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HIPAA Guidelines

Guidelines for Releasing Information about Hospital Patients
Guidelines to help members of the media and the public better understand the parameters of the HIPAA Privacy rules when seeking patient information from a hospital.

Reports & Fact Sheets

Reports & Fact Sheets

Learn more about Pennsylvania hospitals, the issues they face, and their impact on their communities through HAP reports and fact sheets.

News Releases

HAP Welcomes Doug Barber as Senior Accountant

August 15, 2017

News Release:  Effective August 1, J. Douglas Barber has been appointed Senior Accountant for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). In this position, Barber will assist the controller in all functions of the association’s financial operations and will serve as the main accountant for outside organizations contracting with HAP for financial and accounting services.

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HAP Statement on U.S. Senate’s Rejection of “Skinny Repeal”

July 28, 2017

News Release:  Early this morning, the U.S. Senate rejected the so-called “skinny” plan to repeal certain portions of the Affordable Care Act. The measure failed by a vote of 49-51, culminating weeks of Congressional efforts to overhaul the nation’s health care landscape. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), gave the following statement on the result.

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HAP Announces 2017 Achievement Award Winners

July 26, 2017

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today recognized the winners of its respected Achievement Awards program. Winners were chosen for Community Champions, Optimal Operations, In Safe Hands, and Excellence in Care. The “Living the Vision Award” recognized one hospital that demonstrated accomplishments in all dimensions of the Triple Aim of improving population health and the patient experience, while reducing health care costs.

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HAP President and CEO: Lawmakers Should Start Fresh on Health Care Bill

July 25, 2017

News Release:  The U.S. Senate today voted in favor of a motion to proceed to consideration of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement​.

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HAP Statement on the U.S. Senate's Updated Health Care Plan

July 13, 2017

News Release: The U.S. Senate today released an updated version of its plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released a statement about the revised version of the proposed legislation.

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Statewide - HAP

Rachel Moore
Director, Media Relations,
(717) 561-5342 

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HAP is committed to being a credible source of hospital and health care information for the media and for consumers. Reporters and the public can access HAP news releases, reports, fact sheets, and information on HIPAA privacy guidelines for releasing patient information.

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