Webinar Recording: Local Health Department Access to the National Healthcare Safety Network

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection (HAI) tracking system. NHSN is a secure, internet-based surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that allows healthcare facilities to report HAI data. NACCHO hosted a webinar to discuss the Network and upcoming changes to data use agreements that may impact how local health departments can more easily access NHSN data. Speakers included CDC representatives, and staff from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, both of whom shared the process they used to gain access to NHSN data, lessons learned, strategies for success, and current and future uses for the data.

View the webinar recording and the presentation slides to learn more!

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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