2012 Progress Towards Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections Meeting
November 27, 2012
At this meeting, subject matter experts gathered to review and discuss how to accelerate progress toward achieving the five-year national health care-associated infection (HAI) prevention targets for reducing the incidence of specific HAIs established in the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan) in September 2008. The meeting also served to introduce Phase Four of the HAI Action Plan and provide updates on measures and prevention goals for Phases Two, Three, and Four of the HAI Action Plan. In addition, participants discussed the shift from ventilator-associated pneumonia to ventilator-associated events. View the meeting report and plenary presentations from the 2012 Progress Toward Elimination Healthcare-Associated Infections.
Partnership in Prevention Award
October 15, 2012
The inaugural Partnership in Prevention Award, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), was presented via webinar on October 15, 2012.
HHS-Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) Awards Recognize Achievements in Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections – 2012 Awards Recipients
Twelve recipients of the 2012 HHS-CCSC Awards to Recognize Achievements in Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections were announced at the 2012 American Association of Critical Care Nurses’ National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition in Orlando, Florida. Read the press release.
2012 Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Data Summit
May 30-31, 2012
Kansas City, MO
The 2012 “Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Data Summit” was conceptually conceived during the “Progress Toward Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections” meeting, held in September 2010, after several subject matter experts and members of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Steering Committee for the Prevention of HAIs expressed the importance of reassessing the strategies in the HAI Information Systems and Technology chapter in the National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination.
The HAI Data Summit is a timely opportunity for public and private sector HAI prevention partners to review existing data sources and to discuss and make recommendations that focus on efforts underway or that are envisioned as ways to add efficiencies and enhance the value of the supply chain of HAI data. This supply chain originates with HAI data collection and reporting by healthcare facilities and produces outputs that are used by the facilities themselves for their own prevention purposes and for analysis, action, and public disclosure at higher geographic levels, such as the state or national level. View the reports and presentations from the 2012 HAI Data Summit.
Stakeholder Call: Release of National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): Roadmap to Elimination Media Opened for Public Comment
April 19, 2012
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Don Wright, led a stakeholder call with the Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard K. Koh and leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS). Speakers provided updates on the recently revised “National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associate Infections: Roadmap to Elimination” as well as HAI data showing marked progress in the reduction of HAIs since the initial (2009) Action Plan release. HHS will receive public comments on the revised National Action Plan through June 25, 2012. Complete transcript of the call.