Oregon HAI Activities
We work to understand and reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Oregon. Here are some of the ways we do that:
- Collect statewide data on reportable HAIs.
- Validate reported data.
- Consult on outbreaks of transmissible pathogens in healthcare settings.
- Conduct research projects that help us:
- Learn how many and what type of HAIs happen in Oregon.
- Make HAI tracking easier for hospitals.
2016 Oregon HAI Data
The 2016 HAI Report includes data reported to OHA by 61 hospitals and 60 dialysis facilities. Oregon hospitals outperformed national averages for HAIs, but more work needs to be done to prevent CLABSIs, Clostridium difficile infections and certain surgical site infections.
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Lunch and Learn Webinars
This is an educational webinar series for health care providers, laboratories and facilities.
HAIs are caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and are often associated with medical devices.
The Oregon Health Authority provides oversight and support for the mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections in Oregon hospitals.
We participate in the CDC's Emerging Infections Program (EIP). Through this program, we conduct:
Learn about our surveillance activities
- Active population-based surveillance for healthcare-associated infections and
- Broad studies of HAI prevalence and methods to improve HAI surveillance.
Data validation ensures that the mandatory reporting of HAIs is complete and accurate. State employees independently audit hospital medical records to validate HAIs.
How we work to prevent HAIs.