Health Net

UVM Health Network Has $10 Million Loss Last Quarter | U.S. News & World Report | 2/14/2020

Vermont News UVM Health Network Has $10 Million Loss Last Quarter The University of Vermont Health Network — made up of six affiliate hospitals in Vermont and New York — says it’s taking steps to address financial troubles after having a $10 million loss last quarter. By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Feb. 14, 2020 By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Feb. 14, 2020, at 3:13 p.m. More BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The …

AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital to Open this Monday | PRWeb | 1/30/2020

AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital to Open this Monday Share Article AHN Hempfield will be the first of four neighborhood hospitals to open across the Pittsburgh region. HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. Allegheny Health Net work (AHN) announced today that AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital will officially open to patients this Monday, February 3 at 8 AM. Located at 6321 Route 30 in Greensburg, AHN Neighborhood Hospital provides 24/7 access to high-quality health care …

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Lehigh Valley Health CEO says Steward hospital is at ‘end of the road,’ but stays mum on deal | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/29/2020

A struggling hospital in Pennsylvania is reportedly considering a takeover bid from Lehigh Valley Health Net work, but LVHN’s CEO remained quiet on whether his health system would acquire the facility, according to The Morning Call . During an annual economic forum hosted by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, LVHN President and CEO Brian Nester, DO, said Easton (Pa.) Hospital is a “very challenged operation” and “at the end of …

BCBS Tackles Outpatient Generic Medication Spending, Access | HealthPayer Intelligence | 1/28/2020

… shortages, announced Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The companies are partnering with the non-profit generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, Civica Rx. The pharmaceutical company originally formed on the principle of lowering generic drug costs. Allegheny Health Net work, a Highmark health system, was among its founders. “We believe everyone should have access to health care, no matter who they are or where they live,” said Scott P. Serota, president and chief executive …

Lehigh Valley Health Network and local ambulance service partner on telemedicine stroke unit | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/28/2020

Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network is partnering with the Boyertown (Pa.) Community Ambulance Service on a mobile unit that uses virtual care technology to help treat stroke patients, WFMZ reports. LVHN’s mobile stroke unit features video and telehealth technology to help first responders treat stroke patients in the ambulance rather than waiting until they arrive at the hospital. The unit also includes necessary clot-treating medications needed for …

Allegheny General Hospital Partners with Omnicell to Automate Sterile Compounding | Business Wire | 1/21/2020

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 21, 2020– Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced that Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., part of Allegheny Health Net work (AHN), has selected Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy IV Compounding Service, a comprehensive, turnkey approach for insourcing some sterile compounding operations. Nearly one out of ten IVs are not prepared within guidelines …

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital | PRWeb | 1/17/2020

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital Share Article Originally launched at West Penn Hospital, this first-of-its-kind program in the Pittsburgh region offers eligible patients free foods aimed at better managing health conditions. With the great success of our first Healthy Food Center at West Penn, we look forward to bringing this unique resource to patients at AGH, linking food and medicine …

Allegheny Health Network cancels surgeries after Cardinal Health puts hold on surgical gowns | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/17/2020

Print Email After Cardinal Health warned customers that some of its surgical gowns may not be sterile, Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network canceled some elective surgeries Jan. 16, a health system spokesperson confirmed to Becker’s Hospital Review . Cardinal Health has placed a hold on the affected Level 3 surgical gowns and the PreSource procedural packs that contain the gowns and said it will o initiate a voluntary product recall. Allegheny …

Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins expand research collaboration | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/16/2020

Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins expand research collaboration Andrea Park - Print Email Highmark Health and subsidiary Allegheny Health Network, both in Pittsburgh, announced on Jan. 15 the expansion of their longtime collaboration with Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, creating one of the nation’s largest women’s health-focused research initiatives. The collaboration will comprise data-driven research in gynecologic care, maternal fetal medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung transplantation, as …

Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine Expand Collaboration | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

PITTSBURGH Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced an expanded collaboration between the organizations that will focus on gynecologic care and maternal fetal medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung transplantation. The collaboration between AHN’s Women and Children Institute, led by Allan Klapper , MD, and the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics will create one of the largest coordinated women’s gynecologic and obstetrical health …

James Kanuch named CFO of new Allegheny Health Network’s new Wexford Hospital | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/15/2020

James Kanuch named CFO of new Allegheny Health Network’s new Wexford Hospital Kelly Gooch - Print Email Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network has named James Kanuch CFO of Wexford (Pa.) Hospital, a full-service community facility scheduled to open in 2021. Mr. Kanuch is CFO of the health network’s West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, named an IBM Watson Top 100 Hospital last year. It has earned Magnet designation, the top national …

