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Revised PFE Strategic Vision Roadmap Available

11/15/2017

The second and latest edition of the PfP Strategic Vision Roadmap for Person and Family Engagement is available here. The Patient and Family Engaged Care goals for the second edition of the PFE Roadmap were to:   Make the Roadmap more user-friendly for Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks and hospitals,&nbs Read More . . .

Conserve Small-Volume Parenteral Medication During Shortage

11/15/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Hospital Association issued alerts to members and providers in early November with guidelines to address a national shortage of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions including suggestions for conservation.       Hospitals and health systems are experiencing shortage Read More . . .

OHA Issues Call for 2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

11/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence at the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting June 4-6 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals, OHA corporate partners and other health care-related organizations are invited to complete Read More . . .

OHA Releases HIIN Executive Summary

11/15/2017

The initial Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Executive Summary reflecting progress for the first year was mailed this week to each HIIN organization’s top onsite administrator. If you have any questions, please contact Rosalie Weakland at Rosalie.Weakland@ohiohospitals.org or call 614-221-7614. Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - Nov. 2017

11/15/2017

Readmission: Follow-up Visit Scheduled All Facilities OHA HIIN Current Rate: 87 percentReadmission: Hospital 7-Day and 30-Day All-Cause Risk-Standardized Readmission Rate (per 1,000 population adult and Medicare)All Facilities OHA HIIN Current Rate: 10.219Additional References:The Partnership for Patients has also gathered ma Read More . . .

Back to the Basics: Euclid Hospital Prevents Hospital-Acquired Infections

11/15/2017

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital had four catheter-associated urinary tract infections, or CAUTI’s, in 2016. From October 2016 through March of 2017, there were no reported CAUTIs. Concerns arose when four confirmed CAUTI’s occurred during the second quarter of 2017.  During this Read More . . .

Prevent Pressure Ulcers with 6 Steps

11/15/2017

Pressure ulcers/injuries are extremely prevalent, particularly in long-term and other care facilities, and primarily affect older adults, those with cognitive impairment, mobility issues or individuals who are bedfast. This brief guide will introduce nurses and other health care professionals to pressure injury prevention best pract Read More . . .

Use Interactive Training Tool for Safer Opioid Use

11/15/2017

In recognition of National Health Literacy Month, the Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is highlighting a resource for health care providers that uses strategies for improving health literacy to promote safe use of medication to prevent adverse drug events. ODPHP’s online training too Read More . . .

CDC Release New Guide for Antibiotic Use, Resistance

11/15/2017

Nov. 13–19 marks U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week. To kick off the observances, on Nov. 13 CDC released Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care, a national educational effort to continue to combat antibiotic resistance and protect patients from unnecessary side effects. Be Antibiotics Awa Read More . . .

Earn Statewide Recognition for Exceptional Patient Safety Innovations

11/15/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals and health systems to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Dec. 29. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice Read More . . .

ALERT - AHA, FDA Encourage Conservation of Small-Volume Parenteral Medication During Shortage

11/01/2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Hospital Association have issued alerts to members and providers regarding guidelines for addressing the national shortage of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions including suggestions for management and conservation.     Hospitals and health systems are experiencing sh Read More . . .

ISMP Creates Medication Safety Self-Assessment

10/16/2017

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Medication Safety Self-Assessment® for High-Alert Medications tool offers hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities a unique opportunity to assess the safety of systems and practices associated with up to 11 categories of high-alert medications. ISMP defines high- Read More . . .

Joint Commission Creates Cultural Sensitivity App for Health Care Professionals

10/16/2017

Health care professionals serve diverse patient populations. The need to communicate clearly, effectively, and in a way that doesn’t scare or offend a patient is a must in order to provide that patient with a positive experience. To help with the fast-moving pace of today’s health care world, Joint Commission Resources Read More . . .

ASHP Foundation Releases Antithrombotic Management Assessment Tool

10/16/2017

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation's assessment tool, “Optimizing Antithrombotic Management: An Assessment Tool for Hospitals and Health Systems,” was created to assist you in promoting the safe and effective use of these medications in inpatient and ambulatory settings. Organizations can u Read More . . .

Download Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity, Eliminating Disparities

10/16/2017

Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum created a roadmap for the U.S. healthcare system (i.e., providers and payers) to reduce health and health care disparitie Read More . . .

OHA Issues Call for 2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

10/16/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence at the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting June 4-6 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals, OHA corporate partners and other health care-related organizations are invited to complete Read More . . .

Watch for HIIN CEO Report Coming End of the Month

10/16/2017

Hospital Improvement Innovation Network leaders will receive a draft copy of the HIIN CEO Dashboard by the end of October/early November for review. HIIN Leaders will have one week for review and comment before distribution to the organization’s top onsite administrator.   Read More . . .

Learn the Signs of Sepsis, Help Save Lives

10/16/2017

Sepsis impacted 38,000 Ohioans last year.   Early Recognition and early intervention are key to survival – but less than 1 percent of Americans can identify the symptoms of sepsis.  Click here to hear the survival story of Rick Cochran – as told by his wife who recognized the signs of sepsis, the health Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - October 2017

10/16/2017

Pressure Ulcer Rate, Stage 3+  The OHA HIIN rate for PSI 3 has increased by 33 percent. CMS changed the baseline for PSI 3 to Q4 2015 through Q3 2016 due to the change from ICD 9 to ICD -10. These data elements shall be submitted by all hospitals.  Data can be collected through incident reporting, hospital disc Read More . . .

Holzer Medical Center Implements Pressure Ulcer Prevention Measures

10/16/2017

“Because pressure ulcer care is complex, efforts to improve pressure ulcer prevention require a SYSTEM approach that will involve organizational change.” Holzer Health System began a journey in May 2017 to focus on the care provided to patients at risk for the development of pressure ulcers. A multidisciplinary team met Read More . . .

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