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Use of web services for computerized medical decision support, including infection control and antibiotic management, in the intensive care unit

Kristof Steurbaut (UGent) , Sofie Van Hoecke (UGent) , Kirsten Colpaert (UGent) , Kristof Lamont (UGent) , Kristof Taveirne (UGent) , Pieter Depuydt (UGent) , Dominique Benoit (UGent) , Johan Decruyenaere (UGent) and Filip De Turck (UGent)
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The increasing complexity of procedures in the intensive care unit (ICU) requires complex software services, to reduce improper use of antibiotics and inappropriate therapies, and to offer earlier and more accurate detection of infections and antibiotic resistance. We investigated whether web-based software can facilitate the computerization of complex medical processes in the ICU. The COSARA application contains the following modules: Infection overview, Thorax, Microbiology, Antibiotic therapy overview, Admission cause with comorbidity and admission diagnosis, infection linking and registration, and Feedback. After the implementation and test phase, the COSARA software was installed on a physician's off ice PC and then on the bedside PCs of the patients. Initial evaluation indicated that the services had been integrated easily into the daily clinical workflow of the medical staff. The use of a service oriented architecture with web service technology for the development of advanced decision support in the ICU offers several advantages over classical software design approaches.
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NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS, SURVEILLANCE

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Steurbaut, Kristof, Sofie Van Hoecke, Kirsten Colpaert, Kristof Lamont, Kristof Taveirne, Pieter Depuydt, Dominique Benoit, Johan Decruyenaere, and Filip De Turck. 2010. “Use of Web Services for Computerized Medical Decision Support, Including Infection Control and Antibiotic Management, in the Intensive Care Unit.” Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 16 (1): 25–29.
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Steurbaut, K., Van Hoecke, S., Colpaert, K., Lamont, K., Taveirne, K., Depuydt, P., Benoit, D., et al. (2010). Use of web services for computerized medical decision support, including infection control and antibiotic management, in the intensive care unit. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE, 16(1), 25–29.
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Steurbaut K, Van Hoecke S, Colpaert K, Lamont K, Taveirne K, Depuydt P, et al. Use of web services for computerized medical decision support, including infection control and antibiotic management, in the intensive care unit. JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE. 2010;16(1):25–9.
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Steurbaut, Kristof, Sofie Van Hoecke, Kirsten Colpaert, et al. “Use of Web Services for Computerized Medical Decision Support, Including Infection Control and Antibiotic Management, in the Intensive Care Unit.” JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE 16.1 (2010): 25–29. Print.
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  abstract     = {The increasing complexity of procedures in the intensive care unit (ICU) requires complex software services, to reduce improper use of antibiotics and inappropriate therapies, and to offer earlier and more accurate detection of infections and antibiotic resistance. We investigated whether web-based software can facilitate the computerization of complex medical processes in the ICU. The COSARA application contains the following modules: Infection overview, Thorax, Microbiology, Antibiotic therapy overview, Admission cause with comorbidity and admission diagnosis, infection linking and registration, and Feedback. After the implementation and test phase, the COSARA software was installed on a physician's off ice PC and then on the bedside PCs of the patients. Initial evaluation indicated that the services had been integrated easily into the daily clinical workflow of the medical staff. The use of a service oriented architecture with web service technology for the development of advanced decision support in the ICU offers several advantages over classical software design approaches.},
  author       = {Steurbaut, Kristof and Van Hoecke, Sofie and Colpaert, Kirsten and Lamont, Kristof and Taveirne, Kristof and Depuydt, Pieter and Benoit, Dominique and Decruyenaere, Johan and De Turck, Filip},
  issn         = {1357-633X},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {25--29},
  title        = {Use of web services for computerized medical decision support, including infection control and antibiotic management, in the intensive care unit},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2009.001008},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2010},
}

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