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Ohio Patient Safety Institute

Welcome to thhomepage for 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 more 180 hospitals and 9,000 physicians in Ohio to improve patient safety for all Ohioans. 


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Tools and Resources

OPSI is committed to empowering practitioners and equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to enhance their work in providing the best possible outcomes for patients. In addition, OPSI also provides a variety of patient resources to help patients navigate the health care system, prepare for a hospital stay and learn about medication and prevention.

For those hospitals and systems interested in learning more about the OPSI Patient Safety Organization, click here.

Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award

Congratulations to Summa Health, winner of the 2017 OPSI Frank Dono, MD Best Practice Award. This was awarded at the OHA Quality Summit.

OPSI presents the award to the individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most innovative, evidence-based patient safety practice in Ohio. Conceived by OPSI’s Board of Trustees, the goals of this award are to recognize outstanding efforts among Ohio health care providers who:

  • Improve patient safety
  • Develop innovative programs to improve patient safety
  • Create best practices that other Ohio health care providers may adopt/adapt
  • Develop a culture of collaboration that improves patient safety
To see more about the winners, get more information about the award, and tips on submitting and previous winners can be found on the Best Practices page.

Monthly Resource

July is Medication Safety Month!

Medications are powerful tools to keep our patients healthy, but if not taken correctly they can cause serious problems leading to medical complications, hospitalizations and possible death.  Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are trained to help patients use their medications safely; however patients share in the responsibility for safe medication use. There are several tools and tips available to assist our patients manage their medications. One of the most important is a Medication Card for listing of prescription, OTC and herbal meds that should be taken to all medical appointments. A brochure is available with important questions patients should ask their healthcare team about their medications. These resources and many more are available on the following link:

Flu Season Free Webinar

In observance of National Immunization Awareness Month, OPSI hosted a free hour-long webinar on Aug. 27, 2015 to discuss the latest recommendations regarding influenza and vaccines. The webinar featured a panel of experts:  Watch "OPSI Influenza Panel Discussion: What healthcare workers should know about influenza and vaccine recommendations," here.

Upcoming Events

Each session will be one hour in length beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. For more information, click here
Registration information can be found here.
September 7th
Pediatric Catheter Associated UTI Reduction
Jonathan I. Groner, MD
Rhonda Humphrey, RN, MSN
Stephanie Stack-Simone, BA, BS, CIC
Michael Fetzer, BSISE
Nationwide  Children’s Hospital 

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