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NHSN Release Management


The purpose of this page is to serve as an informational resource and provide a list of all defects, currently impacting the NHSN application.  Defects are noted as an error or issue that has been detected within the application to be fixed. The NHSN team takes great care to monitor, evaluate and repair application defects in a timely manner. Your feedback helps to improve the quality and condition by which that standard is held.

For additional information, please contact the NHSN Helpdesk.


Priority or severity levels are assigned based on the degree to which each defect could impede proper functioning of the application.

CMS Impact Analysis

If the defect has the potential to impact CMS Analysis, then it will be assigned a higher level of priority than any defect that does not impact CMS data.

NHSN Release Schedule

Please note that the release dates are subject to change.

Q3 - 2017

  • Release 8.7.1
    August 22

Q4 - 2017

  • Release 8.7.2
    October 5
  • Release 8.8.0
    December 2

Q1 - 2018

  • Release 8.8.1
    January 23
  • Release 8.8.x

Q2 - 2018

  • Release 8.8.x

Q3 - 2018

  • Release 9.0.0

Q4 - 2018

  • Release 9.x.x

NHSN Issue List

Current Release Date: January 31, 2018 (Release 8.8.1)
Last Updated: January 26, 2018


CMS Impact: If a defect has possible implications for CMS reporting, all relevant information will be included in the description.

Status: The status column has the following values.
Evaluating: An issue in production unable to be replicated by the software quality assurance team. More information is necessary before determining if the identified phenomena is a defect.
Verified: The defect has been replicated, established, and fixed internally; it has been scheduled but not deployed for public use.
Deployed: The defect has been resolved and a fix for the issue has been implemented and deployed for public use.
Ready for Unit Testing: The defect is ready for internal functional testing in the development environment.
Ready for QA: Defect to be retested/confirmed in the QA CDC environment.

NHSN List of Issues
ID Component Title Priority Status Date Opened Description CMS Impact