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.

N.C. debates certificate-of-need laws for medical equipment


  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)

Proposed bills in the North Carolina House and Senate would revise the state's certificate-of-need laws, which require state approval before hospitals and other medical facilities add capacity, operat… Read More

Conn. exchange officials consider including ancillary benefits


  • Hartford Business Journal (Conn.)

Federal funding established under the Affordable Care Act for state-run insurance exchanges is running out, and Access Health CT is among those considering allowing vision, life or supplemental Medica… Read More

U.S. diagnostics firms, French NIH team up on gene database


  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters

Quest Diagnostics and the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research will pool genetic data on breast and ovarian cancers from their own databases and from Laboratory Corporation of Amer… Read More

S.C. employers use a range of wellness programs to cut costs


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

South Carolina employers are banking on wellness programs to reduce health costs and engage employees in healthier lifestyles. Five companies in the Charleston, S.C., area are part of a project aimed … Read More