HHS proposes new HAI Action Plan targets for 2020


On February 25, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed 2020 targets for the National Action Plan to Prevent HAI: Roadmap to Elimination (NAPHAI). The new targets would replace previous targets which expired in December 2013. The proposed targets were established by a steering committee of HAI prevention experts from federal agencies, with input from national stakeholders, including APIC.

The proposed 2020 targets would set January 2015 as a new baseline for all measures except invasive MRSA infections in the population (as measured by CDC’s Emerging Infections Program [EIP] Antibacterial Core Surveillance [ABC] Program).  This measure would be based on the existing 2007-2008 baseline included in the federal Healthy People 2020 goals.  The HHS draft does not include Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures in the proposed 2020 targets as these processes are now widely accepted as standards of practice.  However, failing to include SCIP measures in NAPHAI targets would not change existing regulatory reporting requirements related to such measures.

APIC summary of proposed NAPHAI targets for 2020 and progress toward meeting current targets

Federal Register Notice requesting public comment by March 27, 2014

HHS Summary of September 25-26, 2013 Road Map to Eliminate HAI: 2013 Action Plan Stakeholders Conference

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