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ISDH Home > Health Care Quality & Regulatory > Indiana Health Care Quality Resource Center Indiana Health Care Quality Resource Center

Welcome to the home page for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Health Care Quality Resource Center.  The Indiana Health Care Quality Resource Center was developed by the ISDH and first published on the ISDH Web site in July 2009.  The Center is intended to provide resources and information to assist health care facilities in providing quality health care.  The information may also be educational to patients and families who wish to learn more about care issues. 

The Indiana Health Care Quality Resource Center is designed around health care topics.  Each Resource or Information Center provides tools, education and training resources, related regulations, and additional resources. 

Consumer Brochures

ISDH Advance Directives Brochure (Updated: July 2013)

The purpose of this brochure is to inform you of ways that you can direct your medical care and treatment in the event that you are unable to communicate for yourself. This brochure covers:

• What is an advance directive?
• Are advance directives required?
• What happens if you do not have an advance directive?
• What are the different types of advance directives?

ISDH Directivas Anticipadas (Updated: July 2013)

El propósito de este folleto es informarle sobre cómo puede administrar sus cuidados y tratamientos médicos en caso de que ya no esté en capacidad de comunicarse por sus propios medios. Este folleto cubre: 

• ¿Qué son las instrucciones previas?
• ¿Son indispensables las instrucciones previas?
• ¿Qué sucede si usted no cuenta con instrucciones previas?
• ¿Cuáles son los diferentes tipos de instrucciones previas?

ISDH Healthcare Associated Infection Consumer Brochure

  • The ISDH Healthcare Associated Infection Consumer Brochure is available in both English and Spanish.  The Brochure is available to Indiana health care facilities, organizations, and individuals at no cost.  The brochures come in packets of 50 brochures or single copies.  To order brochures, contact Nancy Gilbert of the Indiana State Department of Health at (317) 233-7445 or ngilbert@isdh.in.gov

ISDH Pressure Ulcer Consumer Brochure

  • The ISDH Pressure Ulcer Consumer Brochure is available.  The Brochure is available to Indiana health care facilities, organizations, and individuals at no cost.  The brochures come in packets of 50 brochures or single copies.  To order brochures, contact Nancy Gilbert of the Indiana State Department of Health at (317) 233-7445 or ngilbert@isdh.in.gov

Educational Modules

Healthcare Associated Infections Prevention Educational Modules

Preventing Pressure Ulcer Education Modules

Health Care Quality Resource Center

The Health Care Quality Resource Centers are intended to provide tools and resources about a health care topic that may be used by health care facilities in quality improvement projects.  The following are Health Care Quality Resource Centers currently available.  To view a Resource Center, select the topic.  

Healthcare Quality Improvement Project Center

The ISDH develops healthcare quality improvement projects as part of its Long Term Care Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Program. The following are web pages for quality improvement projects developed through the CMP Program:

Health Care Facility Information Center

The ISDH serves as the health care facility licensing and certification agency.  The Health Care Facility Information Centers are intended to provide information about regulatory requirements.  The following are Health Care Facility Information Centers currently available:

Division of Long Term Care

Program Advisory Letters

The ISDH periodically issues Program Advisories to provide information to health care facilities about program policies and procedures concerning the licensing of health care facilities. The following are current Program Advisory Letters.

Division of Acute Care Advisory Letters

  • AC 2011-01 ASC Standing Waiver for Electronic Verification of Licensure, CSR Registration and DEA Registration
  • AC 2012-01 HOSP Cardiographic Technicians and Cardiovascular Technologist Scope of Practice
  • AC 2011-01 HOSP Standing Waiver for Electronic Verification of Licensure, CSR Registration and DEA Registration
  • AC 2011-02 HOSP Vein Harvesting by Certified Surgical First Assistants versus Certified Surgical Technologists
  • HAI-2011-01 Healthcare Associated Infections Reporting Rule

Page Updated: April 14, 2015