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Today's News Clips

June 28, 2017

Member News:

WTAE reports with video about the cyberattack that affected Heritage Valley Health System.

The Tribune-Review also reports about the story.

State Budget:

The Patriot-News features an opinion piece about the need to maintain state funding to help Pennsylvania’s aging population.

Technology:

Bloomberg reports about Google’s policy change regarding search results for personal health information.

Mobilehealth News reports that technology does not play a big role caregivers’ work.

Quality and Patient Safety:

HealthLeaders Media reports about Boston Hospital’s “Don’t Hold the Door” safety and security campaign.

Health Reform:

The Philadelphia Inquirer features an opinion piece by an area emergency room doctor.

Bloomberg reports with video about the hospital community’s ad campaign to oppose the GOP health bill.

HealthLeaders Media reports about Anthem’s view of the Senate Republican’s bill.

Opioids:

The Morning Call and the Courier Times report about the increase in Pennsylvania hospital stays due to prescription drug and heroin overdoses. Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network cited

STAT reports about the projected death rate due to overdoses during the next decade.

The Intellingencer reports about Independence Blue Cross’ five-day limit on new prescriptions for opioids.

Flu Vaccine:

Medline Plus reports about promising results for an experimental flu vaccine patch.

Health IT:

HealthLeaders Media reports about electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

Insurance and Managed Care:

Healthcare DIVE reports about the Congressional Budget Office’s comparison of payments by private insurers versus Medicare.

Workforce:

The New York Times reports about the large gap between vacancies and hires in the health care sector.

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