Events Schedule

Featured Event:
Oct 08

Social Determinants of Health Screenings for Small and Rural Hospitals (Part 1) - Oct. 8

For rural Illinoisans, health outcomes are often intertwined with social determinants of health (SDoH) like lack of transportation or low income. As a healthcare provider, you’re in the optimal position to identify such obstacles and connect patients with the right community services for their needs.
 
One of the best ways to improve patient outcomes is by implementing a social determinant of health (SDoH) screening program. In this three-part webinar series, experts will outline how your small and rural organization can partner with community organizations to ensure patients in need of community services receive the appropriate referral.
 
The interactive series will provide the essential steps to implementing a successful SDoH screening program. Hospitals with processes already in place will have the opportunity to complete a gap analysis to identify areas for improvement. Plus, organizations with existing SDoH programs will present their experiences and best practices for action planning and workflow. Here’s what to expect:

  • Webinar 1: Impact of SDoH on health outcomes, implementation of a SDoH screening program and gap analysis

  • Webinar 2: Gap analysis tool review, shared learnings, best practices and action planning

  • Webinar 3: Review action planning, implementation testimonial

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Upcoming Events

Location: Webinar
Sep 22

Under Pressure: 2020 Illinois Hypertension Summit - Sept. 22

Get an in-depth look into treating patients with hypertension in the third and final webinar in the “Under Pressure: 2020 Illinois Hypertension Summit” series. Expert presenters will weigh in on medication options and a special panel of providers will share strategies for improving outcomes.  This complimentary Summit will equip you to engage your patients in managing their blood pressure. Registration includes additional complimentary online education.

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Under Pressure: 2020 Illinois Hypertension Summit - Sept. 22
Location: Webinar
Sep 29

Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Model for Patient-Centered Care (Pt. 1)-Sept 29

Difficult conversations with patients and their families are at the center of Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Compassionate and comprehensive dialogue can bolster advance planning and ensure the patients’ goals are met.  The POLST program is designed to protect patient autonomy and ensure appropriate treatment for seriously ill patients, a key consideration in during the COVID-19 pandemic. A three-part webinar series co-hosted by IHA and POLST Illinois will unpack Illinois’ POLST program and demonstrate how hospitals and health systems can use the program to improve end-of-life care.

The 2020 POLST Illinois Committee—composed of academic, clinical and policy experts—will take you on a journey from the program’s inception in 2000 to today’s technological components. They’ll explore the power of the POLST form in honoring patients’ wishes, and essential communication techniques to allow patients to make informed POLST decisions. You’ll also learn how POLST differs from other legal healthcare directives.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask POLST experts questions and engage in an open discussion on the complexities of the POLST program.

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Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Model for Patient-Centered Care (Pt. 1)-Sept 29
Location: Webinar
Oct 14

Social Determinants of Health Screenings for Small and Rural Hospitals (Part 2) - Oct. 14

For rural Illinoisans, health outcomes are often intertwined with social determinants of health (SDoH) like lack of transportation or low income. As a healthcare provider, you’re in the optimal position to identify such obstacles and connect patients with the right community services for their needs.
 
One of the best ways to improve patient outcomes is by implementing a social determinant of health (SDoH) screening program. In this three-part webinar series, experts will outline how your small and rural organization can partner with community organizations to ensure patients in need of community services receive the appropriate referral.
 
The interactive series will provide the essential steps to implementing a successful SDoH screening program. Hospitals with processes already in place will have the opportunity to complete a gap analysis to identify areas for improvement. Plus, organizations with existing SDoH programs will present their experiences and best practices for action planning and workflow. Here’s what to expect:

  • Webinar 1: Impact of SDoH on health outcomes, implementation of a SDoH screening program and gap analysis

  • Webinar 2: Gap analysis tool review, shared learnings, best practices and action planning

  • Webinar 3: Review action planning, implementation testimonial

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Social Determinants of Health Screenings for Small and Rural Hospitals (Part 2) - Oct. 14
Location: Webinar
Oct 16

Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Model for Patient-Centered Care (Pt. 2)-Oct. 16

Difficult conversations with patients and their families are at the center of Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Compassionate and comprehensive dialogue can bolster advance planning and ensure the patients’ goals are met.  The POLST program is designed to protect patient autonomy and ensure appropriate treatment for seriously ill patients, a key consideration in during the COVID-19 pandemic. A three-part webinar series co-hosted by IHA and POLST Illinois will unpack Illinois’ POLST program and demonstrate how hospitals and health systems can use the program to improve end-of-life care.

