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New article in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology concludes TheraDoc alerting combined with antimicrobial stewardship intervention has multiple postive effects

The following article appears in the February 2014 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2014;35(2):132-138).

The article illustrates how TheraDoc’s active alerting was used in combination with antimicrobial stewardship interventions on patients with gram-negative bacteremia. The study discussed in this article was a quasi-experimental retrospective cohort study conducted at three hospitals within Detroit Medical Center, with a combined 1,100 beds. Data resulting from active alerting of a positive blood culture coupled with stewardship intervention was compiled during 2010–2011 and compared to data from patients who received no formalized stewardship intervention during 2009.

This study found that the approach taken by the antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at these hospitals resulted in reductions in time-to-appropriate therapy (TTAT), length-of-stay (LOS), and infection-related mortality for patients with gram-negative bacteremia who were not on appropriate empiric therapy at the time of a positive culture alert.

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Hospira’s TheraDoc™ Infection Control Assistant™ Ranked #1 in its Category by KLAS for Second Consecutive Year

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 27, 2014 – Hospira (NYSE: HSP), the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced that, for the second consecutive year, its TheraDoc™ Infection Control Assistant™ software has been ranked as the top product in the Infection Control & Monitoring software category in the recently released Best in KLAS Awards 2013: Software and Services Report (more information available at www.theradoc.com). The full report is available at www.KLASresearch.com. The rankings are based on data from customer surveys of North American hospital and clinic executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians, and other directors and managers interacting with healthcare equipment and infrastructure solutions.

TheraDoc Infection Control Assistant scored the highest overall performance rating in KLAS’ Infection Control & Monitoring market segment, demonstrating continued excellence and leadership in serving customers and meeting their expectations.[1]

“Hospira is proud that direct feedback from users has once again led to TheraDoc

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