Hospital rebrands: 5 recent name changes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/10/2020

Below are five hospitals that have announced name changes or other rebranding efforts since Jan. 1. 1. Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Net work added Grove City (Pa.) Medical Center to its health system Jan. 10. Under the affiliation agreement, Grove City Medical Center will be renamed AHN Grove City. 2. Union Hospital, a licensed 72-bed facility in Elkton, Md., has joined Newark, Del.-based ChristianaCare. Union Hospital will be renamed …

Allegheny Health Network adds 9th hospital | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/10/2020

Sponsored by VMG Health [email protected] 214.369.4888 Allegheny Health Network adds 9th hospital Alia Paavola - Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network added Grove City (Pa.) Medical Center to its health system Jan. 10. Grove City Medical Center is Allegheny Health’s ninth hospital. Under the affiliation agreement, the medical center will be renamed AHN Grove City. Allegheny Health plans to invest more than $40 million to improve clinical programs, upgrade technology and …

Hidden camera found in employee bathroom at Pennsylvania hospital | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/10/2020

An investigation is underway at Pittsburgh-based West Penn Hospital after a hidden camera was found in an employee bathroom, according to TribLive . A spokesperson for the hospital’s operator, Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Net work, said the person responsible for the incident has been identified. “The culprit in this criminal act has been identified and will be prosecuted accordingly. We are also working with law enforcement to retrieve photographs and/or …

Grove City Medical Center Enters New Era as Part of Allegheny Health Network | PRWeb | 1/10/2020

Grove City Medical Center Enters New Era as Part of Allegheny Health Network Share Article Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Grove City Medical Center (GCMC) have finalized an affiliation agreement that officially brings GCMC into the family of hospitals affiliated with and operated by the Pittsburgh-based health system. “Our organization grows stronger today as we welcome these many exceptional caregivers at Grove City Medical Center into the AHN family …

Feds accuse Indianapolis health system of Medicare billing fraud | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/9/2020

Print Email The Department of Justice has filed a complaint against Indianapolis-based Community Health Net work, alleging the health system violated Stark Law and submitted false claims to Medicare. The complaint, pending in U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana, alleges Community Health Net work violated Stark Law by paying physicians above fair market value and giving bonuses to physicians based on referral revenues to the hospital. The health system allegedly submitted …

DOJ alleges Indiana system offered ASC investments, higher pay in exchange for referrals | Becker’s ASC Review | 1/9/2020

The Department of Justice joined a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that Indianapolis-based Community Health Net work illegally paid physicians for referrals to its hospitals, ASCs and other facilities. A lawsuit filed by CHN’s former CFO, Thomas Fischer, alleges that the system paid physicians kickbacks for years in violation of the False Claims Act. Mr. Fischer also claims CHN engaged in retaliatory conduct. The lawsuit was unsealed Dec. 23, 2019. Mr. Fischer …

DOJ sues Indiana’s Community Health Network over Stark Law violations | FierceHealthcare | 1/8/2020

DOJ sues Indiana’s Community Health Network over Stark Law violations by Jan 8, 2020 1:06pm The Department of Justice is suing Community Health Network for allegedly improper financial relationships with physicians. (Getty/designer491) The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit alleging that Indiana-based Community Health Network violated the Stark Law that bans physician self-referrals. The lawsuit, announced Tuesday, comes as the industry is bracing for major …

DOJ Accuses Community Health Network of Medicare Fraud | RevCycle Intelligence | 1/8/2020

Practice Management News DOJ Accuses Community Health Network of Medicare Fraud The department joined a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that Community Health Network committed Medicare fraud by rewarding physician referrals with compensation above fair market value. By January 08, 2020 - The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint against Community Health Network following a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the Indianapolis-based health system of violating the …

DOJ Files Complaint, Joining Whistleblower Case Against Indiana Hospital System Community Health Network | PR Newswire | 1/7/2020

DOJ Files Complaint, Joining Whistleblower Case Against Indiana Hospital System Community Health Network News provided by Jan 07, 2020, 14:04 ET Share this article INDIANAPOLIS , Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – The Court unsealed a False Claims Act lawsuit on December 23, 2019 , filed by seasoned healthcare finance and operations executive Thomas Fischer against Indianapolis based Community Health Network. Fischer is a whistleblower, filing under the qui tam provisions of the False …

Telehealth

Lehigh Valley Health Network and local ambulance service partner on telemedicine stroke unit | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/28/2020

Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network is partnering with the Boyertown (Pa.) Community Ambulance Service on a mobile unit that uses virtual care technology to help treat stroke patients, WFMZ reports. LVHN’s mobile stroke unit features video and telehealth technology to help first responders treat stroke patients in the ambulance rather than waiting until they arrive at the hospital. The unit also includes necessary clot-treating medications needed for …

Grove City Medical Center Enters New Era as Part of Allegheny Health Network | 1/11/2020

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Grove City Medical Center (GCMC) have finalized an affiliation agreement that officially brings GCMC into the family of hospitals affiliated with and operated by the Pittsburgh-based health system. GROVE … health, orthopedics, pediatrics, and general surgery, while also expanding onsite telehealth capabilities to include tele-dermatology, tele-stroke and autoimmune consultations, among other specialties. One of the first big investments being made at AHN Grove …

Population Health

Allegheny General Hospital Partners with Omnicell to Automate Sterile Compounding | Business Wire | 1/21/2020

… solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced that Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), has selected Omnicell’s Central Pharmacy IV Compounding Service, a comprehensive, turnkey approach … and the United Kingdom leverage Omnicell’s innovative medication adherence and population health solutions to improve patient engagement and adherence to prescriptions, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more, visit www.omnicell.com . 1 Flynn EA …

Community Health

Lawsuit throws spotlight on physicians’ hospital referrals | 1/17/2020

Court docs: Fired Franklin president arranged to meet officer posing as 15-year-old January 15, 2020 The federal government sued Community Health Network on Jan. 7, alleging it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to recruit dozens of physicians and pay them lavishly in return for referrals. Community denies the allegations. (IBJ file photo) It is an unwritten law of American health care: Hospitals live and die by physician referrals …

Community Health accused of improper Medicare claims in federal lawsuit | 1/16/2020

The United States government has filed a complaint against Community Health Network, alleging the central Indiana health care system submitted false claims to the Medicare program. Community, however, is calling the claims “meritless.” The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleges Community violated the Stark Law, which prohibits a hospital from billing Medicare for services referred by a physician with whom the hospital …

Clinical Research

Invitae (NYSE:NVTA) 2019 financial results: 70% growth in accounts, 60% growth in test volume, 45% growth in revenue year-over-year | 1/13/2020

… variant interpretation capabilities, meaningfully reduce the cost of testing and provide superior customer workflows and patient support. Presented and published clinical research demonstrating the frequency of actionable genetic variants in large patient populations and supporting … United States and internationally: Partnered with the University of Vermont Health Network on a population health testing program to offer proactive genetic screening as part of routine clinical care for patients in Vermont. Announced in …

Invitae preliminary 2019 financial results demonstrate strong momentum with nearly 60% growth in test volume and more than 45% growth in revenue year-over-year | PR Newswire | 1/12/2020

… variant interpretation capabilities, meaningfully reduce the cost of testing and provide superior customer workflows and patient support. Presented and published clinical research demonstrating the frequency of actionable genetic variants in large patient populations and supporting … United States and internationally: Partnered with the University of Vermont Health Network on a population health testing program to offer proactive genetic screening as part of routine clinical care for patients in Vermont . Announced in …

Tele-Stroke

Grove City Medical Center Enters New Era as Part of Allegheny Health Network | 1/11/2020

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Grove City Medical Center (GCMC) have finalized an affiliation agreement that officially brings GCMC into the family of hospitals affiliated with and operated by the Pittsburgh-based health system. GROVE … while also expanding onsite telehealth capabilities to include tele-dermatology, tele-stroke and autoimmune consultations, among other specialties. One of the first big investments being made at AHN Grove City is an upgrade of the …

Allegheny Health Network investing $40M at Grove City Medical Center - WFMJ.com | 1/10/2020

Officials from Grove City Medical Center says a new partnership with the Allegheny Health Network will improve health care in Mercer County and bring a new name to the facility. The Allegheny Health Network and … surgery, while also expanding onsite telehealth capabilities to include teledermatology, tele-stroke and autoimmune consultations, among other specialties. Money will be invested to upgrade AHN Grove City's information technology infrastructure, including the installation …

ACA

BCBSA Board of Directors Elects Highmark Health President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Holmberg as Chairman | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

ACA years, Holmberg has addressed other critical business issues during his tenure as he implemented a bold transformation strategy designed to lead the change in the health care experience for consumers by providing affordable, accessible, high-quality, community-based medicine and coverage options. Part of that strategy included investment in the expansion of Allegheny Health Network, to include eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania , as well as five multispecialty medical malls …

