NHSN Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Reports
2.1.0 - STU 2.1 United States of America flag

NHSN Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Reports, published by HL7 International - Structured Documents Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 2.1.0). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/HAI/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions


This implementation guide was produced and developed by Lantana Consulting Group in conjunction with the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its development and ultimate deployment is a result of the dedication of the team—led by Daniel A. Pollock, M.D., Surveillance Branch Chief, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCEZID, CDC—and their support of the development of interoperable data standards for the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

The best standards are those driven by business requirements. A strong set of Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) surveillance application vendors monitor, evaluate, and test each release of this guide. 

Past contributors: The vendors who participated in the 2007-2008 pilot activities of Bloodstream Infection Reports and Surgical Site Infection deserve special thanks and acknowledgment: MedMined™ services from Cardinal Health, EpiQuest, ICPA, Premier, TheraDoc, and Vecna Technologies. Throughout the development of this guide, Marla Albitz provided essential translation of NHSN business and technical requirements so that Kate Hamilton, Bob Dolin, Rick Geimer, and Susan Hardy could turn those requirements into a CDA-compliant specification. Liora Alschuler provided oversight and review. Additional contributors to the DSTU releases have been Jonathan Edwards, Maggie Dudeck, Dawn Sievert, Teresa Horan, Mary Andrus, Melinda Neuhauser, Ruby Phelps, Mindy Durrance, Alicia Shugart, Tygh Walker, Chris Cole, Cindy Gross, and Scott Fridkin (data specifications); Wenkai Li, Pavla Frazier, Gaye Dolin, Margaret Marshburn, Rob Hausam, Sundak Ganesan, and Denny Cordy (vocabulary); Kelly Peterson (database administration); Venu Sarraff (data importation); and Brett Marquard and Lauren Wood (project management and technical editing). We also thank Ted Klein, Cecil Lynch, and Daniel Vreeman for timely issuance of identifiers and codes. 

Primary Editor: Sarah Gaunt Lantana Consulting Group sarah.gaunt@lantanagroup.com
Co-Editor: Mindy Durrance Leidos Consultant to CDC/NHSN mdq1@cdc.gov
Co-Editor: Daniel Pollock, M.D. CDC DPollock@cdc.gov
Co-Editor: Ahmed Tahir Leidos Consultant to CDC/NHSN nmn8@cdc.gov
Co-Editor: Barry Rhodes CDC mbr1@cdc.gov
Co-Editor: Sheila Abner CDC sha8@cdc.gov
Co-Editor: Amy Webb Lantana Consulting Group amy.webb@lantanagroup.com
Co-Editor: James Davis Leidos Consultant to CDC/NHSN mync0@cdc.gov
Co-Editor: George Koromia Lantana Consulting Group george.koromia@lantanagroup.com
Co-Editor: Beau Bannerman Lantana Consulting Group beau.bannerman@lantanagroup.com
Co-Editor: Lauren Wood Lantana Consulting Group lauren.wood@lantanagroup.com
Co-Editor: Zabrina Gonzaga Lantana Consulting Group zabrina.gonzaga@lantanagroup.com
Co-Editor: David deRoode Lantana Consulting Group david.deroode@lantanagroup.com
Co-Chair: Calvin Beebe Mayo Clinic cbeebe@mayo.edu
Co-Chair: Austin Kreisler Leidos Consultant to CDC/NHSN duz1@cdc.gov
Co-Chair: Brett Marquard River Rock Associates brett@riverrockassociates.com
Co-Chair: Gaye Dolin M.S.N., R.N. Intelligent Medical Objects gdolin@imo-online.com
Co-Chair: Sean McIlvenna Lantana Consulting Group sean.mcilvenna@lantanagroup.com
Co-Chair: Benjamin Flessner Redox benjamin@redoxengine.com
Technical Editor: Diana Wright Lantana Consulting Group diana.wright@lantanagroup.com