NMC Health Decreases Antibiotic Use

Case Study: NMC Health decreases antibiotic use through MEDITECH's Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit

After becoming an early adopter of MEDITECH's Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit, NMC Health utilized best practice workflows to decrease antibiotic use.

A new case study shows how NMC Health (Newton, KS) became an early adopter of MEDITECH's Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit, designed with Expanse technology. Aligned with the CDC’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and Public Health Ontario antimicrobial stewardship strategies, the toolkit helps organizations to decrease antibiotic use and improve prescribing practices. 

In an effort to implement policies and interventions that prioritized antimicrobial stewardship, NMC Health used three MEDITECH solutions to achieve their goals:

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit: Provided evidence-based standard content to help improve antibiotic use and prescribing practices. Built-in algorithms identified patients at key points during antibiotic therapy, and alerts communicated important events to clinician

  • Quality and Surveillance: Enabled NMC Health to increase efficiency through centralized desktops to analyze real-time data and view watchlists that identify high-risk patients. 

  • Business and Clinical Analytics: Used by pharmacists and hospitalists to analyze key metrics and outcomes via dashboards, and quantify performance for NMC Health’s antimicrobial stewardship committee.

Learn more about NMC Health’s achievements since implementing the toolkit, such as decreases in total administration days and cost per patient.

See how NMC Health uses MEDITECH’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit to help decrease antibiotic use.