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March 15, 2022

4 Steps to Improve Patient Safety

Patient Safety Awareness Week, from March 13 through March 19, 2022, is intended to encourage everyone—consumers as well as health care providers—to learn more about health care safety. This annual event, organized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is designed to create awareness about patient safety and to empower consumers to take an active role in their health care.

March 14, 2022

State of the Flu in Pa., Nation

The flu has outpaced last year’s historically mild season, but its spread remains far below pre-pandemic years, state and federal figures indicate.

March 11, 2022

A Campaign to Combat Health Misinformation

The U.S. Surgeon General has launched a campaign seeking research, data, and personal stories related to health misinformation during the pandemic and how it has affected individual health choices.

March 10, 2022

Video Story: Healing our Healers through Music Therapy

HAP’s music therapy collaborative is underway, with five hospitals implementing innovative programs to support the resiliency and well-being of their front-line staff. HAP recently visited one of the sites to see a music therapy session in action.

March 09, 2022

4 Takeaways from Today’s DOH Senate Budget Hearing

Leaders from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) today outlined the health care priorities included in Governor Wolf’s 2022–2023 budget proposal, as well as the public health challenges facing the commonwealth.

March 08, 2022

The Cost of a Cyber Breach

A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center summarizes health care’s growing cybersecurity concerns and ways to prepare for cyber threats.

March 07, 2022

‘The Next Normal’ for COVID-19

A report from a panel of global health experts envisions the nation’s next steps to mitigate COVID-19, prepare for new variants, and “build towards a next normal."