OHA HIIN meets all milestones

Posted on: 9/19/18


The OHA HIIN staff (Hospital Improvement Innovation Network) is very proud to report the achievement of all eight “milestones” (deliverables based upon data submission completeness and improvement) by OHA HIIN hospitals. The goal of OHA HIIN is to decrease hospital acquired harm by 20 percent and readmissions to 15 percent by 2019. The 45 hospitals participating in OHA HIIN (see list below) continue to work in 10 primary topic areas with 40 measures.

“OHA HIIN is much more than data collection,” said Patrice Greenawalt, OHA clinical initiatives manager. “We are saving lives, and avoiding harms and costs.”

OHA HIIN hospitals have made significant improvement in avoiding harm from hypoglycemia and opioid reversal events, surgical site infections (hips, knees, abdominal hysterectomies) and post-op sepsis. Areas of continued improvement include hospital-onset sepsis, pressure ulcer prevention, ventilator-associated conditions and worker safety/work place violence.

The work of OHA HIIN hospital leaders (as of Aug. 2, 2018) is evidenced by data analysis revealing:
  • 44 patient lives were saved
  • 872 harms to patients were avoided
  • >$10.5 million in costs were avoided by hospitals
While data submission is critical for measurement of improvement progress, there are other benefits to participation in OHA HIIN.  

During the current HIIN contract period, OHA HIIN, in partnership with AHA/HRET HIIN:
  • Awarded scholarships totaling $145,000 for professional development, to assist hospitals to increase capacity;
  • Offered 57 topic-specific/leadership webinars presented by HRET HIIN subject matter experts in 2018;
  • Held eight monthly webinars, a Basic Infection Prevention Course and an Annual Convening Meeting in 2018; and
  • Made more than 135 site visits, analyzed data and created progress reports, and held coaching calls with OHA HIIN hospital leaders.
Additionally, 217 OHA HIIN hospital staff members participated in national meetings, in-person conferences and national certification review courses, including:
  • Fundamentals of Infection Control
  • Wound Care Certification training
  • CPHQ review/certification
  • CIC review/certification
  • AHA Leadership Summit, San Diego
  • AHA Rural Health Care Conference, Phoenix
  • Annual EPIC Conference, Norman
Congratulations to the 45 OHA HIIN Hospitals for their diligence and commitment to patient safety and improving care to avoid harm to patients. OHA is proud of your accomplishments and look forward to our continued work together.

AllianceHealth Deaconess, Oklahoma City
AllianceHealth Durant
AllianceHealth Ponca City
AllianceHealth Woodward
Arbuckle Memorial Hospital, Sulphur
Atoka County Medical Center
Beaver County Memorial Hospital
Carnegie Tri-County Municipal Hospital
Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah
Choctaw Memorial Hospital, Hugo
Choctaw Nation Health Care Center, Talihina
Cleveland Area Hospital
Community Hospital, Oklahoma City
Creek Nation Community Hospital, Okemah
Drumright Regional Hospital
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, Poteau
Fairview Regional Medical Center
Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha
Hillcrest Hospital Claremore
Hillcrest Hospital Cushing
Hillcrest Hospital Pryor
Holdenville General Hospital
Lindsay Municipal Hospital
Memorial Hospital of Stilwell
Memorial Hospital of Texas County, Guymon
Mercy Health Love County, Marietta
Muscogee Creek Nation Medical Center, Okmulgee
Newman Memorial Hospital, Shattuck
Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah
Northwest Surgical Hospital, Oklahoma City
OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City
Okeene Municipal Hospital
Oklahoma State University Medical Center, Tulsa
Pauls Valley General Hospital
Perry Memorial Hospital
Physicians Hospital in Anadarko
Prague Community Hospital
Purcell Municipal Hospital
Seiling Municipal Hospital
Southwestern Medical Center, Lawton
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid
Stroud Regional Medical Center
Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital
Wagoner Community Hospital
Weatherford Regional Hospital

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