Real-Time Data; Real-Life Results.
The QC PathFinder® software application is a web-based application that automates surveillance for infection preventionists, pharmacists, and other health professionals across any healthcare system. This automation gives providers the power to save time, save money, and save lives through informed, fast and effective interventions.
Based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health, QC PathFinder provides care givers with real-time data to support the detection of HAIs, reportable communicable diseases, adverse drug events, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and other threats to patient safety.
Real-Time Infection Surveillance Data
QC PathFinder’s modules use data from ADT, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and Surgery data feeds to identify
- Potential HAIs (BSI, SSI, UTI, VAP),
- Reportable communicable diseases,
- Drug-bug mismatches,
- Drug-drug interactions,
- Restricted drug use,
- IV to PO conversion,
- Institutional antibiograms,
- And other antimicrobial stewardship events.
QC PathFinder’s line listing wizard automatically collates relevant information like provider details and location history. This information is then processed by the application’s analysis and graphing tools to identify trends and clusters; create C, G, and P charts; and generate visual data summaries. In addition, users can customize an at-a-glance dashboard to view key data points, analyses, and up-to-the-minute alerts.
QC PathFinder’s report wizard also supports easy data export for community, state, and NHSN reporting. This tool provides step-by-step guidance for completing forms and creating reports and will even double-check data to ensure compliance with CDC standards.
Real-Life Infection Prevention Results
Using QC PathFinder, facilities across the US have achieved the following positive outcomes:
- Cut time spent on data analysis in half
- Tripled surveillance capabilities
- Saved $300,000+ annually
- Reduced antibiotic spend
- Avoided patient days
- Enhanced medication safety
- Avoided 8 HAI-related deaths in the first year of implementation
- Decreased infection rates by 61% in the first year of implementation
- Strengthened eligibility for CMS reimbursements
With QC PathFinder’s comprehensive functionality, hospitals and healthcare facilities can drive infections to zero and transform their real-time data into real-life results that rapidly achieve positive outcomes for patients and providers.