Advancing Illinois Healthcare

Illinois Poison Center

Illinois Poison Center

2018 marked the 65th year of the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) safeguarding children and adults across the state from poisoning harm. As the first poison center in the U.S., IPC blazed a trail that led other states to create their own poison centers. Hear from IPC leaders and clinicians throughout Illinois in our video on IPC’s powerful impact on healthcare.

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2019 Quality Advocacy Showcase

2019 Quality Advocacy Showcase

Submissions are open for the 4th annual IHA Quality Advocacy Showcase at the State Capitol in April. The event offers your organization an opportunity to meet with legislators about a quality improvement project that has positively impacted patients and communities while reducing costs.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Dec 14, 2018
  • News from the Web

Take Care: The Affordable Care Act In 2018

The deadline to enroll in health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for 2019 is December 15. NPR

  • Dec 14, 2018
  • News from the Web

Chicago bomb threats part of ‘rampant hoax’ nationwide, police say

Chicago police said bomb threats made locally Thursday are part of a similar pattern of threats being made across the country. WGN TV

  • Dec 14, 2018
  • News from the Web

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years

Gun deaths in America have reached a record high. CNN

2018 IHA Quality Excellence Achievement Awards

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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