Azalea Health's Hospital EHR is now Certified for Antibiotic Use and Resistance (AUR) Reporting through the NHSN

There is no mistaking the critical role technology plays in the healthcare industry, especially when it comes to ensuring patient safety and effective care management. In line with the mission to be at the forefront of technological innovation for healthcare, Azalea Health is proud to announce a milestone in its commitment to advancing healthcare technology and compliance – the recent certification of Azalea’s Hospital EHR for Antibiotic Use and Resistance (AUR) reporting through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). But what does this groundbreaking achievement mean for the healthcare landscape and our valued partners in the industry?

Charting a Path to Enhanced Surveillance

At Azalea Health, we strive to empower our clients with cutting-edge tools that not only streamline operations but also provide robust data for decision-making and regulatory compliance. The NHSN’s certification for AUR reporting underscores our charted course toward offering comprehensive solutions that cater to the evolving needs of healthcare providers.

What is AUR Reporting?

Antibiotic Use and Resistance reporting is key to the Promoting Interoperability program of 2024. Through this, healthcare organizations can track and manage their use of antibiotics to ensure best practices are in place. It’s a critical component of patient care, aiding in the reduction of antibiotic misuse and the prevention of antibiotic-resistant bacteria outbreaks.

Why is Certification with NHSN Crucial?

The certification underlines our commitment to data security, interoperability standards, and the best practices in antibiotic stewardship. It’s more than a badge – it’s a gateway to enhanced patient outcomes.

Navigating the Technological Currents

In today’s digital era, healthcare is filled with charting technologies that must blend functionality with regulatory compliance seamlessly. Meeting complex and ever changing regulatory requirements while also creating features that drive value for users is testament to the ongoing support Azalea provides for its clients.

The Significance of Real-time Surveillance

The NHSN’s certification allows for the real-time tracking of antibiotic use and resistance patterns within a healthcare institution. This data is invaluable in making informed decisions about patient care and treatment protocols, ultimately leading to more effective health outcomes.

Data-Driven Decisions for Superlative Patient Care

By harnessing the power of AUR reporting, Azalea Health clients can expect to integrate these insights into their strategic plans, championing even more precise measures to safeguard patient health.

Forward-Thinking Compliance

Health IT professionals and hospital managers are among those at the helm of these regulatory-driven technology initiatives. We recognize the challenges they face in navigating a complex landscape of compliance.

Addressing the Pain Points

Our certified AUR reporting is not just a checkbox on a list – it’s a deliberate approach to demystifying compliance and easing the adoption of cutting-edge technologies for the betterment of patient care.

Partnering for Success

Azalea Health stands shoulder to shoulder with our clients in their pursuit of seamless, patient-centered care. Our expertise, resources, and now, AUR reporting, reinforce our commitment to providing the best partner possible on the path to compliance.

AUR Reporting and the Future of Hospital Management

The value of AUR reporting extends far beyond ticked boxes on regulatory forms. It sets the stage for a more connected, data-rich future for hospital management and patient care.

Streamlining Operations with Intelligent Data

By automating surveillance processes, Azalea’s Hospital EHR with AUR reporting reduces the operational burden on hospital staff and frees them to focus on what truly matters – patient care.

Preparing for What's Next

Certification with NHSN today is preparing us for the interoperable, data-driven healthcare landscape of tomorrow. It’s a stepping stone not just towards compliance but towards comprehensive healthcare intelligence.

CMS has posted the proposed IPPS rule for 2025. Currently, they are proposing breaking apart the AUR criterion into separate AU / AR criteria. This will not affect the functionality of AUR reporting, as the AU and AR reports are currently generated separately, but will affect how hospitals attest to the 2025 PI program if the change is finalized.

Why it Matters to You

Not attesting to AUR can lead to financial penalties of up to 9%. Follow CDC guidance to make sure you are taking the correct steps to avoid any penalties. 

In Conclusion

Azalea Health, through the certification of its Hospital EHR for AUR reporting, confirms the investment in the future of our clients and partners by meeting this regulatory requirement. This recognition embodies our patient-first approach, our dedication to cutting-edge compliance solutions, and most importantly, our ceaseless drive to innovate.

Health IT is an ever-changing landscape, and as a leader in this space, we know the importance of continuous improvement. The strides we make today with AUR reporting only set the stage for the advancements we will bring tomorrow.

Stay tuned as we chart more milestones on our collective healthcare voyage. Thank you for being a part of the Azalea Health community, and for choosing to partner with a company that not only meets the standards of today but prepares for the healthcare demands of the future. Together, we can – and will – achieve greater heights in patient care and healthcare excellence.

Learn more about what Azalea’s Hospital EHR has to offer here, or by booking a 1-on-1 meeting with an expert. 

See Azalea on the full AR Vendor List and the AU Vendor List.

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