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 26, 2018
  • Member News Spotlight

St. John's Hospital Creates App to Give Live Updates to Patient Families

"Snap Chat for Medicine" - that's what St. John's Hospital is calling its new app that gives loved ones operation updates to families. WICS/WRSP

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • News from the Web

Mental Health Court to Benefit Participants, County

After nearly two years of planning, Adams County has a new tool at its disposal to help address the problems that send people into an already bloated criminal justice system. Herald-Whig

  • Sep 26, 2018
  • News from the Web

Courts Push Medicaid to Cover Costly Hepatitis C Treatments

A series of recent court rulings and settlements have found that states cannot withhold potentially life-saving but expensive medications from Medicaid beneficiaries. Governing

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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