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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

GOVERNOR’S 2017–2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL MAINTAINS HOSPITAL PAYMENTS TO SUPPORT A STRONG, HEALTHY COMMONWEALTH

February 07, 2017

News Release:  The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Andy Carter in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017–2018 state budget proposal.

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Quality Up, Mortality and Readmission Rates Down for Heart Surgery Patients in PA

January 31, 2017

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) today said that a new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) shows improvements in the safety and quality of heart surgeries performed by Pennsylvania physicians in Pennsylvania hospitals.

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HAP Launches New Health Care Quality, Cost Resource For Pennsylvanians

December 15, 2016

News Release: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania today launched its new online tool, Care in Pennsylvania, to provide consumers with user-friendly health care quality and cost information.

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HAP Leader Helps Create Hospital Guide to Ensure Health Care Services in Vulnerable Rural, Urban Communities

November 29, 2016

News Release:  A new report issued by the American Hospital Association (AHA) addresses ways in which hospitals can help ensure access to essential health care services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. 

Andy Carter, president and chief executive officer of HAP, serves on the 29-person health care leader task force that developed the report.The task force met with policymakers and hospital and community leaders during a 15-month period to identify essential health services, strategies to meet community needs, and barriers to those strategies.

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Philly Area’s Top Patient Safety Initiatives for 2016

November 15, 2016

News Release:  Innovative patient safety efforts from Penn Medicine, Jefferson Health, and Main Line Health were honored at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of HAP held in November in King of Prussia, PA.

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Media Contacts

Statewide - HAP

Julie Kissinger
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
(717) 561-5378


Priscilla Koutsouradis
Director, Public Relations

(215) 575-3743

 

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News Releases, Facts, Reports, and Resources for Media

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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