Executive Summary of the Assessing Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Technologies (ASSIST) Project

Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 Oct;20(7):527-529. doi: 10.1089/sur.2019.171. Epub 2019 Jul 23.


Background: The expert panel that conducted the Assessing Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Technologies (ASSIST) project elaborates on the key findings of the health technologies assessment (HTA) report in a series of articles addressing topics from workflow challenges to implementation strategies to new big data analytics tailored to incorporate serial patient-generated health data (PGHD). Conclusion: By reporting on the methodology, with an emphasis on stakeholder engagement, the ASSIST investigators provide the basis for a future deep dive into the next phase of PGHD integration into surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance.

Keywords: mobile health; patient generated health data; postoperative care; smartphone; surgical wound infection; technology assessment.

MeSH terms

  • Electronic Data Processing*
  • Epidemiological Monitoring*
  • Health Services Research / methods*
  • Health Services Research / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Patient Generated Health Data*
  • Postoperative Period*
  • Surgical Wound Infection / diagnosis*