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When A Doctor’s Screen Time Detracts From Face Time With Patients

Kaiser Health News: Electronic health records can help reduce medical errors, but when not used well they can strain the doctor-patient relationship.

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

Main Line Health News…
Central Pa. hospitals rank among the best in the state and the country: U.S. News & World Report

PennLive: PennLive reported on the 2019-20 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania, which includes MLH hospitals.

Main Line Health’s population health program is taking care of Philly families

6abc: As part of our Well Ahead Philly partnership, Sharon Larson, PhD, executive director of the Center for Population Health Research at LIMR, joined 6abc’s Gina Gannon to share how a revamped group membership initiative is helping Main Line deliver the proper health care to its diverse patient base.

Regional Health News…
Jefferson University agrees to buy Fox Chase Cancer Center from Temple University

Philly Voice: Thomas Jefferson University tentatively has agreed to purchase Temple University’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, the universities announced Monday in a joint statement.

With $12 million grant, Penn cancer center to explore new treatments

Philly Voice: Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center was awarded a $12 million grant by the Mark Foundation for Cancer Research to establish a new type of cancer research center.

 Quality and Safety News…

5 questions: Penn doctors study why elderly patients become confused after surgery

The Inquirer: Lee A. Fleisher, Robert Dunning Dripps professor of anesthesia and chair of the department of anesthesiology and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Rebecca Trotta, director of nursing research and science and director of the geriatric nursing program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, spoke to us recently about post-surgery cognitive changes in the elderly.

 Patient Care News…
Lack of doctors fueling health care delays

The Daily Item: Robert Eberly struggles to contain his frustration when he talks about the difficulty he’s had in scheduling a medical appointment at Geisinger. A May 31 appointment with the Lewisburg man’s primary physician that was scheduled nine months in advance was postponed twice, first until October and then until December.

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