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

Study: Overmedication with zolpidem tied to spike in ED visits

8/19/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Overuse of the insomnia medication zolpidem was associated with a substantial increase in emergency-department visits in the U.S., according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Servic… 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

Voluntary benefits can help small businesses overcome big concerns

8/19/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

Many small businesses struggled through the economic recession and now risk losing employees to big businesses as the labor market improves. Employees at small businesses have the same concerns as tho… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Company creates open, paperless offices with wellness perks

8/19/2014

  • Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.) (free registration), The

Los Angeles-based commercial real estate company CBRE is opening so-called free-address and paperless offices that have non-designated seating and wellness perks such as standing desks, filtered water… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Joint Commission to review VA scheduling practices

8/13/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The scheduling and access practices at every Veterans Affairs medical facility will be reviewed by the Joint Commission, a nonprofit health care accreditation organization, beginning this fall, VA Sec… 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

Texas Health Resources responds to security threats with critical measures

8/19/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

With hospitals becoming increasingly at risk for data security attacks, Texas Health Resources CIO Ed Marx said his organization has adopted critical measures to better respond to these threats. These… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Executive attests to interoperability of Epic EHR platform at HIT committee meeting

8/19/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Epic President Carl Dvorak testified at a meeting of the Health IT Policy Committee's governance subgroup Friday that the company's EHR platform is interoperable and has enabled users to successfully … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Technique offers new teeth in a half-dozen visits

8/13/2014

  • Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model)

A dentist in New Jersey is offering full dental implants in the course of about six visits. The dentist prepares replacement teeth over about four visits, then assembles a team comprising an anesthesi… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Treatment strategy against latent HIV does well in animal test

8/18/2014

  • Voice of America
  • Vaccine News Daily

Using broadly neutralizing antibodies together with a combination of three viral inducers, researchers at Rockefeller University in New York have reported promising results in trying to eliminate late… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Biodegradable wound dressing conforms to irregular shapes, seals out bacteria

8/12/2014

  • CNET

Scientists at Tokai University in Japan have developed a nanosheet dressing made from biodegradable polyester that conforms to the contours of the human body while sealing out bacteria from a wound. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Owner of mental health centers sentenced for Medicare fraud

8/19/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Hoor Naz Jafri, owner and operator of Baton Rouge, La.-based Shifa Community Mental Health Center and Serenity Center and Houston-based Shifa Community Mental Health Center of Texas, was sentenced Mon… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

A snapshot of the ACO landscape

8/18/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

Eighty-six percent of accountable care organizations responding to an eHealth Initiative survey have EHR systems and 74% have disease registries. Fewer than half participate in health information exch… Read More