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

Officials confirm mumps outbreak at the University of Idaho

11/24/2014

  • Idaho State Journal (Pocatello) (tiered subscription model)

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported an outbreak of mumps at the University of Idaho, with 10 cases confirmed among students. Officials are investigating another 20 suspected cases of m… 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

States release ACA enrollment data

11/24/2014

  • CNBC

California, Kentucky, Minnesota and Massachusetts are among the states that have released data on how many residents have enrolled in or renewed a health insurance plan through their state-run Afforda… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Bodyweight training is forecast as a fitness trend for 2015

11/24/2014

  • Self.com

Bodyweight training is forecast to be the top fitness trend for 2015, the American College of Sports Medicine says. Also on the list of predicted trends are high-intensity interval training, strength … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

ACA outreach efforts target specific populations of uninsured

11/19/2014

  • National Public Radio

Affordable Care Act advocates in Montana are reaching out to Native Americans, while their counterparts in Georgia are encouraging Asians, Hispanics and African-Americans to enroll in a health insuran… 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

College Live: Creating an Effective Organizational Wide Cyber Security Strategy

11/20/2014

A successful cybersecurity strategy is one that is embraced and supported throughout the organization -- it's not just about technology! This session, scheduled for noon ET on Wednesday, Dec. 10, iden… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

ACO aims to improve care for Humana Medicare Advantage members in Tenn.

11/24/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Summit Medical Group is launching an accountable care organization with Humana to offer better care to Humana Medicare Advantage members in East Tennessee starting Jan. 1. The ACO also plans to offer … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Delta Dental funds Iowa campaign to improve seniors' oral health

11/19/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation donated $600,000 to the Lifelong Smiles Coalition, which links state agencies, patient advocates, health care professionals, academics and other stakeholders in an … Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

European panel supports approval of new regimen for hepatitis C

11/23/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended the approval of a combination of antiviral drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C genotypes 1 and 4. The regimen includes Ab… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Cleveland Clinic opens wound care center in Medina, Ohio

11/18/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

The new Wound Healing Center at Cleveland Clinic's Medina Hospital is housed in what was once a records room with a pad added to house a hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit. Clinic and community-based doct… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Feds propose moving consumers into less-expensive health plans

11/24/2014

  • Hill, The

The federal government has released a proposal that would enable states to transfer Affordable Care Act enrollees into less-costly plans in 2016 if they did not enroll in new plans themselves. The CMS… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Cigna offers partners with ACO on collaborative care program

11/20/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Cigna and Primary Partners accountable care organization launched a collaborative care initiative covering more than 8,000 Cigna subscribers in Florida. Primary Partners' clinical care managers will u… Read More