Ohio Hospital Newswire

Ohio Hospital Newswire is published weekly for employees of member hospitals, media and community stakeholders interested in the hospital community in Ohio. 

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Download the OHA Events App, Pack Your Mug: OHA Annual Meeting Opens June 13

The OHA Events app puts the schedule for three days of educational sessions and celebratory gatherings of the 107th OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit in the palm of your hand (or on your tablet or laptop). Download the app now via the email sent earlier this week to all registered attendees, or at ohiohospitals.org/app. You must be...

Ohio Hospitals’ COVID Coordination Efforts Featured in ASPR Stories from the Field

OHA’s work with member hospitals on COVID-19 tracking and PPE collaborations were featured this week in Stories from the Field by ASPR, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The article recaps how OHA used ASPR Hospital Association COVID-19 Preparedness...

ODM Offers OhioRise Training, Releases Guidance Materials

In preparation for the launch of OhioRISE on July 1, the Ohio Department of Medicaid will conduct a webinar for OHA members from 10-11 a.m. June 23. Click here to learn more and register. ODM this week released the OhioRISE Provider Enrollment and Billing Guidance and the Care Management Entity Manual. OhioRISE covers a range of behavioral...

Ohio TechCred Enrollment Period Closes May 31

Ohio's TechCred program offers employers, including hospitals, up to $2,000 in reimbursement for every technology-focused credential earned by an employee, up to $30,000 per employer per application period. The current TechCred application period closes May 31. Through TechCred, businesses can prepare their workers with the skills needed to...

UC Health Partners with Cincinnati Fire Department to Launch PulsePoint Respond

OHA member UC Health on May 18 announced its partnership with the Cincinnati Fire Department to expand access to lifesaving care for cardiac arrest victims by alerting bystanders via app who are trained in CPR. PulsePoint Respond is a 911-integrated mobile application that empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims...

Creating Time to Care with Ambient Intelligence Webinar Set for June 21

Learn how ambient intelligence can help limit the time physicians spend interacting with the electronic health record and create a better care delivery experience. Travis Bias, DO, chief medical officer for clinician solutions, 3M, will discuss opportunities that transform the documentation experience, reduce costs and create time to care...

Go Purple This June for Alzheimer’s, Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, 55 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Join the Alzheimer's Association in going purple and raising awareness this June. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages early detection and provides care and support to those living with Alzheimer’s while working to raise awareness and accelerate...

DeWine Announces Pediatric Health Initiative, Pledges $84 Million to Increase Capacity

DeWine Announces Pediatric Health Initiative, Pledges $84 Million to Increase Capacity  As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday at Dayton Children's Hospital announced the Pediatric Behavioral Health Initiative, an $84 million investment to increase access to care and expand capacity across the state...

No-Cost, Anonymous Well-Being Checkup Available to All Licensed Ohio Health Care Workers

To honor Mental Health Awareness Month in May, we have launched the first of several tools for OHA members to help support the emotional and mental well-being of health care workers. One of these tools is the Well-Being Checkup and Referral Engagement (CARE) Service sponsored by the Ohio State Medical Association. The CARE Service is a simple...