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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Carnevale, Randy Joseph
URN etd-09012011-094426
Title MIASMA: A Medical Informatics Application for Systematic Microbiological Alerts
Degree PhD
Department Biomedical Informatics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Randolph Miller Committee Chair
Cynthia Gadd Committee Member
Dario Giuse Committee Member
S. Trent Rosenbloom Committee Member
Thomas Talbot Committee Member
William Schaffner Committee Member
  • surveillance
  • hospital
  • automated
  • outbreak detection
Date of Defense 2011-08-01
Availability unrestricted
This PhD Dissertation project had as its objectives: (1) to develop MIASMA, a potentially open-source Medical Informatics Application for Systematic Microbiological Alerts that uses recently developed methods (e.g., from syndromic surveillance and from heuristic observations) to detect single-hospital outbreaks of both commonly occurring and rare bacterial, viral, and fungal species; (2) to deploy MIASMA in the Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) for use by the Department of Infection Control and Prevention; (3) to compare the alerting timeliness, positive predictive value, and sensitivity of MIASMA to current VUH infection control practices; and (4) to evaluate the utility of MIASMA when used to supplement current VUH infection control practices.
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