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

CDC: More EMS workers should be trained to administer naloxone for drug overdose

4/27/2015

  • HealthDay News

As of last year, only 12 states allow basic emergency medical service workers to administer naloxone in case of an opioid prescription drug overdose, while advanced EMS workers are allowed to do so in… 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

Insurers to add more options to N.H. ACA exchange

4/27/2015

  • Connecticut Post (Fairfield County-Bridgeport)

Five health insurers and four dental insurance carriers applied to offer 2016 plans in New Hampshire through the state's Affordable Care Act exchange. The exchange is managed in partnership with the 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

Hire dietitians to run employee wellness programs, CEO says

4/27/2015

  • Huffington Post, The

Hiring a registered dietitian to run an employee wellness program might be a key to its success, writes Family Food CEO Krista Yoder Latortue. She says dietitians are credentialed and have the skills … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Warrior Transition Units closing

4/22/2015

  • Stars and Stripes

The Army is reducing the number of Warrior Transition Units from 25 to 15 by August 2016 as the number of casualties declines. "As units are inactivated, soldiers and their families will continue to r… 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

Outstanding health systems use IT to outperform other providers

4/23/2015

  • Healthcare IT News

Truven Health Analytics this week unveiled its list of the Top 15 Health Systems for 2015, which it puts together to show the best examples of all sizes of health systems that use information technolo… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Digital service group being formed by Pentagon

4/27/2015

  • NextGov

The Defense Department is forming a digital service team inspired by the technology team the White House created to solve problems with HealthCare.gov and other federal initiatives. The team, which wi… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study finds no link between odontogenic abscess and moon phase or weather

4/22/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study of emergency dental patients in Germany found no seasonal shifts in odontogenic abscess rates, nor did it find any link between OA rates and weather or moon phase. A weak inverse relationship … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Label change for multiple myeloma drug receives FDA approval

4/27/2015

  • OncLive

The FDA has approved an updated label for multiple myeloma treatment pomalidomide. The label includes data from a late-stage randomized trial that found increased overall and progression-free survival… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Surgeons group releases post-surgical wound management program

4/21/2015

  • BeckersSpine.com

The American College of Surgeons announced the release of a program to educate patients and their families about caring for wounds. This program includes print and digital instructions, checklists and… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

N.Y. man sentenced to prison for welfare fraud, drug charges

4/27/2015

  • Washington Times, The

Scott Rabine, former owner of Spartan Fitness in Glens Falls, N.Y., was sentenced Friday to serve 10 years in prison for welfare fraud and prescription drug charges. Rabine admitted to using welfare b… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Group's primary care diabetes guidance emphasizes patient's perspective

4/24/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

An abridged version of the 2015 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes has been released by the American Diabetes Association and the ADA Primary Care Advisory Group. The guidelines, published in the j… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Calif. invests $3M in personalized medicine initiative

4/14/2015

  • American City Business Journals

The state of California is investing $3 million in the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, a public-private program that seeks to develop targeted therapies by integrating patient inf… Read More