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

Firm introduces generic bronchodilator

9/29/2014

  • Chain Drug Review

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has launched a levalbuterol inhalation solution to be used with a nebulizer. The bronchodilator is the generic equivalent of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals' Xopenex. 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

Producers must register by Tuesday to sell exchange plans

9/29/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Agents and brokers who want to handle health plans sold through Affordable Care Act exchanges must register or renew their registration by Tuesday. Those who do not might be shut out of the open enrol… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Ill. hospitals use wellness to reduce employee health risks

9/30/2014

  • Peoria Journal Star (Ill.)

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and UnityPoint Health-Methodist hospital in Peoria, Ill., have developed prevention-based employee-wellness programs. St. Francis data show about a 30% decrease in emp… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

DAV report notes services are lacking for female veterans

9/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Despite a growing number of women serving in, and thus leaving, the military, a third of Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers have no staff gynecologists, and the Institute of Medicine says … 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

Nev. hospital nabs EHR grant from federal agency

9/29/2014

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

A $1.7 million grant was awarded to Boulder City Hospital in Nevada through the Agriculture Department's Rural Development program. The grant will support the hospital's transition to EHRs from paper … 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

WHO expects Ebola vaccines to be ready in early 2015

9/29/2014

  • Voice of America
  • Associated Press, The
  • Voice of America

The World Health Organization says two experimental Ebola vaccines could be employed in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in January, pending the results of safety tests. Meanwhile, the United Nations … Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

NPWT with instillation might decrease bacterial load

9/23/2014

  • Podiatry Today magazine online

Negative-pressure wound therapy has been in use for decades to promote wound healing and prepare the wound bed for closure. A recent advance in the technology is NPWT with instillation, which involves… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Pa. woman accused of drug fraud

9/29/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Erica Ciepley, of Monessen, Pa., is set to appear in court over allegations of obtaining clonazepam and phentermine drugs using false prescriptions. Ciepley is accused of using the names of two physic… 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