Mar 31

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

AHA launches Health Equity Roadmap. The American Hospital Association Board of Trustees voted earlier this year to update its vision and mission statements to reflect the importance of equity more directly in advancing the health of people and communities. Second COVID-19 booster approved for certain people. The Food and Drug

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Mar 28

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive, News

HRSA releases additional batch of PRF payments. The Health Resources and Services Administration released another $413 million in provider relief fund phase four payments to providers who experienced revenue losses and expenses because of the COVID-19 pandemic from July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. AHA DEI survey deadline extended

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Mar 24

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

Nursing leadership conference addresses provider well-being. The changing health care environment can leave nurse leaders overwhelmed and stressed. Biden, AHA issue cybersecurity advisories. President Joe Biden urged an immediate hardening of private-sector cyber defenses based on evolving intelligence that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks. FDA authorizes new at-home

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Mar 22

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Legislature wraps up second funnel week. The second legislative funnel week of 2022 wrapped up last week, and IHA's advocacy team and hospital advocates worked hard to maintain the certificate-of-need process. Still time to register for Critical Access and Rural Hospital Forum. Seats still are available virtually and in person

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Mar 21

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

No Surprises Act in the spotlight for Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys conference. Erin Busch, attorney, and Barbara Person, partner, with Baird Holm will provide an in-depth discussion about the No Surprises Act to kick off the 2022 Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys Conference. HRSA program to stop accepting COVID-19

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Mar 17

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

IHERF scholarship application deadline extended. The application deadline for the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) Scholarship is extended to Friday, April 15 Western Iowa hospitals unite to send supplies to Ukraine. What started as a conversation about friends in Ukraine has turned into a massive effort to send

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Mar 15

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Second funnel week of 2022 legislative session begins. This week is the second funnel week in the Iowa Legislature. Second installment of ‘I’ve Had It’ COVID-19 vaccine campaign released. “I’ve Had It,” a promotional campaign developed by IHA that encourages Iowans to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, began last month throughout

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Mar 10

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

AHA DEI survey deadline extended to March 31. The American Hospital Association and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity launched the 2022 Health Equity. Submit ideas for Wellness Bytes series. IHA is developing a new series called Wellness Bytes to help hospital employees buffer and decrease the effects of

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Mar 08

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Contact legislators about certificate-of-need process. The IHA advocacy team continues its work to defeat SF 2255, a bill that would eliminate the certificate-of-need program for all health care entities except long-term care facilities. COVIDTests.gov open for repeat orders. Americans can start ordering free COVID-19 test kits from the federal government

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Mar 07

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| News

IHERF scholarship application deadline fast approaching. Health care workers are reminded to apply before the end of the month for the 2022 Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF) Scholarship. Iowa hospital leaders recognized as rural CEOs to know. Becker’s Hospital Review named seven Iowa hospital leaders as rural hospital

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Mar 01

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Mask guidelines remain in place for hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its masking guidelines Friday, Feb. 25. Under the new guidance, the CDC created low, medium and high levels for measuring which communities are considered substantial or high transmission for COVID-19 and the impact on local

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Feb 28

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan| IHA Today Archive

Health systems and hospitals urged to increase cybersecurity. Hospitals and health systems are urged to remain vigilant against health care cyber attacks amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 2022 Hospital Day on the Hill recording available. If you missed the 2022 virtual Hospital Day on the Hill, a recording is

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