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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.

October 29, 2020

Hospital Community Closely Monitoring New Health Care Cybersecurity Threat

Hospitals across the country and within Pennsylvania are closely monitoring a new credible cybersecurity threat issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The threat is through ransomware known as “TrickBot” and “Ryuk” and could impact hospitals and health care providers. The American Hospital Association is in close communication with federal agencies and is serving as a source of information and support to the hospital community.

October 28, 2020

Pennsylvanians Urged to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu

Today HAP, in partnership with more than 50 other organizations and entities, released a statement encouraging Pennsylvanians to get their flu shot. As the flu season rapidly approaches, this effort aims to bring awareness to the importance of getting vaccinated. 

October 27, 2020

Health Literacy is Critical to Patients Getting the Care They Need

In the midst of a worldwide health care pandemic, it is more vital than ever that patients get reliable, accurate information. Likewise, health care providers must ensure that patients and their family members understand the medical information they are given.

October 26, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Open Enrollment Begins November 1; New State-based Insurance Exchange Pennie

Open enrollment for 2021 health insurance coverage in Pennsylvania begins November 1, 2020, and will continue through January 15, 2021. For the first time, Pennsylvanians in the individual market will sign up using Pennie, the new state-based insurance exchange. Data is being migrated from HealthCare.gov and enrollees are receiving instructions for claiming their new account on Pennie.

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