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June 7, 2018

Member News:

EllwoodCity.org reports that big changes are on the horizon for Ellwood City Hospital.

The Lock Haven Express reports that UPMC Lock Haven is going through a transformation with new services and staff.

The Central Penn Business Journal and the York Dispatch report about the opening of WellSpan York Hospital’s newly expanded neonatal intensive care unit.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about Main Line Health’s partnership with Axia Women’s Health for a new women’s health center.

The Daily Item reports about Geisinger’s financial disclosure for the first nine months of the fiscal year.

State Budget:

WESA-TV reports with an update about the budget.

Technology:

Home Health Care News reports about a new forecast predicting that the use of artificial intelligence technology in health care will soar globally during the coming years.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Associated Press reports to consumers about how to avoid overpaying for prescriptions.

State News:

Healthcare Analytics News reports about the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model. Geisinger cited

The Herald-Standard reports about PILOTs. (Subscription required)

National News:

POLITICO reports about a soon-to-be-released plan to combine federal safety net programs, and rename the Health and Human Services Department.

The Los Angeles Times reports, "There are more job openings in the U.S. than unemployed workers to fill them."

Healthcare Dive reports about UPS’ attempt to disrupt the implantable medical device supply chain.

Health Reform:

POLITICO reports about legislators’ plans for the shortened August recess.

Opioids:

The Patriot-News reports about medication-assisted treatment. HAP members cited

Health IT:

Healthcare Dive reports with an update about Apple’s personal health records platform.

The Hill reports about federal lawmakers’ concerns surrounding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Kaiser Health News reports, “Federal officials will not block insurance companies from again using a workaround to cushion a steep rise in health premiums…”

Workforce:

Healthcare Dive reports about a new study that shows that nurse practitioners are filling the gap during the physician shortage.

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