Posts by Colin Furness BSc MISt PhD MPH

Colin Furness BSc MISt PhD MPH

Colin Furness BSc MISt PhD MPH
Colin has twin backgrounds as a hospital infection control epidemiologist and information systems designer. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, and he is an assistant professor (status) at U of T’s Faculty of Information. Colin also maintains a small private practice in information systems evaluation and design, and he consults in his role as Chief Scientist for Infonaut, a privately held company focused on information systems to support hospital infection surveillance.

Syndromic Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Abstract This paper argues that there is a poor fit between the use of precise methods of case definition and case ascertainment for reporting infection...

Hand Hygiene Compliance Auditing Does Not Work

Abstract: In 2009 the World Health Organization began marketing compliance auditing of the “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” in an effort to improve the hand...