CLABSI Learning and Action Networks
DFMC is part of a network of Medicare quality improvement organizations—one in each US state and territory—committed to improving health quality at the community or local level. DFMC works with patients, providers and practitioners, and other interested stakeholders across organizational, cultural, and geographic boundaries to spread best healthcare processes and to facilitate rapid, large-scale change.
One strategy DFMC uses to drive change is to bring together local communities to problem solve, learn from one another, and created solutions to improve how care is delivered, called learning and action networks. Participants can harness the power of a 24/7 community to address common challenges, connect with peers for mentoring, and be among the first to know about improvement breakthroughs—and how they can replicate them in their own facility.
CLABSI Initiative: On the CUSP: Stop BSI
Maryland is participating in a national program to eliminate central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).
On the CUSP: Stop BSI was developed by Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Peter Pronovost and piloted in Michigan. The program is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and is being expanded across the country by the American Hospital Association’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET). MHA’s Council on Clinical & Quality Issues supports the participation of all Maryland hospitals in this important initiative.
Maryland is part of Cohort 5 for this national initiative.