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Today's News Clips

May 24, 2018

Member News:

The Tribune-Democrat reports that Somerset Hospital is exploring an affiliation.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

A New York Times columnist reports to consumers about safely aging at home.

Technology:

The Philly Voice reports that Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is launching a new database to track medical marijuana patient outcomes.

The Post-Gazette reports that the University of Pittsburgh announced the opening of a new institute to solve large-scale problems through computer modeling and simulation.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Daily Item reports that, due to Geisinger’s increased hiring and other efforts, wait times are decreasing in emergency departments and for patient appointments.

State News:

The Post-Gazette reports about public concerns surrounding Pennsylvania’s new managed care program for long-term care.

National News:

Fortune reports about the country’s chronic drug shortages.

In a related article, WPVI-TV also reports about the story, citing HAP members.

HealthLeaders Media reports that America's Health Insurance Plans has launched a new publicity campaign about how each insurance premium dollar is spent.

NPR reports about the new Federal Reserve Board's annual survey results about the economic well-being of Americans.

In related articles, CNN and the Fiscal Times also report about the story.

Opioids:

The Post-Gazette reports about a recent federal hearing about proposed recovery support and addiction treatment options for Medicare participants.

Medicare and Medicaid:

Healthcare Dive reports that physicians not affiliated with hospitals increasingly are enlisting the help of consultants to help transition into value-based care programs.

Workforce:

The Post-Gazette reports that contract negotiations continue between UPMC McKeesport and nurses.

Medical News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about new research that indicates that patients who live in warmer climates may face a greater risk of acquiring a drug-resistant infection.

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