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Registration Open for OHA Annual Meeting – Healing Ohio Communities

04/16/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association invites employees, medical staff, trustees and volunteers of member hospitals and health systems and OHA Corporate Partners to register for the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting June 4-6 in Columbus.  Click here to register for the 2018 annual meeting.   The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opport Read More . . .

Deadline Approaching: Submit OHA Quality Summit Poster Proposals by April 27

04/16/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association invites member hospitals to showcase quality improvement initiatives at the 11th annual OHA Quality Summit June 6 in Columbus. To submit an abstract for consideration, complete the poster abstract and biographical data forms and submit them to Dorothy.Aldridge@ohiohospitals.org by April 27.   The Read More . . .

HIIN, STRIVE Host Heath Care Associated Infection Conference

04/16/2018

The Ohio Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement programs hosted a Heath Care Associated Infection Conference at the Embassy Suites Columbus April 11. This interactive day included the following topics: antimicrobial stewardship; leadership engagement; hospital acquired inf Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - April 2018

04/16/2018

PFE Metric 4: PFAC or Representatives on Hospital Committee To meet this metric, the hospital must have an active Patient and Family Advisory Council or at least one patient who serves on a patient safety or quality improvement committee or team. The patient and/or family representative from the community have been formally named a Read More . . .

Knox Community Hospital Implements New Patient, Family Advisory Council

04/16/2018

Knox Community Hospital implemented its first Patient and Family Advisory Council in September 2017. There are currently eight community members that serve on the PFAC. KCH ensured a diverse team that is representative of the patient population by selecting patients and or family members that have both positive and negative experien Read More . . .

Holzer Health System Adds Patient, Family Advisory Program

04/16/2018

What happens when physicians, administrators, staff and patients partner with one another? In 2017, Holzer Health System successfully launched a Patient and Family Advisory Program to engage and collaborate with patients to enhance their health care experiences. Holzer, a rural health system in southeastern Ohio, recognizes that pat Read More . . .

Guidance Available for Managing Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants

04/16/2018

The American College of Cardiology released an expert consensus decision pathway on management of bleeding in patients who take oral anticoagulants. The pathway provides guidance to clinicians who are managing bleeding in patients receiving either vitamin K antagonists or the newer direct-acting oral anticoagulants. The decision pat Read More . . .

Global Antibiotic Use Soars as Resistance Fears Rise

04/16/2018

Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of the dangerous health threats posed by antibiotic resistance -- when the drugs are no longer effective against the diseases they were designed to fight. Yet new research finds that antibiotic use by people rose 39 percent worldwide between 2000 and 2015, adding to the growing threat Read More . . .

Protect Patients by Protecting Health Care Workers

04/16/2018

Worker safety influences patient safety, yet health care organizations lag other industries in ensuring a safe work environment. David Michaels, former head of OSHA, discusses how health systems can learn from other industries in the drive to achieve operational excellence. Click here to read the article “Industry Voices&mdash Read More . . .

Clinical Practice Guidelines Updated for C.Diff Infection in Adults, Children

04/16/2018

A panel of experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America to update the 2010 clinical practice guideline on Clostridium difficile infection in adults. The update, which has incorporated recommendations for children (following the adult recommendations for epidemi Read More . . .

Two ADE Resources Available for Download

04/16/2018

The HIIN Collection of ADE Best Practices & Resources from the Adverse Drug Event Affinity Group is available for download.Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an interactive training that promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain. It’s based on the opioid-related recommendations in the Read More . . .

Learn How Leaders Drive Culture in Health Care Organizations

04/16/2018

Following the recent National Patient Safety Foundation “Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years After To Err is Human” report, Tejal Gandhi, MD, NPSF’s president and CEO, breaks down how there’s a variety of ways that executives can make their organizations safe for patients and Read More . . .

JAMA Releases New Hospital Infection Prevention Viewpoint

04/16/2018

The JAMA Network released the new viewpoint arguing that integrated infection prevention programs in which hospitals share resources, standards, responsibility and oversight for infection control with nursing homes could reduce resident readmissions and costs and limit the transmission of drug-resistant organisms between facili Read More . . .

Mark Your Calendar for PfP Webinar Time Change

03/15/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association’s monthly Person & Family Engagement learning event webinars will be moved to the second Thursday of each month from 1- 2 p.m. ET beginning in March. This webinar is the National HIIN PFE call.    By aligning the schedules, the Partnership for Patients team hopes to support hospita Read More . . .

Save the Date for Behavioral Health Safety Rounding Webinar

03/15/2018

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for the 2018 Advancing Patient Safety series webinar “Technology Improved Safety Rounding in Behavioral Health” at 11:30 a.m. April 19. Representatives from Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital will discuss using the Iris mobile application to improve pat Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - March 2018

03/15/2018

Person & Family Engagement Metric 3: Designated PFE Leader Hospital has a designated individual (or individuals) with leadership responsibility and accountability for PFE. You meet this standard, if…   There is a named hospital employee (or employees) responsible for PFE efforts at the hospital either in a full- Read More . . .

Fayette County Memorial Creates Council to Improve Patient Experience

03/15/2018

Fayette County Memorial Hospital established a Patient and Family Advisory Council to allow for valuable information sharing and to receive feedback that will enhance the patient experience. It was determined that the Council should involve patients or family members that had received services in varying departments of the organiza Read More . . .

Mary Rutan Improves Community Relations with Patient Experience Coordinator, Committee

03/15/2018

Mary Rutan Hospital in 2008 began a journey to improving relations between the organization and the community it serves by hiring its first customer service coordinator. Since inception, this role has evolved to include duties such as coordination, planning, implementation, tracking and communication of customer service and patient Read More . . .

Engage Patients, Families in Health Care

03/15/2018

Whether you see patients at a hospital, primary care office or other setting, time is often limited and patients and family members who have prioritized their questions or concerns will experience the most meaningful, efficient visits. To help you and your patients get the most out of your time together, AHRQ offers these free reso Read More . . .

Colorado Hospitals Collaborate to Reduce ED Opioid Prescriptions

03/15/2018

A collaborative project which involved ten hospitals in Colorado dramatically reduced opioid prescriptions in emergency departments. The Colorado Opioid Safety Collaborative, launched by the Colorado Hospital Association, launched a multidisciplinary approach to the management of opioids though the use of alternatives and achieved a Read More . . .

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