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

Groups weigh in on proposed changes to MU program

7/24/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

The American Medical Association has expressed concern about proposed changes to the EHR Incentive Programs, arguing the program's inflexibility, lack of quality alignment with the Physician Quality R… 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

Automatic enrollment boosts retirement plan participation

7/23/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

The average participation rate in workplace retirement plans with automatic enrollment grew to 84.6% last year from 81.4% in 2012, while the participation rate in plans without auto-enroll dropped 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

Survey: 36% of companies track cost of employee absences

7/24/2014

  • Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

An employer survey found 36% of respondents measure the financial impact of employee absences. The Aon Hewitt 2014 Health Care Survey said companies can improve wellness, absence management and worker… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Tribes convey frustration with care provided by IHS

7/23/2014

  • Rapid City Journal (S.D.), The

Representatives of the Unified Tribal Health Board told congressional staffers during a meeting Friday that problems such as misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment are ongoing at Indian Health Servi… 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

Most CIOs plan to take vacation time this year, survey finds

7/24/2014

  • HealthSystemCIO.com

A recent healthsystemCIO.com survey found that many responding CIOs view taking time off from their busy health IT schedule as vital, with 92% of respondents saying they intend to go on vacation this … Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Appellate court dismisses data confidentiality case against Sutter Health

7/23/2014

  • Courthouse News Service

The 3rd District Court of Appeal in California has dismissed a data confidentiality class-action lawsuit filed against Sutter Health, saying that the possession of health records by an unauthorized pe… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Researchers develop less-invasive treatment for pulpitis

7/23/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are developing a treatment for pulpitis that uses magnetic fields to move nanoparticles carrying medication through the dentin of an affec… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Israeli regulatory body approves CTI BioPharma's lymphoma drug

7/22/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

CTI BioPharma's pixantrone, or Pixuvri, a drug for patients who have multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, has been approved by Israel's Ministry of Health. The drug… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

R.I. man survives necrotizing fasciitis with hand amputation

7/22/2014

  • WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
  • Associated Press, The

A 32-year-old Rhode Island firefighter had his hand amputated after a fall from a bicycle led to a necrotizing fasciitis infection. A thorn punctured the man's palm when he fell, introducing the bacte… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

GAO: Investigators able to sign up fraudulent applicants for ACA coverage

7/22/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A new report from the Government Accountability Office reveals that undercover investigators were able to sign up fraudulent identities for health insurance plans and federal subsidies through HealthC… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

States work to ensure competition in health care

7/22/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

States are taking steps to ensure health care provider competition in the face of industry consolidation, such as requiring price transparency, banning arrangements that prevent new health plans from … Read More