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Welcome to Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC)

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JHHS HEIC is responsible for leading efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) across the Johns Hopkins Health System. HAIs cause patient morbidity and mortality, increase length of stay, and impact costs. In order meet these challenges and foster collaboration among frontline staff, JHHS HEIC created the JHHS HEIC Clinical Community in 2011. Clinical communities advance patient safety by building on the shared wisdom of its members. The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality is the driving force behind the clinical community model at Johns Hopkins Medicine. The JHHS HEIC Clinical Community meets twice a month and includes representatives from: