DOH: Upcoming HERDS Activation - Infection Control Self-Assessment

Lisa Volk and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

This message is to inform hospitals and nursing homes in NYC and select surrounding counties that during the week of May 29, 2017, NYSDOH will be activating the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS) in response to the current increased level of monitoring for Candida auris.

This data collection will be a self-assessment survey of Infection Control policies and practices within the facilities.

Activated facilities will be directed to complete the survey in HERDS and Submit the data within one week.

On the day of survey activation, another IHANS message will be sent to all assigned facilities.

For questions: Please send an e-mail to


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20