Health Insurance, Facilities & IT

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Usability, trust remain top challenges for health app success

7/29/2014

  • Clinical Innovation + Technology online

Experts at the mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 event said trust, usability and convenience remain key hurdles that must be addressed before health apps can deliver on the promise of improving wellness… Read More

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Health insurance product and policy news

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans

Study looks at pensions and other perks

7/29/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Fewer employers are offering tuition reimbursement, pensions, vacation buy-backs, flexible spending accounts and other workplace benefits than in 2010, according to a Society for Human Resource Manage… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Ohio hospital to run fitness center for employees, patients

7/29/2014

  • Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio), The

Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Ohio, is taking steps to manage a local fitness center and provide a wellness option for patients and employees. Hospital chief financial officer Jason Justus said th… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

Tribes convey frustration with care provided by IHS

7/23/2014

  • Rapid City Journal (S.D.), The

Representatives of the Unified Tribal Health Board told congressional staffers during a meeting Friday that problems such as misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment are ongoing at Indian Health Servi… Read More

CHIME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief

News for health care CIOs

CHIME's Healthcare CIO SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives

Veteran IT initiative at Ill. hospital detailed in CHIME case study

7/29/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

A case study issued by CHIME focuses on the EN-Abled Veterans Program, an initiative launched at Rush University Medical Center in Illinois that aims to help military veterans transition to a career i… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Beckwith Institute funds UPMC projects to boost patient engagement, care

7/29/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

Beckwith Institute has offered 11 grants to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center clinicians and other staff members to launch initiatives to enhance patient engagement and boost care. The projects … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Researchers develop less-invasive treatment for pulpitis

7/23/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are developing a treatment for pulpitis that uses magnetic fields to move nanoparticles carrying medication through the dentin of an affec… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Antibiotic lock lowers infection risk in hemodialysis patients

7/28/2014

  • Renal and Urology News

The use of a lock solution of gentamicin and citrate on hemodialysis patients reduced catheter-related bloodstream infections by 73% and death by 68% compared with heparin, according to a study in the… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Wound care center opens in Manitowoc County, Wis.

7/29/2014

  • Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) (tiered subscription model)

The Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center has opened at Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, Wis., offering specialized medical techniques, technology and wound dressings to enhance wound healing. St… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association

Groups urge CMS to explain Sunshine Act disclosures

7/29/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A letter was sent Monday by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, medical associations and the Biotechnology Industry Organization asking the CMS to explain how it will help the pu… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

ACO deal brings BCBS of North Carolina together with Raleigh provider

7/28/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

An accountable care deal was signed between WakeMed Key Community Care and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to boost health outcomes for BCBS clients who consult with WakeMed providers. Th… Read More