to a rise in coding for sepsis, and a subsequent increase in known sepsis-related deaths.
Cerner’s Rapid Response dashboard now allows nurses at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to work proactively when they’re dealing with people in critical care, reducing lengths of stays and improving the patient experience.
"We’ve seen quite the reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) because it gives the physicians that real-time data that can drive them to know who to go round with first and find out why this patient still has a catheter."
— Christine Gironda, director of enterprise analytics, Stony Brook University Hospital
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