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We are Ohio's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, working with healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care for Ohio's 1.8 million Medicare beneficiaries. Our site offers resources and quality improvement information for providers, patients, and families. Welcome!
Learning & Action Networks Upcoming Events
  • CDI Awareness Campaign Challenge #3: Environmental Cleaning
    Thursday, May 1, 12:00 PM
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  • CDI Awareness Campaign Challenge #4: Hand Hygiene
    Thursday, May 22, 12:00 PM
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  • CDI Awareness Campaign Challenge Celebration
    Thursday, June 26, 12:00 PM
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  • CDI Campaign

    Accredited Health Utilization Management
    CDI Awareness Campaign: What can you do to save lives? Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), also known as “C-diff”, causes 14,000 deaths in our country each year. That’s why KEPRO has partnered with the Ohio Association of Family Physicians, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Hospital Association, and the Ohio Pharmacists Association to combat the spread of CDI. With support from the governor, the purpose of the I Save Lives campaign is to raise awareness throughout the state, and to challenge healthcare providers and the public to take everyday actions to save lives.

    Do you know what you can do now to prevent CDI? Find out with these fact sheets for the general public.

    For healthcare professionals, we will be hosting monthly webinars focused on key CDI topics:
    • Challenge #1: CDI Awareness and Accountability – Thursday, February 27
    • Challenge #2: Antibiotic Stewardship – Thursday, March 27
    • Challenge #3: Environmental Cleaning – Thursday, May 1
    • Challenge #4: Hand Hygiene – Thursday, May 22
    • Challenge Celebration – Thursday, June 26
    For more information and campaign updates, see the CDI campaign provider and public pages, or follow @OHQIO on Twitter (look for the hashtag #CDIisavelives).

    CDI campaign page CDI campaign launch kit
    CDI campaign provider events  

    2014 Health Calendars Make a commitment to better health outcomes in the new year! Download our calendars to promote 365 days of quality healthcare:
    • Provider calendar
      Includes national health observances, care resources and recommendation, and hospital data reporting deadlines.
    • Patient calendar
      Key dates, important health information, tips, fun facts, and recommendations for better health.
    Follow us to better healthcare quality! A little birdie told us: KEPRO is now on Twitter! Follow us today for information and resources for better healthcare:
    • @OHQIO – for healthcare professionals and partners
    • @OHseniorhealth – for people with Medicare and their families

    Have you gotten your flu shot? Don’t forget that prevention is the best medicine—and getting a flu shot should be at the top of your to-do list! It’s especially important for seniors to get immunized, since they are at increased risk for complications. The flu shot will help safeguard the health of your family and loved ones, and the cost is covered by Medicare—so there’s no reason not to get immunized! Immunization can also help healthcare professionals protect their own health, as well as the health of their patients and colleagues. Be sure to download tools (such as the flu sticker template and flu crossword) to remind patients and staff of this important preventive measure.

    Patient-provider communication Are you communicating effectively with your patients? Download these tools to improve patient-provider communication and health literacy:
    Healthier hands It may seem like a little thing, but hand washing is one of the most important preventive measures patients and providers can take to prevent the spread of infection.
    • Patients: Read more about what you can do to prevent infection.
    • Healthcare professionals: Download these resources to reduce the spread of infection in your facility.
    NHSN Data Reporting for Hospitals If you’re concerned about the impact of NHSN reporting on your organization’s bottom line, and are feeling overwhelmed with the reporting requirements, don’t worry—we’re here to help! Recordings of the "Surviving NHSN Reporting" webinars are now available, with hands-on demonstrations of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system. Simply visit our Education/Events page and search by the keyword “NHSN” or scroll down to the event date under "Other Trainings":
    • Surviving NHSN Reporting: Using Data Analysis reports to Ensure Data Completeness and Accuracy – 5/2/13
    • Surviving NHSN Reporting Part 2: Using Data Analysis reports to Ensure Data Completeness and Accuracy – 7/31/13
    Be sure to check out the accompanying NHSN Survival Guides:

    Nursing Home Recorded Webinars To help nursing home staff provide even better quality care to their residents, we’ve developed training materials focused on Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) and Consistent Assignment. Download the Nursing Home Recorded Webinar Series Volume 1 Catalog to access these webinar recordings and associated handouts.

    Senior/Family Interests Healthcare Professionals - General
    • AHQA applauds Obama Administration 
    • Healthy People 2020 – with Leading Health Indicators  Read more...
    • Healthcare marketplace enrollment hits 4M 
    • DOJ/HHS announce record-breaking recoveries from anti-fraud efforts 
    • ACC/ACH announce heart disease, stroke risk estimator mobile app  Read more...
    • Many U.S. seniors get pain pills from multiple doctors  Read more...
    • Ohio health organizations partner to save lives 
    • CMS proposes 2015 updates for Medicare health and drug plans  Read more...
    • Kasich announces EPA, ODH appointments 
    • 2014 provider calendar 
    Patient Safety/NH/Hospital
    • Hospital Outpatient Specifications Manual v.7.0a 
    • On the Road: Encouraging person-centered dementia care 
    Prevention/Physician Office
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