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

FDA clears Covidien's camera-equipped feeding tube

4/17/2014

  • RTT News

The FDA has granted Covidien approval for a camera-equipped disposable feeding tube known as Kangaroo with IRIS Technology, which allows clinicians visualization for a procedure that is typically perf… 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

Prescriptions for keeping clients happy

4/16/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Some customers can be insecure, push boundaries or lack follow-through skills, but there are things agents can do to smooth the process for them, Melanie Williams writes. Producers who provide frequen… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Hubbub adds friends, family to employee wellness program

4/16/2014

  • MobiHealthNews.com

Cambia Health Solutions spinoff hubbub health is allowing any number of friends and family of employees to participate in its gamified online wellness program. Companies pay $3 per employee per month … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Survey finds most veterans are satisfied with VA care

4/16/2014

  • Military Times

Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers attained a satisfaction index of 84 for inpatient care and 82 for outpatient care in the recent American Customer Satisfaction Index. Patients gave the V… 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

CHIME CEO reacts to Sebelius' departure as HHS chief

4/15/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The federal health IT meaningful use efforts are federally legislated and underway, so the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary likely won't cause implementation delays, CHIME President a… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Advisory committee established to expand use of SMART apps

4/16/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

An advisory committee was formed to guide Boston Children's Hospital's SMART Platforms project on business development, technical approach and strategy. The project, whose name stands for Substitutabl… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Mo. moves closer to restoring Medicaid adult dental funding

4/9/2014

  • KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.)

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee voted to add $48 million in federal and state money to the Medicaid budget for adult dental care next year. The House approved a similar measure, though th… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Intervention program effective in reducing hepatitis, HIV risk in drug users

4/15/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Researchers at New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research found that the Staying Safe Intervention Program has reduced risk factors for hepatitis C virus and HIV transmission among peo… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study links LTC facility pressure ulcer rate with hospital readmissions

4/15/2014

  • McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A high prevalence of pressure ulcers at local long-term care facilities raise the likelihood that patients will be readmitted to a hospital, a study published in HSR: Health Services Research found. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Survey explores health care professionals' ICD-10 transition concerns

4/16/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A NueMD survey, conducted before Congress decided to postpone the ICD-10 transition date, found that over 50% of 1,300 responding health care professionals suggested ICD-10 implementation be delayed o… Read More