Addressing Challenges Faced by Hospital Epidemiologists
AUG 28, 2017 | CONTAGION® EDITORIAL STAFF
Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin, and enterprise epidemiologist for Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, shares a few issues that hospital epidemiologists currently face. Dr. Price stresses the need for a discussion regarding certification and what it should consist of. She also posits that the role of hospital epidemiologists is not clearly defined; the subspecialty is more than just implementing and following bundles. Lastly, Dr. Price calls for an expansion of the current research repertoire in order to better understand issues occurring in patient populations.
To stay informed on the latest in infectious disease news and developments, please sign upfor our weekly newsletter.
Contagion® is a fully integrated news resource covering all areas of infectious disease. Through our website, quarterly journal, email newsletters, social media outlets, and Outbreak Monitor we provide practitioners and specialists with disease-specific information designed to improve patient outcomes and assist with the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases. Our mission is to assure that the healthcare community and public have the knowledge to make more informed choices and have a positive impact on patient outcomes.
2 Clarke Drive
Cranbury, NJ 08512