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April 18, 2017

Advance Directives:

A LancasterOnline physician columnist discusses National Health Care Decisions Day. WellSpan Health cited

Member News:

The Indiana Gazette reports that Indiana Regional Medical Center received high grades from the Leapfrog Group.

The Observer-Reporter reports that Canonsburg Hospital recently celebrated National Donate Life Month with a flag-raising ceremony.

Healthcare Dive reports that Quorum Health Corporation continues to restructure its hospital portfolio.

Technology:

FierceHealthcare reports about the need for structured payment policies for telehealth.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about the success of Geisinger Health System’s nursing bundle program.

The New York Times reports about non-adherence to prescribed medications.

Reuters reports about racial inequality in U.S. infant survival rates.

State News:

The Morning Call reports about expanding treatment options for veterans. HAP members cited

WESA reports about tax-exempt properties in the Pittsburgh area. HAP members cited

National News:

Kaiser Health News reports that a rural Idaho hospital avoided having to close through a new strategy of technology and innovation.

Opioids:

The New York Times reports with interactive graphics about the surge in U.S. drug overdoses compared to other causes of death.

The Atlantic reports about new study results that indicate that unemployment may be one factor influencing drug overdoses.

Workforce:

The Citizen’s Voice reports that Geisinger Community Medical Center has a tentative contract with nurses and nurse anesthetists.

Medical News:

The Times-Tribune reports that more than 200 children are legally obtaining medical marijuana under Pennsylvania’s Safe Harbor program.

Reuters reports, “People were less likely to go to the hospital with heart attacks or strokes after several counties in New York State restricted the use of trans fats…”

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