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

11 mobile health apps to watch

4/22/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

Eleven mobile health apps have been recognized by the Webby Awards this year. The honorees include behavioral health apps, a communication platform and a symptom checker. An allergy tracker and diabet… 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

Gallup poll: Biggest financial concern is retirement

4/23/2014

  • Gallup.com

For a majority of Americans (nearly 60%), the biggest financial worry is the risk of running out of money in retirement, according to a Gallup poll. The second most pressing worry is the ability to af… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

TELUS finds flexible work format increases employee engagement

4/23/2014

  • HuffingtonPost.ca (Canada)

TELUS is among a growing number of employers who offer flexible work environments to help employees integrate their home and professional lives. Chief communications and sustainability officer Andrea … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Study links nurse tenure to shorter hospital stays

4/23/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Average stays at acute care hospitals are 1.33% shorter in units staffed by registered nurses who have at least a year of tenure with the unit, a study involving the Department of Veterans Affairs fou… 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

Many health groups still uncertain about adopting bundled payments

4/22/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

A KPMG survey of 140 responding health care groups found that 44% said they are already using bundled payments, 29% are undecided about moving to the financial care model, and 7% have no plans to adop… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

Smart sock maker nabs $1.85M from investors

4/23/2014

  • MobiHealthNews.com

Owlet, a developer of a newborn wearable health sensing sock, has obtained $1.85 million in a recent round of financing from several investors. The sock was designed by the company to allow parents to… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study links periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease risks

4/16/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Periodontal disease was common among patients with chronic coronary heart disease participating in a multicenter clinical trial, and those who experienced tooth loss and gum bleeding tended to experie… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Proper anticoagulant management important in eye surgery

4/23/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A paper in the British Journal of Ophthalmology stresses the need for eye surgeons to have a working knowledge of blood thinners. The authors outline guidelines for whether and how to stop treatments … Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Scientists receive grant for anti-MRSA lotion

4/22/2014

  • Montana Standard (Butte), The

Scientists at Wintermute Biomedical in Missoula, Mont., received a $60,000 grant from the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization Technology to fund development of a lotion that inhibits the g… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Man receives 6-month prison sentence for defrauding Medicaid

4/23/2014

  • WDJT-TV (Milwaukee)

Tyvex Benford of Milwaukee was sentenced to six months of prison time and two years of probation for Medicaid fraud. Benford filed six fraudulent time reports for health care services he supposedly p… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Oncology experts see ways to cut costs without harming quality

4/23/2014

  • Clinical Oncology News

Oncology stakeholders voiced support for new payment models as one way of maintaining the quality of cancer care while reducing costs. Models that incentivize quality could even be applied to the phar… Read More