Electronic patient records system as a monitoring tool

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015;210:236-8.


Data collected in electronic patient records (EPR) databases may be used for different goals besides their direct purpose - information support for medical staff in their everyday activities. One of the most promising spheres is a monitoring of various processes induced in medical facility. In our studies EPR serves as a basis for healthcare associated infections (HAI) surveillance system at neurosurgical intensive care unit. The results of HAI prospective surveillance using EPR are presented and discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Cross Infection / diagnosis*
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical / organization & administration*
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / methods
  • Electronic Health Records / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Population Surveillance / methods*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Russia
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Surgical Wound Infection / diagnosis*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control*