Innovation Spotlight—Olean General Hospital Advocates for Early Hepatitis B Vaccinations in Newborns
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) expects 80% compliance for newborn hepatitis B vaccinations within 12 hours of birth. In 2015, Olean General Hospital was just reaching that goal and noting high rates of hepatitis B vaccine declinations, mainly due to poor parental education on vaccine myths and physician recommendations that conflicted with best practices for early protection of newborns against hepatitis B exposure.
Olean General Hospital launched re-education aimed at increasing vaccinations. To learn more this initiative and its results, read the full story here.
This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' NYS Triple Aim website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care, and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.