Patient safety and high quality care are priorities at Massachusetts hospitals, and Bay State hospitals are national leaders in transparent and voluntary reporting of patient quality and safety information. In collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), an annual statewide hospital summary of healthcare associated infections in acute care hospitals is presented, as well as hospital specific reports.
DPH MA CY2017 HAI Data Summary CLABSI & SSI Statewide Hospital Summary - July 2018
DPH HAIs in Massachusetts Acute Care Hospitals in CY2017 Presentation - July 11th 2018
DPH Massachusetts CY2017 HAI Data Summary Statewide Hospital Summary Definitions & Methods - July 2018
DPH MA HAI CY2017 Hospital Specific Reports - July 2018 with Statewide Data & Summary Description Sheets
Massachusetts Healthcare Personnel Influenza Vaccination in Health Care Facilities - September 13, 2017 – Presentation Slides
Massachusetts Department of Public Health -- Flu Update March 2019
Influenza Activity in Massachusetts
For week 9, influenza-like illness (ILI, defined by fever >100°F and cough and/or sore throat) activity was reported as Widespread in Massachusetts, at Moderate intensity.
Figure 1: Percentage of ILI visits reported by sentinel provider sites - September 30, 2018 – March 2, 2019
*Influenza-like illness (ILI, defined by fever >100F and cough and/or sore throat), as reported by Massachusetts sentinel surveillance sites
Figure 3 shows the intensity of reported ILI activity in Massachusetts by region. The activity level for each region (and associated color) is in relation to a baseline ILI activity level for that region. Differences in activity may reflect variation in the size and type of patient population served by reporters in that region. Figure 3 shows that all seven regions of the state are reporting decreased ILI activity compared to last week; however, ILI activity remains elevated and consistent with what is normally seen at this time of year.
Questions and Resources
MDPH Influenza Vaccine Guidelines and Tools. This webpage contains information about influenza vaccine and links to guidance about planning flu and other mass immunization campaigns, standing orders, screening forms, consent forms, and MDPH-specific vaccine management guidance.
MDPH Control of Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease in Long-Term Control Facilities (2018-2019)
Flu Highlights for 2018-2019, which is geared towards a general public audience that you can use in discussions with patients.