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September 13, 2018

Member News:

The Post-Gazette reports that Allegheny Health Network’s Jefferson Hospital will receive a grant to address social determinants of health for emergency room patients.

The Doylestown Patch reports about Doylestown Health’s state grant for the construction of a state-of-the-art Center for Heart and Vascular Care.

The Central Penn Business Journal reports that Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been awarded a grant to expand its Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.

Technology:

The Daily Item reports about the recent state telemedicine legislation hearing. HAP cited

In related articles, WHTM-TV and WJET-TV also report about the story. Jefferson Health cited

Quality and Patient Safety:

CBS Philly reports about clowns at Lankenau Hospital that give patients a break from their medical worries.

State News:

The Pennsylvania Business Report reports that Representative Helen Tai plans to announce a resolution to study the mental health provider shortage in Pennsylvania.

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports that four associations have filed a lawsuit seeking to end the delay in adding manufacturer transparency regulations to the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

HealthLeaders Media reports about significant hospital and health system operating margin declines between 2015 and 2017.

Governing reports, “Voters this fall could make Massachusetts only the second state in the country to limit the number of patients that hospital nurses can help at one time.

Health Reform:

The Hill reports about newly released guidance that makes it easier for individuals to opt out of the individual mandate.

Opioids:

STAT reports about federal opioid legislation.

Emergency Preparedness:

CNBC reports about hospitals and health systems expected to be impacted by Hurricane Florence. HAP members cited

Becker’s Hospital Review and USA Today report about preparing for the hurricane.

In a related article, the Huffington Post reports about the difficult decisions for medical facilities in evacuation zones.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Washington Examiner reports that the U.S. uninsured rate held steady during 2017 at 8.8 percent.

Workforce:

STAT reports about the need for doctors in training to have active engagement in patient care.

Medical News:

HealthLeaders Media reports about keys to treating sepsis patients.

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