Ohio Medical community collaborates in effort to reduce errors and infections
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 21, 2009
A group of Ohio business leaders and 24 hospitals has launched Solutions for Patient Safety, a program particpants hope will become a statewide effort to reduce hospital medication errors and infections. The collaborative is using $1.5 million in start-up money from the charitable arm of Cardinal Health Inc., a drug distribution company based in suburban Columbus. Solutions for Patient Safety begins as Ohio is preparing to publish hospital quality data, including some infection rates, on the Web for consumers.