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November 09, 2020

National Training Collaborative Launched to Support Frontline Workers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and others, has launched Project Firstline, a national training collaborative to ensure that frontline health care workers are aware of COVID-19 infection control best practices in order to protect themselves and their loved ones.

November 06, 2020

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Information Technology last week released the final 2020–2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. This plan serves as a roadmap for initiatives to advance interoperability and further promote the use of electronic health information.

November 05, 2020

National Issues that Brought Voters to the Polls

Americans voted in record numbers for this week’s election, with more than one hundred million early votes ahead of the election, and 35 million Americans going to the polls to vote in person. What issues incited such a large turnout among voters this year? 

November 04, 2020

Governor Wolf’s Press Conference: Be Patient Until All Results are Counted

Today, Governor Wolf held a press conference about the General Election, elaborating about the delay in counting mail-in ballots, adding that Pennsylvania may not know the final tally of votes today, but will ensure that all ballots are counted to guarantee a fair election in the state.

November 03, 2020

National Family Caregivers Month Celebrates Those Who Give to Others

Family caregivers provide a vital lifeline of connection and hope to loved ones during challenging and unpredictable days. National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers around the country, and is spearheaded by the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), a nonprofit organization that provides free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers.

November 02, 2020

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on ACA

On November 10, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a legal suit seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including protections for pre-existing medical conditions, no out-of-pocket costs for certain preventative screenings, and the ability for students to be covered under their parent’s health plan until 26.

November 02, 2020

Pennsylvania Hospitals Recognized for Leveraging Health Information Technology

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives released this year’s list of U.S. hospitals and health system as optimal users of information technology. The 2020 Digital Health Most Wired Survey recognizes organizations in Pennsylvania as among the 2020 Most Wired in the United States in the Acute, Ambulatory, and Long-Term Care Survey categories.