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> Three University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals have pulled the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from gift shops over what they say is unfair coverage of the health system, the Guardian reports. Article

> Philadelphia hospitals are working to prepare for any security-related delays or service interruptions associated with Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the city, according to CBS Philly. Article

Health Finance News

> Patients want more accurate billing and price transparency from their providers, but still don't receive it, according to a new survey by Transunion Healthcare. In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthFinance from this week's HFMA annual conference, Transunion Healthcare President Gerry McCathy discusses the findings.  Article

Health Payer News

> Despite security concerns surrounding both public and private collection of health plan enrollees' data, California officials say their plan to collect medical data from the state-run exchange's 1.8 million customers is for the greater good, the L.A. Times reports. Article

Health IT News

> In the midst of disaster, hospitals often serve as a refuge, a place of comfort for those in need of care or shelter. But even hospitals aren't immune to chaos, as electronic health record systems, network connections and even whole power grids can be rendered useless in the blink of an eye. Article

And Finally… It's the thought that counts. Article

 

 

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