MEDICI®, Asolva’s antimicrobial stewardship software system, is the first software solution to have passed the CDC validation test for antimicrobial resistance (AR) reporting to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Beginning in May 2023, hospitals can only use validated software systems such as Asolva MEDICI® to report AR data to NHSN. This milestone is a continued demonstration of Asolva’s commitment to hospital antimicrobial stewardship. Back in 2020, Asolva was also the first vendor to have passed the CDC validation test for NHSN antimicrobial use (AU) reporting.

Being the first vendor to pass both AU and AR NHSN validation reinforces Asolva as the leader in this space for both antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance reporting. This validation process involved close collaboration with the CDC NHSN team to understand and refine testing parameters. In turn, this paves the path for other vendors to more readily undergo the validation process and ensure accurate data gets sent to NHSN.

Asolva’s commitment to antimicrobial stewardship goes beyond NHSN reporting. One of the most common challenges facing hospitals is accessing the data in their electronic health records (EHR) systems. Hospitals often protest about the significant IT resources needed to extract data from their EHR. Sensitive to that barrier, Asolva designed MEDICI® such that it shifts the burden away from the hospital’s IT team to MEDICI®’s unique data integration technology to do the heavy lifting.

According to Joe Chuong, Product Manager at Asolva, “We use data interface technologies that are common and readily available to all hospitals. This drops the technical barrier so low that any hospital can overcome it. For antimicrobial stewardship reporting, only a few data elements are required so using broad data interface technologies that bring in more data than needed can be excessive in terms of cost and time”.

Asolva has proven its unique data interface technology approach. Leon Babakhanian, Customer Success Manager at Asolva, shared that “Hospitals can be up and running with MEDICI in days. We’ve even had hospitals up and running the same day right after their initial demo. The onboarding is so rapid and straightforward that we avoid calling it ‘implementation’ because that would incorrectly suggest big teams and long timelines”.

For a complete list of vendors that have passed the AR SDS Validation, visit: (As of January 30, 2023, Asolva is the only approved vendor.)

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About NHSN

The CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system. NHSN provides facilities, regions, states, and the nation with the data needed to identify problem areas, measure prevention efforts’ progress, and ultimately to help eliminate healthcare-associated infections.