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

New Abilify Maintena formulation approved

10/1/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Lundbeck and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization received approval for a new formulation of their Abilify Maintena suspension in a pre-filled dual-chamber syringe. The agent is used … 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

Building your brand on niche social networks

10/1/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

A niche network might work best for promoting your brand, depending on your business' focus, writes Single Grain CEO Eric Siu. He reviews a selection of social media sites directed at specific communi… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Wearable technology is important to wellness, industry expert says

10/1/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

Wearable technology will continue to be important to employee wellness programs because it offers an automatic, verifiable and protected way to gather fitness data, Fitbit's wellness director Amy McDo… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

IHS helps fund S.D. Urban Indian Health center

10/1/2014

  • Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (tiered subscription model)

South Dakota Urban Indian Health was the first user of the Indian Health Service's electronic records template and was the first primary care program in the state to offer HIV rapid testing, Executive… 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

Key topics for the CHIME LEAD Forum on HIT cybersecurity

9/30/2014

Safeguarding and securing health care information is no easy task. The upcoming CHIME LEAD Forum, planned in collaboration with the Institute for Health Technology Transformation, will cover the follo… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Data breach affects patient diagnosed with Ebola in Neb.

10/1/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The Nebraska Medical Center said the EMR of a physician who was treated for Ebola had been inappropriately accessed by two employees. The hospital said it notified the patient of the incident and fire… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Insurers to offer 261 plans on Idaho's ACA exchange

9/24/2014

  • KBOI-AM (Boise, Idaho)

Idaho residents and small businesses will have a choice of 261 plans through the state's Affordable Care Act marketplace for 2015, exchange officials announced. Blue Cross of Idaho, BridgeSpan, Mount… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Draft guidelines on lab-developed tests issued by FDA

10/1/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The FDA has released a pair of draft guidelines governing laboratory-developed tests, which will be open for public comment for 120 days after publication in the Federal Register. The first guidance o… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study: Ionic liquids disrupt biofilms across wounds

9/30/2014

  • University of California Health

Ionic liquids can disrupt biofilms that form across wound surfaces, increasing antibiotic efficacy without causing inflammation or irritation, bioengineers at the University of California, Santa Barba… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Fla. residents indicted in suspected $6.2M Medicare fraud

10/1/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Jose Alvarez, Ernesto Fernandez, Joel San Pedro and Dennis Hernandez, all residents of Miami, and Palm Beach County, Fla.-based Juan Valdes and Alina Hernandez were indicted over suspected involvement… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Few critical-access hospitals are part of quality-based payment models

9/29/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Most critical-access hospitals are not yet participating in the Affordable Care Act's pay-for-performance programs, though a recent study found higher mortality at the hospitals than at other rural ho… Read More