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Jul25

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news UI Children’s Carmen tabbed as one of 23 great children’s hospital CIOs to know The CIOs at children’s hospitals are tasked with managing IT operations and digital teams focused on patient and caregiver connectivity. Pediatric patients and their families rely on the latest technology and platforms to diagnose

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Jul25

IHA advocacy team roundup. The IHA advocacy team met with the Iowa Board of Medicine, Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Medical Society to clarify language in the ambulatory surgical center transparency law. Application period open for PCP loan repayment program. Primary health care providers can improve health

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Jul22

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Help wanted: Nursing occupations are most needed in Iowa Nearly 90,000 jobs are posted on the Iowa Works website, and a listing of the top 25 postings shows there is a great need for nurses. Registered nurses make up the top spot, with nearly 4,800 jobs posted. The

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Jul21

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|News

Axne, Feenstra sign letter supporting 340B program. Members of the U.S. House signed a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter to the Department of Health and Human Services. IPPS letters. Members of the U.S. House and Senate are collecting signatures for “Dear Colleague” letters seeking critical changes to the Centers for Medicare

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Jul20

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Polk County Health Department warns of climbing COVID-19 cases Polk County is seeing another spike in COVID-19 cases this summer. The health department shared the omicron B.A. 5 subvariant is causing the rise. This strain is highly contagious and is quickly becoming the dominant strain in Iowa as

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Jul19

IHA Today

By Joah Hogan|News

IHA advocacy team weekly preview. The IHA advocacy team has more than 30 candidate interviews scheduled with six of them scheduled this week. IHA to host cybersecurity conference. Health care organizations need to stay viligant against malicious cyberattacks. COVID-19 public health emergency extended. The Department of Health and Human Services

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Jul18

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news COVID-19 cases jump 30% in Iowa; hospitalizations up The state’s COVID-19 infection rate increased significantly last week when there were 5,187 new confirmed cases, a 30% jump from the week prior, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. The increase snapped a two-month streak in which new

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Iowa news Iowa joins rollout of national mental health and suicide hotline Iowans experiencing a mental health crisis will soon have a faster way to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. On July 16, Iowa will join states across the country rolling out a three-digit number — 988 — that people can call or text

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Jul13

Today’s NewsStand

By Iowa Hospital Association|NewsStand Archive

Iowa news Polk County’s first monkeypox case is confirmed; health officials say risk to general public is low Polk County’s first confirmed case of monkeypox was reported by county health officials Monday, marking the second reported case in Iowa. The person is isolated, receiving outpatient care and in touch with

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Jul12

IHA advocacy team weekly preview. The IHA advocacy team is scheduling 2022 state legislative candidate interviews. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for young teens granted full approval. The Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12- to 15-years old is being distributed under the brand name Comirnaty after the Food and Drug Administration granted

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