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

Communication suite allows EHR coordination

10/31/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Vocera has introduced a tool known as Vocera Collaboration Suite, which is designed to help users of mobile EHR applications utilize voice communication and secure messaging via smartphones. The platf… 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

Supreme Court considers taking up ACA tax credits case

10/30/2014

  • Bloomberg

The Supreme Court is expected to decide by Nov. 3 whether to hear a case challenging tax credits for health plans bought through the federally run Affordable Care Act exchange. At issue is whether sta… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Army makes Fort Bliss wellness program its worldwide model

10/31/2014

  • El Paso Times (Texas)

The U.S. Army has made the civilian workforce fitness program at Fort Bliss in Texas the model for its civilian workers around the world. More than 700 workers at Fort Bliss have participated in the p… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Hagel enacts 21-day quarantine for military members returning from West Africa

10/29/2014

  • CNN
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that all armed services members working in West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak will be quarantined for 21 days when they return from the 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

CHIME to work with AHA on "most wired" hospital survey

10/30/2014

  • Clinical Innovation + Technology online

CHIME has partnered with the American Hospital Association's Health Forum to further develop the annual Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study, which gauges U.S. hospitals' progress in health IT ado… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Health technology accelerator welcomes 10 participants

10/30/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Ten startups were recently tapped to join the initial class of the Matter health technology incubator program. Among the companies are CareTree, which has developed a centralized health record system … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

1 in 4 insured Americans don't get routine dental care

10/29/2014

  • Hartford Business Journal (Conn.)

More than 25% of U.S. residents with dental coverage do not get the recommended semiannual exams and cleanings, a Cigna survey found. Many respondents who skip checkups said they were concerned about … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Use of convalescent therapy faces obstacles in U.S., Africa

10/30/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

A lack of resources in Africa and a limited number of Ebola survivors in the U.S. could limit the use of convalescent therapy, even if it is shown to be effective, according to experts. The European U… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

A guide to avoiding complications in puncture wounds

10/28/2014

  • Podiatry Today magazine online

Delayed diagnosis or mismanagement of even mild-looking puncture wounds can lead to infection, osteomyelitis, cellulitis or other complications, podiatric surgeons Michael Keller, Joshua Thun and Alex… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Tenn. doctor faces false claims accusations

10/31/2014

  • WMC-TV (Memphis,Tenn.)

A civil complaint was filed against physician George Woodbury and his medical practice Rheumatology & Dermatology Associates in Memphis, Tenn., accusing the dermatologist of Medicare fraud. Woodbury … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CareFirst PCMH steers patients toward efficient care

10/29/2014

  • American City Business Journals

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is harnessing data from its patient-centered medical home program to determine which health care providers are the most efficient and reward subscribers who choose them.… Read More