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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

News Release: Legislative Leaders Hear from Hospital Staff about Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence

September 30, 2019

News Release:  Last week, state lawmakers learned firsthand the urgency of passing legislation to protect health care workers in Pennsylvania’s hospitals.

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News Release: HAP Announces Inaugural Recipients of Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition

September 24, 2019

Pennsylvania’s hospital community is united by a shared commitment to continuously improve upon the safe, high-quality care they deliver to patients. To support this endeavor, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) is pleased to announce the first honorees of its Excellence in Patient Safety Recognition program.

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News Release: Record Participation, National Recognition for 2019 HAP Donate Life PA Hospital Challenge

September 16, 2019

A record 113 hospitals and 24 health systems across Pennsylvania participated in the 2019 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge, a program sponsored by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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News Release: PA Hospital Opioid Learning and Action Collaborative Kicks off in Harrisburg

August 20, 2019

Pennsylvania hospital leaders and substance use disorder recovery specialists today met in Harrisburg to formally kick off The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s Opioid Learning Action Network, a collaborative for and by Pennsylvania’s hospital community.

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News Release: HAPevolve Announces Endorsed Partnership with Qualivis

August 12, 2019

HAPevolve, a subsidiary company of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), has entered into an endorsed partner relationship with Qualivis, a national provider of health care workforce solutions that simplify staffing and help hospitals build a better workplace.

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

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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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