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

WHO: Stemming Ebola in Africa will protect the rest of the world

10/17/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
  • Reuters

The World Health Organization says stemming Ebola in the places where the outbreak is worst -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- will address risk around the world. The WHO said earlier this week so… 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

Employers take steps to address ACA Cadillac tax liability

10/17/2014

  • Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

Many employers who will be subject to the Affordable Care Act's excise tax on certain health insurance plans are taking steps now to reduce liability. A third are shifting costs, 31% are adding incent… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Fitness coach helps fire department reduce work-related injuries, health costs

10/17/2014

  • Fire Engineering

Data show having a full-time fitness coach at the Sacramento, Calif., fire department reduced musculoskeletal injury costs and the average yearly injury rate, as well as the severity of injuries incur… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

DOD might have underestimated chemical exposure in Iraq War

10/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

More U.S. military members than officially reported were exposed to dangerous chemicals during the Iraq War, an investigative report found. U.S. troops found some 5,000 chemical warheads, shells or av… 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

Automated labor management yields efficiency gains for N.Y. health system

10/16/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

North Shore LIJ, a New York-based health system with almost 50,000 employees across 16 hospitals, has seen greater efficiencies and better control of its labor costs since it deployed a time-and-atten… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Carestream's software certified for stage 2 MU

10/17/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Carestream Health announced that its Vue RIS solution has been certified for stage 2 EHR meaningful use. The company will release an updated version of the software with stage 1 and stage 2 MU capabil… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study examines oral health problems in athletes

10/15/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Up to 75% of elite or professional athletes suffer from tooth decay, up to 15% have moderate to severe gum disease, 36% to 85% have some erosion of tooth enamel, and 5% to 39% have pericoronitis or im… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

President appoints former vice presidential staffer as Ebola czar

10/17/2014

  • ABC News

Ron Klain, who served as the chief of staff for Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, has been named by President Barack Obama to help coordinate the nation's response to the Ebola outbreak. Klain wi… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Smith & Nephew wound spray fails to meet clinical trial goals

10/14/2014

  • Reuters

An experimental spray for chronic venous leg ulcers failed to meet endpoints in a late-stage clinical trial. The product, known as HP802-247 and consisting of living cells, performed well in Phase II … Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Physicians, chiropractor face kickback, fraud charges

10/16/2014

  • Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

Officials have charged six doctors and a chiropractor with health care claims fraud and commercial bribery over their alleged roles in a kickback case. The medical professionals, who are from New Jer… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Few serious reactions with MMR vaccine in adults, study finds

10/14/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

A decade's worth of study data on more than 3,000 adults who received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine show a low number of serious adverse reactions, according to CDC researchers. The study, pr… Read More