Online Program

Intersections between federal HAI Efforts: Implications for Public Hospitals

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Elizabeth Gall, MHS, IMPAQ International, LLC, Columbia, MD
In this presentation, we describe the history of and the positive intersections between five major, concurrent Federal quality improvement initiatives to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). In addition to the historical overview, we also identify future opportunities where these initiatives may intersect, in order to help healthcare facilities capitalize on the synthetic effect of these intersections.

Learning Areas:

Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe major Federal quality improvement initiatives. Discuss past and present intersections. Identify future opportunities for synthesis.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: For the past four years, I have been an evaluator on the longitudinal program evaluation of HHS Healthcare Associated Infections National Action Plan (HAI NAP) for which I lead the qualitative analysis of the intersection between the HAI NAP and four other Federal quality improvement initiatives. My areas of scientific interest and research experience include quality improvement, healthcare-associated infections, and knowledge transfer.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.