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September 10, 2019

Member News:

The Observer-Reporter reports that Washington Health System has completed Phase I of its CARE Center at Washington Hospital. (Subscription required)

MyChesCo reports that Brandywine Hospital received national recognition for stroke care.

The Inquirer reports that Temple University Health System CEO, Larry Kaiser, is stepping down.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WFMZ-TV reports that Lehigh Valley Health Network has partnered to expand a mobile market that provides communities with healthy food.

NorthcentralPA.com reports about UPMC’s recently published 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation Plans.

Technology:

HealthLeaders Media reports that the lack of cybersecurity training for health care workers is leaving health information systems and patient records vulnerable.

State News:

The Pennsylvania Capital Star reports about bringing awareness to the impacts of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

The Meadville Tribune reports that the Pennsylvania Department of Health begins investigations into 37 cases of illness caused by vaping.

National News:

Stat News reports that House Speaker Pelosi’s proposed drug pricing package that authorizes Medicare the ability to negotiate pricing for the most expensive drugs. (Subscription required)

Reuters reports that New York Governor Cuomo is proposing a ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

Health Reform:

Healthcare Dive reports about the increase in emergency room visits in states that expanded Medicaid.

NPR reports about the issue of health care reform may have on the 2020 elections.

Opioids:

FOX News reports that OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports that a study of Medicaid expansion has resulted in more patients having access to care with increased emergency room visits.

Workforce:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the inequities in pay and personal responsibilities between male and female pediatricians.

Healthcare Dive reports that health care jobs are still growing but at a slower pace than previous months.

Medical News:

NBC News reports, “Suicide rates are on the rise, especially in rural America….”

NPR reports how the use of telepsychiatry improves patient care in rural areas.

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