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2014-03-10 23:00:09

Deborah Mals has joined the CareSource leadership team as Vice President of Health Services in Ohio. Mals leads a coordinated system of health care management programs for CareSource’s Ohio membership. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 CareSource a nonprofit, Ohio-based health plan announced Deborah Mals has joined its leadership team as Vice President of Health Services in Ohio. Mals leads a coordinated system of health care management programs for CareSource’s Ohio membership....

2014-03-07 16:23:01

DETROIT, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan reaches a milestone on March 8, celebrating its 75(th) year as a nonprofit health insurer. "Our company is 75, but we're not acting our age by any means," said Daniel J. Loepp, president and CEO of BCBSM. "We're a modern, dynamic company prepared to serve and guide our stakeholders as health care transforms under the Affordable Care Act. Our stakeholders benefit from Blue Cross' experience and strong Michigan roots -...

2014-03-07 16:22:38

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive officer of Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., Janie Miller, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs (NASHCO). Miller was elected Feb. 24 at NASHCO's annual meeting in Washington, DC. She succeeds Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections. Hickey was elected chair of the board at...

2014-03-05 08:25:05

March 13th What's Next Boomer Business Summit targets Connected Health in the Longevity Economy SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading the Longevity Economy, the 11(th) Annual What's Next Boomer Business Summit, hosted by Mary Furlong and Associates, is convening international thought leaders in the connected health space to provide insight into the tools that enable consumers to take more responsibility for their own health and health care needs....

2014-02-13 08:30:27

Quality, cost and policy implications of value-based insurance design to be evaluated in high deductible health plans WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center is spearheading a research study by leading academic researchers at Harvard University Medical School and the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design. The study will determine if insurance plans can be specifically tailored to individuals struggling with...

2014-02-12 08:30:23

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbeam Health Solutions is excited to announce it has contracted with National Rural ACO to deliver the Lightbeam Health population health platform to its growing network of accountable care organizations. National Rural ACO is a network of rural-based healthcare organizations that benefit collectively from shared care coordination and healthcare technology. The Lightbeam Health platform leverages its comprehensive enterprise data...

2014-02-11 16:25:06

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With millions of new patients entering the health care system, hospital leaders across the nation are challenged with navigating the changing delivery landscape under the Affordable Care Act, while developing new ways to provide quality patient care. In response to this growing need, UHC and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) announce the launch of the Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2), the first...

2014-02-10 23:22:17

Meritus Health Joins the Explorys Network to Acquire Deeper Insight Into Trends Throughout the Continuum of Care, Aggregate and Analyze Population Health Data Across Disparate Systems and Locations Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Explorys, the leader in big data-driven healthcare transformation, today announced that Meritus Health, a 257-bed, acute-care, non-profit hospital located outside of Baltimore, MD, complemented by 16 primary and specialty physician practices, has selected...

2014-01-29 16:28:18

How the ACA will define health policy, business in 2014 and beyond WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel of regulators, industry voices and advocates will debate and discuss what is still to come under national health reform -- and what should happen next. While the Affordable Care Act exchanges are (mostly) up and running, many issues from Medicaid expansion to the Health Insurance Tax and beyond will be in focus in Congress, in the states and on the campaign...

2014-01-15 23:24:35

The Jan. 9 issue of AIS’s Inside Health Insurance Exchanges takes a look at 12 challenges that public exchanges, insurers, agents and consumers will face in 2014. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 A year ago, Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s (AIS) Inside Health Insurance Exchanges (HEX) predicted that if everything went “according to plan,” 2013 would be the year that exchanges transition from policy to actuality, with fully functional state and federally facilitated...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'