A survey to optimize the design of an antimicrobial stewardship smartphone app at an academic medical center

Am J Infect Control. 2017 Mar 1;45(3):317-320. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.026. Epub 2016 Nov 9.


Mobile medical apps are commonly used by health care professionals and could be used by antimicrobial stewardship programs to enhance adherence to local recommendations. We conducted a survey of health care workers to inform the design of an antimicrobial stewardship smartphone app.

Keywords: Antimicrobial stewardship; Mobile medical app; Mobile technology; Smartphone.

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Adult
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Communicable Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Drug Utilization / standards*
  • Female
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mobile Applications*
  • Organizational Policy*
  • Smartphone*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Young Adult


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents