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Register by Nov. 2 for Mock Deposition and Trial Boot Camp—Space is Limited

10/19/2018

Risk managers, hospital attorneys, outside counsel, health law attorneys, directors of quality management, compliance officers, chief nursing officers, nurses, physicians and anyone who provides front line or behind-the-scenes patient care are encouraged to reserve their seat by Nov. 2 for “It’s Much More Than a Mock Dep Read More . . .

OHA Energy Program Shines with Member Recognition

10/19/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association Energy and Sustainability Program this month recognized 13 Ohio hospitals for their award-winning energy and environmental stewardship efforts. The Ohio Hospital Association Environmental Leadership Council, in collaboration with the Environmental Professionals Network, Practice Greenhealth and Health Read More . . .

Call to Action: Hospitals Commit to Good Stewardship Principles for the 340B Program

10/19/2018

Leaders from the American Hospital Association and the AHA Advocacy Alliance for the 340B Drug Pricing Program have announced new principles for ensuring good stewardship of the 340B program.    This new AHA-led initiative aims to strengthen the 340B program by increasing transparency while helping 340B hospitals better Read More . . .

CDC Confirms 62 Cases of Mysterious Paralyzing Virus in 22 U.S. States

10/19/2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced that it has confirmed 62 cases of acute flaccid myelitis – a polio-like illness that mostly affects children and can cause paralysis. The 62 cases are in 22 states, including Ohio, so far, CDC said. In addition, 127 cases of AFM have been reported to CDC thi Read More . . .

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Oct. 27

10/19/2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27. The nationwide initiative gives the public the opportunity to reduce medication misuse and abuse by safely disposing of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. There will be collection sites set u Read More . . .

Register by Dec. 7 for 2018 Ohio Infant Morality Summit

10/19/2018

Registration is open for the 2018 Ohio Infant Mortality Summit sponsored by The Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality and the Ohio Department of Health. The two-day summit is a biennial event that brings together more than 1200 participants who are focused on preventing infant mortality, improving the health of Ohio women a Read More . . .

CDC Offers Safe Sleep Resources During SIDS Awareness Month

10/19/2018

Each year about 3,500 babies in the United States die suddenly and unexpectedly before they reach their first birthday due to sleep-related deaths. These tragedies, called sudden unexpected infant death, often occur during sleep or in the baby’s sleep area, and include sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, accidental suffocat Read More . . .

Largest CSR Program in the Country Celebrates 20 Years

10/12/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association this week held its Joint Commission Resources’ Continuous Service Readiness® fall conference, marking the 20th anniversary of the Ohio CSR program, which is the largest of its kind in the country. Currently, 89 Ohio hospitals participate in the program to get and stay ready for accreditation s Read More . . .

Attention: Venue Change for Nurse Executives Fall Conference

10/12/2018

The venue for the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives fall conference has changed from Embassy Suites Dublin to Marriott Columbus Airport due to renovation issues. The conference will be held from 2 p.m. Oct. 31 to 12:45 p.m. Nov. 2. For attendees who have already made hotel arrangements at Embassy Suites Dublin, the reservations Read More . . .

OHA President Expresses Concerns About Site-Neutral Policies, AHA Launches Ad Campaign

10/12/2018

OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams this week in an letter to the editor detailed the hospital community’s concern about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposal to expand certain payment policies in 2019 that could harm access to care, particularly for the most vulnerable, by cutting $51 million in Me Read More . . .

State Pharmacy Board Creates Tool to Promote Use of OARRS, Responsible Prescribing

10/12/2018

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Thursday announced the creation of OARRS Academy, a demonstration system designed to educate students in the health care professions on the process and value of including Ohio’s Automated Rx Reporting System as part of the professional decision-making process.   OARRS Academy, the fir Read More . . .

CDC Highlights Strategies to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks, Strokes

10/12/2018

Heart attacks and strokes can be catastrophic, life-changing events that are all too common. Heart disease and stroke are preventable, yet they remain leading causes of death, disability, and health care spending in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alarmingly, many of these events happen to adul Read More . . .

ODH State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program Application Cycle Now Open

10/05/2018

The 2019 application cycle for Ohio’s J-1 Visa Waiver Program is now open. Potential sponsors should complete and submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form as soon as possible. All applications must be postmarked by Nov. 9. The Ohio Department of Health participates in the State 30 Program to increase access to health care se Read More . . .

Showcase Your Hospital’s Innovations, Successful Strategies at the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting

10/05/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence for the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting June 3-5 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals and health systems, related organizations and OHA Corporate Partners are invited to comple Read More . . .

New Cards for Medicare Beneficiaries

09/28/2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking providers to inform their Medicare patients that new beneficiary cards are being mailed nationwide through April 2019 to replace existing Health Insurance Claim Numbers, or HICNs. CMS is reporting some new cards are being inadvertently discarded because they were sent in non Read More . . .

Limited Seats Available for Nov. 6 Mock Trial Session

09/28/2018

Health care risk managers, hospital attorneys, directors of quality management, compliance officers, nurses, allied health professionals and physicians are invited to join the Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Mangers for a mock trial session from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Ohio Union at Ohio S Read More . . .

Annual Drug Overdose Report Shows 8-Year Low in Prescription Opioid Deaths, 4-Year Low in Heroin Deaths in Ohio

09/28/2018

Prescription opioid-related overdose deaths have reached an eight-year low and heroin-related overdose deaths are at a four-year low, according to a new report released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health. However, deadly Fentanyl mixed and used with other street drugs is now driving Ohio’s unintentional overdose deaths& Read More . . .

Opioid Prescribing During, After Pregnancy

09/28/2018

The Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, or PQI, on Oct. 31 is hosting a free webinar focused on improving opioid prescribing during and after pregnancy. The webinar is set for noon to 1 p.m. and registration is required.   As part of the PQI Champions webinar series, the objectives of this program are to describe the Read More . . .

Ohio Health Department Encourages Earlier Vaccination as Flu Season Approaches

09/28/2018

With the approach of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health is recommending all Ohioans 6 months and older get a flu shot as soon as possible. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention is urging vaccination by the end of October.   Flu activity traditionally begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, Read More . . .

Register Today for Oct. 25 OSHFM Conference

09/21/2018

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management hosts its annual educational conference Oct. 25 at The Blackwell Inn in Columbus. The conference provides a forum for networking, education and information exchange among Ohio’s health care facility managers, engineers, construction and safety managers, performance improve Read More . . .

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