The system, when presented with a diagnosis of MRSA, will check its database to see if the patient has been admitted in the last 48 hours or has been in staying in the hospital. If so, the system will display a message to the user indicating the possibility of HA-MRSA.
2.5.2 Determine if MRSA is the result of an epidemic (EMRSA)
The system, when presented with a diagnosis of MRSA, will check the MRSA Health Surveillance System to see if there has been an unusually large number of MRSA cases in the area, which is consistent with a diagnosis of Epidemic-MRSA.
2.5.3 Determine if MRSA is Community acquired (CA-MRSA)
The system, when presented with a diagnosis of MRSA, will conclude that if MRSA was not contracted from a health care facility or from an epidemic in the area, that the type is CA-MRSA, acquired from the patient‟s community.
3. Compliance with HL-7 standards
The system will conform to HL-7 standards in all data storage and message passing protocols.
Template based on IEEE Std 830-1998 for SRS. Modifications (content and ordering of information) have been made by Betty H.C. Cheng, Michigan State University (chengb at chengb.cse.msu.edu)