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Have a great weekend and stay safe!
07/30/2021

Have a great weekend and stay safe!

Have a great weekend and stay safe!

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07/29/2021

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If you’ve already had COVID-19, you should still get a COVID-19 vaccine. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines provide added protection to your immune system. COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you from serious illness if you get sick again.

Learn more about why getting vaccinated is a safer way to boost protection than getting infected: https://bit.ly/3btJaFU.

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07/26/2021

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are once again going up across the United States. This is due, in part, to the spread of the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, accounting for more than 80% of COVID-19 cases. With highly effective vaccines, COVID-19 is now a preventable disease. Read more about COVID-19 trends, variants, and the importance of getting vaccinated in the COVID Data Tracker Weekly Review: http://bit.ly/CDTweeklyreview.

During FY2019, there were 549 Liver Cancer Surgeries performed in Pennsylvania Hospitals.World Hepatitis Day is observed...
07/22/2021
World Hepatitis Day 2021 - Hepatitis can’t wait

During FY2019, there were 549 Liver Cancer Surgeries performed in Pennsylvania Hospitals.

World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis can’t wait”, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. With a person dying every 30 seconds from a hepatitis related illness – even in the current COVID-19 crisis – we can’t wait to act on viral hepatitis.

World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. This year’s theme is “Hepatitis can’t wait”, conveying the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as ...

07/21/2021
07/20/2021

Vaccines are for everyone—from babies to older adults. If you've missed a vaccination, it's not too late to catch up! Learn about the importance of vaccines and why you should stay current with your vaccinations: https://bit.ly/2ULe072

07/16/2021

DYK? Getting a COVID vaccine is FREE, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. Find a vax site near you:
🔎 Search http://vaccines.gov
💬 Text your ZIP code to GETVAX or VACUNA (Spanish)
📱 Call 1-800-232-0233

Act 15 of 2020 directed PHC4 to prepare a report to provide a Pennsylvania perspective on the effect of the COVID-19 dis...
07/15/2021

Act 15 of 2020 directed PHC4 to prepare a report to provide a Pennsylvania perspective on the effect of the COVID-19 disaster emergency on hospitals and health care facilities in this Commonwealth by aggregating data related to COVID-19 expenses and lost revenue reported by hospitals and health care facilities in order to qualify for Federal and State assistance.

The second installment of this report was submitted to the appropriate legislative committees and is available now at https://www.phc4.org/reports/finreport/071521/ and will continue to be updated quarterly for one year following the termination of the COVID-19 disaster emergency, per the direction in Act 15 of 2020.

Act 15 of 2020 directed PHC4 to prepare a report to provide a Pennsylvania perspective on the effect of the COVID-19 disaster emergency on hospitals and health care facilities in this Commonwealth by aggregating data related to COVID-19 expenses and lost revenue reported by hospitals and health care facilities in order to qualify for Federal and State assistance.

The second installment of this report was submitted to the appropriate legislative committees and is available now at https://www.phc4.org/reports/finreport/071521/ and will continue to be updated quarterly for one year following the termination of the COVID-19 disaster emergency, per the direction in Act 15 of 2020.

07/14/2021

Heat-related illnesses are preventable! Learn about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness: http://bit.ly/PAHotWeatherSafety #BeatTheHeat

PHC4 collects more than 1.7 million inpatient discharge records from Pennsylvania hospitals and over 3.5 million ambulat...
07/13/2021

PHC4 collects more than 1.7 million inpatient discharge records from Pennsylvania hospitals and over 3.5 million ambulatory/outpatient records from Pennsylvania ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals per year. These records are available for those who wish to analyze detailed hospital discharge data in the form of standard predetermined data files or custom data files. There are more than 70 data fields available, which include clinical, utilization, and administrative data. Some examples of these include information such as Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs), admission type and source, diagnosis and procedure codes, discharge status, length of stay, and charges. Information on patient origin, payer, physician, and facility is also included.

https://www.phc4.org/services/datarequests/data.htm

PHC4 collects more than 1.7 million inpatient discharge records from Pennsylvania hospitals and over 3.5 million ambulatory/outpatient records from Pennsylvania ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals per year. These records are available for those who wish to analyze detailed hospital discharge data in the form of standard predetermined data files or custom data files. There are more than 70 data fields available, which include clinical, utilization, and administrative data. Some examples of these include information such as Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Major Diagnostic Categories (MDCs), admission type and source, diagnosis and procedure codes, discharge status, length of stay, and charges. Information on patient origin, payer, physician, and facility is also included.

https://www.phc4.org/services/datarequests/data.htm

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07/12/2021

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If you got a two-dose vaccine, make sure you schedule your second dose appointment. Soon you’ll be safely filling up your calendar with fun.

