Volume 1 | December 8, 2017
Happy Holidays!
New webinar recording on using the Leapfrog Hospital Survey for QI; Annual conference save-the-date; Renew or join now and SAVE!!!
IAHQ News is a monthly communication to members and non-members of the Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) about upcoming events and resources available to healthcare quality improvement professionals in Illinois and the surrounding areas. To submit items that will be of interest, please send an email to IAHQ.net@gmail.com.
NEW IAHQ Webinar Recording!
Webinar recording on using the Leapfrog Group Hospital Survey to drive quality improvement now available!


In this webinar, focused on how to use the Leapfrog Group's Hospital Survey to drive quality improvement, attendees heard Missy Danforth, Vice President, Health Care Ratings, The Leapfrog Group; and Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, MBA; Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Virginia Hospital Center, who discussed his institution’s journey in using the survey to improve their performance and patient safety. The webinar was moderated by Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, IAHQ President and Director of Quality Improvement, PCPI, Chicago. Click here to view the recording. A PDF of the slides are available upon request. Email: IAHQ.net@gmail.com

Save the date! Annual Conference to be held on May 8, 2018
The IAHQ annual conference will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the NIU Naperville Conference Center. Programming is under way and registration is expected to open the first week of February. The conference will focus on QI across the care continuum. Also, look for information about the new QI poster competition during the evening reception where you may display posters used at other state and national meetings which have featured your exciting QI successes. You must be present to win. Expect an exciting keynote, conference sessions, opportunities for networking, CPHQ CE, and much more. To join the planning team or to inquire about becoming a sponsor, email: IAHQ.net@gmail.com
Join or Renew Now and SAVE!
If you renew your membership or join IAHQ by December 31, 2017, at the current annual rate of $50, you will be a member through all of 2018. Starting January 1, 2018, annual membership dues will increase to $99 – a fee similar to other similar sized individual membership associations. NOTE: If you became a member or renewed your membership when you registered for the 2017 annual conference, you will automatically be a member through 2018. Renew or join now! Take advantage of these savings now and begin receiving the following benefits of membership:

  • Discounts for IAHQ annual conference, new webinars and in-person gatherings
  • Monthly IAHQ News, as well as e-Blasts for special offers and opportunities
  • Networking at live events and in the IAHQ LinkedIn discussion forum
  • Recognition among your peers for excellence in QI initiatives
  • Shared resources and awareness of additional QI resources
  • Access to a network of your QI peers in Illinois
  • Job postings in IAHQ News
  • Access to performance improvement resources and discounts from PCPI ( www.thepcpi.org ) – an IAHQ exclusive you cannot receive from any other state or national quality organization.
Happy Holidays!
In this holiday season, the IAHQ Board of Directors sends our warmest wishes to you, your families, your institutions, and all of our our communities. We thank you for your commitment and dedication to improving the quality of health care. Collectively, we make a difference every day in the lives of our fellow residents. May the spirit of the season renew you and strengthen you and all of us for an improved and safer New Year.
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