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22 LGHP practices work toward Patient-Centered Medical Home designation

“Work at the top of your license”— that’s a top focus of Lancaster General Health Physicians primary care as all 22 practices strive to become Patient-Centered Medical Homes by early next year, noted Dr. Brian Young.

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Discharge summary completion rates continue positive trend for Dept. of Medicine

The Department of Medicine reports an overall rate of discharge summaries completed within 24 hours of discharge has increased to 92.3%.

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Coding/compliance tip
6/20/2012 – Learn more about ways to reduce length of stay.  Read more

Lancaster County fifth best in state for preventable hospitalizations
6/18/2012 – A recent Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council report shows that Lancaster had fewer potentially preventable hospitalizations than most other counties, with Lancaster fifth best in the state.  Read more

Medication History Specialists: Improving Patient Safety at LGH
4/14/2012 – A new service in the ED is making great strides in preventing prescribing errors. Since November, a dedicated team of Medication History Specialists (MHS) has been responsible for obtaining an accurate medication history for most patients admitted through the ED. (“Medication history” includes the patient’s allergy history and prior to admission (PTA) medications.)  Read more

Geriatric Fracture Program improves outcomes via evidence-based practice
3/20/2012 – The Geriatric Fracture Program at Lancaster General Health Orthopedic Center, the first of its kind in the region, and one of only 200 in the nation, is improving outcomes for this vulnerable patient population through evidence-based practices.  Read more

Legionella: Diagnosis can be elusive
3/20/2012 – While Legionella has increasingly been recognized as a significant cause of sporadic and epidemic community-acquired and healthcare-acquired pneumonia, the diagnosis sometimes is elusive.  Read more

Case management team aids physicians in patient discharge and medical necessity decisions
2/15/2012 – LG Health's Case Management team is a resource for physicians, helping to aid in your patients' discharge planning.  Read more

Online risk assessment tool increases awareness for heart disease risk
2/15/2012 – LG Health recently introduced a new Internet tool to help patients learn more about their risk for coronary artery disease based on their heart age.  Read more

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