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Innovations and disruptions are affecting healthcare every day. What do you need to learn next year t
 

MHA Revue

October 30 · Issue #602 · View online
Providing you with the latest health care headlines almost daily. Carefully crafted by Shawn Rossi. Questions? Email srossi@mhanet.org.

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MISSISSIPPI
New Cases of Vaping-Related Illness Confirmed in Mississippi
As of October 22, two new cases of severe lung illness have been confirmed in the state, bringing the total in this outbreak to seven, including one death. These cases are part of a larger national outbreak that has affected at least 1,600 persons, mostly young adults. Thirty-four have died.
The cause of this vaping-related lung illness is still under investigation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health advise Mississippians to refrain from using e-cigarette products, especially those containing THC, to avoid the risk of serious lung injury.
Mississippi Hepatitis A Cases Increase
Cases of liver disease caused by hepatitis A continued to be identified in Mississippi as part of an outbreak that began in April of this year. As of October 24, 60 cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in the state; most of these cases required hospitalization. Those especially at risk in this outbreak are drug users, the homeless and those who are or recently have been incarcerated.
Hepatitis A is easily spread by close personal contact, and the Mississippi State Department of Health has taken vigorous measures to prevent infection from spreading to the larger population of the state. More than 1,000 preventive hepatitis A vaccinations have been administered to those at high risk.
NATIONAL
Most Consumers Are Interested in Using a Voice Assistant for Some Type of Health Care
Number of uninsured kids continued to climb in 2018
The role of EVS on patient experience
GAO, MACPAC Release Reports on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
CMS will pay hospitals $1.9 billion in bonuses for inpatient care
Molina premium revenue down in Q3 but beats company outlook
A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health's 2019 Consumer Survey
Medicare would cover dental and vision if these bills pass Congress
Using culture to offer more customer-centric healthcare
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