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State A.G. visits Mirmont, talks about push back against opioid problem

Daily Times: State Attorney General Josh Shapiro paid a visit to Mirmont Treatment Center’s Media location Thursday on the heels of a weighty new lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma.At Mirmont, however, Shapiro said he was impressed by a more unique program to treat law enforcement and first responders, called the “Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders,” or “VIPER” Program.

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

Main Line Health News…


Ensuring Compassionate, Competent Care for the LGBTQ Community

Chester County Life: It was back in 1998 that Main Line Health’s Joseph A. Greco, MD, and Joanne B. Glusman, MSW, LSW, published a journal article in Patient Care about homophobia and medicine. Since then, they have been leading the way in building the competency and understanding needed to warmly welcome patients of all ages who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) to Main Line Health. That initiative has become what is now known as LGBTQ Inclusive Care.


Regional Health News…

MD Anderson at Cooper, Holy Redeemer developing joint cancer program in Philly suburbs

Philly Voice: South Jersey cancer center and a suburban Philadelphia health system will develop a joint program at a Montgomery County hospital.


Healthcare Business News…

Express Scripts to launch digital health formulary for payers, patients

Fierce Healthcare: The digital health market continues to grow exponentially with apps that promote fitness, wellness and the prevention of chronic conditions as well as telehealth solutions and remote monitoring tools. But currently, there is no standard way to validate the hundreds of thousands of digital tools available.



Quality and Safety News…


Hospitals look to computers to predict patient emergencies before they happen

STAT: Hospital command centers have proliferated across the country in recent years, with medical centers from Oregon to Florida deploying them to tackle a range of data-monitoring tasks, such as maximizing bed capacity, calibrating staffing levels, and detecting the onset of sepsis, a life-threatening response to infection that is a common killer in hospitals.


Patient Care News…

7 Steps To Hold Cost-Of-Care Conversations With Your Patients

HealthLeaders Media: With proactive communication and engagement, clinicians can ease the financial burden of their patients.

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