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. NHSN is open to a variety of health care facilities in the United States.

About NHSN

Enrolling in NHSN

  • CDC: New to NHSN? Enroll Facility Here
    Enrollment information for facilities not yet enrolled in NHSN.
    • The MDH can provide techncial assistance for facilities enrolling in NHSN contact the Health Care-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.

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).

MDH NHSN Data Quality Reviews

  • A program for quality checks of NHSN data is called NHSN Data Quality Reviews. Results will be sent confidentially to Minnesota acute care hospitals quarterly.

  • NHSN Data Quality Reviews: Acute Care Facility Data (PDF)
    More information about this program is available in this presentation to NHSN User Group on the July 21, 2016 call.
  • 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

MDH entered a 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 Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:45PM