What's New...  


  • New FAQ: "Courtesy" Blood Pressure Checks in the ED
    A few years ago our ED implemented a policy of "no blood pressure checks" unless the individual registered as an ED patient.  Now our CEO and physicians want us to do "courtesy" blood pressure checks in the ED.  Wouldn't it be preferable to refer those individuals to the on-site Rural Health Clinic or to their physician's office?
  • 30th Annual Risk Managers' Meeting 
    Celebrating 30 Years of Risk Management Education for Healthcare Leaders
    Sept. 24-25, 2014
    *This program is only open to IPT and IRMS clients
    Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington/Normal IL
    Register Here
  • IRMS Claims Website
    IPT/IRMS client hospitals have electronic access to claims data through the enhanced IPT/IRMS Claims Management website.  Once registered, client hospitals will have access to claims data with details related to individual claims, including a description of the occurrence, nature of the allegations, where in the facility the injury occurred, reserves, payments, etc.  In addition, reports can be run and searches performed as frequently as needed.  Registration can be facilitated through Jennifer Kempiak at 630.276.5690.
  •   ICT Trust Newsletter - July 2014
  • IRMS Workers' Compensation Shares Hazard Prevention Best Practice
    Employee hazard prevention awareness and accountability is the topic of the fourth installment in the Capstone member best practices series by Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS) Workers' Compensation program, a part of IHA Business Solutions.  A community hospital implemented a top-down safety awareness culture using creative measures which include hazard identification, surprise safety inspections, employee learning opportunities, awards for safety violation identification, and website "Tip of the Day" reminders.
  • REAP Saves IPT Hospitals More Than $800,000 
    Through the Illinois Provider Trust's (IPT) Risk Exposure Adjustment Program (REAP), 30 hospitals collectively reduced their annual Trust contributions by more than $800,000 in 2014.  REAP is an integral component of IPT's hospital professional and general liability program, providing IPT hospitals with risk criteria based on evidence-based guidelines and best practices.  By complying with REAP criteria, hospitals can reduce their annual contribution to the Trust.  IPT is managed by Illinois Risk Management Services (IRMS), a part of IHA Business Solutions, which provides claims handling, risk management and other administrative services to its members.  For more information, contact Cheryl Hellyer at 630.276.5672.
  • ICT Announces Record 2013 Dividend
    Illinois Compensation Trust (ICT) recently announced a record dividend of $4.1 million for 2013.  This year's dividend represents 22% of total member contributions.  Since 1982, the program has returned more than $69 million to participating hospitals.  ICT is a hospital-owned first-dollar workers' compensation program of approximately 100 health care organizations in Illinois.  It is managed by Illinois Risk Management Services, a part of IHA Business Solutions.
  • IPT Announces Significant 2013 Member Dividend
    The Illinois Provider Trust (IPT), a program managed by Illinois Risk Management Services, part of IHA Business Solutions, has achieved yet another milestone in its history of providing value to its members. This year its Board of Trustees declared a dividend of $5.6 million for 2013 program participants. Read more>