A clinical decision support system for an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

F. Palacios, M. Campos, J. M. Juarez, S. E. Cosgrove, E. Avdic, B. Canovas-Segura, A. Morales, M. E. Martínez-Nuñez, T. Molina-García, P. García-Hierro, J. Cacho-Calvo

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Abstract

The World Health Organization has declared that antimicrobial resistance is a major public health issue and one of the three greatest threats to human health. Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, ASP, are institutional approaches to curb the threat of antimicrobial resistance, improve the safety of patients receiving antibiotics, and decrease antibiotic costs. Medical informatics in all areas, particularly the Electronic Health Record (EHR), has become a paradigm of modern medicine. An intelligent system integrated in EHR can play an important role in facilitating ASP activities. In this article we describe the experience of integration of a newly developed clinical decision support system, WASPSS, into an antimicrobial stewardship program in a mid-size hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016
EditorsJames Gilbert, Haim Azhari, Hesham Ali, Carla Quintao, Jan Sliwa, Carolina Ruiz, Ana Fred, Hugo Gamboa
PublisherSciTePress
Pages496-501
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897581700
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event9th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2016 - Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Feb 21 2016Feb 23 2016

Publication series

NameHEALTHINF 2016 - 9th International Conference on Health Informatics, Proceedings; Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016

Other

Other9th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2016 - Part of 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2016
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/21/162/23/16

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Decision support system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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