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

CF drug-delivery nebulizer from PARI gains FDA nod

1/30/2015

  • FDAnews

The FDA has granted PARI Respiratory Equipment approval to market its eRapid Nebulizer System for delivery of the cystic fibrosis drug Pulmozyme from Genentech. The product cuts the average time neede… 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 to do about ACA credit overpayments

1/29/2015

  • Kaiser Health News

Generally, consumers must repay tax credit overpayments that went toward health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act, but the repayment amount is capped at $1,500 for people with incomes f… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Indiana University sets lofty goal for wellness program

1/30/2015

  • Indiana Daily Student (Indiana University)

Indiana University's wellness program has launched the Climb IU initiative offering incentives for employees to climb 56 flights of stairs over three weeks. More than 1,500 employees have registered f… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Clinton Foundation puts spotlight on military, veteran health needs

1/28/2015

  • Military Times

The Clinton Foundation is spotlighting the health care needs of troops and veterans by dedicating part of its annual Health Matters Summit to health and wellness in the military. The nonprofit foundat… 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

Solidify your cybersecurity strategy at the CHIME LEAD Forum

1/29/2015

Data breaches in health care show no signs of slowing down in 2015. The upcoming CHIME LEAD Forum, in collaboration with iHT2, is designed to help CIOs and information security executives ensure their… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

New app allows clinicians to complete, save documents without Web access

1/28/2015

  • HIT Consultant

Kinnser Software has unveiled a solution that could improve data accuracy and boost patient safety by allowing clinicians to finish and save clinical notes even without cellular service or Internet ac… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

ADA weighs in on right to sue for higher Medicaid reimbursements

1/28/2015

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

The American Dental Association joined other health care provider societies in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court over the question of whether providers have a right to sue stat… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Fusion protein developed to target drug-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia

1/29/2015

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Children's Hospital Los Angeles researchers have created a protein-based therapy that combines the CD19 ligand protein with a TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand for development as a potential treat… 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

N.Y. woman admits to health care fraud, identity theft

1/29/2015

  • Buffalo News (N.Y.), The

Lackawanna, N.Y., resident Georgia Bowen pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. Bowen, who is from Jamaica, admitted to falsely claiming U.S. citizensh… 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