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OHA Announces Partnership with Cardinal Health Foundation to Spread Opioid Prescribing Best Practices

01/15/2019

  The Ohio Hospital Association has secured a new partnership with Ohio-based Cardinal Health Foundation to join our efforts to deploy best practices, resources and support for hospitals and communities across Ohio to address the opioid crisis. With support from Cardinal Health we a Read More . . .

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominations for Ohio Patient Safety Institute 2019 Best Practice Award Due Jan. 25

01/15/2019

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 Jan. 25. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and implemen Read More . . .

New Report: U.S. Hospitals Added 7,400 Jobs in December

01/15/2019

According to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment the nation’s hospitals added 7,400 more jobs in December—raising employment to a seasonally adjusted 5,231,800 people. That’s 107,800 more jobs than this time last year.  Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of Read More . . .

Health Equity Data Collection Should Go Beyond the Basics

01/15/2019

As hospitals and health systems work to make health equity a reality for patients, improving health equity requires an understanding of where health disparities are occurring within the community. Data collection begins with the collection of basic patient demographics starting with Race, Ethnicity, and Lang Read More . . .

Address Health Disparities Through REAL Data Collection

01/15/2019

Steps for building a culturally competent organization begin with the necessary collection of race, ethnicity and language preference data on patients to identify and report health disparities and improve outcomes. The first step in understanding how to best serve patient populations is throug Read More . . .

Ohio Infant Mortality Rate Drops Overall, Disparities Increase

12/17/2018

According to a new report from the Ohio Department of Health the number of Ohio infants who died before their first birthday declined from 1,024 in 2016 to 982 in 2017. This is the second time since the state began keeping records in 1939, that Ohio has had fewer than 1,000 deaths. The last time was in 2014.  While t Read More . . .

Health Equity Data Collection: Guidelines for Race, Ethnicity and Language

12/17/2018

Hospitals and health systems are continuously working to make health equity a reality for patients. In the area of data collection, research has noted that one way to achieve this goal is through the collection of patient demographic data. This is turn helps hospitals and health care systems understand patient populations and measur Read More . . .

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 . . .

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