Education event

CDPH’s Website on HAI Reporting Webinar
Improved website, fresh data on HAI, validation process update

October 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. – Noon, Pacific Time


Hospitals have been reporting healthcare-associated infection (HAI) data to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) via the National Healthcare Safety Network since January, 2011. Currently, hospitals report on the following HAIs: CLABSI, CDI, MRSA, VRE and 29 SSIs.

In mid-August, CDPH released their most recent data on HAI reporting through an improved website. This site presents the material in a more user-friendly format and groups the reporting hospitals into like categories for a more balanced analysis and comparison.

This webinar will review the changes to the website, recent release and analysis of HAI data, and what it says about the performance of California hospitals to date. Leadership from CDPH’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Program will share their insights on the reporting process and what steps hospitals can take to improve surveillance and reporting of HAIs. They’ll also review the results of the recent HAI validation survey in which 100 California hospitals volunteered to participate.

Ample time will be allowed for Q & A with CDPH faculty. Register now to participate.


Recommended for:

Chief nursing officers, chief medical officers, compliance officers, infection preventionists, infectious disease specialists, quality directors, risk managers, nurse supervisors.


CDPH’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Program and Website

  • What’s new on the site, how to find what you’re looking for
  • Hospital data — facility comparisons, year-over-year
  • Areas specifically designed for consumers
  • Questions hospitals may receive from consumers

The Data’s In — and Out

  • Key findings, what to watch out for
  • New hospital classifications, how this may change benchmarking
  • Risk-adjusted methodology
  • The big five: CLABSI, CDI, MRSA, VRE and SSIs
  • Lessons learned from the last round of reporting
  • Helpful tools to improve surveillance, reporting

The 2011 Validation Project

  • Participants and validation process
  • What was learned about surveillance, reporting
  • Using findings to improve case-finding, surveillance accuracy

And, your questions …


Jon Rosenberg, MD, is currently chief of the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program for the Center for Health Care Quality within the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). In his role, Dr. Rosenberg has responsibility and oversight for statewide activities related to healthcare-associated infections, including mandatory public reporting. He is the Principal Investigator for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Healthcare Associated Infections Cooperative Agreement for California. Dr. Rosenberg has been working in public health for 32 years. In 1993, Dr. Rosenberg began work as the first state-based healthcare-associated infections resource, and during this time has worked to bring recognition to HAIs as a core function in public health.

Lynn Janssen, MS, CIC, is the liaison coordinator for the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program at the Center for Health Care Quality within CDPH. Since joining CDPH in 2010, she has implemented the launch of the HAI Liaison Program that positioned nine experienced infection preventionists regionally throughout the state to provide onsite and phone consultation to California’s acute care hospitals for activities related to HAI prevention, surveillance, and reporting. Lynn has been a epidemiologist and infection preventionist for nearly 20 years.

BJ Bartleson, RN, MS, NEA-BC, is vice president for Nursing and Clinical Services at the California Hospital Association. At CHA, Ms. Bartleson provides leadership in the development and implementation of CHA’s public policies in nursing and clinical specialties. Previously, she served as director of patient care services and chief nurse executive for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento. She has been active in CHA for years through her leadership role on the board of the Association of California Nurse Leaders and numerous other professional organizations.


Members $185 (per connection)
Nonmembers $275 (per connection)

Multiple staff can gather and participate from one location for one tuition fee. Register online using the button on the right or complete the registration form and fax it to (916) 552-7506. Checks should be made payable to CAHHS/CHA and mailed to:

California Hospital Association
Education Department
1215 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814

Cancellation Policy
A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing seven days prior and e-mailed to, or faxed to (916) 552-7506. No refunds will be made after this date. If the webinar is cancelled paid participants will be fully refunded within 30 days.

Continuing Education

Full attendance, completion of online survey, and attestation of attendance is required to receive continuing education credit for this webinar.

Note: Only registrant may receive complimentary CEs. If additional participants under the same registration would like to be awarded CEs, a fee of $20 per person, will apply. Post-event survey will be sent to registrant and provide information on how to apply online for additional CEs.

Health Care Executives: CHA is authorized to award 2 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education Credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward the advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #11924, for 2.4 Contact Hours.

Access Info

This webinar allows you to attend and participate without ever leaving the office. The webinar is produced live, via the Internet and a telephone line. You only need a telephone and a computer with a web browser to participate.

Once you register, a confirmation e-mail will be sent with pertinent program information.

Audio for the webinar is accessed through a toll-free number (U.S. calls only). During the program, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. If multiple people will be listening to the program at your office, only one person needs to register for the group. The slide presentation is accessed on your computer via the web.

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