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ASP 101 Webinar Set for Tomorrow

06/19/2017

OHA, the Minnesota Hospital Association and the Health Services Advisory Group are presenting the webinar Antibiotic Stewardship 101 at 1 p.m. (CDT) and 2 p.m. (EDT) tomorrow, June 20. This webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for acute, amb Read More . . .

More than 320 Attend OHA Quality Summit

06/19/2017

OHA’s 10th Annual Quality Summit last week in Columbus featured a full day of clinical presentations, a shared livestream with the Minnesota Hospital Association and poster presentations. More than 320 attended in person and dozens of Minnesota facilities connected via the livestream. Here are several resources from the event Read More . . .

Adverse Drug Events: Opioid Safety (Inpatient Only)

06/19/2017

In a survey conducted in February 2017, 66% of the 50 hospital respondents reported they were actively engaged in collecting Opioid Safety data, 22% were not collecting this data, and 14% were in the process of developing tools/reports to collect Opioid Safety data. The responses shown below reveal a majority of respondents opted to Read More . . .

Community Health and Wellness Center Offers Operation: Street Smart Adult Drug Education to Employees and Community

06/19/2017

Operation Street Smart on April 18 presented to the Community Health and Wellness Center staff and Bryan/Montpelier, Ohio communities. Operation: Street Smart, presented by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, is an adult drug education program designed to education on the trends, terminology, paraphernalia and physiological Read More . . .

Firelands Deploys Health Care Education Via Social Media

06/19/2017

Social media is a very common medium utilized to educate the public on various topics and subjects. However, when you combine medical knowledge and comedy to educate the public on medical topics using social media, you might very well be saving a life. Zubin Damania, MD is the Founder of Turntable Health, in Las Vegas. Before moving Read More . . .

Submit Your Wayfinder Agreement

06/19/2017

As an added value to your participation in the OHA HIIN, your facility will have access to the Battelle WayFinder predicative analytics platform at no cost. This platform leverages the administrative data that your facility already submits to OHA, and allows you to compare your hospital’s performance against several relevant b Read More . . .

New AHRQ Publications Summarize Evidence on the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of C. difficile

06/19/2017

New evidence-based publications from AHRQ can help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of Clostridium difficile infections (C.diff or CDI) – a type of bacteria (or germ) that infects the large intestine. Anyone can get C.diff, but some people have a high Read More . . .

Joint Commission Updates Safety Goal 7 Requirements

06/19/2017

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, The Joint Commission has revised several National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7 requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing care centers. These revisions are a result of updates in 2014 to the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals. A Read More . . .

Gov. Kasich Announces New Initiative to Combat Drug Epidemic

06/19/2017

Gov. John Kasich delivered his sixth State of the State Address before a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly at The Sandusky State Theatre. His address included continued focus on Ohio’s fight against drug abuse and addiction. He unveiled plans to ask the Third Frontier Commission to provide up to $20 million to help d Read More . . .

Quality Summit Registration Open

05/15/2017

OHA’s 10th annual Quality Summit will be held June 14 as part of the OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit June 12-14 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. The three-day event includes more than 70 educational sessions offering numerous continuing education credit options in addition to annual recognition events. Additional qu Read More . . .

New Toolkits Address Equity of Care

05/15/2017

To assure each individual receives the highest level of care possible, the American Hospital Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have launched nationwide toolkits to address equity of care. AHA last year launched the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. The pledge campa Read More . . .

Adverse Drug Event: Glycemic Management

05/15/2017

In a February survey, OHA solicited your responses on Glycemic Management. Of the 50 hospital respondents, 68 percent were currently reporting on Glycemic Management, and 18 percent were working on development of a reporting mechanism. The remaining 14 percent were not currently collecting Glycemic Management Data. To improve ease o Read More . . .

Health Literacy Initiative Shows Immediate Impact on Readmissions

05/15/2017

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital’s Health Literacy Program was developed to address gaps in care for patients with impairments in health literacy. This impairment currently impacts approximately one-third of U.S. individuals. Limited health literacy has been shown to be associated with numerous negative quality outcomes, including Read More . . .

Hand Hygiene Training Tools Available

05/15/2017

New resources are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Clean Hands Count campaign. The CDC introduced the Clean Hands Count campaign in 2016 to promote hand hygiene in health care settings. The campaign provides free materials, including: A video, stickers and a soon-to-launch, free educationa Read More . . .

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 . . .

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