Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

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SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

Hospital groups want action to risk-adjust quality measures


  • HealthLeaders Media

The American Hospital Association this week sent a letter to the CMS and the National Quality Forum urging quick action on an NQF report that recommends using risk adjustment for quality reporting me… Read More

CEOs: Wellness plans need good communication, small changes


  • 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

NHS England will pay for hep C drug Sovaldi


  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

An investment of more than $31 million was approved by NHS England to pay for Gilead Sciences' hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, or sofosbuvir. The decision is expected to benefit about 500 patients awaiting … Read More

Foodservice director helps overhaul meal program in Calif. district


  • Santa Barbara Independent (Calif.)

The head of a California school district's foodservice program has been working to implement more made-from-scratch meals, buy more local, fresh foods and improve the overall quality of students' meal… Read More