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Ohio Patient Safety Institute



Welcome to the new home for the Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI)! 

The Ohio Hospital Association is pleased to welcome you to the new OPSI site. Designed with you in mind, the easy-to-navigate pages provide a one-stop shop for useful tools, resources and best practices from around the state. Now mobile-friendly, the site can be accessed on the go from your mobile phone or tablet.

To browse the menu options available and navigate to different areas of the site, use the drop-down arrows on the left-hand side (web version) or above (mobile version)


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The Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI) is an organization dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio. The Institute is a subsidiary of the Ohio Health Council, which 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 over 180 hospitals and 9,000 physicians in Ohio to improve patient safety for all Ohioans. Learn more


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 (PSO) click here.


August 27th, 2015 - 11:30a-12:30p

**Free webinar

OPSI Influenza Panel Discussion: What healthcare workers should know about influenza and vaccine recommendations

In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Ohio Patient Safety Institute is hosting a webinar on Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the latest recommendations regarding influenza and vaccines. The webinar will feature a panel of experts:

Mary DiOrio, MD, medical director and state epidemiologist at the Ohio Department of Health, (slides)
Sherman Alter, MD of Dayton Children’s Hospital (slides)
Thomas Fraser, MD of the Cleveland Clinic (slides)

For continuing education credit, please complete the Sign-in Sheet, Evaluation, and see the Special Conditions form

Click this link to attend - Call-in: 1-415-762-9988 Webinar ID: 433 785 432

2015 Advancing Patient Safety Conference Series - Click here for more info!

November 12th, 2015 - 11:30a-12:30p

Pharmacy Facilitated Discharge Medication Reconciliation and Counseling


Congratulations to our 2015 OPSI Frank Dono, MD Best Practice Award Winner!

"Outcomes resilience after system stress: a rapid-cycle response to mitigate the impact of system stress on CLABSI"
Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) CLABSI Task Force
DeAnna Hawkins, MSN, RN NEA-BC

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Pictured above from left to right: Kelly Mulligan, Alyssa Rickert, Rosalie Weakland, DeAnna Hawkins

Press Release | Abstract

Visit the Best Practice Award page to see winner and runners-up

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