Infection Prevention Data Analysis Articles and Information
Data in the infection prevention space is found in many forms and is expanding at unimaginable rates as vendors provide increasing data-enabled devices, mobile tools, and IoT devices as COVID-19 drives newer innovations. When properly managed and analyzed, data can save lives and reduce costs.
Hundreds of millions of patients are affected by health care-associated infections (HAIs) worldwide each year. With the introduction of outbreaks, pandemics and epidemics like SARS, MERS, H1N1 and COVID-19, the need to eliminate the spread is tantamount to life and death for many. An estimated 3.5 to 12% are affected by HAIs in upper income countries and between 5.7% and 19.1% in low- and middle-income countries.