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

Platform supports physician transparency

9/21/2014

  • Time.com

George Washington University's Dr. Leana Wen created the "Who's My Doctor" platform to allow doctors to share information about their connections with pharmaceutical companies and other information pa… 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

Survey: Consumers satisfied with ACA coverage

9/19/2014

  • Hill, The

Seven in 10 people expressed satisfaction with their health care coverage purchased through Affordable Care Act marketplaces and said they expect to receive high-quality care as a result, according to… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CDC study examines oral health in women of childbearing age

9/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

In an analysis of data from the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey involving nearly 5,000 women aged 15 to 44, CDC researchers found that younger women who weren't pregnant … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Tribes await settlement of unpaid health care claims

9/17/2014

  • Mint Press News

Native American and Alaska Native tribes are awaiting court-mandated payments from the federal government to make up for decades' worth of underpayments for health care services. The Indian Health Ser… 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

Health IT Week casts spotlight on interoperability, patient engagement

9/18/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

Patient engagement and interoperability took center stage as National Health IT Week commenced Monday. National HIT Coordinator Dr. Karen DeSalvo stressed that interoperability was a key focus of the … Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

RamSoft's EHR solution helps teleradiology practice attain MU

9/19/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Specialty Teleradiology in Westlake, Ohio, has attained EHR meaningful use after it deployed the PowerServer EHR solution developed by RamSoft. The solution was adopted as a replacement for the practi… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

CDC finds gaps in pediatric preventive care

9/17/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Millions of children and teenagers in the U.S. are not getting recommended preventive health care, including dental care, immunizations, hearing and vision screening, and tobacco counseling, according… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Irish university, Mayo Clinic collaborate on stem cell projects

9/19/2014

  • Irish Times (Dublin), The

The Mayo Clinic and the National University of Ireland, Galway, have agreed to work together on several regenerative medicine projects. The research topics will include adult stem cell treatments as w… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Wound care staff spot patient's serious heart problems

9/16/2014

  • Sioux City Journal (Iowa)

A man being treated for a diabetic foot ulcer at Mercy Wound Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa, had a vascular blockage in his lower thigh and five blockages in his heart. A wound care nurse practitione… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Former counseling-center operator sentenced for Medicaid fraud

9/22/2014

  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

Angela Shae Ellison, a former nurse and operator of Centerville, Iowa-based Cornerstone Counseling Center, was sentenced to serve 366 days in prison and pay restitution of $724,359 for health care fra… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

New reimbursement models will drive down CV device prices, experts say

9/17/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Bundled, capitation and reference pricing payment models will tie prices for stents, valves and balloons with the value they deliver, experts said at an FDA town hall session during a Transcatheter C… Read More