Gov. Wolf pushes for LGBTQ protections in face of ACA changes
WHYY: The Trump administration has made several recent moves to roll back discrimination protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people in housing and healthcare programs. This has prompted Democratic Governor Tom Wolf to renew his push for broader nondiscrimination laws on the state level.
Additional news media reports on MLH physicians and the health care industry, excerpted from MLH’s daily Morning News Report:
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Devon Horse Show 125th Anniversary Executive Committee and its Chairman host reception
SusanScovill.com: Photos of attendees including Andi Gilbert, president, Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Delivering Leadership Experiences for Master’s-Prepared Clinical Nurses via a Nurse Residency Program
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: Jennifer Kohler, MSN, PCCN, RN-BC, clinical nurse educator, Paoli Hospital, and Joanna Dixon, MSN, RN, CEN, nurse residency coordinator/student nurse facilitator and clinical nurse educator, Lankenau Medical Center, published an article in Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.
Pennsylvania Moves to Take Over Health Insurance Exchange
Becker’s GI: Regional GI, Main Line Gastroenterology Associates and Digestive Disease Associates will merge in a $130 million deal with private equity firm Amulet Capital, PE Hub reports.
Regional Health News…
Key Committee Unanimously Approves HAP-supported Bill to Improve Health Care Worker Safety
HAP: Legislation to increase the penalty for assaulting a health care worker received unanimous approval from the state Senate Judiciary Committee today.
Penn Medicine reduces ICU stays with a clinical alert app built in-house
Modern Healthcare: By some estimates, more than half of patients in the intensive-care unit are put on mechanical ventilators in the first 24 hours after their admission. While these machines can be life-saving, they also carry the risk of such complications as pneumonia and lung damage.
New Jersey ‘Patient Protection Act’ sparks battle between Philly and Jersey health systems
Philly Voice: Bill either provides ‘patient protection’ or is ‘misguided policy’
Healthcare Business News…
How this nurse helped a New Jersey hospital save $30K annually
Becker’s Hospital Review: A New Jersey hospital is saving up to $30,000 annually thanks to one nurse’s creative idea to reduce waste, reports ROI-NJ.
American Voters Have a Simple Health-Care Message for 2020: Just Fix It!
Wall Street Journal: In surveys, many voters say they’re open to solutions, regardless of the political party proposing them
Nonprofit Providers Rely on Financial Discipline to Sustain Success
HealthLeaders Media: In order to navigate shrinking operating margins, financial executives at health systems must institute expense control strategies while also driving consistent revenue growth.
How hospitals are providing price transparency
Becker’s Hospital Review: Many hospitals and health systems are sticking with traditional tools to determine pricing for services, and few have adopted pricing strategies favored by consumers, according to the latest Kaufman Hall State of Consumerism Survey.
Quality and Safety News…
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have experienced physician misconduct with most incidents going unreported, survey finds
Fierce Healthcare: Nearly one in five Americans say they have had an interaction with a physician who they believe was acting unethically, unprofessionally or providing substandard care, according to a new survey.
Most hospitals lack modern tools to give patients best consumer experience, survey finds
Becker’s Hospital Review: While most hospitals and health systems see improving consumer experience as a top priority, their efforts in this area remain narrow, according to the latest Kaufman Hall State of Consumerism Survey.
Cancer Surgery Refusal Remains a Problem
Medpage Today: Older, unmarried, African-American patients more likely to say ‘no’
Patient Care News…
Fall-related Death Rates Triple for US Seniors
HealthLeaders Media: The absolute number of fall-related deaths for seniors ages 75 and higher increased from 8,613 in 2000 to 25,189 in 2016.
Protecting Sleep in the Hospital, for Both Patients and Doctors
The News York Times: What if sleep were considered a continuous infusion of a medication that helped patients heal faster?
ACA reduced cancer care disparities, studies find
Becker’s Hospital Review: The ACA has helped eliminate disparities in cancer care and connect patients to treatment earlier, according to two new studies cited by Newsweek.