Being fully vaccinated means better protection against the Delta variant of COVID-19. Find vaccines near you at Vaccines.gov.

Rising to the Challenge: Connecting Data with Policy will provide attendees from across the country with the latest info...
07/09/2021
Annual Conference 2021 | National Association of Health Data Organizations

Rising to the Challenge: Connecting Data with Policy will provide attendees from across the country with the latest information from front-line experts on health data initiatives, innovations in analytics, and public reporting. #NAHDO2021 registration is open now at

#NAHDO2021 Rising to the Challenge: Connecting Data with Policy Virtual Sessions: September 28-30, 2021Pre-Conference Events: September 24, 2021 NAHDO is pleased to inform you that the 36th Annual Conference “Rising to the Challenge: Connecting Data with Policy” will include a full set of virtua...

PHC4 was originally formed under Pennsylvania Statute (Act 89 of 1986), on July 8, 1986 - and today celebrates 35 years!
07/08/2021

PHC4 was originally formed under Pennsylvania Statute (Act 89 of 1986), on July 8, 1986 - and today celebrates 35 years!

PHC4 was originally formed under Pennsylvania Statute (Act 89 of 1986), on July 8, 1986 - and today celebrates 35 years!

It's a scorcher out there today! Take precautions to stay safe in the heat!
07/06/2021

It's a scorcher out there today! Take precautions to stay safe in the heat!

⚠️ Some people are more likely to be affected by heat-related illness than others. Check on those who may be at risk from extreme temperatures to be sure they are safe and cool:
➤ ​infants + young children
➤ people ages 65 and older
➤ people w/chronic medical conditions

PHC4 Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of the holiday. We wish you all a safe and joyous holi...
07/02/2021

PHC4 Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of the holiday.

We wish you all a safe and joyous holiday weekend!

PHC4 Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of the holiday.

We wish you all a safe and joyous holiday weekend!

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07/01/2021

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Don't be a statistic. Protect your eyes this 4th of July: http://ow.ly/9gFi50Fkmci #Happy4thofJuly #FireworksEyeSafetyMonth #fireworks #sparkler #fourthofjuly #independenceday #summer #summertime #injury #eye #eyes #health

06/30/2021
06/28/2021
Looks like Pennsylvania will be having a hot, sunny weekend! Enjoy!
06/25/2021

Looks like Pennsylvania will be having a hot, sunny weekend! Enjoy!

Looks like Pennsylvania will be having a hot, sunny weekend! Enjoy!

06/24/2021

Are you getting at least 2 ½ hours of exercise weekly and muscle strengthening activities on 2+ days a week? It may sounds like a lot, but you can spread it out and break into smaller chunks of time to make it manageable. #MensHealthMonth

#MENSHEALTHDuring FFY2019 in Pennsylvania:*67% of the patients undergoing an angioplasty/stent procedure following a hea...
06/22/2021

#MENSHEALTH

During FFY2019 in Pennsylvania:

*67% of the patients undergoing an angioplasty/stent procedure following a heart attack were males.

* 51% of the patients admitted to the hospital for medical management of a heart attack were males.

* 52% of patients admitted to the hospital for abnormal heartbeat were males.

* 50% of patients admitted to the hospital for heart failure were males.

#MENSHEALTH

During FFY2019 in Pennsylvania:

*67% of the patients undergoing an angioplasty/stent procedure following a heart attack were males.

* 51% of the patients admitted to the hospital for medical management of a heart attack were males.

* 52% of patients admitted to the hospital for abnormal heartbeat were males.

* 50% of patients admitted to the hospital for heart failure were males.

