Georgia Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Program
HAIs as Reportable Diseases
As of January 2013, the HAIs that are reportable to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services' (CMS) Quality Reporting Program have been added to the GDPH Notifiable Disease List.
DPH announced the addition of these select HAIs to the Notifiable Disease list in letters dated July 31st, 2012, and October 29th, 2012.
DPH HAI staff will receive data via the State of Georgia Users Group in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Georgia facilities that are required to report for CMS as part of the Quality Reporting Program are required to join and confer rights to the State of Georgia Users Group by January 31, 2013, and no additional reporting efforts are required.
Data entered into NHSN and accessed by DPH will be protected and confidential. Data will be shared as state aggregate data.
DPH Documentation for HAIs as Notifiable Disease
- Commissioner’s Announcement to Facilities
- HAI Notifiable Disease Announcement Letter from the Commissioner
- Development of HAI Reporting Planning in Georgia
Instructions for Joining and Confirmation of Rights to the State User’s Group on NHSN
CMS NHSN Reporting