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Aligning Clinical Efforts: 2 Pennsylvania Health Systems Collaborate
HealthLeaders Media: Trinity Health and University of Pennsylvania Health System have forged an alliance that is designed to form clinical joint ventures and boost population health.

 Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:

Main Line Health News…

HUP performs more cancer surgeries than any other Philadelphia hospitals
Philadelphia Business Journal: The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council compiled data showing what hospitals in the state performed the most surgeries on patients with 11 different types of cancer.

Regional Health News….

Need cancer surgery in Pennsylvania? New online tool can help with the decision
The Philadelphia Inquirer: To help cancer patients who need surgery, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) on Wednesday released its first-ever online list of hospital surgical volumes for 11 types of cancer: bladder, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, liver, lung, pancreas, prostate, rectum, and stomach. The volumes were compiled from hospital billing data for 2017.

Patient Care News…
Health Care Is the New Front in the Fight Over Transgender Rights Under President Trump
TIME: Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care.

Health Business News…

Value-based pay a factor pushing docs to hospital work
Healthcare Dive: One state hospital association has stopped providing an annual seminar to new doctors on starting a practice.

Quality and Safety News….

Providers jittery over ‘Yelpification’ of healthcare
Healthcare Dive: Patients are increasingly likely to use Yelp to rate their care experience and pick a provider, but not all providers have welcomed the influx of anonymous online reviews with open arms.

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