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Ohio Patient Safety Institute

Ohio Patient Safety Institute

Welcome to thhomepage for the Ohio Patient Safety Institute. OPSI is dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio. The Institute was founded by the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Ohio Osteopathic Association. Through this collaboration and common effort, OPSI has the ability to work with more 180 hospitals and 9,000 physicians in Ohio to improve patient safety for all Ohioans. 

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Tools and Resources

OPSI is committed to empowering practitioners and equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to enhance their work in providing the best possible outcomes for patients. In addition, OPSI also provides a variety of patient resources to help patients navigate the health care system, prepare for a hospital stay and learn about medication and prevention.

For those hospitals and systems interested in learning more about the OPSI Patient Safety Organization, click here.

2016 Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award

OPSI presents the award to the individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice in Ohio. Conceived by OPSI’s Board of Trustees, the goals of this award are to recognize outstanding efforts among Ohio health care providers who:

  • Improve patient safety
  • Develop innovative programs to improve patient safety
  • Create best practices that other Ohio health care providers may adopt/adapt
  • Develop a culture of collaboration that improves patient safety
Applications for the 2016 OPSI Best Practice Award are now closed. Congratulations to our winners at Dayton Children's Hospital! To see more about the winners, get more information about the award, and tips on submitting and previous winners can be found on the Best Practices page.

Free Recorded Webinar

In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month, OPSI hosted a free hour-long webinar on Aug. 27 to discuss the latest recommendations regarding influenza and vaccines. The webinar featured a panel of experts:  Watch "OPSI Influenza Panel Discussion: What healthcare workers should know about influenza and vaccine recommendations," here.

Upcoming Events

Save the Dates! 2016 Advancing Patient Safety Conference Series - Register here!

  • June  16th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Surgical Safety Hard Stop Checklist – Summa Akron City Hospital – Kaye Reiter, MSN,RN, Melissa Lingle, RN, BSN, CNOR, John Fink, MD, Chariman of Surgical Services, Victoria Wells, MSN, RN-BC, CAPA
  • September 8th – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – A team-based approach to Reducing Cardiac Monitor Alarms – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Christopher Dandoy MD, MSc, and Deanna Best RN, BSN
  • November 3rd – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Wellness on Wheels, OhioHealth – Sonia Booker RN, BSN, MSN, Mary Ann Abiado PhD, MSN, RN and Richard Marger MD, FACOG

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