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New Tool To Combat MRSA

October 31, 2007
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Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health says it has a new service to help hospitals combat methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

The company says it's deploying a MRSA Scorecard to hospitals that monitor infections using the company's MedMined services in order to provide a hospital-wide view of MRSA and allowing infection control practitioners to track the types and locations of MRSA infections throughout the hospital.

The MRSA Scorecard uses Cardinal Health's Nosocomial Infection Marker (NIM) methodology, which allows hospitals to identify patients who have tested positive for the bacteria and distinguish between those who likely acquired the infection in the hospital.

The MRSA scorecard is available to all hospitals using MedMined services and will be offered free of charge for four months through a sponsorship program.

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