Rule-based healthcare-associated bloodstream infection classification and surveillance system

Yi Ju Tseng*, Jung Hsuan Wu, Hui Chi Lin, Hsiang Ju Chiu, Bo Chiang Huang, Rung Ji Shang, Ming Yuan Chen, Wei Hsin Chen, Huai Te Chen, Feipei Lai, Yee Chun Chen

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Abstract

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a major patient safety issue. These adverse events add to the burden of resource use, promote resistance to antibiotics, and contribute to patient deaths and disability. A rule-based HAI classification and surveillance system was developed for automatic integration, analysis, and interpretation of HAIs and related pathogens. Rule-based classification system was design and implement to facilitate healthcare-associated bloodstream infection (HABSI) surveillance. Electronic medical records from a 2200-bed teaching hospital in Taiwan were classified according to predefined criteria of HABSI. The detailed information in each HABSI was presented systematically to support infection control personnel decision. The accuracy of HABSI classification was 0.94, and the square of the sample correlation coefficient was 0.99.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationData and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support
PublisherIOS Press
Pages145-149
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781614992394
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th EFMI Special Topic Conference: Data and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support, EFMI STC 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 17 04 201319 04 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume186
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference13th EFMI Special Topic Conference: Data and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support, EFMI STC 2013
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period17/04/1319/04/13

Keywords

  • Healthcare-associated infection
  • Infection control
  • Information systems
  • Surveillance
  • Web-based services

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