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

U.S. obesity rate climbed in 2014, Gallup-Healthways finds

1/27/2015

  • Gallup.com

The U.S. obesity rate grew to 27.7% in 2014, up from 27.1% in 2013 and 25.5% in 2008, data from a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index indicate. Researchers say Americans 65 and older had the greatest i… 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

Patient advocacy groups weigh in on tax credit case

1/28/2015

  • Hill, The

The American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and National Multiple Sclerosis Society are weighing in ahead of Supreme Court oral arguments in the Affordable C… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Create meaningful employee wellness programs, expert says

1/28/2015

  • B2C Marketing Insider

Improving employee health means creating a healthy work space, getting top-down support for wellness programs and understanding that wellness is something to do for employees, not to them, says Debora… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Lawmakers to attend group's summit on health care for veterans

1/26/2015

  • Military Times

Several lawmakers plan to attend a summit on veterans' health care next month sponsored by Concerned Veterans for America. The highlight of the Feb. 26 summit will be the presentation of results from … 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

CIO examines top 3 mistakes that health CIOs can make

1/27/2015

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

Focusing too much on IT and underestimating the knowledge of young people are among the biggest mistakes health care chief information officers can make, writes Optimum Healthcare IT CIO David Miller.… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Neb. provider to use enterprise network to connect 5 facilities

1/28/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Nebraska Medicine will be implementing a private enterprise network from Ciena to link five separate facilities and enable staff members to use bandwidth-intensive applications. The network will als… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Insurance enrollment through HealthCare.gov passes 7.1 million

1/22/2015

  • Reuters

More than 400,000 people used HealthCare.gov for the first time to enroll in a health insurance plan Jan. 10-16, bringing total enrollment through the exchange to more than 7.1 million, the Obama admi… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Study assesses safety of interferon-free regimen in cases of HIV/hepatitis C co-infection

1/28/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Patients with HIV and hepatitis C who were treated with sofosbuvir and ribavirin reported outcomes comparable to those of patients with HCV monoinfection, according to a study in The Journal of Infect… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

FOXO1 gene might slow wound healing in people with diabetes

1/27/2015

  • Medical News Today

Activity of the FOXO1 protein associated with the FOXO1 gene might impede wound healing in people with diabetes by preventing the migration of keratinocytes to wounds, researchers at the University of… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Ohio woman sentenced to over 4 years in prison for prescription fraud

1/28/2015

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

Adria Harper, daughter of former Akron, Ohio, obstetrics and gynecology doctor Adolph Harper, was sentenced Tuesday to four years and three months in prison for her role in a prescription fraud scheme… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Provider develops virtual care program to meet patients' needs outside ED

1/28/2015

  • Bloomberg

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is turning to virtual health services in an effort to lessen the number of patients who seek emergency care. A $20 million initiative will establish two urgent car… Read More