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August 9, 2019

Member News:

The Times reports about Allegheny Health System’s new specialized clinical decision unit.

The Ellwood City Ledger reports that UPMC Jameson hospital has been accredited for its bariatrics surgery center.

WHTM-TV reports via video about the new UPMC Pinnacle outpatient center scheduled to open this fall.

The Derrick reports that Butler Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence. (Subscription required)

Butler Radio reports, “Butler Memorial Hospital has been recognized for high quality hip and knee replacement surgery.”

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

WNEP-TV reports that Geisinger is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer community classes about preventing diabetes.

Technology:

Reuters reports about identifying dementia symptoms with an Apple device and an app.

A Healthcare Dive opinion discusses the future of smart homes.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Lehigh Valley Business reports that Penn State Health now is providing access to online pricing.

National News:

Forbes reports about the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act.

Home Health Care News reports that more Americans are being forced to leave their jobs to care for aging loved ones.

WHYY reports about state legislation in Delaware protecting pre-existing condition coverage.

Emergency Preparedness:

KDKA-TV reports, “Three hospitals and two businesses in the area received bomb threats…” HAP members cited

WHYY reports about being prepared for the next natural disaster.

Medical News:

KYW-TV reports that deaths related to heart disease continue to increase among middle-aged Americans.

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