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July 10, 2018

Member News:

FierceHealthcare and the Patriot-News report about the launch of Geisinger’s routine DNA screening program.

Technology:

HealthLeaders Media reports that, according to a recent study, pediatric telemedicine significantly reduced emergency department visits and urgent care utilization.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Healthcare Dive reports that a new joint report indicates that, despite improvement, low-quality health care remains a problem in high-income countries.

KYW Newsradio reports about the ethical debate surrounding “Do Not Resuscitate” tattoos.

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports about health care-related mergers and acquisitions during the first half of 2018.

HealthLeaders Media reports about how the Trump Administration’s nominee for the Supreme Court could influence health care.

HealthLeaders Media reports about the three main takeaways from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s conference address about the 340B program.

A Post-Gazette editorial discusses suicide as a major public health issue comparable to the opioid epidemic.

Health Reform:

FierceHealthcare reports about the Trump Administration’s suspension of risk adjustment payments.

In a related article, the Post-Gazette also reports about the story.

Opioids:

The Lock Haven Express reports about the newly signed state Child Protective Services Law. HAP members cited

The Associated Press reports about the push by news organizations to make data about opioid prescribing public.

Emergency Preparedness:

The Baltimore Sun reports about the recent hazmat scare at Johns Hopkins Cancer Research Building.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ planned changes to its star-ratings program.

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