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A Major Challenge for Healthcare Managers

Academic journal article Manager

A Major Challenge for Healthcare Managers

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Initiatives taken by European governments and healthcare authorities to install infection surveillance systems, have been aimed at improving efficiency levels and reducing expenditure. However, the lack of basic level automation is proving to be a major challenge for healthcare managers.

There is tremendous political pressure from governments across Europe to install infection surveillance systems in hospitals, due to the rising number of deaths being attributed to nosocomial infections," notes Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Programme Leader with Frost & Sullivan, a leading Growth Partnership company www.healthcarelT. frostcom. Hospitals are installing infection surveillance systems depending on individual protocols and different venues of care. These depend on existing systems, such as electronic medical record (EMR), laboratory information systems and patient administration systems. The lack of even such basic level automation is emerging as a major challenge to sustained market expansion. …

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