Infection Control Results is a consulting firm that specializes in remote surveillance of HAIs. Through remote evaluation of patient electronic health records, we determine whether a patient has an HAI according to National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) criteria.
Every day, an average of 1 in 25 hospital patients around the United States contracts at least one health-care associated infection. Early recognition of HAIs is important to prevent a potential outbreak and to identify potential areas for improvement, which benefits patients and allows the facility to maximize CMS reimbursement. Let’s take a look at a few hospital acquired infections statistics from the CDC below:
*All CDC statistics are from 2019 to 2020.
Our approach to remote surveillance can help increase identification of hospital acquired infections by remotely evaluating patient EMRs while helping hospitals meet CMS guidelines for Medicare reimbursement. We evaluate patient files from a third-party perspective to help bring transparency while files are kept secure according to HIPAA laws. Our surveillance specializes in evaluating each potential HAI, the factors surrounding infection, and how to manage the prevention and control of hospital acquired infections.
Most healthcare professionals understand that surveillance systems allowing the evaluation of HAIs and antimicrobial resistance contribute to detecting HAIs early, thereby giving institutions the knowledge needed to uphold further prevention and control of hospital acquired infections. Healthcare facilities benefit from having an outside perspective, especially during times of short staffing, infection preventionists are urgently needed for other issues, and when infections are suspected. ICR review includes:
Remote surveillance identifies and documents past, current, and potential HAIs in order for healthcare institutions to prevent them in the future. Using NHSN criteria for evaluation, ICR assists hospitals in reporting HAIs. Healthcare institutions benefit by having your infection preventionist attend to more pressing matters, such as practice improvements or healthcare personnel education. We will help you to meet state and federal reporting deadlines and assist with data analysis, as desired.
Infection Control Results provides systematic and actionable data personalized to particular healthcare settings, and populations. The data is tracked to detect patterns in the types and rates of hospital acquired infections. Because of this, emerging threats are targeted enabling the following institutions to be relieved of the burdens associated with healthcare acquired infections:
To learn more about how Infection Control Results can help your healthcare facility keep your patients protected from HAIs, call us today at 704-207-7046 or request a consultation at the link below.