The CDC estimates that approximately 250,000 bloodstream infections are caused by poor management of intravenous catheters, resulting in about 60,000 deaths per year. But a good vascular access monitoring program integrated with a hospital’s electronic health record system can reduce that number–and reduce patient length of stay, according to Reginald Coopwood, M.D., president and CEO of Memphis, Tenn.-based Regional Medical Center.

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Source: How one hospital uses EHR info to reduce bloodstream infections