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

Regional Health News….

19 emergency departments honored for leadership, quality
Becker’s Hospital Review: The Emergency Nurses Association recognized 19 emergency departments across the U.S. with its Lantern Award, which honors EDs that demonstrate excellent performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

Patient Care News…

Sometimes Patients Simply Need Other Patients
The New York Times: Using the internet for a diagnosis is not recommended, but there’s great power in sharing stories.

Health Business News…    

Healthcare M&A doubles in first half of 2018
Healthcare Dive: The value healthcare sector deals increased to $315.74 billion, compared with $154.87 billion in the same period last year during the first half of the year, the New York Times reports, citing data compiled by Thomson Reuters. More than $2.5 trillion in total deals were cut in the first half of 2018.

Quality and Safety News….

EHR error rates vary widely across systems, JAMIA study finds
Healthcare Dive: The amount of time it takes for providers to complete EHR tasks varies widely across health IT systems, and so does the error rate and amount of work required, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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