Electronic Health Records Point to CT Scanner as Infection Source

November 1, 2017

(Reuters) – Researchers used electronic health records to hunt down the source of a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection at the University of California, San Francisco.  The culprit: a CT scanner in the hospital’s emergency department, according to a new report in JAMA Internal Medicine online October 23.  The study was the first to use time and location stamps on electronic records to map patients throughout the hospital and track the course of an infectious agent.

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