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Temple Health Joins Philadelphia-Area Health Organizations and Independence Blue Cross in Forming Regional Coalition to Eliminate Race-Based Medicine

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Philadelphia-area health organizations, including Temple Health, and Independence Blue Cross have formed the Regional Coalition to Eliminate Race-Based Medicine to work together to remove race “adjustments” from 15 commonly used clinical decision support tools that may adversely impact patients’ outcomes. The group will work together to phase out the use of race as a variable in some of the tools and will collaborate on alternative best practices which do not reinforce a biological understanding of race. Multiple media outlets, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal and PhillyVoice, highlighted the announcement.