The 2020 POLST Illinois Committee—composed of academic, clinical and policy experts—will take you on a journey from the program’s inception in 2000 to today’s technological components. They’ll explore the power of the POLST form in honoring patients’ wishes, and essential communication techniques to allow patients to make informed POLST decisions. You’ll also learn how POLST differs from other legal healthcare directives.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask POLST experts questions and engage in an open discussion on the complexities of the POLST program.

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Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Model for Patient-Centered Care (Pt. 2)-Oct. 16
Location: Webinar
Oct 21

Social Determinants of Health Screenings for Small and Rural Hospitals (Part 3) - Oct. 21

For rural Illinoisans, health outcomes are often intertwined with social determinants of health (SDoH) like lack of transportation or low income. As a healthcare provider, you’re in the optimal position to identify such obstacles and connect patients with the right community services for their needs.
 
One of the best ways to improve patient outcomes is by implementing a social determinant of health (SDoH) screening program. In this three-part webinar series, experts will outline how your small and rural organization can partner with community organizations to ensure patients in need of community services receive the appropriate referral.
 
The interactive series will provide the essential steps to implementing a successful SDoH screening program. Hospitals with processes already in place will have the opportunity to complete a gap analysis to identify areas for improvement. Plus, organizations with existing SDoH programs will present their experiences and best practices for action planning and workflow. Here’s what to expect:

  • Webinar 1: Impact of SDoH on health outcomes, implementation of a SDoH screening program and gap analysis

  • Webinar 2: Gap analysis tool review, shared learnings, best practices and action planning

  • Webinar 3: Review action planning, implementation testimonial

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Social Determinants of Health Screenings for Small and Rural Hospitals (Part 3) - Oct. 21
Location: Webinar
Oct 22

2020 IHA Virtual Leadership Summit – Oct. 22-23

This is 2020: The year of a global health crisis. The year healthcare workers on the front lines made headlines. This year, words like “acceleration” and “innovation” take on new meaning, transforming consumer expectations and expanding services through telehealth and other virtual care options. Better outcomes, more localized and personal care, greater health equity—it’s all on the table for 2020.

Seize the moment by attending IHA’s 2020 Leadership Summit. Hospital and health systems leaders will get a crash course on the most critical industry trends from local and national thought leaders. Join us live from the comfort of your desk—no travel or fee required!—for two mornings on October 22-23, 2020.

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2020 IHA Virtual Leadership Summit – Oct. 22-23
Location: Webinar
Oct 27

Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Model for Patient-Centered Care (Pt. 3)-Oct. 27

This is the final webinar in a three-part series.

Difficult conversations with patients and their families are at the center of Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Compassionate and comprehensive dialogue can bolster advance planning and ensure the patients’ goals are met.  The POLST program is designed to protect patient autonomy and ensure appropriate treatment for seriously ill patients, a key consideration in during the COVID-19 pandemic. A three-part webinar series co-hosted by IHA and POLST Illinois will unpack Illinois’ POLST program and demonstrate how hospitals and health systems can use the program to improve end-of-life care.

The 2020 POLST Illinois Committee—composed of academic, clinical and policy experts—will take you on a journey from the program’s inception in 2000 to today’s technological components. They’ll explore the power of the POLST form in honoring patients’ wishes, and essential communication techniques to allow patients to make informed POLST decisions. You’ll also learn how POLST differs from other legal healthcare directives.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask POLST experts questions and engage in an open discussion on the complexities of the POLST program.

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Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Model for Patient-Centered Care (Pt. 3)-Oct. 27

Future Events – Mark Your Calendar!

October 22-23, 2020 - IHA Virtual Leadership Summit