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New HAPevolve Industry Partner Launches Partnership to Improve Health Care Financing for Consumers

November 19, 2018

MDsave, a digital health startup that provides a single online location for consumers to research, compare, and purchase medical services, has joined HAPevolve, a subsidiary of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), as an industry partner.

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PA’s Independent Fiscal Office Presents State Budget Outlook; Notes Imbalance

November 16, 2018

The state's Independent Fiscal Office state budget outlook shows an imbalance of $1.71 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Under ACA, Employment Rates and Employer-sponsored Insurance Rose along with Coverage Expansion

November 16, 2018

New analysis indicates that health insurance coverage gains under the Affordable Care Act were well-targeted to workers and their dependents who most needed help.

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HHS Secretary Plans to Increase Role in Addressing Social Determinants of Health

November 16, 2018

HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined how HHS will take a leadership role in addressing social determinants of health.

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VIDEO: HAP Digs Deep into Election Results, Implications for PA Hospitals

November 15, 2018

HAP's Andy Carter and association advocates dig into the election results and analyze what they mean for the future of health care in Pennsylvania.

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News Release: New Report: PA Hospitals Decrease Mortality, Readmissions

November 15, 2018

News Release:  Pennsylvania’s hospitals continue to make strides in improving the quality and outcomes of the care they deliver to patients across the commonwealth, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

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PA Legislature Picks Leadership Team for 2019–2020 Session

November 14, 2018

One week after the midterm elections, the Pennsylvania Legislature returned to Harrisburg to elect the four caucus’ leadership teams for the upcoming session.

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HAP Works to Increase Organ and Tissue Donations

November 13, 2018

This week, Governor Wolf signed Senate Bill 180 into law. The bill creates a framework for public education about organ and tissue donations; clarifies the methods for making anatomical donations; and updates the law to reflect the best clinical practices to support anatomical donations for transplantations.

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HAP Thanks State’s Veterans for Their Service

November 12, 2018

Pennsylvania is home to 820,000 Veterans, the fourth largest Veteran population in the nation. HAP thanks these men and women for their service and sacrifices to protect our freedom and way of life.

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Antibiotics Awareness Week Stresses Appropriate Use of Antibiotics

November 12, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention celebrates November 12–18 as U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week. This annual observance gives hospitals the opportunity to make the public aware of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.

 

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Midterm Elections: Governor Wolf and Senator Casey Reelected, Dozens of New Lawmakers Head to Harrisburg, Washington, D.C.

November 07, 2018

In a much-anticipated midterm election that featured high voter turnout, Pennsylvanians yesterday elected Governor Tom Wolf (D) to another four-year term with new Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman (D), and reelected U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D).

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News Release: HAP Statement on 2018 Midterm Elections

November 07, 2018

News Release:  Andy Carter, president and CEO of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), released the following statement after the 2018 midterm election results were finalized. 

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Hospitals Seek Policy Changes to Remove Barriers to Quality Improvement Efforts

October 26, 2018

Hospitals and health systems have made great strides to improve quality of care, such as reductions in hospital-acquired infections and early elective deliveries.  

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PALS Database Unavailable for Licensure Renewals on October 30; Renew in Advance to Avoid Expirations

October 25, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs licensure renewal database will not be operational on October 30 between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Individuals will not be able to renew their licenses during this time.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Promotes Safe Disposal of Dangerous Medications

October 24, 2018

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania urges residents of the commonwealth to take advantage of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 27.

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