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

Review: Happy patients mean better health metrics

8/21/2014

  • Modern Medicine

Positive patient experience was associated with significant improvements in other health quality measures including medication adherence, clinical outcomes and patient safety, an analysis indicated. T… 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

Advocates struggle to get some Native Americans enrolled in health plans

8/20/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Health care outreach and enrollment professionals in Alaska say they are struggling to enroll Native Americans and Alaska Natives in subsidized health insurance plans because they already receive free… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Health risks of parental smoke exposure may persist into teen years

8/20/2014

  • HealthDay News

Babies exposed to parental cigarette smoking were 23% more likely to develop asthma during childhood or adolescence than their unexposed peers, Swedish researchers found. The study, published in the j… 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

Critical access hospital offers lessons on achieving stage 2 MU

8/21/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

Cottage Hospital, a critical access hospital on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire, is among a handful of facilities that achieved stage 2 meaningful use during the first quarter of this year. Th… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Remote monitoring outperforms usual care in HF patients

8/20/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

Data on heart failure patients showed those who used Biotronik's Home Monitoring system for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators were less likely to suffer worse symptoms and had lower mortality ri… 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

Novartis buys stake in Gamida Cell

8/20/2014

  • Reuters

Novartis agreed to pay $35 million to acquire a 15% stake in stem cell therapy developer Gamida Cell. The deal also gives Novartis an option to fully purchase the Israeli firm for $165 million in cash… 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

Feds ask Neb. to return $2.5M in Medicaid funds

8/20/2014

  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

HHS wants Nebraska to pay back almost $2.5 million because it did not gather detailed data on Medicaid claims for doctor-administered drugs between 2009 and 2011. The Office of Inspector General repor… 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