Computerised checklist reduces type of hospital infection

Christopher Longhurst was part of a team that found a way to pull information from hospital patients’ electronic medical records to reduce the rate of one type of infection.
A computerised safety checklist that automatically pulls information from patients’ electronic medical records was associated with a threefold drop in rates of one serious type of hospital-acquired infection, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
The study, conducted in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit, targeted bloodstream infections that begin in central lines