Leading efforts to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) across the Johns Hopkins Health System


JHHS HEIC is responsible for identifying and investigating sources of infection and improving procedures and technologies to prevent future infections throughout the Johns Hopkins Health System. JHHS HEIC advises senior leadership on issues related to regulatory requirements and pathogen risk, creates and maintains appropriate policies, and develops educational programs for all Johns Hopkins physicians, employees and trainees. JHHS HEIC strives to eliminate healthcare-associated infections by:

  • Cutting-edge interventions that keep patients and healthcare workers safe.
  • Setting the standard in healthcare facilities at home and abroad through evidence-based practices and policies.
  • Educating our healthcare colleagues and patients on their roles in preventing infections.
  • Combating antimicrobial resistance by providing leadership on the proper stewardship of these critical resources.

  • Transparent reporting of healthcare-associated infections and accountability for patient safety and quality results..
  • Responding to new challenges both locally and internationally.
  • Sharing discoveries to improve the quality of care around the world.


JHHS HEIC Clinical Community

HAIs cause patient morbidity and mortality, increase length of stay, and impact costs. In order meet these challenges and foster collaboration among frontline staff, Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control (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.


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