The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has released the nation’s first public performance report to analyze hospital-specific management of sepsis involving adults and children, including risk-adjusted mortality data. The NYSDOH report is the culmination of a three year effort at data collection, measurement and analysis -under the auspices of a statewide clinical advisory group—aimed at improving sepsis detection and outcomes at acute care hospitals across the state of New York. The NYSDOH report evaluates the extent to which hospital emergency rooms initiate protocol-driven treatments for all sepsis patients; adult patients receive required treatments within three hours of hospitalization and within six hours; and whether children receive vital treatments within one hour of hospitalization. Adult risk-adjusted mortality addresses death during hospital stays but excludes acute care transfers, patients with advance directive restrictions and patients who refuse protocol interventions. IPRO supported the NYSDOH initiative by reviewing hospital protocols and developing a data dictionary, feedback reports and analysis. IPRO also supported a streamlined electronic data collection instrument, assisted in assuring data integrity and offered individual hospital reports, as well as webinars and helpdesk assistance. In addition to its work in support of the NYSDOH sepsis performance reporting initiative, IPRO is currently engaged in a two-year effort funded by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve identification, treatment and management of sepsis patients by community-based providers including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and physician practices. To date, that project has resulted in training of well over 8,000 clinical and non-clinical staff in Northeastern and Central New York as well as Charleston, South Carolina. To learn more about the NYSDOH initiative, visit https://ny.sepsis.ipro.org. To learn more about the CMS-funded activity, visit http://atlanticquality.org/initiatives/sepsis-initiative.