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Submit Nominations for OPSI 2019 Best Practice Award by Dec. 31

11/15/2018

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals, health systems, physicians, long term care, outpatient facilities and home health care to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Dec. 31. The award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most i Read More . . .

Prepare for Handwashing Awareness Week in December

11/14/2018

The holiday season is here, and with it comes cold and flu season, too. Dec. 3-9 is Handwashing Awareness Week, which is the perfect time to remind staff, visitors and caregivers about the importance of handwashing to help ensure that everyone stays healthy through the holidays.   Handwashing is the single most important thin Read More . . .

Build Awareness, Trigger Action to Reduce Disparities

11/14/2018

As the OHA HIIN continues the goal of tackling all forms of harm to improve the care of patients, the focus of improving access to quality health care for all patients by reducing health disparities will be an area of emphasis and development. Increasing awareness and triggering action will be key elements in advancing community hea Read More . . .

Call for Nominations: 2019 Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

11/14/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting nominations through Jan. 25 for the 2019 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award and Health Care Leadership Awards. Member hospitals and health systems are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals and organizations whose achievements have enhanced and brought honor to Ohio Read More . . .

Build Awareness, Trigger Action to Reduce Disparities

11/14/2018

As the HIIN continues the goal of tackling all forms of harm to improve the care of patients, the focus of improving access to quality health care for all patients by reducing health disparities will be an area of emphasis and development. Increasing awareness and triggering action will be key elements in advancing community health Read More . . .

Sepsis Awareness Month - Promote the Signs of Sepsis

09/14/2018

Gov. John Kasich declared September as Sepsis Awareness Month. The observance provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the life-threatening condition that affects more than 41,000 Ohio patients each year. OHA is leading a statewide sepsis mortality reduction initiative to improve early recognition and treatment of sepsis. S Read More . . .

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

09/14/2018

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 are invited to complete the 2019 Call for Present Read More . . .

CMS Adds Six-Month Extension to OHA HIIN Contract

09/14/2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week announced a six-month extension to the Ohio Hospital Association’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network contract. The extension is added to the base period of the original HIIN contract extending work from Sept. 28, 2018 through March 28, 2019. Current improvement w Read More . . .

Registration Open for Statewide Nurse Executives Conference

09/14/2018

The Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives invites members and Ohio nurse executives to attend the fall conference Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Dublin. The conference schedule includes a pre-conference event on Oct. 31, a day-and-a-half of educational programming and the OONE awards ceremony.   The conference agenda features time Read More . . .

OPSI Offers Free Diagnostic Errors Webinar on Sept. 19

09/14/2018

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites health care providers, hospital leaders, nurse leaders, physicians and social workers to participate at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in the “Diagnostic Error: If You Want to Improve It You Must Measure It!” webinar. This is the third of a free seven-part series.   The four subseque Read More . . .

Memorial Health System’s Contact Center Improves Transition of Care

09/14/2018

Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital, hospitals in Memorial Health System, began a Patient Transition of Care Program in March 2018 to improve the patient’s transition of care with a follow-up appointment, increasing their access to more timely care. The Contact Center schedules all follow-up appointments for Read More . . .

New study: Patients with HAIs Suffer Social, Emotional Pain

09/14/2018

The consequences of health care-associated infections reach well beyond patients’ physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some health care providers to distance themselves from affected patients, according to a qualitative, systematic review published in the American Journal of Infection Contr Read More . . .

AADE Releases New Hypoglycemia Resources

09/14/2018

The American Association of Diabetes Educators has released hypoglycemia resources that include several practice documents, new resources that provide helpful advice to people living with diabetes, AADE journal articles, advocacy issues related to seniors' access to the supplies they need and related AADE18 educational courses. Read More . . .

Improve Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department

09/14/2018

Long waits in the emergency department are a problem for both patients and hospitals. For psychiatric patients, the problem is even worse. Current recommendations are rooted in the belief that all emergency psychiatric patients should be hospitalized. But Scott Zeller, MD, a guest on the July 12 WIHI audio program, questioned whethe Read More . . .

Webinar on Rural CAH Readmissions Event Sequel Available for Download

09/14/2018

There are advantages to being small. Smaller critical access hospitals are optimizing their size to provide personalized care transitions services that extend from admission to acute care to the clinic to the home. Sounds like a dream? The ideal care transition processes can be achieved by taking a boutique approach. This Health Res Read More . . .

Combating a Crisis: IU Health Launches Narcotic-Free Ureteroscopy Surgery

09/14/2018

Concern over the opioid epidemic prompted an IU Health Methodist team to do what it could to incite change. It is the first in the U.S. to publish a study showing the positive effects of cutting narcotics out of ureteroscopy. Click here to read the full study. Read More . . .

Sepsis Alliance Offers Sepsis Toolkit for First Responders

09/14/2018

This newly launched toolkit, Sepsis: First Response, is a 15-minute educational video and 60-minute training module that provides Emergency Medical Service personnel with the tools to rapidly identify and begin treating sepsis cases in the field as well as how to effectively coordinate with the emergency department and in-hospi Read More . . .

Healthy People 2020 Health Disparities Data Widget Available

09/14/2018

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Center for Health Statistics and the Office of Minority Health released a HealthyPeople.gov data search function that allows people to easily find health disparities data. The widget provides access to health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objective Read More . . .

Toolkit: Using Data Analysis to Calculate Opioid Levels and Identify Patients At Risk of Misuse or Overdose

09/14/2018

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General toolkit provides detailed steps for using prescription drug claims data to analyze patients' opioid levels and identify certain patients who are at risk of opioid misuse or overdose. It is based on the methodology that OIG has developed in our extensive work Read More . . .

AHRQ Releases a Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care

09/14/2018

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a new toolkit to support a structured, team-based approach to improving the management of patients who take opioids to ease chronic pain. The majority of patients taking opioids for chronic pain are managed by primary care providers and their staff. The Six Building Blocks tool Read More . . .

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