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

Flonase from GSK approved for sale OTC

7/24/2014

  • Drug Store News

The FDA has granted GlaxoSmithKline approval for its Flonase Allergy Relief. The treatment may now be sold over the counter for upper-respiratory allergies or hay fever. 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

How to determine the right marketing strategy for your business

7/24/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

If you don't take the right approach, it's possible to invest a lot of money into marketing without achieving anything, write Doug and Polly White, owners of Whitestone Partners. For best results, beg… 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

HIT firms merge to help clients meet ICD-10, MU requirements

7/24/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Azalea Health, a cloud-based health IT company, is merging with EHR firm simplifyMD. As part of the deal, Azalea's EHR, billing and practice management suite will be integrated with simplifyMD's EHR p… 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

Gilead's idelalisib gains FDA approval for 3 oncologic indications

7/23/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)
  • PhysiciansBriefing.com
  • Reuters

Gilead's oral leukemia drug idelalisib, or Zydelig, has been approved by the FDA for three indications. It has been given full approval for use in combination with rituximab for the treatment of patie… 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

Trial begins for former hospital owner accused of Medicare fraud

7/23/2014

  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

The trial for Tariq Mahmood, a Dallas-based doctor and former owner of six rural hospitals in Texas accused of defrauding Medicare, began on Monday. Prosecutors aim to use billing audits in the trial,… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Providers sign on to Blue Shield of Calif. ACO deal

7/23/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A three-year accountable care deal has been signed between the Far West Division of Hospital Corp. of America, Blue Shield of California and the Individual Practice Association Medical Group of Santa … Read More