Today's News Clips

May 29, 2020

Member News:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that Penn Medicine and UnitedHealth Group have partnered to launch a digital mental health program.


MyChesCo reports that Lankenau Heart Institute at Main Line Health's Paoli Hospital is the first in the region to offer Micra™AV.

Quality and Patient Safety:

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that African American patients with COVID-19 are almost three times more likely to be hospitalized.

State News:

The Record Herald reports about hospital reopenings. HAP members and HAP cited

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports about the financial impact of COVID-19 on the area’s hospitals. HAP members cited

A Patriot-News opinion stresses the value of Pennsylvania's hospitals and endorses financial support.

National News:

The Hill reports about the expected “slow burn” of COVID-19 cases during the summer.

Kaiser Health News reports about a $3,278 emergency room bill received by a patient with COVID-19 symptoms, but who tested negative for COVID-19.

NPR reports about the shortage of testing swabs in the U.S.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that, after state stay-at-home orders went into effect, the overall community infection rate of new COVID-19 cases dropped by 58 percent.

Insurance and Managed Care:

The Times reports about Highmark’s newly announced $5 million Heroes Appreciation program.


Healthcare Dive reports that new study results indicate that employee wellness programs have not improved employees’ health.

NPR reports about the close to 300 U.S. health care workers lost to COVID-19.

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