Ambulatory Surgery Centers

BCBSA Board of Directors Elects Highmark Health President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Holmberg as Chairman | PR Newswire | 12/3/2019

… accessible, high-quality, community-based medicine and coverage options. Part of that strategy included investment in the expansion of Allegheny Health Network, to include eight hospitals in western Pennsylvania , as well as five multispecialty medical … network that includes eight hospitals, more than 2,300 affiliated physicians, ambulatory surgery centers, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, a group purchasing organization, and health and wellness pavilions …

Health Informatics

Philips and Inspira Health Announce $50 Million, Long-term Strategic Partnership to Transform Patient Care for Residents of Southern New Jersey | Business Wire | 12/2/2019

… hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. The health network is also opening a state-of-the-art hospital this month and an … leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 80,000 employees with …

Philips and Inspira Health announce USD 50 million, long-term strategic partnership to transform patient care for residents of southern New Jersey, U.S. Amsterdam Stock Exchange:NL 9538 | Globe Newswire | 12/2/2019

… hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 150 access points. The health network is also opening a state-of-the-art hospital this month and an … leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 80,000 employees with …

Genomics

UVM Health Network starts DNA testing program to find disease risks | 11/28/2019

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A new pilot program at the University of Vermont Health Network is using genomic testing to determine if patients are at risk of certain diseases. The free DNA testing is only being done by one doctor with 10 patients right now, but more doctors are being added soon. It tests for 147 genes that are indicators of increased risk for certain diseases. “We want to take a …

DIRECTOR OF HEMATOPATHOLOGY | Nature | 11/21/2019

Burlington, VT, United States Posted about 5 hours ago Expires on January 03, 2020 The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont ( UVM ) and the University of Vermont Health Network seeks an academic hematopathologist to serve as Director of Hematopathology and the Medical Director of the Hematology section of the clinical laboratory. This is a full-time position …

Medical Errors

UCMC Nurses Ratify Four-year Contract Strengthening Patient Care Protections | 11/27/2019

… alleviate short staffing issues that can lead to delays in care and nurse exhaustion , which in turn can contribute to medical errors and high turnover rates. Pay parity to help retain and recruit experienced nurses … including University of Chicago Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Ambulatory and Community Health Network of Cook County, Cermak Health Services of Cook County, Cook County Department of Public Health, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Stroger Hospital …

Patients lacking English need equal access to interpreters across Canada: doctor | Yahoo News | 11/4/2019

… University of Toronto said lack of access to interpretation could potentially result in unsafe health care through missed diagnoses and medical errors, suggesting language services should be a priority. Dr. Shail Rawal, lead author of … department of medicine and a staff physician at the University Health Network, which includes the two hospitals. “Patients who had limited English proficiency and heart failure or chronic obstructive lung disease were more likely to …

IBM Watson

UofL Health – Shelbyville Hospital names new CEO | 12/3/2019

… Health Network. Under his leadership, Dupont Hospital was honored as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country by IBM Watson Health. IT’S FREE Sign up for The Lane Report email business newsletter. Receive breaking Kentucky business news and updates daily. Click here to sign up Garofola joins Shelbyville Hospital after it was recently named a 2019 “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” recipient. “I’d like to acknowledge the …

UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care | HealthIT Analytics | 11/11/2019

Precision Medicine News UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care The health system has begun a pilot project to offer genomic DNA testing to patients as part of their clinical care. Source: Getty … projects being done in the research setting. Dig Deeper VA, IBM Watson Extend AI, Genomics Partnership for Cancer Care “Our overall health and longevity are determined about 30 percent by genetics,” said Debra Leonard, MD …

Allscripts

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/15/2019

… are eight recent health information technology vendor contracts and go lives affecting healthcare organizations. 1. Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network began rolling out a pilot program in partnership with Invitae and LunaPBC that … Banning, Calif.-based San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital will implement an Allscripts Sunrise EHR system. 7. Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport, La., will renew its partnership with Meditech and transition to its mobile, web-based …

Goliath Technologies Appoints Stacy Leidwinger as Chief Marketing Officer | PRWeb | 10/16/2019

… focus on technology infrastructure. “We are already unlocking tremendous value from Electronic Health Records (EHR) technologies such as Cerner, Epic, Allscripts and MEDITECH,” said Leidwinger, CMO of Goliath Technologies. “This opportunity is a great one … are located. Customers include Universal Health Services, NorthBay Healthcare, Inspira Health Network, American Airlines, Office Depot, Tech Mahindra, Pacific Life, HCL and others. Learn more about how we empower proactive IT at goliathtechnologies.com. Share article …

