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

Mononucleosis outbreak spurs closure of Okla. school district

11/21/2014

  • Reuters

Oklahoma officials announced Thursday that Woodland Public Schools in Fairfax has closed its schools until December due to an outbreak of mononucleosis. School buildings were to be disinfected during … 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

Immigration order doesn't open access to ACA

11/21/2014

  • National Public Radio

President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration will not allow immigrants affected by the policy to shop Affordable Care Act exchanges. Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Wellness technology helps companies gather health data

11/21/2014

  • Forbes

Companies can use wearable fitness trackers and other technologies to get employees to provide personal data that can help drive corporate health care decisions. Angela McIntyre of the consulting firm… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

ACA outreach efforts target specific populations of uninsured

11/19/2014

  • National Public Radio

Affordable Care Act advocates in Montana are reaching out to Native Americans, while their counterparts in Georgia are encouraging Asians, Hispanics and African-Americans to enroll in a health insuran… 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

College Live: Creating an Effective Organizational Wide Cyber Security Strategy

11/20/2014

A successful cybersecurity strategy is one that is embraced and supported throughout the organization -- it's not just about technology! This session, scheduled for noon ET on Wednesday, Dec. 10, iden… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Merge Healthcare designs cloud-based tool for ambulatory facilities

11/20/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A cloud-based radiology suite was released by Merge Healthcare for ambulatory care facilities. Merge One is preconfigured with features such as a financial system, PACS, radiology information system a… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Delta Dental funds Iowa campaign to improve seniors' oral health

11/19/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation donated $600,000 to the Lifelong Smiles Coalition, which links state agencies, patient advocates, health care professionals, academics and other stakeholders in an … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Community program improves hepatitis C screening rates

11/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A study presented at The Liver Meeting found that the Check Hep C initiative increased rates of testing and diagnoses in New York. The outreach program screened 4,751 people between May 2012 and April… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study finds no evidence supporting hyperbaric oxygen therapy for concussion

11/18/2014

  • Military Times

Service members with chronic post-concussive symptoms saw the same improvements in their symptoms whether they were treated with a series of 40 hyperbaric oxygen treatments or with slightly pressurize… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

N.Y. physician accused of defrauding health insurers

11/21/2014

  • Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) (free content)

Stanley-Sangwook Kim, a physician from Manhasset, N.Y., was charged Wednesday with insurance fraud, scheme to defraud and other offenses. Kim is accused of filing more than $63,000 in fraudulent claim… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Number of ACOs stabilizes while number of covered lives rises

11/19/2014

  • Managed Care magazine

Accountable care organizations often have multiple contracts with health insurers and the CMS, and many health care providers that call themselves ACOs do not meet the definition of one, making an acc… Read More