Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety

Innovation

Innovation

IHA is committed to providing opportunities for hospitals and systems to pursue innovative strategies to improve patient safety and reduce harm across the board. Additionally, IHA strives to provide opportunities for success stories in patient safety and quality to shared with legislators, healthcare leaders, and colleagues across the state.

This year, innovation opportunities will focus on the following categories: behavioral healthcare, care coordination, infection prevention, opioid stewardshippatient safety, community health, and emergency preparedness. 

QA: Quality Awards

The IHA's Quality Excellence Achievement Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of Illinois hospitals and health systems in innovating and transforming Illinois healthcare.

Quality Advocacy Showcase

This annual event provides a forum for hospital representatives to communicate improvement initiatives to state legislators at the Capitol Rotunda in Springfield, Illinois.

Implementation Playbook Solutions

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association has worked with several hospitals and community based organizations to create Implementation Playbooks based on high impact innovations, best practices and quality improvement innovations from across the state of Illinois

IC: Innovation Challenge

This competitive funding mechanism allows HIIN hospitals and health systems to apply to test new ideas to improve care and safety. Up to three projects will be funded in 2019, each receiving an award of $10,000.