The Joint Commission has unveiled a new Infection Prevention and Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) portal that combines what used to be two separate online resources: www.jointcommission.org/hai.aspx.
The accrediting agency reports that the new portal includes information from TJC, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, and the Joint Commission Resources. The new portal will also offer links to other national resources on infection control, including evidence-based guidelines, information pertinent to emerging illnesses such as Ebola, influenza, or enteroviruses, resources on recommended disinfection or sterilization procedures, and resources that are specific to various types of health care settings. Also, TJC reports that the new portal includes the 2014 “Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals.”
The new portal is an attempt by TJC to make information about infection control easier to access, according Ana Pujos McKee, MD, the executive vice president and chief medical officer of TJC. She says the new portal offers the most up-to-date information in one place.