New Tool To Combat MRSA | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

New Tool To Combat MRSA

October 31, 2007
by root
| Reprints

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.

Topics

News

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

In GAO Report, More Concern over VA VistA Modernization Project

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report is calling into question the more than $1 billion that has been spent to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health IT system.

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medicare ACO Program

U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) have introduced H.R. 4580, the ACO Improvement Act of 2017 that makes changes to the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program.

Humana Develops Medication Management Tool

A new tool developed by Humana enables the company’s members to keep a list of their medications in one place.

Four Hospitals Piloting OurNotes Initiative in 2018

Beginning in January, four academic hospitals—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, University of Washington in Seattle, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire and University of Colorado in Boulder—will begin piloting a new digital tool called OurNotes that enables patients to contribute to their clinical notes.