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

Medical schools should include EHR training, groups say

8/20/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

The American Osteopathic Association has joined the call to include EHR training as part of medical school. The American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and other organi… 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

Advocates struggle to get some Native Americans enrolled in health plans

8/20/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Health care outreach and enrollment professionals in Alaska say they are struggling to enroll Native Americans and Alaska Natives in subsidized health insurance plans because they already receive free… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Health risks of parental smoke exposure may persist into teen years

8/20/2014

  • HealthDay News

Babies exposed to parental cigarette smoking were 23% more likely to develop asthma during childhood or adolescence than their unexposed peers, Swedish researchers found. The study, published in the j… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

New PTSD diagnostic standards might leave some vets out in the cold

8/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

One-third of soldiers diagnosed with PTSD under the old American Psychiatric Association standards would not be diagnosed with PTSD under the new standards released in May 2013, according to a study p… 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

Texas Health Resources responds to security threats with critical measures

8/19/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

With hospitals becoming increasingly at risk for data security attacks, Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx said his organization has adopted critical measures to better respond to these threats. These… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Fewer adverse drug events seen with MU, study finds

8/19/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

A study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality revealed hospitals that adopted meaningful use medication management strategies, including computerized provider order entry technology, achie… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Technique offers new teeth in a half-dozen visits

8/13/2014

  • Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model)

A dentist in New Jersey is offering full dental implants in the course of about six visits. The dentist prepares replacement teeth over about four visits, then assembles a team comprising an anesthesi… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Novartis buys stake in Gamida Cell

8/20/2014

  • Reuters

Novartis agreed to pay $35 million to acquire a 15% stake in stem cell therapy developer Gamida Cell. The deal also gives Novartis an option to fully purchase the Israeli firm for $165 million in cash… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Researchers ID vascular proteins potentially critical to wound healing

8/19/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

When signaling from endothelial cell fibroblast growth factor receptors FGFR1 and FGFR2 was turned off in mice, wounds healed more slowly and the density of blood vessels surrounding wound sites was d… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Feds ask Neb. to return $2.5M in Medicaid funds

8/20/2014

  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

HHS wants Nebraska to pay back almost $2.5 million because it did not gather detailed data on Medicaid claims for doctor-administered drugs between 2009 and 2011. The Office of Inspector General repor… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

A snapshot of the ACO landscape

8/18/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

Eighty-six percent of accountable care organizations responding to an eHealth Initiative survey have EHR systems and 74% have disease registries. Fewer than half participate in health information exch… Read More