Events Schedule

Featured Event:
Jun 20

Small & Rural Hospitals Annual Meeting: June 20-21

We’re back at the Crowne Plaza!
Located in Springfield, the Crowne Plaza combines the best of both worlds—the convenience of a meeting place near major highways with the proximity to historic sites in our state Capitol.

Be Inspired. Hear about innovations in rural healthcare to address your most pressing issues.
Be Engaged. Share experiences and ideas with your peers from small and rural hospitals.
Be Transformed. Get practical strategies and new approaches to enhance organizational success.

See brochure for details.

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Upcoming Events

Location: Webinar
Jun 24

Improving Patients’ Health Through Cholesterol Control - June 24

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke—the first and fifth most common causes of death in the U.S., respectively. The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ initiative aims to improve awareness, detection and management of high cholesterol by educating and empowering consumers, healthcare professionals, and patients with evidence-based information and tools. The initiative also uses AHA’s quality improvement programs to enhance care for patients.

This webinar will cover AHA’s 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, the American College of Cardiology’s ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus and the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol Recognition Program.

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Improving Patients’ Health Through Cholesterol Control - June 24
Location: Webinar
Jul 16

Solutions for Today’s Healthcare Staffing Challenges

In a demanding industry like healthcare, fluctuating staff needs and turnover are common challenges. Many hospitals turn to managed services to outsource certain processes and functions to agency staff—and increase efficiencies and control labor spend.

With a Managed Service Provider (MSP), the hospital still has direct oversight of the organization being managed, while the MSP is responsible for the delivery and management of staff. With a large number of agencies to choose from, having one point of contact is an ideal way to address staffing challenges without getting overwhelmed.

Join IHA Strategic Partner FocusOne Solutions, LLC, for a free webinar to learn how using supplemental staffing can aid in recruitment efforts, provide insights on best practices to improve patient outcomes and reduce staffing costs. As an MSP, FocusOne acts as an extension of hospital HR departments to centralize functions and eliminate outside stressors, adapting to their clients’ needs every step of the way.



FocusOne Solutions, LLC, is a managed service provider of supplemental staffing resources. An IHA Strategic Partner, FocusOne is a leader in managed services solutions and vendor management software with a proven track record of helping hospitals in Illinois, as well as nationwide, streamline their staffing process and improve performance. FocusOne’s staff absorb hospital administrative functions, handle calls, and manage relationships with staffing agencies and sourcing candidates. This business model combines its proprietary web-based vendor management software, FocusOne Connect, with a dedicated team to support hospital staffing protocols.

As the singular point of contact on staffing, FocusOne can help your hospital:

  • Efficiently source high-quality staff;
  • Make informed staffing decisions;
  • Save time; and
  • Control spend associated with contingent staffing and direct hires for both clinical and non-clinical positions.


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Solutions for Today’s Healthcare Staffing Challenges
Location: Naperville
Oct 01

HCPro Revenue Integrity and Chargemaster Boot Camp®

As part of HCPro’s nationally recognized Compliance and Regulatory Training Solutions, this rigorous four-day program will provide you with new tools and insights to achieve operational efficiencies and maintain revenue integrity within your organization.
Join colleagues from throughout Illinois for this comprehensive program on the chargemaster and revenue integrity. Expert faculty Valerie A. Rinkle, MPA, will help you maintain your organization’s chargemaster with revenue integrity processes. Doing so can avoid denials and improve clean claim rates for Medicare and other payers. Participants will gain a detailed understanding of the chargemaster’s role related to:

  • Revenue cycle;

  • Cost reporting; and

  • Key operations such as coverage, clinical documentation, charge capture and coding.

Participants will benefit from:

  • Access to HCPro expert faculty

  • The opportunity to ask questions and apply concepts to assist operations;

  • Comprehensive and consistent messaging for your staff;

  • Cost-effective and efficient training.

Continuing education credit is available for coders, health information management professionals, nurses, case managers, compliance professionals and CPAs. Please see the registration website for details.

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HCPro Revenue Integrity and Chargemaster Boot Camp®
Location: Naperville
Oct 29

HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® Utilization Review Version - Oct. 29-30

Dive into the complex world of Medicare regulations with peers, expert faculty and a nationally recognized curriculum. In this two-day program, you will learn how to maintain regulatory compliance by understanding complex federal rules and appropriately managing patient status. Through a combination of lectures, class discussions and hands-on exercises, this course will examine patient status and the role of the UR committee within the larger context of Medicare rules for coverage, billing, coding and payment. You will also learn how to obtain correct Medicare reimbursement.

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HCPro Medicare Boot Camp® Utilization Review Version - Oct. 29-30

Future Events – Mark Your Calendar!

September 26-27: 2019 Leadership Summit, Lombard
October 10: Volunteer Leadership Retreat, Naperville