In January 2013, the Georgia Notifiable Disease/Conditions List was updated to include HAI NHSN data to be reported by healthcare facilities participating in Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) programs.
Healthcare facilities must confer rights to the State of Georgia Users Group of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and follow NHSN protocols to complete HAI reporting. Acute care hospitals are required to report CLABSI, CAUTI, CDI, MRSA, SSI COLO, and SSI HYST. Long-term acute care hospitals are required to report CLABSI, CAUTI, VAE, CDI, and MRSA. Inpatient rehabilitation facilities are required to report CAUTI, CDI, and MRSA.
Data entered NHSN and accessed by DPH will be protected and confidential. Data will only be shared in aggregate.
Instructions for Joining and Confirmation of Rights to the State User’s Group on NHSN
The Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) report presents healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data to assist facilities in assessing their performance and progress for self-improvement. 2015 was the first year the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) created and sent TAP reports to Georgia facilities. Please click here to use the Targeted Assessment for Prevention (TAP) Strategy at a State and Facility Level.