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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION CONTROL
Advances in EHR adoption and analytics have created enormous opportunities in the field of healthcare epidemiology. In this session, we will explore predictive modeling, clinical decision support, and analytics that combine molecular with large-scale clinical data to manage epidemiological challenges in novel ways. Examples will include rationalizing test usage through risk-based testing, tracking the movement of pathogens through a hospital system, identifying patients at risk for recurrent contagious intestinal infections and community-wide surveillance for syndromes such as flu, pertussis and asthma. The potential for these new technologies to reduce costs and improve care will be highlighted.