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The CEO of a Philadelphia ACO Shares Her Perspectives on the Path Forward for Patient Engagement
Healthcare Informatics: DVACO CEO Katherine Schneider, M.D. shared some bracing perspectives on patient engagement at the HIT Summit in Philadelphia

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

Main Line Health News…

Main Line Health receives $45K grant from State Farm to support mock crash demonstrations
Daily Local: Main Line Health Main Line Health recently accepted a $45,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Co., in support of demonstrations aimed at raising teen awareness about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving.

Regional Health News….

How the opioid crisis is changing how Philadelphia emergency room doctors care for patients
Philadelphia Inquirer: As rates of addiction and overdose deaths have mounted in the Philadelphia region, ER doctors have worked to change the way they prescribe opioid medication and addiction treatments.

Patient Care News…
U.S. doctors call for health policies that support women
Reuters: “Women and their families are adversely affected by policies that do not support women’s health,” said Dr. Ana Maria Lopez, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Health Business News

How Blockchain Could Help Lower Health Costs
Wall Street Journal: The digital ledger could replace fragmented data systems, simplifying record-keeping and improving care

 

Quality and Safety News….

Do DIY Medical Tests Promise More Than They Can Deliver?
NPR: A new batch of startup companies are trying to drive a revolutionin lab testing by letting you skip the doctor and test for food sensitivities, fertility, sleep hormones and even vitamin deficiencies — all from the privacy of your bathroom — no lab visit required.

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