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HDM names 2019 class of Most Powerful Women in HIT

Health Data Management: Health Data Management has named 50 women to this year’s list of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT. Katherine Schneider, MD, CEO and president, Delaware Valley ACO, was included as a HIT Thought Leader.

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

Main Line Health News…

New guidelines extend treatment window for stroke

6ABC: A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine has the potential to make a big difference in the lives of millions of Americans, according to Michelle J. Smith, MD, chief of neurosurgery at Main Line Health, a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network.


Regional Health News…
CHOP announces plans for new specialty center in Abington

Philly Voice: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia plans to open a new specialty care and urgent care center in Abington Township, Montgomery County.



Healthcare Business News…
CMS draft guidance clarifies hospital co-location policy

Healthcare Dive: CMS issued draft guidance for state survey agencies on the shared use of spaces, services or personnel by different hospitals or a hospital and other healthcare entity.


Quality and Safety News…
Prior authorization harms care, outcomes, radiation oncologists contend

Healthcare Dive: Prior authorizations are hurting cancer patient outcomes, the American Society for Radiation Oncology said in a new report citing a poll finding 93% of radiation oncologists said PA delays prevented their patients from receiving life-saving treatment. One-third of these doctors reported resorting to different therapy for over 10% of patients because of the delays.


Patient Care News…
Is Insulin’s High Cost Keeping Diabetes Patients From Taking Their Medicine?

Kaiser Health News: High prescription drug prices are fast becoming a leading political topic, with medications like insulin emerging as a poster child for the issue.


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