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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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Patient and Family Engagement

Patient and Family Engagement

With Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) an important tool in quality improvement, hospitals and health systems across Illinois have incorporated PFE principles to improve patient safety and care delivery. At the 2019 IHA Leadership Summit, 24 organizations displayed posters showcasing their efforts to include patient and family input and enhance collaboration. See how healthcare leaders are supporting PFE and enhancing the patient voice.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Nov 13, 2019
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot meets with state lawmakers, heading home without a deal on casino, real estate

Mayor Lightfoot headed to Springfield looking for help on legislation aimed at shoring up Chicago’s troubled finances and the power to hike taxes on expensive real estate deals. Chicago Tribune

  • Nov 13, 2019
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Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital

Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. ABC 7 TV

  • Nov 13, 2019
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UnityPoint Health, Sanford merger abruptly called off; Sanford official said Iowa officials 'failed'

UnityPoint Health, one of Iowa's main hospital and clinic systems, and South Dakota-based Sanford Health have halted plans to merge, both organizations said Tuesday. Des Moines Register

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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