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OONE Accepting Nominations for Leadership Awards

06/23/2017

The Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives invites nominations for the 2017 Aspiring Nurse Leader Award and 2017 Nursing Leadership Award. The awards recognize emerging nurse leaders who demonstrate outstanding leadership, possess a desire to advance and progress professionally, inspire others and support projects and initiatives out Read More . . .

Reminder: Submit OHA Annual Meeting Evaluations by June 28 for CE Credits

06/23/2017

For those who attend the OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit, handouts from the conference and the continuing education documentation are available online. For CE credits, click the Evaluations link for the session. Once you provide your contact information and complete the survey, our Education team will process your credits. Read More . . .

Himes Appointed as Director of the Ohio Department of Health

06/23/2017

Gov. John Kasich this week announced the appointment of Lance Himes as director of the Ohio Department of Health. Himes served as interim director since March 31. He joined ODH as a staff attorney in 2004 and was promoted to General Counsel in 2011. He also served as interim director for several months in 2014.   Throughout h Read More . . .

Senate Leaders Unveil Bill to Repeal, Replace the ACA

06/23/2017

U.S. Senate Republican leaders on Thursday unveiled their version of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill would make significant changes to the Medicaid program, including adding work requirements and caps on funding and giving states the ability to waive many of the Affordable Care Act’s essenti Read More . . .

Participate in OHA’s Salary, CEO Compensation Surveys by June 30

06/23/2017

OHA, the Ohio Society of Hospital Human Resource Administrators and Integrated Healthcare Strategies (a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.) have teamed up to develop the 2017 OHA Salary Survey and CEO Compensation Survey.   Participants receive a copy of the survey results and a Custom Competitor Report. Hospitals m Read More . . .

Updated Community Resource Addresses Ohio’s Opioid Abuse

06/23/2017

The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team recently published an updated Action Guide to Address Opioid Abuse, a resource that serves as a blueprint to help communities address opioid addiction.   The guide includes a series of goals and checklists of actionable items on such topics as building a local team to take actio Read More . . .

Still Time to Enroll in OHA Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Workshop

06/23/2017

Hospitals participating in the OHA Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Service are invited to save the date for the benchmarking workshop set for Sept. 8. Hospitals can still sign up to participate in the program.   In 2016 more than 80 hospitals took advantage of OHA’s Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Serv Read More . . .

Award Recipients Honored at OHA Annual Meeting; Christ Hospital’s Rebecca Daniels Named 2017 OHA Health Care Worker of the Year

06/16/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association presented more than 30 statewide awards this week at its annual meeting in Columbus. More than 1,300 hospital employees, health care leaders and OHA corporate partners attended, exploring programming in 18 educational tracks, earning continuing education credits and networking with peers from around the Read More . . .

ACHE Honors Members at OHA 2017 Annual Meeting

06/16/2017

The American College of Healthcare Executives for Ohio held its annual awards presentation ceremony Wednesday during the OHA Annual Meeting Quality Summit at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Awards were presented by Chip Washienko, ACHE Regent for Ohio.   The award winners included:   ACHE Service Award: Jamie Phill Read More . . .

Hospital Analytics Tool Upgraded to Improve Patient Care

06/16/2017

Battelle announced this week the release of WayFinder™ Q.I. Dashboard 2.3, an advanced analytics tool for hospitals and hospital systems to track and analyze Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other quality metrics. OHA is using WayFinder to track data for member hospita Read More . . .

Still Time to Register for Health Technology, Biometric Data Webinar

06/16/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association invites health care providers, hospital and health system executives, front-line physicians and nurses, chief information officers, chief technology officers and health IT leaders to register for a “Internet of Healthy Things” webinar at 2:30 p.m. June 21.   Attendees will hear from J Read More . . .

CE Credit Documents, Conference Handouts Available Online

06/16/2017

For the convenience of guests who attended the OHA Annual Meeting this week, handouts from the conference and the CE documentation are available online. They are listed by session time and session number. The two online options for download are the OHA conference webpage and the OHA Events app, available for both iPhone and Android Read More . . .

Free HCV Webinars Offered, Earn CME Credit

06/16/2017

Med-IQ is offering a free series of educational webinars, guided by world-renowned experts to provide primary care professionals with knowledge and competence specific to identifying and caring for patients with HCV in rural practice settings. Participants have the option to earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for each webi Read More . . .

Annual Meeting Handouts, CE Credit Documents Available Online

06/09/2017

For the convenience of guests attending the OHA Annual Meeting next Monday through Wednesday, the presentations and handouts for the conference sessions are posted online. New presentations will be added as they are received.   Applying for CE credits? The website offers a link to the post-session survey for all 73 sessi Read More . . .

Registration Open for 2017 Assisted Outpatient Treatment Symposium

06/09/2017

Plan to attend the “Building the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Community: A Symposium for Beginners, Experts and Those in Between” Nov. 2 in Columbus.   Michael Biasotti, past president of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police and a former police chief of New Windsor, N.Y. and Barbara Biasotti, a reti Read More . . .

Submit a Presentation for Midwest Forum on Hospitals by June

06/09/2017

Illinois Public Health Institute, MPHI, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Health Policy Institute of Ohio are seeking abstracts from stakeholders in Ohio for the Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Chicago.   The deadline to submit a proposal is June Read More . . .

Join OHA, FHA at Annual Medicare 101 Training

06/09/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and Florida Hospital Association are teaming up to present a comprehensive review of Medicare provider reimbursement systems and cost reporting June 22 in Columbus. The popular annual “Medicare 101” seminar is designed for trustees and hospital employees who are new to health care facility f Read More . . .

Raise Awareness During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

06/09/2017

As recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association, June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Worldwide, 47 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including 5.4 million Americans and 210,000 Ohioans. More than 596,000 Ohioans act as unpaid caregivers to those individuals.   The Alzhei Read More . . .

Still time to Register for Advocacy Luncheon, OHA Annual Meeting

06/02/2017

Reserve your place now for the 2017 OHA Advocacy Luncheon on June 12, held on day one of the OHA Annual Meeting and Education Summit at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.   OHA invites hospital professionals and corporate partners from across the state to attend the three-day event featuring more than 70 education sessions, Read More . . .

New Online Ebola Preparedness Training Available for Hospital Staff

06/02/2017

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association partnership initiative Ohio Emerging Pathogen Coalition recently established new recommended training for hospital personnel to complete eight training modules regarding Ebola.   The modules focus on PPE - Personal protective equipment, early recognition, isolati Read More . . .

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