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New OHA Data Portal Handbook Available for Download

09/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association HIIN hospitals are encouraged to download and review the OHA Data Portal Handbook, which provides instructions for monthly data upload.  Click here to download the OHA Data Portal Handbook.   The OHA HIIN data portal will be updated on the evening of the 14th of every month and updates will Read More . . .

Sepsis Bundle Compliance - All Facilities

09/15/2017

The OHA HIIN has made the following progress for the elements of the three-hour bundle:   11% improvement for blood cultures drawn11% improvement for broad spectrum antibiotics administered30% improvement for crystalloid fluids administered22% improvement for initial lactate level drawn Data elements should be entered in the Read More . . .

Sepsis: AHRQ Postoperative Sepsis (PSI 13) - All Facilities

09/15/2017

Using 2014 as baseline, the over-all OHA HIIN Post-Op Sepsis (PSI 13) demonstrated a 4% decrease. Data elements will be extracted from OHA Claims data.Additional References:OHA’s quality program education materials and resources are available for hospitals and community partners to access at www.ohiohospitals.org/sepsis. Thes Read More . . .

Blanchard Valley Engaged All Providers, Nursing Staff in Bundle Education

09/15/2017

Blanchard Valley Health System currently has an 85 percent compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sepsis bundle. The BVHS goal for 2017 is to have a sepsis bundle compliance of 83 percent. “One unique thing about BVHS when measuring compliance is that we don’t wait until the end of the month to Read More . . .

Marietta Memorial Creates Sepsis Workflow

09/15/2017

To reduce sepsis mortality at Memorial Hospital in Marietta, key stakeholders came together to develop a unique, patient-centered sepsis workflow. The sepsis workflow went live in June in our emergency department and includes the initiation of a sepsis alert trigged from our initial sepsis assessment. The alert is initiated when pa Read More . . .

Licking Memorial Reduces Sepsis Mortality by 70%

09/15/2017

Licking Memorial Hospital has participated in the OHA Sepsis Initiative since it began in summer 2015. The hospital initiated a variety of interventions, phased in over time, and achieved a significant reduction in our overall sepsis mortality rate over the last 12 months. The hospital calculates its reduction in mortality to be rou Read More . . .

SOS: OHA Campaign Focuses on Early Recognition, Early Intervention

09/15/2017

The OHA Board of Trustees identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals. The association in June 2015 launched a three-year campaign to reduce sepsis deaths in Ohio by 30 percent by the end of 2018.   More than 38,000 Ohioans were impacted by sepsis last year, and 7,380 Read More . . .

OHA Sepsis Initiative Progress Report Shows 13.4% Mortality Reduction

09/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association today released a progress report showing Ohio hospitals achieved a 13.4 percent statewide reduction in sepsis mortality, representing an estimated 1,486 lives saved over the first 18 months of the OHA initiative that began in June 2015. OHA launched the statewide initiative with a goal of reducing seps Read More . . .

OHA Offers Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Workshop

08/14/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s safety leadership council invites member hospitals and health systems to reserve their seat for the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking 201 Workshop Sept. 8 at OHA’s office in Columbus.   Using the results from the OHA Benchmarking Report and the OHA Hospital Improvement Innova Read More . . .

Fall with Injury

08/14/2017

Using 2015 Q4 as baseline, the OHA HIIN overall falls with injury (NQF0202) rate decreased 18%. These data elements shall be submitted by all hospitals. The total patient days can be collected from billing systems.  The number of patient falls could be collected from electronic clinical data or medical records, fall surveillan Read More . . .

Fall Risk Assessment

08/14/2017

Using 2015 Q4 as baseline, the OHA HIIN overall Falls Risk Assessment rate improved 2%.Additional References:The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality developed a comprehensive resource for measuring fall rates and fall prevention practices. The resource is available online here. The American Nurses Association has publi Read More . . .

Shelby Adds Fall Prevention to Hourly Rounding Process

08/14/2017

OhioHealth Shelby Hospital has been challenged with patient falls in a small Critical Access Hospital. Every fall significantly impacts the rate of falls since the number of patients is small, and we know that every fall has the potential to cause injury and harm to patients. Fortunately, the falls at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital have Read More . . .

O’Bleness Adds Falls to Key Measures of New Daily Program

08/14/2017

Associates at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital are undergoing a huge shift in daily management. This summer, they started a move towards Lean Daily Management, and visual boards—dubbed Key Performance Indicator, or KPI, boards—are a big piece of it. The LDM approach was refined at Toyota and is used widely across a nu Read More . . .

Publication Highlights Preventing Falls in Older Adults

08/14/2017

“Preventing Falls in Older Adults” contains evidence-based information for older adults, family members and health care providers. Our goal is to raise awareness of known risk factors for falls in older adults and practical steps to reduce these risks. “Preventing Falls in Older Adults” was created by Lewis Read More . . .

Falls Assessment Tools Available

08/14/2017

Hester Davis Falls Risk Assessment Scale, HD Falls Care Plan, HD Falls Tool KitJohn Hopkins Falls Risk Assessment Tool Read More . . .

Limiting Patient Mobility May Do More Harm than Good

08/14/2017

Despite hospitals’ best efforts, there is little proof that policies to inhibit patient mobility actually prevent falls and may actually increase the risk of serious side effects, according to Sharon K. Inouye, MD, MPH, director of the Aging Brain Center at the Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife. “According Read More . . .

CME from CDC: Video Series Online Through September

08/14/2017

The CDC and Medscape are launching a series of six CME/CE activities addressing the key issues surrounding infection prevention in health care facilities. This series features discussions with top faculty on infection transmission and healthcare-associated infections. It looks at the healthcare environment and touches on medical eq Read More . . .

Fall TIPS Toolkit Available

08/14/2017

Patient falls represent a serious source of preventable harm, yet mitigating the fall risk of inpatients remains challenging. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety has created a pilot program Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety specifically for falls called Fall TIPS. The laminated paper Fall TIPS Toolkit Read More . . .

Save the Date for Sepsis Awareness Month

08/14/2017

OHA is recognizing September as Sepsis Awareness Month with an event on Thursday, Sept. 28 focused on promoting the continuum of care for treating sepsis. Please save the date and additional information on speakers and topics will be released soon. Read More . . .

OHA, Ohio Hospitals Earn National Recognition for Quality Improvement Initiatives

07/17/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Institute for Health Innovation has earned the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award Honorable Mention for our collaboration with 100 member hospitals to save lives and reduce health care costs by decreasing sepsis mortality and improving workplace safe Read More . . .

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