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Reducing Rates of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) QIAs

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The goals of the Reducing Rates of Bloodstream Infections (BSI) QIA for facilities in the Network 7 service area include:

  • Assisting at least 20 percent of the BSI QIA cohort to join a Health Information Exchange (HIE) or another evidence-based highly effective information transfer system as approved by the COR and SME to receive information relevant to positive blood cultures.
  • Reducing the long-term catheter (LTC) rate by 2 percentage points from the 2016 baseline in dialysis facilities with an LTC rate greater than 15 percent.
  • Reducing the semi-annual pooled mean for BSI by a relative 20 percent from the 2016 baseline in 20% of dialysis facilities with the highest rates of BSI.

Focus facilities will participate in the BSI QIA through September 30, 2018.

Reducing Bloodstream Infections (BSIs) Group

The goals of the Network 7 BSI QIA are to:

  • Demonstrate a 20% relative reduction in the pooled mean rate of BSIs in the targeted QIA facilities.
  • Involve patients in Learning and Action Network (LAN) meetings and activities.
  • Engage focus facilities in Heath Information Exchanges (HIEs)
  • Partnerships to improve health data communication
  • Achieve 100% facility completion rate for National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) training. 

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