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May 22, 2019

Member News:

The Morning Call reports about the revitalization of Sacred Heart Hospital one year after joining St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Community and Economic Impact of Hospitals:

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Jefferson Health and the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity announced plans to create a $5 million community wellness center.

Technology:

FierceHealthcare reports about a new database aimed at fighting drug diversion.

FierceHealthcare reports that insufficient access to broadband in rural areas is severely limiting access to care via telemedicine.

Quality and Patient Safety:

NPR reports that poverty and access to care are among the reasons why American children aren’t being vaccinated.

NPR reports about the safety of generic drugs.

State News:

The Beaver County Times reports about recently introduced legislation to eliminate the state’s religious and philosophical exemptions for student vaccinations.

National News:

Healthcare Dive reports about U.S. spending on prescription drugs.

Fortune reports about the CVS HealthHUB concept.

The Baltimore Sun reports, “Johns Hopkins Hospital has filed more than 2,400 lawsuits in Maryland courts since 2009 against patients with unpaid bills…”

Opioids:

WIRED reports about chronic pain patients unable to fill prescriptions due to the opioid crisis.

Health IT:

Healthcare Dive reports that, from 2017 to 2018, the percentage of U.S. patients offered online access to their medical records by providers remained unchanged.

Medical News:

Modern Healthcare reports that behavioral health diagnoses doubled during the past decade.

In a related article, STAT also reports about the story.

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