Infection Control

Evidence shows that hospitals with the lowest infection rates have a strong surveillance and prevention program in place. Other studies have confirmed that the collection, calculation, and dissemination of surgeon-specific, surgical site infection (SSI) rates to surgeons were found to reduce SSI rates in all published studies.

  • Profile individuals to determine accurate treatment procedures. Identify patients most at risk.
  • Predict those likely to contract infection during outbreaks – enabling appropriate control measures to be developed.
  • Prevent the progressive spread of disease by being prepared for emergencies and predicting infection outbreaks.
  • Provide early warning of increases in HCAI allowing for planning of control interventions. Link between monitored rates and prevention efforts.


 Case Study

U.S. CDC Fights Infectious Disease Outbreaks with IBM SPSS
CDC selected IBM SPSS Dimensions data collection software to analyze the source and spread of infectious diseases. Read more


A study done at London’s St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust used IBM SPSS software to evaluate more than 14,000 admissions to the hospital during a nine-year period. It found that there was a higher mortality risk when certain types of patients were moved out of intensive care units rather than being kept there longer. This helped the hospital choose the most effective treatment options for its patients and provided guidelines to other hospitals with similar patient populations.
Presidion Solutions support Infection Control by identifying the treatment protocols that lead to favorable outcomes. With Presidion Solutions, providers can analyse all data sources, including patient histories and billing claims-even physicians’ textual notes. A number of powerful analytical techniques identify patterns in this data. When analysis is complete, providers receive suggested optimal sequences of visits/events and treatment steps that lead to improved patient care and reduced infection rates.

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    Loman O’Byrne
    Chief Executive, South Dublin County Enterprise Board
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    Jacqueline Martin
    Principal Support Officer at East Ayrshire Council
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    Chaim Gatt
    PhD, Director of research and statistics in the Ministry of Education's IT division
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    Chief superintendent of Operations at Oldham
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    Andor de Vries
    Fraud Analyst at Zorg en Zekerheid
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    Ian McKenna
    Head of Framework Awards at HETAC
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    Dr. Tony Alderton
    Researcher at Kent County Council