MEDITECH

8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/15/2019

… are eight recent health information technology vendor contracts and go lives affecting healthcare organizations. 1. Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network began rolling out a pilot program in partnership with Invitae and LunaPBC that … Health System in Shreveport, La., will renew its partnership with Meditech and transition to its mobile, web-based EHR system. 8. St. Louis Children’s Hospital and its Washington University Heart Center integrated Locus Health’s real …

Goliath Technologies Appoints Stacy Leidwinger as Chief Marketing Officer | PRWeb | 10/16/2019

… technology infrastructure. “We are already unlocking tremendous value from Electronic Health Records (EHR) technologies such as Cerner, Epic, Allscripts and MEDITECH,” said Leidwinger, CMO of Goliath Technologies. “This opportunity is a great one for me … are located. Customers include Universal Health Services, NorthBay Healthcare, Inspira Health Network, American Airlines, Office Depot, Tech Mahindra, Pacific Life, HCL and others. Learn more about how we empower proactive IT at goliathtechnologies.com. Share article …

Medline

✓✓ Free ONLINE Nursing COURSES With Certificates | 11/15/2019

Medline University. OpenLearning – PAID and Free Courses Available. Udemy – PAID Courses. BMJ Learning – PAID Courses Without an Employer-BMA Access Code. Canvas – Numerous Free Courses. Medical Update Online – Resource for New Topics. Join free online nursing courses from leading medical schools. Ideal for nursing professional development and nursing training. Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN) provides free online courses on completion of certificates that registered nurses use as evidence. Free …

Systematic review protocol for facilitators and barriers to integrating health services for traumatic brain injury and mental health or addictions | BMJ | 7/24/2019

… and barriers to integrating health services for traumatic brain injury and mental health or addictions 1 KITE-Toronto Rehab, University Health Network , Toronto , Ontario , Canada 2 Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy , University of Toronto , Toronto , Ontario … these populations. Methods and analysis This review will systematically search MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Sociological Abstracts, and Dissertations & Theses Global. References of eligible articles will also be searched for …

Change Healthcare

Three PMB-developed healthcare projects named 2019 HREI Insights Awards™ Finalists | PRWeb | 11/14/2019

… services and improve efficiency. Please click on the images to be linked to high-resolution versions. Goodyear Medical Plaza, Goodyear, Ariz. Abrazo Medical Group, an employed physician group for Phoenix-based Abrazo Community Health Network, needed to expand in the marketplace to serve the rapidly growing population and provide office space for its newly recruited physicians. PMB located and acquired a 50,000-square-foot 1980s-era multiplex movie theater near …

Walmart Health

70% Americans say they are struggling financially - CBS News | 11/14/2019

… as paying bills or saving money. The findings come from a survey of more than 5,400 Americans from the Financial Health Network, a nonprofit financial services consultancy. The project, which started a year ago, is … are struggling financially Uber slapped with $650 million tax bill Walmart moves Black Friday to Wednesday Instagram hiding “like” counts in worldwide test Southwest pilots union: Boeing may be rushing 737 Max return The study …

Walmart and Amazon are creating more choice in healthcare without increasing access: 3 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/7/2019

As Walmart, Amazon, Walgreens and more retailers move into healthcare, patients have more options than ever before — but only if they have the resources necessary to access and navigate those options. During a panel session titled “Addressing High Deductible Patient Plans, Consumerism and the Evolving Role of Patients Becoming Payers” at the Becker’s Hospital Review Health IT + Revenue Cycle conference in Chicago in October, two healthcare leaders discussed how those …

Epic Systems

UVMHN implements first phase of a unified electronic health record system | 11/14/2019

… Magazine The first phase of a unified electronic health record system (EHR) across all affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network rolled out over the weekend, a significant step that will enhance the delivery … treatment in multiple care settings. The software was designed by Epic Systems Corporation, the most widely-used and comprehensive health records system in the U.S. Hospitals participating in the first phase of the project include …

UVM Health Network to deploy first phase of $150M Epic EHR | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/5/2019

University of Vermont Health Network will launch the first phase of its $151.6 million Epic EHR implementation on Nov. 9, according to a news release emailed to Becker’s Hospital Review . Approved by the state of Vermont in 2018, the project will unite all University of Vermont Health Network hospitals and affiliates on the same Epic EHR system, which includes functions for billing, scheduling and registration. Network affiliates participating in the …

Navigant

As Boomers Age Out Of Caring For Adult Disabled Children, Health System Is Unprepared To Take Over In Their Place | Kaiser Health News | 11/14/2019

