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Q3 Health Innovation Partners

OHA is proud to join the hospital associations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to establish the Q3 Health Innovation Partners (Q3HIP), a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety. 

Launched during National Health Care Quality Week 2019, Q3HIP will build on the quality improvement track records of each of the three associations. Q3HIP’s vision is to collaborate in innovative research, quality improvement and population health strategies to advance the health and well-being of 33 million people, including nearly 6 million Medicare beneficiaries, living in New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Our Collaboration

Each of our organizations have been engaged in improving healthcare quality and patient safety under the federal Partnership for Patients initiative. We believe a regional focus and the collective expertise of our organizations can create even greater impact in improving health for our patients and communities.

Past focus areas under CMS’ Partnership for Patients have included efforts to reduce post-surgical infections, medication errors, patient falls, pressure injuries and readmissions within 30 days following a hospital stay. Between 2010 and 2014, the collective work of this national effort reduced the incidence of these complications by 21 percent, resulting in $28 billion in healthcare cost savings. While previous efforts have focused on quality healthcare for older adults, Q3HIP envisions a broader focus into areas including maternal health and opioid stewardship.

Q3HIP will engage hospitals and other healthcare providers in all three states in a collaborative framework that employs shared best practices, tools and models; insight from expert faculty; data reporting and benchmarking to measure progress or identify gaps; and an “all share, all learn” culture where organizations advance knowledge together toward better care and patient outcomes. 

OHA President & CEO Statement

“Health care is changing rapidly, demanding innovative approaches to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs,” said Mike Abrams, president and CEO of the Ohio Hospital Association. “As a leading organization for healthcare improvement in Ohio, OHA worked to develop this exceptional collaborative to advance best practices with patient care while leveraging the expertise and resources of three state organizations.”

OHA Health Care Quality Leadership

OHA's Health Care Quality Programs teams are leading statewide initiatives focused on advancing effective practices and learning opportunities for hospitals and health care organizations in Ohio. By working in greater alignment with New Jersey and Pennsylvania we will continue to build on the successes accomplished in recent years to bring stronger and more effective resources to organizations and patients. Below are recent examples of our work: