6 Ways Analytics Can Help with
Infection Prevention in Hospitals
The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that on any given day, approximately 3% of patients in a hospital have a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). The consequences of these infections are staggering — not only do HAIs cost billions of dollars to the healthcare system, but also approximately 10.5% of patients with an HAI — or 72,000 — die during their hospitalizations.
It’s critical for healthcare organizations to understand the state of infections in their hospital so they can move the needle on patient care. How can they do so? Analytics can help. In this white paper, we’ll examine six ways analytics can help hospitals and health systems better understand HAIs and infection prevention in their institutions.
6 Ways Analytics Can Help with Infection Prevention in Hospitals
Analytics can be configured to meet specific reporting needs. This lessens the administrative burden and frees up highly skilled personnel for more valuable patient care activities.