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Study: EHRs underutilized by preventionists
Modern Healthcare

Clinical informatics systems hold promise for detecting and preventing healthcare-associated infections, but such tools are currently underutilized by hospital infection preventionists, according to a study. Using survey data from more than 40 infection preventionists working in states with health information exchanges, researchers assessed their knowledge, adoption and use of electronic health-record systems, as well as their awareness of regional exchange initiatives and public health reporting capabilities.