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August 16, 2019

Member News:

The Altoona Mirror reports, “Borough Council awarded $56,000 to Tyrone Hospital to help pay for rehabilitation of the facility’s deteriorated back-entrance road.”

The Kittanning Paper reports, “ACMH Hospital has been designated a UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence.”

WPVI-TV reports that Hahnemann University Hospital is closing its emergency department.

Technology:

STAT reports about a new MRI that can provide “unprecedented” detail of the human brain.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Healthcare Dive reports, “More than half of providers sampled in a recent study failed to comply with the HIPAA right of access…”

State News:

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “The trust that owns Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital in Montgomery County has decided to put the 86-bed addiction-treatment facility up for sale.”

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports about a new ruling in a lawsuit about DSH cuts that could mean slashed payments for safety net hospitals.

Forbes reports with details about the current U.S. economy.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports with the results of a review of hospital comparison websites.

Opioids:

The Pennsylvania Capital-Star reports about the financial costs of the nationwide opioid epidemic.

Kaiser Health News reports about changing opioid prescription practices among physicians.

Health IT:

Healthcare Finance News reports about the growing health care cybersecurity market.

Workforce:

NPR reports about creative recruiting efforts among rural hospitals.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about how medical schools and hospitals are addressing physician job-related trauma.

Medical News:

FOX News reports about a newly evolving drug resistant bacterium that could target and contaminate hospital food.

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