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

  • Aug 20, 2018
  • Daily Briefing

IHA Daily Briefing: Aug. 20

HFS Webinars on Integrated Health Homes

  • Aug 20, 2018
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SIU Med School Residents Learn to Handle Emergencies in Unique Situations

Clara’s emergency delivery was one of six simulated scenarios part of Emergency Medicine Wars, an event put on by the medical school’s EM residents. State Journal-Register

  • Aug 20, 2018
  • News from the Web

Should you get that Scan? Your Doctor Might Not be Great at Helping you Decide.

Your doctor probably nags you to schedule cancer screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies. NPR

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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