Antimicrobial Resistance Growing – Data Can Fight Spread

NYLEADs Initiative powered by Healthix Data is Live

Antimicrobial resistance (AR) is on the rise globally, accelerated by overuse and misuse of antibiotics. These threats are becoming commonplace in healthcare facilities and significantly impact medically fragile populations. To address the infectious spread, New York State Department of Health and Healthix are working collaboratively with an industry partner, Infectious Disease Connect Inc, to deliver a sustainable and flexible reporting, tracking and surveillance system for AR and other infections, that can later be applied across healthcare facilities in New York State. Currently Northwell and NYU Langone facilities are contributing and participating in the initiative, with more facilities coming online in 2020-21.

NY LEADS Initiative is an effort to: (1) Protect vulnerable populations (2) Keep healthcare facilities free of transmission and (3) Keep AR from spreading

The Purpose of this initiative is to effectively identify patients with AR organisms (E.g., CRE, Candida Auris, MDR-Acinetobacter, MDR-pseudomonas, MCR-a, VRSA/VISA) and other infectious diseases in order to help clinicians quickly intervene, improve care and, above all, prevent further spread.