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Ohio Patient Safety Institute

Welcome to
the Ohio Patient Safety Institute. OPSI is dedicated to improving patient safety in Ohio. The Institute was founded by the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio State Medical Association and the Ohio Osteopathic Association. Through this collaboration and common effort, OPSI has the ability to work with Ohio hospitals and health care workers to improve health care outcomes in Ohio. 


The Ohio Patient Safety Institute is the leader and catalyst in developing and transforming health care into a reliable, safe delivery system.
OPSI Board of Directors Patient Safety Organization-PSO
Patient Resources Professional Resources
OPSI Annual Best Practice Award Patient Safety Week


United Against the Flu 2018 & 2019 Campaign

OPSI is proud to partner with the American Hospital Association for their 2018 United Against the Flu campaign. United Against the Flu is a collaborative effort by several national health care organizations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to amplify the importance of getting vaccinated, especially this flu season.

The U.S. had record-breaking levels of influenza illness, hospitalization rates and deaths in children last season (180 pediatric deaths). Ohio had four pediatric influenza-associated deaths last season. Click here to visit Ohio Department of Health's webpage.

Join OPSI and United Against the Flu now and during National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 2-8, as we send a loud message across social platforms to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu vaccination.

October 2018 - social media templates and graphics
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January 2019 - social media templates and graphics
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Monthly OPSI Resource

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

AFM affects the nervous system, especially the spinal cord.  What are the symptoms?  How is AFM diagnosed?  What causes it?  How do you treat and prevent it?  To find out the answers to these questions click here for a brochure from the CDC.

OPSI Education Series

Diagnostic Error and the Diagnostic Process Conference Series is being offered throughout 2018 and 2019.  Each session will be one hour in length beginning at 11:30 a.m. (ET)  Topics include:

  • The Impact of Cognitive Bias on Diagnostic Failure (July 18, 2018) (Recording | Slides)
  • Alignment of Malpractice Signals to Diagnostic Error: What's Out There? (August 8, 2018) (Recording | Slides)
  • Diagnostic Error: If You Want to Improve It You Must Measure It! (Sept. 19, 2018) (Recording | Slides)
  • Educational Strategies to Improve Diagnostic Performance (Oct. 17, 2018) (Recording | Slides)
  • Uncertainty in Clinical Medicine - Avoiding Errors by Saying I Don't Know (Nov. 14, 2018) (Recording | Slides)
  • Partnering with Patients for Improved DX (Dec. 12, 2018) (Recording | Slides)
  • Improving Communication Among the Diagnosis Team (Jan. 9, 2019) (Recording | Slides)

Learn more here.  Registration for this conference series is free.  Access the on line registration directly here

OPSI Awareness Calendar 2017-2018

OPSI Awareness Calendar is a valuable resource highlighting health care awareness days, weeks and months. To view, click here.

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