Advancing Illinois Healthcare
2018 IHA Quality Excellence Achievement Awards

Small and Rural Hospitals Backgrounder

Small and Rural Hospitals Backgrounder

Advancing Rural Healthcare

Illinois’ small and rural hospitals treat more elderly patients than other hospitals and rely more on government payers, especially Medicare. IHA’s backgrounder, Advancing Rural Health in Communities Across Illinois, illustrates the important role of small and rural hospitals and the challenges they face.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Oct 19, 2018
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Oct. 19

FDA Issues Medical Device Cybersecurity Guidance

  • Oct 19, 2018
  • News from the Web

Standard & Poor's Raises Warning Flags about [Chicago] Budget and $10B Pension Borrowing

A Wall Street rating agency raised warning flags about Mayor Emanuel’s stalled, $10 billion pension borrowing and the long-term viability of his feel-good election-year budget. Chicago Sun-Times

  • Oct 19, 2018
  • News from the Web

Larry Kudlow: 'We'll Continue to Go After Obamacare' but Won't Touch Big Entitlements

President Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the administration had no plans to touch large entitlement programs, but would address deficits by going after Obamacare. Washington Examiner

Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

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Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

Addressing Illinois' Opioid Epidemic

IHA led an effort to develop opioid prescribing guidelines to assist clinicians in treating patients with acute and chronic pain in the emergency department. Last year, hospital emergency departments saw a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits.

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