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Opioid Stewardship Symposium

Clinician hands with pill bottle

Get empowered: IHA's Opioid Stewardship Symposium will give clinical leaders, physicians and advanced practice providers the tools to make a measurable impact on the opioid epidemic in their communities. Managing Opioid Use Across the Care Continuum is an all-day tactical workshop on March 9 in Naperville and Springfield. The symposium will bring together clinical experts from Illinois, Washington, Colorado, Michigan and Minnesota to share best practices and outcomes of their innovative work.

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Quality Advocacy Showcase

Quality Advocacy Showcase posters

Hospitals are working hard to advance quality care and reduce costsstate legislators need to know about it. The 2020 IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase is an important opportunity for hospital leaders and staff to share a quality improvement project with legislators. In its fifth year, the showcase culminates in a high-energy event in the State Capitol on April 30. All IHA-member hospitals are encouraged to participate. We are now accepting submissions for our 2020 showcase.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Jan 17, 2020
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Flu warning: ‘Parents of young children need to take it particularly seriously this year.’

This year’s flu season is shaping up as a harsh one in Chicago and across the country, particularly for children. Chicago Tribune

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • News from the Web

Cook County Board Approves 3% Tax On Recreational Marijuana; Highest Rate In Chicago To Exceed 40%

The tax on some recreational marijuana products would be more than 40% in Chicago starting this summer after the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a 3% county tax on retailers. CBS Chicago

  • Jan 17, 2020
  • News from the Web

Lightfoot names Chicago’s first labor standards director

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has named her choice to a new post with a big impact on business—Chicago’s first director of the Office of Labor Standards. Crain’s Chicago Business

Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

State Economic Impact

COMPdata Chronic Conditions Dashboards

COMPdata chronic conditions dashboards

Gain greater insight into your patient population through new chronic conditions dashboards from IHA’s COMPdata Informatics. The dashboards cover 70 chronic conditions identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including asthma; cancer; tobacco, drug and alcohol use; and hypertension. What you'll learn can aid in population health management, quality improvement, business development and planning.

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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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