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November 6, 2018

Member News:

WTAJ-TV reports about Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s national recognition for excellence in cardiac care.

Healthcare Dive reports via interview with Geisinger CEO David Feinberg about the ideal health care system and what’s coming from Geisinger during 2019.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Temple University will receive a five-year grant to support mental illness and community inclusion research.

Technology:

The Patriot-News reports about the use of wearable exoskeletons to help some patients walk. Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital cited

Quality and Patient Safety:

ModernHealthcare reports about a new study about increasing patient safety by improving work environments for nurses. HAP board member Linda Aiken, University of Pennsylvania, cited

State News:

The Tribune-Review reports about emergency absentee ballots for Pennsylvanians experiencing an unexpected hospital stay. HAP members cited

National News:

Home Health Care News reports about CVS Health’s initiative to make its MinuteClinics more senior friendly.

HealthLeaders Media reports that CVS soon may enter the urgent care market.

FierceHealthcare reports about health care policy-related election issues across the nation.

Health Reform:

Kaiser Health News reports about the trade-off of lower premiums for narrower networks.

Emergency Preparedness:

KDKA-TV reports about a community trying to cope with the aftermath of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, highlighting first responders and emergency physicians. UPMC cited

In a related article, the Tribune-Review reports about the Allegheny General Hospital nurse who treated the shooter.

The Tribune-Review reports about an anticipated increase in the need for mental health services in the area during the next few months.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Home Health Care News reports, “Medicare Advantage plans are allowed to cover a range of in-home care services for the first time in 2019, but few insurers are going to do so…”

Health IT:

Healthcare Dive reports about a newly released report about national trends in health IT adoption.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about organizational changes at Independence Health Group.

Workforce:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that, according to a recent survey, 40 percent of respondents go to work when they have flu symptoms.

Medical News:

The Tribune-Review reports about more suspected cases in Pennsylvania of a rare, polio-like neurological disease.

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