Over 130 hospital and health system leaders gathered in the State Capitol on April 3 to share with legislators how their quality improvement initiatives are positively impacting patients and communities.
Informal meetings with legislators occurred in the Capitol rotunda and hallways during IHA’s Quality Advocacy Showcase, now in its fourth year. Posters of quality improvement projects from 90 IHA-member organizations described their efforts and created an impressive display of the work of Illinois’ hospital community.
The showcase is designed to give hospital and health system leaders and frontline staff the opportunity to discuss their work to advance quality care and improve patient safety, as well as to share how legislation and policy changes would impact their organization and the patients and communities they serve.
In total, the 90 participating organizations invested $6.2 million in quality improvement initiatives and saved an estimated $54 million in healthcare costs. Their quality improvement initiatives were categorized by:
- Behavioral health;
- Care coordination;
- Infection prevention;
- Opioid stewardship;
- Patient safety;
- Social determinants of health;
- Workplace safety; and
See all project posters in this year’s compendium. The showcase is part of the ongoing work of IHA’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality to measurably strengthen the quality of healthcare across Illinois. We thank all participating hospitals and health systems and the leaders who attended. We look forward to your participation in next year’s showcase and encourage members who did not participate this year to join us next year. See our press release to learn more about the 2019 showcase.