Hospital Watch Live: An innovative platform to control & stop superbugs
An Accreditation Canada requirement is to reduce the risk of health care-associated infections and their impact across the continuum of care/service; yet healthcare acquired infections continue to be a challenge to systems and organizations across the country.
How do healthcare acquired infections move around your organization? If it was easy to track them and identify the most vulnerable areas of transfer then it would likely be less of a burden to the system.
Toronto General Hospital is piloting a made in Canada technology that tracks the spread of infection throughout an organization.
Niall Wallace, CEO atEvidence Based Infection Control, will describe the project, the technology and how the data collected can be used in a variety of ways.
“It’s going to provide a level of understanding that we’ve never had before,” said Dr, Michael Gardam, director of infection prevention and control at the University Health Network.