Our mission is to provide continuing medical education to healthcare practitioners with an interest in clinical infectious disease.
What Makes Infectious Disease Specialists Unique?
Infectious Specialists possess strong competencies toward promoting team communication across and within the continuum of care, promoting effective care coordination and efficient use of resources.
ID Specialists maintain a long-term focus on risk reduction and safety through system-wide infection control efforts.
ID is one of the few specialties that focuses on efficient resource management, across various sites-of-service, as a core competency. This applies to infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, diagnostic stewardship, the judicious use of radiology services, micro-lab services and hazardous waste management.
ID Specialists are effective managers of patient care transitions, employing Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) where appropriate to decrease LOS in the inpatient setting, and adopting technology to efficiently manage patients with at-home care.
Infectious Disease Specialists are the keepers of the "intellectual capital" for treatment of HIV, viral hepatitis and other complicated and severe infections, in the face of growing drug resistance.