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ISMP Creates Medication Safety Self-Assessment

10/16/2017

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Medication Safety Self-Assessment® for High-Alert Medications tool offers hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities a unique opportunity to assess the safety of systems and practices associated with up to 11 categories of high-alert medications. ISMP defines high- Read More . . .

Joint Commission Creates Cultural Sensitivity App for Health Care Professionals

10/16/2017

Health care professionals serve diverse patient populations. The need to communicate clearly, effectively, and in a way that doesn’t scare or offend a patient is a must in order to provide that patient with a positive experience. To help with the fast-moving pace of today’s health care world, Joint Commission Resources Read More . . .

ASHP Foundation Releases Antithrombotic Management Assessment Tool

10/16/2017

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation's assessment tool, “Optimizing Antithrombotic Management: An Assessment Tool for Hospitals and Health Systems,” was created to assist you in promoting the safe and effective use of these medications in inpatient and ambulatory settings. Organizations can u Read More . . .

Download Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity, Eliminating Disparities

10/16/2017

Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum created a roadmap for the U.S. healthcare system (i.e., providers and payers) to reduce health and health care disparitie Read More . . .

OHA Issues Call for 2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

10/16/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence at the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting June 4-6 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals, OHA corporate partners and other health care-related organizations are invited to complete Read More . . .

Watch for HIIN CEO Report Coming End of the Month

10/16/2017

Hospital Improvement Innovation Network leaders will receive a draft copy of the HIIN CEO Dashboard by the end of October/early November for review. HIIN Leaders will have one week for review and comment before distribution to the organization’s top onsite administrator.   Read More . . .

Learn the Signs of Sepsis, Help Save Lives

10/16/2017

Sepsis impacted 38,000 Ohioans last year.   Early Recognition and early intervention are key to survival – but less than 1 percent of Americans can identify the symptoms of sepsis.  Click here to hear the survival story of Rick Cochran – as told by his wife who recognized the signs of sepsis, the health Read More . . .

Metric of the Month - October 2017

10/16/2017

Pressure Ulcer Rate, Stage 3+  The OHA HIIN rate for PSI 3 has increased by 33 percent. CMS changed the baseline for PSI 3 to Q4 2015 through Q3 2016 due to the change from ICD 9 to ICD -10. These data elements shall be submitted by all hospitals.  Data can be collected through incident reporting, hospital disc Read More . . .

Holzer Medical Center Implements Pressure Ulcer Prevention Measures

10/16/2017

“Because pressure ulcer care is complex, efforts to improve pressure ulcer prevention require a SYSTEM approach that will involve organizational change.” Holzer Health System began a journey in May 2017 to focus on the care provided to patients at risk for the development of pressure ulcers. A multidisciplinary team met Read More . . .

Lutheran Hospital Uses Infection Prevention Poster to Communicate with Key Stakeholders

10/16/2017

Infection prevention is the responsibility of everyone who works in health care, regardless of job role. Communicating important infection prevention information to key stakeholders can be a daunting task. Sharing information with licensed independent practitioners can be especially challenging and may require more than one approach Read More . . .

Licking Memorial Reduces Sepsis Mortality by 70%

09/15/2017

Licking Memorial Hospital has participated in the OHA Sepsis Initiative since it began in summer 2015. The hospital initiated a variety of interventions, phased in over time, and achieved a significant reduction in our overall sepsis mortality rate over the last 12 months. The hospital calculates its reduction in mortality to be rou Read More . . .

SOS: OHA Campaign Focuses on Early Recognition, Early Intervention

09/15/2017

The OHA Board of Trustees identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals. The association in June 2015 launched a three-year campaign to reduce sepsis deaths in Ohio by 30 percent by the end of 2018.   More than 38,000 Ohioans were impacted by sepsis last year, and 7,380 Read More . . .

OHA Sepsis Initiative Progress Report Shows 13.4% Mortality Reduction

09/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association today released a progress report showing Ohio hospitals achieved a 13.4 percent statewide reduction in sepsis mortality, representing an estimated 1,486 lives saved over the first 18 months of the OHA initiative that began in June 2015. OHA launched the statewide initiative with a goal of reducing seps Read More . . .

New OHA Data Portal Handbook Available for Download

09/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association HIIN hospitals are encouraged to download and review the OHA Data Portal Handbook, which provides instructions for monthly data upload.  Click here to download the OHA Data Portal Handbook.   The OHA HIIN data portal will be updated on the evening of the 14th of every month and updates will Read More . . .

Sepsis Bundle Compliance - All Facilities

09/15/2017

The OHA HIIN has made the following progress for the elements of the three-hour bundle:   11% improvement for blood cultures drawn11% improvement for broad spectrum antibiotics administered30% improvement for crystalloid fluids administered22% improvement for initial lactate level drawn Data elements should be entered in the Read More . . .

Sepsis: AHRQ Postoperative Sepsis (PSI 13) - All Facilities

09/15/2017

Using 2014 as baseline, the over-all OHA HIIN Post-Op Sepsis (PSI 13) demonstrated a 4% decrease. Data elements will be extracted from OHA Claims data.Additional References:OHA’s quality program education materials and resources are available for hospitals and community partners to access at www.ohiohospitals.org/sepsis. Thes Read More . . .

Blanchard Valley Engaged All Providers, Nursing Staff in Bundle Education

09/15/2017

Blanchard Valley Health System currently has an 85 percent compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sepsis bundle. The BVHS goal for 2017 is to have a sepsis bundle compliance of 83 percent. “One unique thing about BVHS when measuring compliance is that we don’t wait until the end of the month to Read More . . .

Marietta Memorial Creates Sepsis Workflow

09/15/2017

To reduce sepsis mortality at Memorial Hospital in Marietta, key stakeholders came together to develop a unique, patient-centered sepsis workflow. The sepsis workflow went live in June in our emergency department and includes the initiation of a sepsis alert trigged from our initial sepsis assessment. The alert is initiated when pa Read More . . .

OHA Offers Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Workshop

08/14/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s safety leadership council invites member hospitals and health systems to reserve their seat for the Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking 201 Workshop Sept. 8 at OHA’s office in Columbus.   Using the results from the OHA Benchmarking Report and the OHA Hospital Improvement Innova Read More . . .

Fall with Injury

08/14/2017

Using 2015 Q4 as baseline, the OHA HIIN overall falls with injury (NQF0202) rate decreased 18%. These data elements shall be submitted by all hospitals. The total patient days can be collected from billing systems.  The number of patient falls could be collected from electronic clinical data or medical records, fall surveillan Read More . . .

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