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October 14, 2019

Member News:

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute is searching for a new physician leader.

The Citizens’ Voice reports that the Geriatric Emergency Department at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is one of three in Pennsylvania to achieve American College of Emergency Physicians accreditation.

Technology:

HealthTech reports about how predictive analytics is benefiting health care.

Quality and Patient Safety:

The Hill reports about new federal guidance for treating vaping-related illnesses.

State News:

The Tribune-Review reports about the new report from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council about mental illness hospitalizations during 2018. HAP members cited

National News:

Bloomberg reports that some seniors are facing hundreds of dollars in additional prescription drug costs next year.

The Fiscal Times reports about a newly signed executive order to decrease spending at federal agencies.

NPR reports, “Federal judges in three states—New York, California and Washington—have issued temporary injunctions against the Trump administration's "public charge" rule…”

Health Reform:

NPR reports with an update about a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Opioids:

A Philadelphia Inquirer opinion discusses state support for grandparents raising their grandchildren because of the opioid epidemic.

Flu Vaccine:

MyChesCo reports that state officials continue to encourage Pennsylvanians to get their flu shot.

Emergency Preparedness:

KDKA-TV reports that UPMC McKeesport remains operational during the region’s boil water advisory.

Workforce:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about projected job growth for ten health care-related professions.

Medical News:

ABC News reports about the long-term mental health benefits of gender-affirming surgery for transgender people.

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