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Physician Q&A: Using the Electronic Medical Records to Fight CIED Infection

The ACC, AHA, HRS and EHRA Cardiac Societies Agree: The presence of a systemic infection, pocket Infection, or endocarditis is a Class I indication to remove all hardware. Despite this, 65% of patients with CIED infection may be under-treated and at risk for recurring infection, endocarditis or death.1

Dr. Arnold Giedrimas and his IT Team at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA developed a Clinical Program within Epic EMR to better identify and treat CIED infection, which can present in a variety of ways, including positive blood cultures.2