Physicians & Advanced Practice Providers

As frontline providers and leaders, physicians and advanced practice providers bring important insights to quality improvement. IHA supports policies that enable medical teams to operate effectively.

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Dec 04, 2023

Guidance on Implementing the E-Prescription Mandate in P.A. 103-0425

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation published a guidance document on implementing the e-prescription mandate found in Public Act 103-0425. 

May 02, 2023

Legislation Enacted to Maintain Out-of-State Healthcare Temporary Licenses - Action Needed by May 11

On Apr. 27, Gov. Pritzker signed into law P.A. 103-0001, the Health Care Workforce Reinforcement Act, an IHA-negotiated piece of legislation critical to maintaining needed healthcare providers. 

Feb 10, 2023

IHA memo on Discharge Medications - Discharge Planning Best Practices

This memo serves as a reminder for hospital leaders to review their discharge planning policy and procedures to ensure patients and family are included and able to secure medications promptly. 

Jan 23, 2023

General Assembly Passes Omnibus Reproductive Health Legislation During Lame Duck

Legislation adopted seeks to protect healthcare providers and patients seeking reproductive and gender affirming care in Illinois.

Mar 29, 2022

Upcoming Mandatory Implicit Bias Training for Healthcare Providers

Enacted legislation requires certain healthcare providers to complete implicit bias training as part of their license renewal. An IHA memo provides updates the law's requirements.

Mar 16, 2021

Providing a Safe Haven - Staff Response to a Simulated Infant Relinquishment in the ED

Safe Haven Laws exist in each state across the country. Authors from Rush University Medical Center explore a hospital’s responsibilities under these laws as well as a simulated infant surrender.

May 29, 2020

IHA Comments on Rural Maternal and Infant Healthcare

IHA addresses improving access, quality and outcomes for mothers and infants in rural communities, identifying barriers including financial resources, staffing requirements and workforce shortages.

Oct 10, 2019

New Training Requirements Enacted for Phlebotomists

Legislation requires certain initial and ongoing training for phlebotomists in hospital settings to ensure they’re trained in the most current blood drawing methods for patients with disabilities.

Sep 06, 2019

New Enacted Maternal Health Laws Impacting Hospitals

The 2019 legislative session saw passage of an unprecedented number of maternal health legislation. IHA will send out further communication to the membership as those rules are developed.

Jun 26, 2019

IHA Summary: APRN Written Collaborative Agreements and Full Practice Authority

IHA's summary provides information on APRN Written Collaborative Agreements and Full Practice Authority under new rules effective June 14.

Apr 16, 2019

IDPH Adopts Rules for Mandatory Hearing Testing for Newborns

The Illinois Dept. of Public Health has adopted rules requiring newborn hearing screenings in hospitals. The adopted rules add to Section 250.1830–General Requirements for All Obstetric Departments.

 

IHA MEMBERSHIP GROUPS



Medical Executive Forum

Designed for IHA-member Chief Medical Officers, the forum fosters robust discussion on addressing the critical issues and concerns of physicians in today’s challenging healthcare environment, including the physician’s role across the care continuum, physician-hospital engagement, quality of care, community engagement, and physician leadership and education. Contact us for more information.

 

Chief Nursing Officer Forum

Comprised of IHA-member Chief Nursing Officers and Executives, the Forum meets periodically to share insights that help inform, formulate and advance IHA’s quality and safety work and advocacy agenda, as well as informing and advancing their own organization’s quality, safety and advocacy efforts. The Forum also offers opportunities for learning and networking. Contact us for more information.