Antibiogram Website

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Problem

Antibiogram is a table that shows the resistance patterns of specific microorganisms to various antimicrobial drugs. The table shows values expressed in % susceptible, where higher percentages are more desirable. The current method of distribution of antibiogram is paper-based.

MInnovation:

The MedStar Health Antibiogram website is an online solution that would allow MedStar providers access to hospital-specific antibiogram profile. Antibiograms are hospital specific and updated annually by MedStar’s Lab Micro Group. The application is a website that will be accessible via a web browser and/or MedConnect PowerChart.

Meet the MInnovator
Lynne V Karanfil, RN, MA, CIC, FAPIC
MedStar Infection Prevention
Lynne Karanfil is the Corporate Director for Infection Prevention at MedStar Health. She facilitates strategic development of best practices for infection prevention across ten hospitals and business units. She is on the SHEA Awards Committee and served APIC as President for the Greater Baltimore Chapter. She was recently appointed as Associate Faculty in the new MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. "I served on a few medical missions and continue to support these clinics so they can provide medical care in indigent communities." Lynne would like to thank MI2 for bringing this project to fruition.