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March 11, 2019

Member News:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the University of Pennsylvania’s gene therapy program has been awarded a five-year contract renewal with the National Institutes of Health.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Allegheny Health Network opened its second of six cancer centers.

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that St. Luke’s University Health Network will open a Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology in New Jersey.

Technology:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Philadelphia-based EIR Healthcare is selling patient rooms on Amazon.

State News:

WESA reports about the state’s new global budget model. HAP members and HAP cited

In a related article, Becker’s Hospital Review also reports about the story. HAP members and HAP cited

National News:

The Hill reports about the Trump Administration’s newly released budget proposal.

The Pennsylvania Business Report reports about newly introduced legislation to repeal the medical device tax.

Modern Healthcare reports about Senator Grassley’s interest in investigating hospitals’ adherence with tax-exempt status requirements.

Opioids:

WPHL-TV reports about a new program at Penn Medicine to reduce opioid use among spinal surgery patients.

Emergency Preparedness:

Reuters reports about preparing for the inevitable global flu pandemic.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about a decline in enrollment in the Children's Health Insurance Program and child-focused Medicaid programs.

Workforce:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about senior leadership changes at Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. (Subscription required)

Medical News:

Health Care Communication News reports about the increasing focus on promoting childhood vaccines.

In a related article, Becker’s Hospital Review reports about Facebook’s strategy to stop misinformation about vaccines.

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