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

Study questions use of acetaminophen for back pain

7/27/2014

  • Time.com

Data on 1,643 patients with acute low back pain showed those who took acetaminophen did not attain better results at three months than those who were treated with a placebo. The results appear in The … 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

What motivates interest in disability coverage?

7/28/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

More than half of workers say having financial security if an injury or illness prevented a wage earner from working was very important, so why do only 33% of workers have disability coverage even tho… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Mich. program encourages people to use bike trails

7/28/2014

  • WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

The Slow Roll West Michigan bike rides are being held to encourage people to use the region's bicycle trails. The monthly rides will be paced so the slowest riders can keep up. 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

Most CIOs plan to take vacation time this year, survey finds

7/24/2014

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

A recent healthsystemCIO.com survey found that many responding CIOs view taking time off from their busy health IT schedule as vital, with 92% of respondents saying they intend to go on vacation this … Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Network complexity affects efficiency of federal agencies, report says

7/28/2014

  • Government Health IT online

A MeriTalk report found the complexity of IT networks hinders HHS, the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as other federal agencies, from fulfilling their missions. The… 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

Insight into HIV-fighting antibodies could guide vaccine development

7/27/2014

  • Medical News Today

Scientists from Duke University have reported on the process that produces broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, that can target HIV. BnAbs are produced when B cells secrete helper antibodies and… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

R.I. man survives necrotizing fasciitis with hand amputation

7/22/2014

  • WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
  • Associated Press, The

A 32-year-old Rhode Island firefighter had his hand amputated after a fall from a bicycle led to a necrotizing fasciitis infection. A thorn punctured the man's palm when he fell, introducing the bacte… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Mental health providers seek integrated EHR, practice management software

7/28/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

A Software Advice report found that an integrated EHR and practice management solution is a priority for 33% of paper-based mental and behavioral providers. E-prescribing, patient management, mobile i… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Bill would expand Medicare coverage of telehealth services

7/24/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com
  • FierceHealthIT
  • MobiHealthNews.com

A bill expected to be introduced this week by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., is designed to enhance telemedicine use nationwide. The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 w… Read More