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

House panel OKs 21st Century Cures measure

5/22/2015

  • The Hill
  • Reuters

The 21st Century Cures bill passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a 51-0 vote Thursday. The bill would speed up drug approval by requiring the FDA to improve its drug review process, look … 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

Vt. considers Conn. system for exchange

5/22/2015

  • CTMirror.org (Connecticut)

Vermont Lt. Gov. Phil Scott said he and officials from Gov. Peter Shumlin's administration met with Access Health CT representatives to explore the possibility of using that state's framework for its … Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Minn. city adds grand prize to wellness scorecard initiative

5/22/2015

  • The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (Minn.)

The Brainerd, Minn., City Council approved a grand prize of one extra vacation day for a wellness program scorecard initiative in which employees earn points by participating in wellness activities. A… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Native American treatment centers combine traditional, Western approaches

5/20/2015

  • National Public Radio

Addiction rehabilitation programs serving Native American communities combine traditional ceremonies, such as sweat lodges, with 12-step programs to help addicts achieve sobriety. Heroin addiction is … 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

Time-limited task forces to replace standing ONC working groups

5/21/2015

  • Healthcare Informatics online

ONC Acting Deputy National Coordinator Dr. Jon White said Wednesday that the Health IT Standards Committee's standing work groups would be replaced by time-limited task forces. Some committee members … Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Sutter, Boehringer partner to boost care of patients with chronic conditions

5/22/2015

  • mHealth News

A five-year partnership deal was sealed between Boehringer Ingelheim and Sutter Health to develop digital health technologies to enhance the health outcomes of people with chronic conditions. Among th… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Aspen Dental plans 6 new offices in Mo.

5/20/2015

  • American City Business Journals

Aspen Dental Management announced plans to open six Missouri offices this year, joining Heartland Dental, which has 25 Missouri offices, Premier Dental Partners with 10 and Comfort Dental with eight o… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

European agency releases draft guidelines for gene therapies

5/22/2015

  • Regulatory Focus

The European Medicines Agency has released guidelines on the authorization of gene therapies. The recommendations include consideration of biological vectors, potential in vivo effects on nucleic acid… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study compares sternotomy wound dressings

5/19/2015

  • Ostomy Wound Management online

Sternotomy wounds dressed with dry sterile, metallic silver-containing or ionic silver-containing dressings had similar healing and infection rates in a prospective, randomized and controlled trial. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Metabolic syndrome increases mortality risk from CVD

5/21/2015

  • MedicalDaily.com

Adults with metabolic syndrome had about a twofold increased likelihood of dying of cardiovascular disease, compared with those without the syndrome, according to a Korean study in The Journal of Clin… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

GI practitioners have high hopes for medical home model

5/20/2015

  • Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

Medical homes being implemented for patients with inflammatory bowel disease might improve outcomes while reducing health care costs and utilization, says Dr. John Allen of the Yale School of Medicine… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Drugmakers comb human genome for new treatment targets

5/13/2015

  • Reuters

Drugmakers are basing more drug development projects on genetic data, propelled by the success of Pfizer's Xalkori lung cancer drug and Vertex's Kalydeco cystic fibrosis drug, among others, that targe… Read More