2018 Quality Advocacy Showcase

The showcase is an important opportunity for healthcare leaders to share with legislators how hospitals are improving patient safety and enhancing quality care, while reducing healthcare costs.

Professionals at the Quality Advocacy Showcase

Project Categories

Choose one of the following six categories for your submission. IHA will produce one professionally designed 30-by-42-inch poster per facility at no cost to members. We encourage all members to submit and join us for the showcase on April 12, 2018 in the state Capitol in Springfield. Contact us with questions about the showcase or submitting a project. The submission deadline is Feb. 16, 2018.

Care Coordination

Legislative interest: Increase communication among patient care coordinators and acheive better patient outcomes
Project examples: Observation care, palliative care, reduced readmissions, stroke centers

Infection Prevention

Legislative interest: Enhance early recognition, minimize disease and safeguard the community and healthcare workforce.
Project examples: Catheter-associated urinary tract Infections (CAUTI), Clostridium difficile (C. diff), hepatitis, surgical site Infections, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), sepsis

Behavioral Health

Legislative interest: Increase timely and appropriate access to services, and prevent and reduce acute care hospitalizations.
Project examples: Advanced practice case management, interdisciplinary emergency department/community-based team, integrated behavioral health, expansion of services, peer mentoring, telehealth

Patient Safety

Legislative interest: Prevent harm to patients and increase transparency and provider accountability
Project examples: Diagnostic errors, falls, nurse staffing, patient and family communication/committees, opioid prescribing

Population Health

Legislative interest: Disease prevention and screening and healthcare workers
Project examples: Community healthcare workers, diabetes management, health equity initiatives, immunizations, obesity prevention programs, community opioid reduction programs

Workplace Safety

Legislative interest: Preserve safety of the workplace and prevent injuries  to healthcare workers
Project examples: Healthcare worker safety programs, reporting violence to healthcare workers, justice-involved patients, emergency preparedness