The CDC hopes to track spread of Ebola in patient electronic health record data

October 25, 2014 5:55 PM

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The CDC hopes to track spread of Ebola in patient electronic health record data

If a patient’s fever quickly rises half a degree, how do health care providers know it may have a serious connection to a recent change in CDC guidelines? Until now, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) communicates guideline changes by updating and distributing PDF documents.

When a situation like the Ebola virus outbreak occurs, that puts enormous responsibility on providers to manually compare a patients’ record with CDC documentation. And to think to do it in the first place.

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