Effective cross-departmental use of a VigiLanz tool at one hospital in the health system. The solution can now be used throughout the system.
- Uses VigiLanz’s microbiology reports to capture culture collection date, discharge date, sensitivity results, and physician information
- Automated reports are emailed to relevant clinicians
- Physicians can access real-time reports and make antibiotic adjustments as needed
- Improved efficiency, which has enabled the system to make rapid patient safety improvements.
- Decreased costs due to identifying more opportunities to de-escalate antibiotics
- Improved performance in meeting length of stay targets