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November 14, 2018

Member News:

The Tribune-Review reports that researchers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and University of Pittsburgh were awarded a $1 million grant for breast cancer research.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Penn Medicine has entered into a new research collaboration with a German biotech company.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

BCTV reports that, in recognition of its 150 year anniversary, Reading Hospital will be a grand marshal for the 2018 Reading Holiday Parade.

Technology:

FierceHealthcare reports that Jefferson Health will formalize a first-ever telehealth academic fellowship with backing from Teladoc.

Quality and Patient Safety:

FierceHealthcare reports about differences in health care costs by region.

A Hill opinion stresses the importance of federal legislation to stem out-of-network medical bills.

State News:

The Lehigh Valley Business reports about possible changes to the premiums that employers pay for workers’ compensation insurance.

WITF reports about long waits in Pennsylvania for mental health services.

National News:

FierceHealthcare reports about the success of Johns Hopkins’ care coordination program.

The Hill reports, “A leading advocacy group is launching a six-figure ad campaign pressuring Congress to act to lower drug prices.”

Modern Healthcare reports about a new ad campaign that is refocusing attention on proposed changes to the 340B Drug Payment Program.

Becker’s Hospital Review reports about the three health care executives that Google has hired during the past three years. Geisinger cited

Opioids:

CNN reports that the U.S. has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths compared to at least 12 other countries.

STAT reports about pharmacies that don’t offer easy access to—or even stock—naloxone.

Medicare and Medicaid:

HealthLeaders Media reports about confusion and lack of guidance surrounding Medicare’s knee replacement rules.

Workforce:

HealthLeaders Media reports about proactive health care leadership.

STAT reports about efforts to address gender-based pay inequity in health care.

Medical News:

The Hill reports that federal officials have confirmed 90 cases of the rare polio-like illness that has affected children in 27 states.

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