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What you need to know about the U.S. measles outbreak

Reuters: The United States so far this year has recorded 839 cases of measles in 23 states, its largest outbreak since public health officials in 2000 declared the disease eradicated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

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

Main Line Health News…

The Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media Marketing for Healthcare

Pacific54: Rather than giving individualized medical treatment, use social media to share industry news, medical breakthroughs, and relevant research. For example, Main Line Health, a healthcare network in the greater Philadelphia region, often uses Facebook to share health and wellness news that is relevant to patients and the community.


Regional Health News…
House committee takes testimony on proposed state-based health insurance exchange program

Pennsylvania Watchdog: Officials within the Pennsylvania Insurance Department have proposed rolling out a state-based health insurance exchange program, giving consumers an option beyond the standard template the federal government offers through the Affordable Care Act.


Healthcare Business News…
Kaiser Permanente rolls out EHR-integrated program to tackle social determinants of health

Healthcare Dive: Kaiser Permanente has launched Thrive Local, a social health network aimed at reducing homelessness, food insecurity and other critical needs that affect the health and wellbeing of communities.


Quality and Safety News…

How Public Health Outreach Ended A 1990s Measles Outbreak And What’s Different Now

NPR: The outbreak from 1989 through 1991 was much larger than today’s, with more than 27,000 cases in 1990 alone. But the conditions that lead to that outbreak and what it took to end it are dramatically different from the ones the U.S. is seeing today.


Patient Care News…
Doctors have more time than thought to treat stroke patients, study suggests

CNN: Time is the most crucial element when it comes to treating patients who are experiencing a stroke — and a new study suggests that that crucial window could be a little longer than previously thought

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