Better information systems will revolutionize the practice of infectious diseases. The pieces  are already in place, we just need to stitch them together into a smarter digital tool. Penn Medicine seems to be working on such a solution.
The pieces include antibiograms detailing local resistance patterns, national data tracking the spread of infectious pathogens, patient-level microbiologic data from diagnostic tests like cultures and PCR analysis, and antimicrobial pharmacokinetic data. ↩