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

FDA clears Covidien's camera-equipped feeding tube

4/17/2014

  • RTT News

The FDA has granted Covidien approval for a camera-equipped disposable feeding tube known as Kangaroo with IRIS Technology, which allows clinicians visualization for a procedure that is typically perf… 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

Prescriptions for keeping clients happy

4/16/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Some customers can be insecure, push boundaries or lack follow-through skills, but there are things agents can do to smooth the process for them, Melanie Williams writes. Producers who provide frequen… Read More

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

News to improve employee and population health

AHIP Wellness SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CEOs: Wellness plans need good communication, small changes

4/17/2014

  • KSMU-FM (Springfield, Mo.)

Wellness programs need to have good communication between executives and employees, and starting with small changes over time may have the biggest impact, Missouri CEOs told a forum hosted by the Heal… Read More

AMSUS SmartBrief

News for federal health professionals

AMSUS SmartBrief

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

Survey finds most veterans are satisfied with VA care

4/16/2014

  • Military Times

Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers attained a satisfaction index of 84 for inpatient care and 82 for outpatient care in the recent American Customer Satisfaction Index. Patients gave the V… 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

ICD-10 delay frustrates many health care groups, survey finds

4/17/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

A Deloitte Center for Health Solutions poll found that 58% of 1,250 responding health care workers said they were frustrated with the decision to delay ICD-10 implementation, while 11% indicated relie… Read More

Health IT SmartBrief

Health care IT news

Health IT SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange

BlackBerry entering HIT market

4/16/2014

  • Reuters

BlackBerry is attempting to enter the health IT market and has purchased a minority stake in NantHealth, a digital health firm. The firms are currently designing a smartphone that could be used to eas… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study links periodontal disease, cardiovascular disease risks

4/16/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Periodontal disease was common among patients with chronic coronary heart disease participating in a multicenter clinical trial, and those who experienced tooth loss and gum bleeding tended to experie… Read More

AABB SmartBrief

News about transfusion and cellular therapies

AABB SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Blood Banks

Intervention program effective in reducing hepatitis, HIV risk in drug users

4/15/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Researchers at New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research found that the Staying Safe Intervention Program has reduced risk factors for hepatitis C virus and HIV transmission among peo… Read More

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

News and information about wound care

Advanced Tissue SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Advanced Tissue

Study links LTC facility pressure ulcer rate with hospital readmissions

4/15/2014

  • McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A high prevalence of pressure ulcers at local long-term care facilities raise the likelihood that patients will be readmitted to a hospital, a study published in HSR: Health Services Research found. T… Read More

NHCAA SmartBrief

Health care anti-fraud news

NHCAA SmartBrief

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

Coalition urges HHS to confirm new ICD-10 transition date

4/17/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

The Coalition for ICD-10, which includes the American Health Information Management Association and other health care organizations have sent a letter to CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner urging HHS … Read More