Exploiting electronic health records to improve infection management
Effective surveillance is key to understanding and managing the impact of healthcare associated infections. In England, data is collected locally for specific organisms subject to mandatory surveillance, then submitted to a central database (HCAI-DCS). This takes considerable time from infection prevention and control staff. Whilst huge amounts of routine electronic data is collected on patients locally, automated processes for submitting, linking and using this data for surveillance, and associated epidemiology, are rare. However, implementing central surveillance systems raises several challenges which will be discussed.
Date: 3 June 2024, 13:00 (Monday, 7th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Big Data Institute, Old Road Campus OX3 7LF
Venue Details: BDI seminar rooms
Speaker: Professor Sarah Walker (Experimental Medicine Division, NDM)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Population Health
Organiser: Professor Angela Brueggemann (Oxford Population Health)
Part of: Infectious Disease Seminar Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Graham Bagley, Isobel Young