06/21/2021

Heat exhaustion or heat stroke? ☀️🌡️

Learn the signs and symptoms, and also what to do to keep your family safe this summer: http://bit.ly/PAHotWeatherSafety
#BeatTheHeat

PHC4 Offices are closed today in honor of the Juneteenth holiday!
06/18/2021

PHC4 Offices are closed today in honor of the Juneteenth holiday!

PHC4 Offices are closed today in honor of the Juneteenth holiday!

Friday, June 18, we ask you to #WearBlueForMen #WearBlue4Men to show your support for raising awareness about men & boys...
06/17/2021

Friday, June 18, we ask you to #WearBlueForMen #WearBlue4Men to show your support for raising awareness about men & boys’ health issues. Show us your ‘fit using #ShowUsYourBlue!

Friday, June 18, we ask you to #WearBlueForMen #WearBlue4Men to show your support for raising awareness about men & boys’ health issues. Show us your ‘fit using #ShowUsYourBlue!

#MensHealthMonth is here! There are many health issues that impact boys and men. Learn how to raise awareness here: http...
06/15/2021

#MensHealthMonth is here! There are many health issues that impact boys and men. Learn how to raise awareness here: https://bit.ly/3a02uGt

#MensHealthMonth is here! There are many health issues that impact boys and men. Learn how to raise awareness here: https://bit.ly/3a02uGt

It's #MensHealthWeek (June 14 – 20). Show your support & #WearBlueForMen on Friday, June 18th!
06/14/2021

It's #MensHealthWeek (June 14 – 20). Show your support & #WearBlueForMen on Friday, June 18th!

It's #MensHealthWeek (June 14 – 20). Show your support & #WearBlueForMen on Friday, June 18th!

Guys, when is the last time you went to the doctor? Did you know young men in particular should at least have annual che...
06/11/2021

Guys, when is the last time you went to the doctor? Did you know young men in particular should at least have annual checkups? June is Men’s Health Month—the perfect time to get those annual checkups. See this list of things doctors wish they could tell guys who don’t get their checkups. www.GetItChecked.com #MensHealthMonth

Guys, when is the last time you went to the doctor? Did you know young men in particular should at least have annual checkups? June is Men’s Health Month—the perfect time to get those annual checkups. See this list of things doctors wish they could tell guys who don’t get their checkups. www.GetItChecked.com #MensHealthMonth

June is #MensHealthMonth. This month, PHC4 will share data relevant to men in Pennsylvania.According to PHC4 data, in Pe...
06/10/2021

June is #MensHealthMonth. This month, PHC4 will share data relevant to men in Pennsylvania.

According to PHC4 data, in Pennsylvania, males were more likely to be hospitalized for opioid overdose in 2019 at a rate of 28.1 per 100,000 population. For females the rate was 18.6.

June is #MensHealthMonth. This month, PHC4 will share data relevant to men in Pennsylvania.

According to PHC4 data, in Pennsylvania, males were more likely to be hospitalized for opioid overdose in 2019 at a rate of 28.1 per 100,000 population. For females the rate was 18.6.

06/09/2021

YOU have the power to end this. With 150+ million Americans vaccinated, you can feel confident in getting your COVID shot. Vaccines have proven safe and effective.

Appointments are available today near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated #GotMyShotPA

ICYMI: PHC4's new Financial Analysis shows that Pennsylvania's General Acute Care Hospitals saw significant decreases in...
06/08/2021

ICYMI: PHC4's new Financial Analysis shows that Pennsylvania's General Acute Care Hospitals saw significant decreases in both operating and total margins in fiscal year 2020. This decrease represents the significant financial impact on hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the full report at www.phc4.org

ICYMI: PHC4's new Financial Analysis shows that Pennsylvania's General Acute Care Hospitals saw significant decreases in both operating and total margins in fiscal year 2020. This decrease represents the significant financial impact on hospitals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the full report at www.phc4.org

Hospitals’ profit margin down | Times News Online
06/07/2021
Hospitals’ profit margin down | Times News Online

Hospitals’ profit margin down | Times News Online

Many local hospitals fared better than that state average when it came to operating margins last year, according to a report released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council....

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