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Patient Safety Authority Issues Annual Report for 2007
Date:4/30/2008

her strategic plan initiative regarding development of the Pennsylvania Knowledge Exchange (PasSKEy). This electronic confidential forum would allow Patient Safety Officers to discuss problems and share written solutions in their facilities freely with one another to improve patient safety. Also geared toward helping facilities improve patient safety, the Authority plans to hire Patient Safety Liaisons to go into facilities and help them implement better system processes. The PSLs would also obtain valuable feedback from the facilities to learn how the Authority can help them further. The Authority will also hire a Director of Education Programs. For more information on the Authority's Strategic Plan, go to page 12 of this annual report.

Reducing Infections through Act 52

In July, Act 52 of 2007 gave the Authority responsibilities related to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Pennsylvania. Specifically, the Act calls for the Authority to work with the Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council to collect infection data through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting system. To eliminate duplicate reporting, the Authority modified the CDC system to satisfy the reporting requirements for hospitals. Hospitals began reporting through NHSN on February 14, 2008.

The Act also requires the Authority to collect HAI reports from the approximately 800 Pennsylvania nursing homes. The Authority is working with the Department of Health to identify what information will be collected and the collection systems and processes. It is anticipated that the nursing homes will be reporting infections by the end of 2008. The Authority has also been charged with analyzing the infection data for Act 13 facilities and nursing homes and making the Patient Safety Advisories available to all.

In accordance with Act 52, the Authority established a panel of HAI experts to provide guidance
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