Navigant analysis that compared the top quartile of most efficient supply chain operators to a sample of 2,127 hospitals. (Kacik, 11/13) Modern Healthcare: Highmark Health To Deliver Hospital Care At Home When a patient turns up in the emergency department at one of Allegheny Health Network’s hospitals with uncomplicated pneumonia, a bacterial skin infection or another lower-risk ailment, that patient may now get the choice to skip the hospital …

1/3 of US payments used alternative models last year, but progress stagnant | Healthcare Dive | 10/24/2019

… arrangements in which they assume downside financial risk. Part of the problem is that providers are still figuring out how to cope with APMs involving downside risk. A report released this week from Navigant showed that operating margins for U.S. health systems are an average of 30% below 2015 levels, attributed in part to value-based contracts with commercial payers. Navigant said larger numbers of Medicare and Medicaid patients and …

LunaDNA

UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care | HealthIT Analytics | 11/11/2019

Precision Medicine News UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care The health system has begun a pilot project to offer genomic DNA testing to patients as part of their clinical care. Source: Getty … can choose to securely share their data with researchers through LunaDNA, LunaPBC’s sharing platform. In the future, patients will also have the opportunity to share lifestyle, environment, and nutrition data to answer important research questions …

University of Vermont Health Network begins offering Genomic DNA Testing – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 11/9/2019

BURLINGTON, Vt ., Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The University of Vermont Health Network has begun a pilot project to offer Genomic DNA Testing to patients as part of their clinical care. The pilot program is the … can consent to securely share their data with researchers through LunaDNA, partner LunaPBC’s sharing platform. LunaDNA provides patients with the opportunity to share their genomic and electronic health record information to advance health and disease …

Catalyst Health Network

Innovaccer Launches Its Care Management Solution on Microsoft Teams Platform | The Wapakoneta Daily News | 11/8/2019

… Catalyst Health Network, Hartford Healthcare, and Osler Health Network. Innovaccer is based in San Francisco and has offices all over the United States and Asia. For more information, please visit innovaccer.com . Press Contact Sachin Saxena Innovaccer Inc. 415-504-3851 Related Links Innovaccer Inc. Innovaccer Launches Its Care Management Solution on Microsoft Teams Platform …

Launchpad Digital Health

Highmark Health’s VITAL Innovation Platform is testing the benefits of Moving Analytics’ virtual cardiac rehabilitation program | PR Newswire | 11/20/2019

… approved health innovations that show promise for improved diagnosis, treatment and return to better health,” said Anil Singh, MD , Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and VITAL medical advisor. “By testing MOVN, we’re studying a new cardiac … Moving Analytics’ investors include OCA Ventures, Tsingyuan Ventures, HealthX Ventures, Launchpad Digital Health, Harlem Capital and Impact Engine. To learn more visit www.movinganalytics.com . SOURCE Highmark Health Related Links http://www.highmarkhealth.org …

Launchpad Digital Health Expands Advisors | PR Newswire | 12/19/2017

Launchpad Digital Health Expands Advisors Mark J. Morgan Joins Advisory Board News provided by 06:00 ET Share this article SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Launchpad Digital Health, the leading U.S. seed investor and … an increasing level of positions as a senior executive with Health Net of California , Blue Shield of California , Anthem Blue Cross, and culminating in his position as President of Anthem Blue Cross in California through …

California Health Care Foundation

It’s Time for California to Solve the Double Standard of Care - California Health Care Foundation | 10/25/2019

… Colorectal cancer screening rates increased for Latino members by 20%, and disparities between Latino and white members decreased by 44%. Health Net wanted to do something about disparities in maternal health — including high maternal mortality … Sandra R. Hernández, MD, is president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation. Prior to joining CHCF, Sandra was CEO of The San Francisco Foundation, which she led for 16 years. She previously served …

Vice President Joe Biden to Keynote 6th Annual StartUp Health Festival | PRWeb | 12/7/2017

… and sponsors including Accenture, Google, Sanofi, Klick Health, Oliver Wyman, Allianz, Allied Physicians, Aurora Health Care, Bayer, BioQuest, Boston Scientific, California Health Care Foundation, Celgene, DaVita, DLA Piper, Genentech, Guidewell, Impact Pediatrics, Israel Economic Mission … term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media and StartUp Health Ventures. StartUp Health was founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time …

Morgan Stanley

Obituaries | 10/23/2019

… July 8. 1980s 1980 Nancy L. Heacock Nu’80, Upper Black Eddy, PA, director of physician development at Lehigh Valley Health Network; June 20. She previously worked as a nurse manager at the Hospital of … C’01 CGS’03, Portland, OR, a former executive at Morgan Stanley; March 18. 2004 Jacob Stephens CGS’04, Greenville, SC, an automotive store manager and artist; July 21. 2005 Dr. James L. Rhodes V …

