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Harmony is the digital magazine of the Indiana Hospital Association. Harmony focuses on the stories of IHA member hospitals and health systems and the issues they face. The newsletter is for and about Indiana hospitals and health care professionals. 



Below are articles from the Summer 2021 edition.

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New Insurer Policy Hurts Patient Access

A new insurer tactic is hindering patient access to specialty drugs in Indiana and across the nation. It's called "white bagging" and its mandatory practice prevents health care providers from controlling the administration of the drugs, presenting serious patients safety risks.

Hospitals Take the Lead in Sepsis Fight

Infections happen to anyone. There are infections linked to major and minor medical issues as well as different types of infections. In most cases, with medical intervention or without, our bodies respond effectively to infections - but sometimes they don't.

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100 Years and Counting

2021 marks the 100th anniversary​ of the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA)’s founding. Since IHA’s inception, health care has advanced drastically and in our centenary year as an Association, we find ourselves again with the imperative to collaborate, transform, and tell our story.

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New Data Collection Portal Builds Data Transparency

A new collection portal is now making it easier for IHA member hospitals to interpret data. The Indiana Hospital Data Submission (INHDS) portals, built on national data standards, helps create consistency in the way member hospitals submit data to the Indiana Department of Health.

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Lives Lost, Lessons Learned

It ​was March 6, 2020, and the Governor and other state health officials immediately add​ressed Hoosiers on the outbreak that was quickly making its way to Indiana. Little did everyone know, a multi-year marathon had just begun.​ Take a look back to the beginning of the pandemic.

Building Resiliency through REST

COVID-19 caused over 600,000 deaths nationwide in over a year and front-line workers and hospital leaders struggled with mental and compassion fatigue. IHA and partners initiated the REST program to combat stress brought on by the COVID-19 response.