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5 most challenging Joint Commission requirements for hospitals in 2018

Becker’s Hospital Review: The Joint Commission listed the maintenance of fire protection systems as the requirement most often identified as “not compliant” during surveys and reviews at hospitals in 2018.

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

Main Line Health News…
Leveraging AI And New Partners In Healthcare Transformation

Health Forum: Main Line Health (MLH) is in the midst of real transformation as it responds to the rapid changes of the healthcare industry.

Regional Health News…
Report: Flu hospitalizations up 62 percent in 2018

The Daily Item: The number of hospitalizations in Pennsylvania due to the flu increased 62 percent in fiscal year 2018, according to new research by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

Healthcare Business News…
Poll: Americans blame pharma, insurers and providers for high health costs

Politico: Most Americans are focused on what they’re being charged for health care, not how much they or an aging population are consuming, according to a new POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll.

Quality and Safety News…

How Can Doctors Be Sure A Self-Taught Computer Is Making The Right Diagnosis?

NPR: Some computer scientists are enthralled by programs that can teach themselves how to perform tasks, such as reading X-rays.

 Patient Care News…
Immune system therapy shows promise fighting cancer

USA Today: A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against some solid tumors, giving hope that this approach might be extended to more common cancers in the future.


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