The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and Minnesota - Minnesota Dept. of Health

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is a secure, internet-based surveillance system managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NHSN is open to a variety of health care facilities in the United States.

About NHSN

Hospital NHSN User Group

  • Hospital NHSN User Group
    The Hospital NHSN User Group provides a venue for MN hospitals to discuss NHSN use and is facilitated by Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), Stratis Health, MDH, and the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC MN).

NHSN Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Module

  • NHSN Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Module
    This module is a system that hospitals can use to track the use of antibiotics and the occurrence of drug-resistant infections. Reports can give facilities important information to help reduce overuse of antibiotics, and in turn, help to reduce the incidence of antibiotic-resistant infections.

MDH NHSN Data Quality Reviews

  • NHSN Data Quality Reviews is a program for quality checks of NHSN data. Results will be sent confidentially to Minnesota acute care hospitals quarterly.
  • For more information about this program, or to change the contact at a facility, contact the Health Care-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.

MDH NHSN Data Use Agreement (DUA) with CDC

MDH entered a Data Use Agreement (DUA) with CDC. The DUA establishes a formal data access and data use relationship between CDC and the MDH. This Agreement covers individual-identifiable and institution-identifiable data, received by the CDC, that have been submitted to NHSN by health care institutions in Minnesota. The DUA stipulates that MDH may use the data for health care-associated infection (HAI) surveillance and prevention purposes and not legal and regulatory action.

Updated Wednesday, September 06, 2017 at 12:32PM