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2020 Advocacy Events

Make Your Voice Heard-State Capitol

Your participation is critical to IHA's 2020 Advocacy Events in Springfield and Washington, D.C. The IHA State Legislative Reception is in February, followed by the IHA Federal Advocacy Day, IHA State Advocacy Day and IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase—all in April. Together we can strengthen state and federal policy discussions, as well as legislative proposals that impact healthcare. Join us in advocating for strong hospitals to serve patients and communities.

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus Updates

With confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Illinois, hospitals are seeking guidance and information on this global health emergency that originated in Wuhan City, China. IHA is in close contact with local and state health departments to monitor the ongoing investigations at the local, state and global level. We're providing updates of the rapidly evolving situation.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • News from the Web

You Paid For It: Longer, Unnecessary Stays At Psychiatric Hospitals For Children

There are thousands of nights kids are languishing in Illinois psychiatric hospitals, in a situation that is damaging to them. CBS Chicago TV

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • News from the Web

Would ‘Medicare For All’ Cost More Than U.S. Budget? Biden Says So. Math Says No.

In the Feb. 7 debate, former Vice President Joe Biden again questioned the price tag of “Medicare for All,” the proposal championed by one of his key rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Kaiser Health News

  • Feb 14, 2020
  • News from the Web

Democrats press Trump official for answers on ObamaCare replacement plan

Democrats are seething at President Trump's top health official for not having a backup plan in case the ACA is overturned in a pending lawsuit supported by the Department of Justice. The Hill

Opioid Stewardship Symposium

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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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Illinois Hospitals: $101.3b State Economic Impact

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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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