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.
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.
The Post-Gazette reports about public concerns surrounding Pennsylvania’s new managed care program for long-term care.
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.
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.
The Post-Gazette reports that contract negotiations continue between UPMC McKeesport and nurses.
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.