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2019 IHA Emergency Preparedness Exercise

2019 IHA Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Cyberattacks are on the rise in hospitals and health systems. On Nov. 6, IHA’s annual Emergency Preparedness Exercise will simulate a cyberattack and its potential impact on facility systems and infrastructure. By participating, your hospital can improve existing plans and learn strategies to maintain an effective environment of care. You’ll also have the opportunity to test patient evacuation. Experience this full-scale simulation in a live, interactive webinar exclusively for our membership.

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MAPS PSO Annual Culture of Safety Workshop

MAPS PSO Annual Culture of Safety Workshop

Be at the heart of the patient safety movement by attending the MAPS PSO Annual Culture of Safety Workshop on Oct. 30-31. You do not have to be a MAPS member to attend—all patient safety professionals are invited to attend engaging sessions on Communication and Optimal Resolution (CANDOR), emotional first aid and high reliability. National experts from the Medstar Institute for Quality and Safety and the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety will provide practical strategies for event review, action plans and just culture.

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Recent News in Healthcare

  • Oct 17, 2019
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Chicago Teachers Strike: Thousands of teachers hit picket lines across city, CPS classes canceled

Chicago Public Schools teachers hit the picket lines Thursday morning after the Chicago Teachers Union and CPS failed to reach a deal despite months of negotiations. ABC 7 TV

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • News from the Web

Working To Close The Gap On Life Expectancy In Chicago

Chicagoans experience stark disparities in health outcomes and life expectancy across neighborhoods. WBEZ Radio

  • Oct 17, 2019
  • News from the Web

Americans already pay a ‘gigantic’ hidden health-care tax, economists say

The topic of Medicare-for-all was front and center again during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate. Washington Post

2019 Quality Excellence Achievement Awards

Illinois Hospitals: $95.3b State Economic Impact

State Economic Impact

COMPdata Chronic Conditions Dashboards

COMPdata chronic conditions dashboards

Gain greater insight into your patient population through new chronic conditions dashboards from IHA’s COMPdata Informatics. The dashboards cover 70 chronic conditions identified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including asthma; cancer; tobacco, drug and alcohol use; and hypertension. What you'll learn can aid in population health management, quality improvement, business development and planning.

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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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