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February 22, 2018

Member News:

The Post-Gazette reports that a new cancer center will open at Forbes Hospital during early 2019.

The Gettysburg Times reports that UPMC Pinnacle Hanover opened a new multi-specialty center to provide heart and vascular, endocrinology, and ob-gyn services. (Subscription required)

The Progress reports that Highmark Blue Shield named Penn Highlands DuBois’ Maternal and Child Center as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care.

Technology:

Digital Trends reports about the development of wearable sensors and "electronic skin" that can collect and display vital health data.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Times Herald reports that Einstein Healthcare Network has new ways to reduce the radiation doses from CT scans.

National News:

The Revenue Cycle Advisor reports about projected U.S. health care spending growth.

The Washington Post reports, “Hospitals are increasingly offering ‘patient-financing’ strategies, cooperating with banks and other financial institutions to provide on-the-spot loans…”

FierceHealthcare reports that Steward Health Care is going international.

Opioids:

FierceHealthcare reports that the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is highlighting how the use of technology could positively impact the opioid crisis.

Stateline reports that opioid overdose deaths decreased in 14 states during the 12-month period ending July, 2017.

Medicare and Medicaid:

HealthLeaders Media reports about wide variations in the cost of outpatient oncology treatment.

Workforce:

Healthcare Dive reports about the role of chief wellness officers.

Kaiser Health News reports about a newly launched version of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Medical News:

WFMZ-TV reports that mental health experts say open communication with teens is key for spotting mental health issues. KidsPeace cited

STAT reports about the reemergence of FluMist.

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