Technology’s role in helping to reduce healthcare-associated infections

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Much time has been dedicated to creating protocols and procedures to reduce infection, but the role of technology is sometimes overlooked. Technology can decrease the risk of HAIs, but, paradoxically, can also contribute to them by transmitting bacteria via contaminated computer screens. These bacteria can cause infection not just in patients, but in clinicians as well. Learn how to ensure technology works for—not against—you and your colleagues as you work to reduce HAIs and protect both you and your patients.