Illinois Systems of Care
Systems of Care
System of care refers to a seamless continuum of care for patients experiencing a time-critical diagnosis of a stroke or heart attack. Connecting prehospital providers, healthcare providers and community stakeholders in a proactive system of care saves and improves lives—from symptom onset through rehabilitation.
Systems Policy Summary
Stroke Systems of Care - Illinois’ statewide Stroke System of Care was established, through policy, in 2009. The legislation created an advisory committee, regional committees and structure for local implementation of a Stroke System of Care.
In 2014, following recommendations from the advisory committee, policy to update the Stroke System of Care passed. This legislation recognized three tiers of Stroke Care and allowed the Illinois Department of Public Health to assess a small fee to hospitals for the purpose of creating statewide stroke registry.
Acute Cardiac System of Care–Legislation to create a statewide Acute Cardiac System of Care was filed in the Illinois legislature and is currently on hold while the American Heart Association continues to solicit input and feedback from interested stakeholders throughout Illinois