National Quality Forum: AIIMS Profile Report
The National Quality Forum commissioned PHI to develop a profile of available information technologies that healthcare organizations may implement in part or as integrated systems to support real-time infection prevention, control, surveillance, and process improvement. The purpose of this report was to provide an environmental assessment of the commercial availability and extent of adoption of functionalities that can be classified in a solution category defined as AIIMS (Automated Infection Identification and Mitigation Systems). AIIMS are comprised of products, services, and technologies that healthcare organizations may implement in part or as integrated systems to prevent and treat infections – including, but not limited to, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) or hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). The report clarifies the extent of market adoption of AIIMS systems, profile current AIIMS vendors, technologies and product offerings, and describes the extent to which national quality measures, standards, and practices have been incorporated into products. In addition, the report examines trends in the AIIMS market, future product development goals, as well as provides input from users on the experience with these AIIMS systems in infection control and prevention activities.