Morgan Stanley Study Finds that Financial Wellness Is an Opportunity to Reduce Employee Stress, Improve Retention and Engagement, and Differentiate Companies | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 6/6/2019

Spring Has Sprung Photo AP Morgan Stanley Study Finds that Financial Wellness Is an Opportunity to Reduce Employee Stress, Improve Retention and Engagement, and Differentiate Companies 5 hrs ago Save NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun 6, 2019– Morgan Stanley at Work today released an employee financial wellness study conducted by the Financial Health Network on behalf of the organization. The study finds that financial wellness is an opportunity for employers …

Versant Ventures

Bayer AG buys BlueRock Therapeutics for $1 bln | PE Hub | 8/8/2019

Bayer AG buys BlueRock Therapeutics for $1 bln August 8, 2019 Bayer AG has acquired BlueRock Therapeutics from Versant Ventures for up to $1 billion. BlueRock, a biotech, focuses on stem cell research. PRESS RELEASE … technology from the McEwen Stem Cell Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto and the Stem Cell Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, key management talent, intellectual property, as well as manufacturing …

Versant Ventures Announces Acquisition of Cell Therapy Company BlueRock Therapeutics | Business Wire | 8/8/2019

SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK & VANCOUVER, British Columbia & BASEL, Switzerland- Versant Ventures today announced the acquisition of portfolio company BlueRock Therapeutics by Bayer AG for up to $1 billion in total value. For the firm, it … technology from the McEwen Stem Cell Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto and the Stem Cell Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, key management talent, intellectual property, as well as manufacturing …

The Carlyle Group

Net Health to Acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions, Expanding Its Purpose-Built Electronic Medical Record Platform | PRWeb | 7/2/2019

… headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, serving customers nationwide with office locations in six states. Net Health is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and Level Equity. Investment funds affiliated with each will invest additional equity … Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. About Net Health Net Health is the leader in cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Known for being experts in The Art of the Right …

PE-backed Net Health to acquire Optima | PE Hub | 7/2/2019

PE-backed Net Health to acquire Optima July 2, 2019 By Iris Dorbian Net Health , a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and Level Equity , has agreed to acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions , a provider of … Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. About Net Health Net Health is the leader in cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Known for being experts in The Art of the Right …

Carlyle Group

Net Health to Acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions, Expanding Its Purpose-Built Electronic Medical Record Platform | PRWeb | 7/2/2019

… in Pittsburgh, PA, serving customers nationwide with office locations in six states. Net Health is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and Level Equity. Investment funds affiliated with each will invest additional equity in … Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. About Net Health Net Health is the leader in cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Known for being experts in The Art of the Right …

PE-backed Net Health to acquire Optima | PE Hub | 7/2/2019

… PE-backed Net Health to acquire Optima July 2, 2019 By Iris Dorbian Net Health , a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and Level Equity , has agreed to acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions , a provider of … Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. About Net Health Net Health is the leader in cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Known for being experts in The Art of the Right …

Alpine Investors

Net Health to Acquire Optima Healthcare Solutions, Expanding Its Purpose-Built Electronic Medical Record Platform | PRWeb | 7/2/2019

… Alpine Investors. Houlihan Lokey served as exclusive financial advisor to Optima, while Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati acted as legal counsel. Latham & Watkins LLP, Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement, LLC, and PwC served as advisors to Net Health. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. About Net Health Net Health is the leader in cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Known for being experts in The Art …

PE-backed Net Health to acquire Optima | PE Hub | 7/2/2019

… companies, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, outpatient therapy clinics, home health therapy providers and hospice organizations. The sellers include Alpine Investors . No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) JULY 02, 2019 Net … Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. About Net Health Net Health is the leader in cloud-based software solutions for specialized outpatient care. Known for being experts in The Art of the Right …

Goldman Sachs

OneFifteen Opens the First of its State-of-the-Art Facilities for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Dayton, Ohio | PR Newswire | 6/14/2019

… within its state-of-the-art campus today in Dayton, Ohio . OneFifteen, which was launched earlier this year by Kettering Health Network, Premier Health, and Verily, also welcomed Natalie Lester , M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. as medical … leaders by enabling OneFifteen’s partnerships with other organizations, such as Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, that share the goal of working towards a brighter future for Dayton .” “Once known for its legacy of innovation, in …

The science behind OneFifteen’s addiction treatment program | The Business Journals | 6/14/2019

