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Washington Hospital Center, the largest private hospital in the nation's capital, faced the common challenge of controlling hospital-acquired infections. Infection Control practitioners relied on multiple databases and disparate systems to accurately track where infected patients had been in the hospital. This required multiple cross checks with other departments for minimizing infection exposure among other patients and many hours spent creating required governmental reports. By implementing Microsoft Amalga, the Unified Intelligence System, the Infection Control department anticipates being able to quickly access comprehensive patient data, rapidly isolate infected patients, more accurately track invasive devices, and streamline health-department reporting. The result: potentially reduced patient exposure, saved time for clinicians, and faster reporting to authorities.
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