Advancing Illinois Healthcare

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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IHA Leadership Summit

IHA Leadership Summit

BE Inspired BE Engaged BE Transformed BE Informed

Join us for an engaging 1½ days of programming that will tackle the big questions, strategies and issues in healthcare today. You'll learn how to meet patient needs in our consumer-driven marketplace; you'll hear from a bipartisan panel of state legislators on the future of health policy in Illinois; and you'll gain insight into healthcare’s top transformational challenges.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Sep 25, 2018
  • Press Release

IHA Honors Illinois Hospitals and Health Systems for Quality Improvement Initiatives

8th Annual IHA Quality Excellence Achievement Awards were presented to leaders from two health systems and three hospitals during the IHA Leadership Summit on Sept. 25 in Lombard.

  • Sep 25, 2018
  • News from the Web

New SIU Department Focuses on 'Social Determinants of Health'

Informing medical students about the social and economic hardships that can influence the health of patients are primary goals of a new department at SIU School of Medicine. State Journal-Register

  • Sep 25, 2018
  • News from the Web

The Health 202: Republicans are Running from Health Care on the Campaign Trail

Republicans aren't talking about health care this year on the campaign trail, fearful their past attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare will now backfire with voters. Washington Post

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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