APIC Announces Support for HHS's National Quality Strategy

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has announced its support for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' development of the National Quality Strategy aimed at improving the quality of healthcare.


HHS's National Quality Strategy aims to help make healthcare safer through the reduction of harm caused during the delivery of care, a goal shared by APIC in its efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), according to an APIC news release.


"APIC is pleased that the National Quality Strategy utilizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to illustrate the types of measures useful in monitoring progress toward the goal of eliminating HAIs," according to the news release. "The NHSN is based on epidemiologically sound, surveillance data and presents a national standard for reporting HAIs that accurately portrays infection rates across different geographic regions and categories of risk."


Read the news release about the National Quality Strategy from APIC (pdf).

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