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

Lifestyle intervention linked to better health outcomes for patients with diabetes

8/21/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in Diabetes Care showed overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent an intensive lifestyle intervention promoting exercise and diet changes had lower utilization of prescr… 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

The ACA might boost employer-sponsored health insurance

8/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Wal-Mart employees have been signing up in droves for health insurance, though the plans and subsidies being offered now are the same as they have been for years. The Affordable Care Act's individual … Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Employees get financial perks for wearing fitness trackers

8/22/2014

  • Bloomberg

BP, UnitedHealth Group, Humana, Cigna and Highmark are among companies that have wellness program incentives for employees to wear fitness tracking devices, such as FitBit. Highmark's Dee Brock said e… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

New PTSD diagnostic standards might leave some vets out in the cold

8/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

One-third of soldiers diagnosed with PTSD under the old American Psychiatric Association standards would not be diagnosed with PTSD under the new standards released in May 2013, according to a study p… 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

Agencies unveil Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

8/21/2014

  • Health Data Management

The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge was unveiled by HHS and the CDC on Wednesday to identify providers that are leveraging health IT to boost the heart health and blood pressure control.… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Wash. state provider reaches stage 2 MU

8/21/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Consulting company Engage announced that Enumclaw, Wash.-based St. Elizabeth Hospital has satisfied the requirements for stage 2 meaningful use. The provider, which uses the MEDITECH EHR, is one of 78… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Some dentists lack evidence-based clinical knowledge about sealants, study finds

8/20/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Most dentists use dental sealants in their clinical practices for caries prevention and have positive attitudes about using dental sealants, but some lacked a high level of evidence-based clinical kno… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Regeneus enters stem cell manufacturing agreement with Cryosite

8/22/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Regeneus and Cryosite have agreed to work together to develop and produce new stem cell products for clinical applications. Regeneus will provide the technology and resources to help Cryosite develop … Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Researchers ID vascular proteins potentially critical to wound healing

8/19/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

When signaling from endothelial cell fibroblast growth factor receptors FGFR1 and FGFR2 was turned off in mice, wounds healed more slowly and the density of blood vessels surrounding wound sites was d… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Hacking incident exposes data of 6,073 patients in La.

8/22/2014

  • News-Star (Monroe, La.) (tiered subscription model), The

A data breach affecting 6,073 patients of University Health Conway in Louisiana was reported after a computer science professor at City College of San Francisco inappropriately accessed the provider's… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

How pharmacists can play a key role in patient-centered care

8/20/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pharmacists are well-positioned to identify patients at risk for prescription nonadherence, and they can develop plans to boost compliance, a University of Pittsburgh pilot project showed. Pharmacists… Read More