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

Dr. Reddy's unveils generic cholesterol drug

4/23/2014

  • Chain Drug Review

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has released fenofibrate capsules to address high cholesterol levels. The drug is a generic equivalent of Antara capsules by Lupin. 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

Brokers help R.I. SHOP exchange see success

4/24/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

Rhode Island officials worked closely with benefits brokers and advisers in setting up HealthSource RI's Small Business Health Options Program exchange, which has so far provided coverage to 175 busin… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

ACA rules drive company focus on wellness programs

4/24/2014

  • Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), The

Affordable Care Act provisions, such as a penalty for high-cost employee health plans, are pushing more companies to offer wellness programs to lower medical costs and help workers get and stay fit. E… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Study links nurse tenure to shorter hospital stays

4/23/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Average stays at acute care hospitals are 1.33% shorter in units staffed by registered nurses who have at least a year of tenure with the unit, a study involving the Department of Veterans Affairs fou… 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

Most health care CIOs happy with core IT vendors, survey finds

4/24/2014

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

A recent healthsystemCIO.com survey reveals that most CIOs are satisfied with their core IT vendors, with 69% of respondents saying they have "very good" ties with them and 63% saying they consider th… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Texas officials envision health data connections across the state

4/23/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Greater Houston Healthconnect has been linked with the Integrated Care Collaboration network in Austin through HIETexas, state-level data sharing services launched by the Texas Health Services Authori… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

N.D. panel considers dental therapist program

4/23/2014

  • WDAY-TV/WDAY-AM (Fargo, N.D.)

The North Dakota Interim Legislative Health Services Committee was scheduled today to discuss creating midlevel dental care provider, or dental therapist, positions to expand dental care in underserve… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Alvocidib gets orphan status from FDA for acute myeloid leukemia

4/23/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The FDA has granted orphan drug status to the experimental drug alvocidib for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. The treatment is being assessed in a midstage study for intermediate and high-ris… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Scientists receive grant for anti-MRSA lotion

4/22/2014

  • Montana Standard (Butte), The

Scientists at Wintermute Biomedical in Missoula, Mont., received a $60,000 grant from the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology to fund development of a lotion that inhibits the g… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

More cases of whooping cough are reported in Long Beach, Calif.

4/23/2014

  • Reuters

The number of people with whooping cough in Long Beach, Calif., rose from 15 cases in all of 2013 to 43 so far this year, the city's health officials said. Lower rates for vaccinations or booster shot… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Oncology experts see ways to cut costs without harming quality

4/23/2014

  • Clinical Oncology News

Oncology stakeholders voiced support for new payment models as one way of maintaining the quality of cancer care while reducing costs. Models that incentivize quality could even be applied to the phar… Read More