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Today's News Clips

May 17, 2019

Member News:

The Tribune-Review reports that the final beam has been installed for Allegheny Health Network’s emergency room expansion at Jefferson Hospital.

Modern Healthcare reports that UPMC has formed a specialty telemedicine company focused on infectious diseases.

The Philly Voice reports that Holy Redeemer Health System announced a joint cancer program with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

The Record reports that UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven has completed its emergency department renovation project.


STAT reports about a new smartphone app to diagnose ear infections.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports with tips to ensure HIPAA compliance.

State News:

The Pocono Record reports about Governor Wolf’s proposal to increase the state minimum wage.

National News:

Modern Healthcare reports that the American Medical Association has hired its first chief health equity officer to help address health disparities in the U.S.

FierceHealthcare reports, “…merging has proven to be a flawed strategy for many hospitals and perhaps added to the slow progress toward value-based care.”

HealthLeaders Media reports that health care remains a top priority among U.S. voters.

The Wall Street Journal reports about the Trump Administration’s push for increased price transparency in health care. (Subscription required)

Kaiser Health News reports that Walmart has created a listing of 800 recommended imaging centers in an effort to reduce misdiagnoses leading to unnecessary surgeries.

In a related article, WESA also reports about the story.


The Beaver County Times reports about an increase in local overdose deaths for the first quarter of 2019.

KYW Newsradio reports that 2018 overdose deaths in the Philadelphia area declined compared to the prior year.


Healthcare Dive reports about a significant increase in net revenue generated annually by physicians for hospitals.

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