Minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
Efficiently capture and share critical infection control data.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 out of 25 hospital patients experiences at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in any given day. The agency’s 2014 HAI Prevalence Survey showed that an estimated 722,000 HAIs occurred in U.S. acute care hospitals in 2011 alone, with nearly 75,000 related patient deaths.
Though great strides have been taken in recent years to improve infection control processes, healthcare organizations are increasingly recognizing the need for more proactive measures in order to ensure patient safety.
That's why a number of health systems and hospitals approached ATG about developing a solution to further improve the infection control process. It was through close collaboration with these healthcare leaders that we developed our Infection Control Audit (ICA) cloud technology.
ICA is based on best practices recommended by the CDC, as well as the experiences of infection control professionals in the field. The mobile component of the solution is a much more efficient resource for such professionals to observe and document whether procedural steps—such as those related to central line insertion and urinary catheters—are performed properly.
In addition, comprehensive reporting and analytical functionality currently in development will also provide infection control personnel with invaluable analytics to assess procedural issues more accurately. As a result, organizations improve their processes, thus minimizing the risk of HAIs and enhancing the quality of patient care.