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Welcome to the January 2015 issue of Progress Notes
A message from Editor-in-Chief Dr. Charles A. Castle Read More

In the Spotlight
A game-changer?: Norlanco Family Medicine pilots team-based care model

The increasingly popular twist on patient-centered medical home could fight primary-care physician burnout – while improving patient care. Read More

Practice of Medicine
LGHP develops guidelines as unintentional opioid overdose deaths spike

The prevalence of chronic pain vs. the possibility of opioid misuse can present a difficult dilemma for providers. Read More

LHVI launches comprehensive screening campaign to identify families with deadly high cholesterol
Tragically, familial hypercholesterolemia is most often diagnosed only after a cardiac event. Early diagnosis and treatment can save lives. Read More

Listeriosis in pregnancy can be deadly. Do you know the signs?
Bacterial infection caused by contaminated foods is 13 times more common in pregnant women. Dr. Robert W. Larkin Jr. says all physicians can save lives by learning the symptoms. Read More

LG Health News
LGH notches major improvement in documenting medical necessity for inpatient admissions of Medicare patients

Clear documentation of medical necessity ensures appropriate care for patients – and maximum reimbursement for hospitals. But knowing exactly what and how to document can be a challenge, especially for hospital admissions of Medicare patients. Read More

First Population Health Fellow gets an ‘all-access pass’ to the health system
Dr. Adam Lake’s typical day could include everything from managing urgent triage calls to attending high-level meetings and brainstorming ideas to better engage diabetes patients. Read More

Lancaster General Health Physicians go paperless, win national award
LG Health is the first in Pennsylvania and in the top 1 percent in the United States to achieve recognition for EMR use at both its hospital and physician practices. Read More

Quality/Risk Management
The Joint Commission will visit LGH this summer. Are we ready?

To prepare for upcoming accreditation survey site visit, senior leaders invite TJC to the hospital for a mock survey this month. Read More

Choosing Wisely: five things physicians should question about blood management
American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation campaign aims to spark conversations between providers and patients – and cut down on unnecessary tests and procedures. Read More

Government Affairs
Looking ahead in 2015: big changes or more gridlock?

While no one knows which path state or federal leaders will take, we know some important influencing factors and potential issues to watch. Read More

January/February events include genetic disease and suspected child abuse

Check out these great CME events coming in January and February. Read More

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