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September 6, 2019

Member News:

MyChesCo reports that Phoenixville Hospital – Tower Health has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy.

The Citizens’ Voice reports about Geisinger’s designation as a Radiology Center of Excellence by Covera Health.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WTAJ-TV reports about LifePoint’s donations to local charities to celebrate its 20-year anniversary.

The Erie Times-News reports about new federal research funding flowing into the region. HAP members citedM

Technology:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about how Penn Medicine is overcoming interoperability challenges.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Philly Voice reports about a Penn Medicine study that concludes that simple emoji button terminals can effectively measure both patient and staff satisfaction.

NPR reports about the hidden costs of discounted health care.

National News:

The Hill reports about federal efforts to prevent surprise medical bills.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the newly released report about the benefits to patients of health care consolidation.

A New York Times opinion reports about the American health care system as “one giant workaround.”

Opioids:

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports, “Pennsylvania Senate Democrats will hold ten open house events across the state in September…”

STAT reports about new research that indicates that opioid prescriptions are more likely to be written late in the day, or when physician appointments are behind schedule.

Emergency Preparedness:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about a new malware that uses the Bitcoin blockchain platform to pass through existing anti-virus software.

Health Data Management reports about how insurers are helping Americans affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Workforce:

The Philadelphia Tribune reports with an update about Hahnemann University Hospital’s residency slots.

Penn State News reports that Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center has increased the awareness and utilization of employee wellness resources.

KYW reports about a rally by staff at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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