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Reducing nosocomial infections: a user-centered approach to developing an eHealth system for Sri Lankan ICUs

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Kariyawasam, N and Wong, MC and Mahipala, P and Turner, P, Reducing nosocomial infections: a user-centered approach to developing an eHealth system for Sri Lankan ICUs, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 208 pp. 200-204. ISSN 0926-9630 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-488-6-200

Abstract

Nosocomial infections are a health concern in hospitals both in developed and developing countries. Immuno-compromised patients in intensive care units (ICU) have been identified as being particularly vulnerable. However, despite numerous interventions, infection rates remain high and antibiotic resistance is now of global concern. In Sri Lanka, higher than anticipated infection rates appear linked to a range of factors including hierarchical work flow, poor surveillance feedback and health staff attitudes and awareness. By deploying a user-centered approach to understanding these factors this research-in-progress will develop and evaluate the capacity of an eHealth system to contribute to reduction of nosocomial infections in Sri Lankan ICUs.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nosocomial infections, attitudes, eHealth, user-centered approach
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kariyawasam, N (Mr Kariyawasam)
UTAS Author:Wong, MC (Dr Ming Wong)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:100533
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2015-05-19
Last Modified:2018-11-12
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