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

Risk of another primary malignancy elevated in PCa patients, data suggest

7/29/2014

  • Renal and Urology News

Men with prostate cancer face double the risk of developing kidney and bladder cancers compared with the general population, according to new data. Prostate cancer patients who were treated with surge… 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

Voluntary benefits are especially popular with large employers

7/30/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Employers with more than 2,500 workers accounted for 36% of voluntary benefits sales but had the third-lowest sales per employee, showing that market penetration could be stronger, an Eastbridge Consu… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Companies focus on safety, help workers reduce injury risks

7/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

More companies are emphasizing employee safety at the office to prevent injuries, encouraging employees to point out safety problems and even stop work if they see a potential hazard. Swedish company … Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

House, Senate reach agreement on VA health bill

7/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • MedPage Today (free registration)

House and Senate negotiators agreed to a $17 billion overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, and lawmakers hope to put the bill to a vote before Congress adjourns for its Au… 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

Veteran IT initiative at Ill. hospital detailed in CHIME case study

7/29/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

A case study issued by CHIME focuses on the EN-Abled Veterans Program, an initiative launched at Rush University Medical Center in Illinois that aims to help military veterans transition to a career i… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

UCSF to launch ACO with John Muir Health

7/30/2014

  • KQED.org

A partnership was formed between the University of California, San Francisco, and John Muir Health to launch an accountable care organization that will offer higher-quality care and cut costs for pati… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Researchers develop less-invasive treatment for pulpitis

7/23/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are developing a treatment for pulpitis that uses magnetic fields to move nanoparticles carrying medication through the dentin of an affec… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Takara Bio buying Cellectis' stem cell unit

7/29/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Cancer immunotherapy developer Cellectis has announced it is selling its stem cell subsidiary Cellectis AB to Takara Bio for an undisclosed sum. The decision to sell is part of Cellectis' plan to conc… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Wound care center opens in Manitowoc County, Wis.

7/29/2014

  • Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) (tiered subscription model)

The Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center has opened at Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County, Wis., offering specialized medical techniques, technology and wound dressings to enhance wound healing. St… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Woman faces TennCare, prescription-fraud charges

7/30/2014

  • Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model), The

Brandy Brooks, a resident of Greenbrier, Tenn., was arrested on charges of defrauding TennCare. Brooks is accused of defrauding the program through "doctor shopping" and improperly purchasing controll… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Surgeon general issues call to action on skin cancer prevention

7/29/2014

  • CNN
  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak said skin cancer is a major public health threat requiring immediate action and called on parents and schools to encourage safe behaviors in children, elected off… Read More