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

Previous assumptions may not explain racial disparity in female obesity

4/18/2014

  • AL.com (Alabama)

Researchers found that factors including income, exercise levels, and fruit and vegetable intake explained only 10% of the difference in obesity rates between white and black women, suggesting that th… 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

28% of new insurance enrollees are young adults

4/18/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Associated Press, The

About 28% of people who enrolled in a health insurance plan through the federal Affordable Care Act exchange are between 18 and 34 years old, which may be enough to moderate premiums next year, expert… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Customize wellness communication strategies, experts say

4/18/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

Personalized communications throughout the year, not just during health plan enrollment periods, can help keep employees engaged in wellness initiatives, benefit experts said. Jill Havely of Towers Wa… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Survey finds most veterans are satisfied with VA care

4/16/2014

  • Military Times

Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers attained a satisfaction index of 84 for inpatient care and 82 for outpatient care in the recent American Customer Satisfaction Index. Patients gave the V… 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

ICD-10 delay frustrates many health care groups, survey finds

4/17/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

A Deloitte Center for Health Solutions poll found that 58% of 1,250 responding health care workers said they were frustrated with the decision to delay ICD-10 implementation, while 11% indicated relie… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Nuance expands with acquisition of Accelarad

4/18/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Accelarad's cloud-based data-sharing network will be rebranded Nuance PowerShare Network after the company was purchased by Nuance Communications. The network was designed to reduce costs associated w… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study links periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease risks

4/16/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Periodontal disease was common among patients with chronic coronary heart disease participating in a multicenter clinical trial, and those who experienced tooth loss and gum bleeding tended to experie… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

GSK's leukemia drug Arzerra wins FDA approval for expanded use

4/18/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

GlaxoSmithKline has obtained FDA full approval to market Arzerra in combination with chlorambucil, for patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia who cannot take fludarabine-based… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study links LTC facility pressure ulcer rate with hospital readmissions

4/15/2014

  • McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A high prevalence of pressure ulcers at local long-term care facilities raise the likelihood that patients will be readmitted to a hospital, a study published in HSR: Health Services Research found. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Hospice owner, manager accused of defrauding Medicare

4/17/2014

  • Tulsa World (Okla.)

Paula Kluding and Patricia Carter, owner and general manager, respectively, of Oklahoma-based Prairie View Hospice, were indicted on Medicare fraud charges. They face a 39-count federal indictment on … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans