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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

News Release: PA Hospitals Kick off National Donate Life Month with Hospital Challenge

April 05, 2018

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is proud to again partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the state’s two organ procurement organizations—the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and the Gift of Life Donor Program—to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.

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PHC4 Report Underscores the Need for Additional Resources to Address Opioid Epidemic

March 28, 2018

News Release:  The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) today released a research brief about the rise in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) hospital stays in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania hospitals are working as key partners with state and local government and community organizations to prevent substance use disorder (which reduces the frequency of NAS), to educate the public about the dangers of opioid misuse, and to care for patients.

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HAPevolve Announces Exclusive Endorsement of Tunstall Americas

March 16, 2018

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), through its for-profit subsidiary HAPevolve, has selected Tunstall Americas as an endorsed partner to exclusively support Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems in the improvement of patient access solutions to engage patient populations. 

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News Release: U.S. Congress Includes Key Hospital Priorities in Spending Plan

February 09, 2018

News Release:  Early this morning, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that raises the debt ceiling, reallocates the current budget caps for defense and domestic discretionary programs, and temporarily funds the government through March 23. The spending plan also contains several hospital priorities.

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News Release: PA Hospitals: Governor Wolf’s Budget Plan Promising

February 06, 2018

News Release:  Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf delivered his annual budget address to a joint legislative session. Wolf’s proposal would sustain funding for key hospital lines and would allocate additional resources for opioid crisis response. Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement.

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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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