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

Quantel Medical lands FDA clearance for Optimis Fusion platform

7/11/2014

  • BioOptics World

Quantel Medical garnered FDA approval for its Optimis Fusion ophthalmic laser platform for the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. The system combines advanced selective laser trabeculoplasty photore… 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

Better education could boost the use of account-based health plans

7/11/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Health savings accounts are growing in popularity, but a recent survey shows many consumers and account holders do not have a clear understanding of how account-based health plans work. Only 30% of he… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Ind. workers emphasize wellness on "Fitness Fridays"

7/11/2014

  • Times (Munster-Hammond-Merrillville-Valparaiso, Ind.), The

Fitness Fridays give workers for the city of Gary, Ind., Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals, and NIPSCO a chance to participate in wellness activities including dancing, volunte… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Proposed Tricare changes could restrict access to mental health care

7/9/2014

  • El Paso Inc. (Texas)

Proposed Tricare rules regarding coverage of mental health services could restrict service members' access to care, counselors warn. The rules require mental health professionals to have completed a m… 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

Experts sound alarm on rising threat of health data hacking

7/10/2014

  • HealthCareInfoSecurity.com

The number of health data breaches linked to hacking is on the rise, and experts say this is because medical records contain valuable data that hackers can use to commit fraud, including health plan i… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Vt. facility unveils telehealth program for rheumatology patients

7/11/2014

  • Brattleboro Reformer (Vt.)

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has partnered with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Telehealth to allow some rheumatology patients to consult with the center's specialists using a high-tech medical … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study: Midlevel providers improve access, generate revenue

7/9/2014

  • Kansas Health Institute

Dental therapists or midlevel dental care providers working in nonprofit public settings generate revenue and expand access to care in underserved communities, a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts fou… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

U.S. begins safety trial of antibiotic

7/10/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease has initiated an early-stage clinical trial of the safety of the new oral antibiotic CRS3123, which is being developed as a treatment for Clost… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

New wound care center opens in Albany, Ore.

7/8/2014

  • Albany Democrat-Herald (Ore.)

The new Samaritan Wound Services clinic at Samaritan Medical and Diagnostics Center serves patients who previously received wound and ostomy care at Samaritan Albany General Hospital in Albany, Ore. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Nev. clinic manager pleads guilty to health care fraud

7/10/2014

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tonya Rushing, the former manager for Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada, pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Rushing conspired with physician Dipak Desai to submit … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

How wearable monitors, EHRs are improving medical research

7/9/2014

  • WRALTechWire.com (Raleigh, N.C.)

Wearable biometric monitors, electronic health records and other technology generate real-time data for use in clinical care and long-term research, and the tools are transforming how patients partici… Read More