HACs: A New Approach to Reduce Preventable Complications
About This Webinar
Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) are complications that patients develop while hospitalized, which are widely preventable. They have been a recurrent topic in healthcare for over a decade, originally surfacing through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and later becoming a source of decreased reimbursement through the Inpatient Prospective Payment System’s (IPPS’s) 2009 Final Rule.
Even though there has been a steady decline in HAC rates across the U.S. over the past ten years, HAC-associated morbidity, mortality and costs remain a substantial burden on the healthcare system.
This webinar provides context from a patient care and financial standpoint on the impact of HACs, including central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). We discuss the benefit of personalized learning to educate staff on strategies to reduce HAC rates at your institution.
Watch this webinar to learn more about:
- The relevance of HACs in the healthcare industry
- Strategies that have been used to successfully decrease HAC rates
- The importance of personalized learning for HAC education and prevention
Jason Aliotta, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinician Educator, Brown University