PITTSBURGH (August 15, 2022) — Infectious Disease Connect announced today that it is expanding its powerful platform for antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases (ID) decision making to support hospitals in the UPMC Central Pa. region. UPMC Harrisburg, UPMC West Shore, UPMC Carlisle, UPMC Community Osteopathic, UPMC Hanover, UPMC Lititz, and UPMC Memorial hospitals will join the 22 other UPMC facilities already using ID Connect’s ILÚM Insight® solution to improve care and lower costs for ID patients.
The partnership expansion comes after investigators from UPMC Presbyterian’s Antibiotic Management Program reported improved antibiotic use and decreased costs in a six-month post ILÚM Insight® implementation study. When compared to the same six-month period in the prior year the team noted:
- Total antimicrobial expenditures decreased by a median of 21% per month
- An overall 14.5% decrease in antimicrobial days of therapy per 1,000 patient days
- Improved efficiency in stewardship operations and an increased number of stewardship interventions in the first six months post-implementation