Michigan Healthcare-Associated Infection Program

April 30, 2010

The state of Michigan has not passed legislation pertaining to the reporting and public disclosure of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data.  However, story the state has received funds under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is starting its initiative to reach 5-year prevention targets as set forth in the HHS Action Plan.  The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Surveillance and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (SIDE) Section, Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated and Resistant Pathogens (SHARP) unit, oversees the state’s HAI initiative.

The state’s 2009 to 2011 surveillance and prevention plan will focus on acute care facilities.  Surveillance may be expanded to long-term care, ambulatory care, and outpatient care settings in the future.

The MDCH has identified 6 priority targets for surveillance: CLABSI, CDI, CAUTI, MRSA, SSI, and VAP.  Special attention will be given to reports of MRSA and CDI.  Reporting will be made to the NHSN.

Reference:  Michigan Department of Community Health.  (2009).  Michigan’s healthcare-associated infection surveillance and prevention plan.  Grant period 2009-2011.  Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/.

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