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

Nurse-led protocol tied to better chronic disease management

7/21/2014

  • Renal and Urology News

An analysis found nurse-led outpatient disease management protocols were associated with significant improvements in HbA1C, systolic blood pressure and lipid levels in patients with diabetes, hyperten… 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

Poll sheds light on the challenge of finding a doctor

7/21/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Sixty percent of Americans responding to a recent poll said they rely on physician recommendations from friends and family, close to half trust referrals from their doctor and fewer rely on online pat… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Edifecs emphasizes employee wellness at new campus

7/21/2014

  • Bellevue Reporter (Wash.), The

Edifecs' new campus in Bellevue, Wash., was designed with employee wellness in mind, offering standing desks, a green living wall and two kitchens that will have free organic snacks. Employees will ha… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

SoonerCare boosts IHS, veterans' care in Okla.

7/16/2014

  • KGOU-FM (University of Oklahoma)

The tribal relations coordinator for SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid program, is encouraging eligible Native Americans, including veterans, to enroll in the program. All Indian Health Service provider… 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 plans LEAD Forum on HIT cybersecurity

7/17/2014

Safeguarding and securing cyberspace is critical as we increase our reliance on technology. Effective cybersecurity is crucial as threats and cyberattacks continue to rise and more advanced technology… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Teladoc, Castlight use telehealth to help cut employers' care expenses

7/21/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Teladoc has partnered with Castlight Health to offer telehealth services to employers that work with both firms. The telemedicine offerings, which are accessible using Castlight's technology platform,… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Should dentists offer HIV testing?

7/16/2014

  • New York magazine

Eighty-two percent of Sydney dental patients polled said they would not object to receiving an HIV test at their dentist's office. Most said they would prefer a saliva swab, 15% would choose a pinpric… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Scientists find gene key to stem cell development

7/19/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Michigan State University researchers have identified ASF1A, one of the genes behind the mechanism of cellular reprogramming. The study, published in the journal Science, revealed that ASF1A works wit… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Wound-diagnostic products to enter clinical testing

7/15/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

Two 20-clinic trials of two wound-assessment products from Woundchek Laboratories are set to begin this year. One product tests for bacterial pathogenesis to determine whether a chronic wound needs fu… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

ONC responds to questions about its authority to form HIT safety center

7/21/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has responded to a letter sent by the House Energy & Commerce Committee that questioned the agency's authority to form the Health IT Safety Center … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Nurses delay retirement, boosting shift to accountable care

7/21/2014

  • Forbes

Twenty-four percent of registered nurses are postponing retirement, increasing the 2012 workforce by 136,000 RNs, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs. The trend makes the shif… Read More