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 healthcare facilities in the United States.

MN NHSN User Group

  • The MN NHSN User Group provides a venue for MN hospitals to discuss NHSN use and is facilitated by Stratis Health and the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology


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 healthcare institutions in Minnesota. The DUA stipulates that MDH may use the data for healthcare-associated infection (HAI) surveillance and prevention purposes and not legal and regulatory action.

Updated Tuesday, July 01, 2014 at 10:19AM