Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety



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 five categories: integrated behavioral health, patient safety, infection prevention, care coordination, and population health.

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.

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.