February 5, 2019 > Hospital Association of Pennsylvania


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February 5, 2019

Member News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Allegheny Health Network’s same-day appointments increased 34 percent during 2018.

WOLF-TV reports via video about Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton’s multi-million dollar upgrades.

YourErie.com reports that Corry Memorial Hospital’s planned expansion for senior and geriatric care.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Pittsburgh Patch reports about the region’s health care jobs. HAP members cited


CIO reports that, using real-time data streams, Penn Medicine has created a dashboard and alerting system to enhance the process of getting ICU patients to breathe on their own.

State News:

The Associated Press reports with a story about “sick and struggling in coal country” previously published by the Morning Call. HAP members cited

National News:

FierceHealthcare reports about health care fraud trends during 2019.

Healthcare Dive reports about health care jobs gained during January.

Healthcare Dive reports, “New enrollments in California's Affordable Care Act marketplace dropped 23.7% for 2019…”


POLITICO reports, “Companies are starting to sell ‘risk scores’ to doctors, insurers and hospitals to identify patients at risk of opioid addiction or overdose…”

Medicare and Medicaid:

The Tribune-Democrat reports about the requirement that hospitals post pricing information online. HAP members and HAP cited

In a related article, Kaiser Health News reports about the wide variety of charges among U.S. hospitals.


FierceHealthcare reports about the value of medical scribes.

Medical News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about U.S. flu activity.

Reuters reports about depression treatment for adolescents. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh cited

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