Optimizing the EHR for Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Stanford Health Care Experience - On Demand

The electronic health record (EHR) is an integral tool in implementing many of the CDC’s recommended core elements of hospital antibiotic stewardship programs.  Technology can be optimized to play a role not only in the day-to-day tasks of a stewardship team member in identifying patients for antibiotic authorization or audit-and-feedback, but also for larger-scale interventions such as providing clinical decision support.    This talk will review ways in which antimicrobial stewardship programs can take advantage of the electronic health record to identify high yield interventions, communicate with teams, and create decision support for frontline teams.

Target Audience



Learning Objectives

  1. List three tools within an EHR that can be employed by an antimicrobial stewardship team for use in day-to-day activities such as prospective audit-and-feedback
  2. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of EHR tools used by antimicrobial stewardship teams, along with challenges to consider prior to building these tools
  3. Identify three EHR tools that can be leveraged to provide clinical decision support and incorporate local guidelines

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
On Demand
United States

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Amy Chang, MD, PharmD

Medical Informatics Director, Infectious Disease

Clinical Assistant Professor

Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine


Dr. Mary Smith, MD MPH

Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine Fellow

Stanford University School of Medicine


Planning committee

John Schoen, PharmD, BCPS

Senior Clinical Manager

Vizient, Inc.


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Senior Principal

Clinical Operations and Quality



In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement(s):


Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.

Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-346-H05-P



Vizient, Inc. designates this this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation.   Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re- certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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