Clinical Informatics and Antimicrobial Stewardship: You Can Do It
Monday, Feb. 21, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Information technology is instrumental in supporting Antimicrobial Stewardship. Report queries can synthesize antibiotics orders and lab results to automatically identify opportunities. These reports save time, reduce waste and improve outcomes.

Speaker Information:
Thanh K. Dao, MS, cinical Informatics project manager, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas

  • Describe a practical and cost-effective method for supporting antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Demonstrate how report queries can automatically identify cases of "Drug-Bug-Mismatch."
  • Identify cases where an alternative effective but less costly antibiotic may be used.
  • Describe how report queries can save time, reduce pharmaceutical waste, improve clinical outcomes and promote clinical excellence.