Infection Control

When information is aggregated from variant sources such as Laboratory Information System (LIS), Electric Medical Record (EMR), Operation Room Management System (OR) and Pharmacy Management System, then it utilizes a data mining tool known as Infection Control Module (ICM).

A comprehensive review analysis is provided by the Infection Control Module in healthcare facilities in the concerning scientific literature. Engineering and infection-control concerns during construction, demolition, renovation, and repair of health-care facilities are given due thought and attention. Use of an infection-control is highly promoted ahead of the start of these or other activities that are expected to develop dust or water aerosols. Also recommendations are provided for environmental infection control in health-care facilities, describing control measures for preventing infections associated with air, water, or other elements of the environment.

Infection Control Module is suggested for use mainly by infection-control practitioners, epidemiologists, employee health and safety personnel, engineers, facility managers, information systems professionals, administrators, environmental service professionals, and architects.


  • It monitors and investigates infectious diseases.
  • Provision of care to healthcare workers for work-related illnesses or exposures.
  • It analyses infection risks correlated to employment and instituting appropriate preventive measures.
  • Detecting an outbreak and controlling it.
  • It reduces costs by eliminating unnecessary procedures and by also preventing infectious disease that result in poor performance and disability.


  • Coordination with other departments is necessary.
  • Medical evaluations
  • Health and safety education is vital.
  • Immunization programs must be carried out.
  • Management of job-related illnesses and exposures to infectious diseases must take place along with policies for work restrictions for infected or exposed personnel.
  • Counseling services for workforce on infection risks related to employment or special conditions.
  • Maintenance and confidentiality of employee’s health records.


Hospital Acquired Infection Module is a data mining tool that assembles information from various sources like:

  • Laboratory Information System
  • Ward Management System
  • OT Management System
  • Pharmacy Management System





  • A report that is developed once the specimen (sputum, blood, and urine) is subjected to an antibiotic.
  • List of culture report based on growth.
  • Antibiogram reports sensitivity to different antibiotics.



  • A comparative study where the test results can be categorized in way that is easy to understand the trend of infections.
  • The above is done by comparing the test value using the boolean expression such as ‘>’ ‘=’ ‘<’
  • The final report comes with a distinct patient info such as MR# name and result.



An application designed to monitor the infection trends having the following modules:

  • Hospital Acquired infection
  • Unit Antibiogram
  • Outbreak Identification
  • HAI Rates
  • Prevalence of MDR Bugs
  • Admission with MDR Bugs


A report that generates the various infection details along with the patient details. This is inclusive of:

  • SSI: Surgical Site Infection
  • VAP: Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia
  • UTI: Urinary Tract Infection
  • CR BSI: Catheter related Blood Stream Infection


Outbreak Identification

  • An outbreak cites an act where in the infection transcends the normal value in a way that the number of patients infected in a particular department is greater than the number ideally.
  • This feature helps the hospitals to lay outbreak guidelines figuratively and also alarms the decision makers by locating the impacted area with the help of a map.


HAI Rates

  • HAI RATE= Number of infections/ Number of surgeries or devices used


Prevalence MDR

  • An MDR stands for multiple drug resistant infections.
  • P MDR reflects the number of existing MDR patients along with their IP history and lab results


Admission with MDR Bug

  • The detailed report of patients that have been admitted to the hospital with MDR i.e. they had MDR bug in them before being admitted.


Antibiotic Consumption

  • This helps in classifying the anti-biotic to be used by the doctors for prescription purposes.
  • A report is generated to track the drug consumption in the hospital.
  • It also provides a detailed report in MS Excel format.



  • The module assists in adhering to the HAI guidelines.
  • It generates timely reports to monitor the trends
  • It also assists in preventing outbreaks by continuous reporting.
  • A benefit to the decision makers in laying guidelines to prevent HAI.


The variegated infections cited in the infection control module (ICM) are:

  • SSI (Surgical Site Infection)
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
  • VAP (Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia)
  • CRBSI (Catheter Related Blood Stream Infection)



Checks for wound swab or PUS culture (ignores the result) reported for a given time frame.

Checks for surgeries done for patients before 48 hours of the sample collected date.



Checks for urine culture with growth reported for the selected period.

Checks the consumables issued for the patient before 48 hours of the sample collected date.



Checks the sputum culture with growth for the selected period.

Checks the consumables issued for the patient before 48 hours of the sample collected date.



Checks the blood culture with growth for the selected period.

Checks the consumables issued for the patient before 48 hours of the sample collected date.