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 for gout flares is higher overnight, research shows

12/16/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Patients with gout have higher chances of experiencing a flare overnight than during the daytime or evening, according to a study in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Overnight risk was 2.36 times greater than … 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

Some Californians get more time to enroll

12/16/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Californians who started enrolling in or renewing a health plan through the Covered California exchange by Monday night's deadline have until Dec. 21 to finish the process, exchange officials announce… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Employee wellness has role in improving community health

12/16/2014

  • Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.), The

Halifax Health officials in Daytona Beach, Fla., are asking area businesses to use employee wellness programs as part of a community campaign to help prevent heart disease in Volusia and Flagler count… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

VA hospital in Charleston, S.C., adds $10M wing for mental health treatment, research

12/10/2014

  • Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) (free registration), The

The PTSD Mental Health Addiction Research Center, a 16,000-square-foot addition to the Charleston, S.C., Veterans Affairs hospital, includes 27 therapy rooms and five science labs, and it is meant to … 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

Ed Marx cites principles that could help CIOs ensure successful IT governance

12/16/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

Ed Marx, Texas Health Resources chief information officer and a CHIME fellow, discussed several principles during a recent health IT conference that he thinks could help CIOs lead IT governance at any… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Insurer partners with University Hospitals to boost care in Ohio

12/16/2014

  • Crain's Cleveland Business

A commercial accountable care organization was recently established by University Hospitals with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to offer coordinated care and cut costs for Anthem health plan member… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study: Patients with diabetes can safely receive dental implants

12/10/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found no link between uncontrolled diabetes and dental implant failure or complication risks. The researchers allowed a four-month h… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Lawmakers urge HHS to change deferral policy on MSM blood donors

12/15/2014

  • Washington Times, The
  • National Journal

In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, 80 members of Congress supported changing the FDA's lifetime deferral policy for blood donations by men who have sex with men… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Osteomyelitis is serious, but surgeons have time to weigh treatment options

12/9/2014

  • Podiatry Today magazine online

A recent study in Diabetes Care found that a six-week course of antibiotics worked as well as a 12-week course in patients with osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot, and patients in the six-week group e… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Research Foundation to settle accusations of falsifying Medicaid audits for $3.75M

12/16/2014

  • Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York agreed to pay $3.75 million to settle allegations that it ordered its employees to make improper changes in Medicaid audits involving about… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Pilot program suggests PCMH model can succeed at busy urban clinics

12/15/2014

  • American Journal of Managed Care online, The

Creating patient-centered medical homes is possible at busy urban practices and might improve patient outcomes, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. A pilot program … Read More