May 10, 2016

AGA, CDC, Joint Commission collaborate on patient safety project

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The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) announced May 4 that it has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Joint Commission for a new project to prevent patients from acquiring healthcare associated infections during outpatient care.

The 3-year project referred to as “ADOPT (Adaptation and Dissemination Outpatient Infection Prevention) Guidance,” includes collaborating with a variety of free-standing ambulatory settings and specialties.

AGA is one of 12 outpatient-focused professional organizations and 10 ambulatory healthcare systems selected by the CDC and Joint Commission for the project.


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The three-year project will help model safe care for practices nationwide. AGA is collaborating with The Joint Commission and CDC on a new project to help prevent patients from getting health-care-associated infections during outpatient care. The project will help expand the reach, uptake and adoption of guidelines by creating model infection prevention and control plans that can be used by practices nationwide.

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