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Watch for the New OHA HIIN CEO Dashboard

04/17/2017

OHA HIIN is creating an OHA HIIN CEO dashboard illustrating the progress the hospital has made on the HIIN outcome metrics. Each CEO will receive the hospital’s dashboard at the end of April. It uses a 2014 baseline unless otherwise indicated with the comparison data being third quarter 2016. It also provides the overall OHA H Read More . . .

Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism, or VTE

04/17/2017

A survey completed in February addressed the preferred process measure for VTE. The results were close but VTE-5 had the most votes for ease of data collection (although no longer required for reporting by CMS). Outcome Measure:  Outcome: Incidence of Potentially Preventable Hospital-Acquired VTE: (VTE-6) Nume Read More . . .

Registration Open for OHA Annual Meeting – Transforming Health Care in Ohio

04/17/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association invites employees, medical staff, trustees and volunteers of OHA member hospitals and health systems and OHA Corporate Partners to register for the 2017 OHA Annual Meeting June 12-14 in Columbus. The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opportunity for health care providers and administrators at all lev Read More . . .

Join Update Webinar from National Healthcare Safety Network Conference April 27

04/17/2017

Health Services Advisory Group will provide an updated on the latest news from the National Healthcare Safety Network conference 1-2 p.m. April 27. Specifically, attendees will gain insights on health care-associated infections, health care process measures, progress of prevention efforts and news regarding the value-based payment p Read More . . .

Lessons Learned with Mercy Health’s CDI Strategy

04/17/2017

In November 2014 Mercy Health Anderson, Clermont, Fairfield, Jewish and West Hospitals evaluated the incidence of Clostridium difficile events by conducting onsite evaluations, providing recommendations for consideration and providing a final presentation for facility leadership in each of the five hospitals.C. Diff Assessment: Read More . . .

Poster Presentation Showcase Offered at OHA Quality Summit June 14

04/17/2017

The 10th annual OHA Quality Summit will be held on the third day of the OHA Annual Meeting, June 14, recognizing Ohio hospitals' and health systems’ commitment to evidence-based practice and high-quality care.   The Summit’s poster showcase is an opportunity to highlight best practices and feature your h Read More . . .

New OHA Report Highlights Ohio Hospitals’ Quality Work

03/27/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s new Hospital Insights report summarizes the quality improvement work of our hospital collaboratives over the past five years to improve outcomes for patients and save billions in health care costs.   From 2012 through 2016, OHA’s hospital collaboratives engaged more than 100 Ohio ho Read More . . .

Save the Dates June 12-14 for 2017 OHA Annual Meeting

03/27/2017

Employees of OHA member hospitals are invited to attend the 2017 OHA Annual Meeting, June 12-14, in Columbus. The three-day event features more than 70 educational sessions and is a premier opportunity for health care providers and administrators at all levels to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, earn conti Read More . . .

Lake Health Addresses SSI Reduction, Prevention in OHA Webinar

03/27/2017

Infection Preventionists Karen Mrazik and Elizabeth Reed from Lake Health TriPoint and West Medical Centers on March 22 presented an OHA HIIN webinar on Surgical Site Infections (SSI) reduction and prevention strategies.   Lake Health’s best practices in hospital acquired infections, or HAI, prevention are a result of a Read More . . .

Memorial Health Uses ERAS to Improve Patient Safety

03/27/2017

Jody Bullman, MSN, RN, Senior Director Surgical Services, and Terri Adams, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Quality Improvement Supervisor for Memorial Health System in Marietta also presented on the OHA HIIN Webinar March 22 on the topic of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS).  ERAS is a paradigm shift in surgery and surgical care of the pa Read More . . .

Study Confirms Importance of Antimicrobial Stewardship for Controlling C. Difficile Infections

03/27/2017

A study in Lancet Infectious Diseases published Jan. 24 stated appropriate antibiotic stewardship "is, and will likely remain, central to the control of C. [Clostridium] difficile infections.” The researchers evaluated an antibiotic-resistant C. difficile strain that caused infection outbreaks in England from 1998 to 2006 Read More . . .

FDA Warns of Reaction to Antiseptic Products with Chlorhexidine Gluconate

03/27/2017

The Food and Drug Administration warned that products containing chlorhexidine gluconate can cause rare but serious allergic reactions. “Although rare, the number of reports of serious allergic reactions to these products has increased over the last several years,” the agency said.   As a result, the FDA is asking Read More . . .

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