… financed by Google’s sister company Verily in California, a life sciences research organization, and the local Premier Health and Kettering Health Network. The nonprofit OneFifteen is “a robust response to the opioid epidemic, the No … c)(3) that coordinates community-based, wrap-around services. Related : Goldman Sachs to open regional hub in Dayton, collaborate with OneFifteen Schlosser said the program will not only offer the full continuum of care, but …

JP Morgan

Debbie Demchak and Scott Izzo named to Highmark Health’s Board of Directors | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/3/2019

PITTSBURGH , June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Highmark Health announced today that Debbie Demchak , former executive at JP Morgan, and Scott Izzo , the former director and current senior consultant for the Richard King Mellon Foundation, have been … Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and HM Health Solutions. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to 4.5 million members in Pennsylvania , West Virginia, and …

Network Ventures

University of Vermont Health Network Ventures and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Invest in Biofactura, Inc. | 6/1/2019

Date:6/1/2019 FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) May 31, 2019 The University of Vermont Health Network Ventures and legal firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati recently invested in BioFactura’s $6M Series B Financing Round. “With the commitment from the UVM fund and WSGR, BioFactura is now securing value-added institutional investors who bring significant financial and business resources to bear as we advance our biopharmaceutical products to the clinic,” said Darryl Sampey, BioFactura’s …

Allegheny Health Network

Studies Show Doctors Are Diagnosing More Millennials With Depression | 2/1/2020

… Allegheny Health Network. Sylvester, a psychiatrist and millennial herself, says financial depression is very real. “People these days go on to college and accumulate a lot of college debt. They come out and try to get a job. That’s commensurate to afford a house and develop a family.” Financial planners see this related to student debt and poor jobs. “The triggers of depression are complicated,” says Andrew Latham, managing editor …

And here we are | 2/1/2020

Allegheny Health Network outpatient services location and ticked off some major healthcare testing all in one fell swoop. I started with a chest X-ray (two views), then came the EKG, a mammogram after that, and then some blood work and yet another urinalysis. It was like testingpalooza but this whole Outpatient Services location made it almost painless and completely do-able. To say the people there were incredibly nice …

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh PA

Studies Show Doctors Are Diagnosing More Millennials With Depression | 2/1/2020

… Allegheny Health Network. Sylvester, a psychiatrist and millennial herself, says financial depression is very real. “People these days go on to college and accumulate a lot of college debt. They come out and try to get a job. That’s commensurate to afford a house and develop a family.” Financial planners see this related to student debt and poor jobs. “The triggers of depression are complicated,” says Andrew Latham, managing editor …

UPMC’s Big Build, Trump’s PA Troubles & More: Weekly Wrap | Patch | 2/1/2020

PITTSBURGH, PA - In the not too distant future, it might seem like there are as many hospitals around Pittsburgh as there are McDonald’s. UPMC and competing Allegheny Health Network-Highmark Health are investing $3 billion in the coming years on new hospitals and medical facilities in southwestern Pennsylvania. They’ll be springing up all over the city and suburbs, providing both primary and specialty care for patients. Patch this week spotlighted …

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Department of Health Stresses Importance and Need for Blood Donations | 2/1/2020

Home / News / Health News / Health & Wellness / Department of Health Stresses Importance and Need for Blood Donations Department of Health Stresses Importance and Need for Blood Donations Posted on by Gant Team in Health & Wellness , Health News , Local News ALLENTOWN – Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine recently joined officials from Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to highlight the importance of donating blood, as the number …

Serfass, Robert | 1/31/2020

Lehigh Valley Health Network - Pocono Foundation., 181 E. Brown Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. on Jan. 31, 2020 Read More …

UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh PA

UPMC’s Big Build, Trump’s PA Troubles & More: Weekly Wrap | Patch | 2/1/2020

… Health Network-Highmark Health are investing $3 billion in the coming years on new hospitals and medical facilities in southwestern Pennsylvania. They’ll be springing up all over the city and suburbs, providing both primary and specialty care for patients. Patch this week spotlighted one of the first of the new medical facilities to be built: UPMC’s Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital, now under construction next to UPMC Mercy. It’s a sure …

UPMC Building Its Vision Of The Future | Pittsburgh, PA Patch | 1/30/2020

… rise high in the sky, offering a hint of the future. On a former parking lot across the street from UPMC Mercy hospital, a bevy of construction workers are building the UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation … health conglomerate investing heavily in new facilities. The competing Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health are investing $1 million in new construction and hospital expansions. The Allegheny-Highmark building boom includes AHN Wexford Hospital; smaller …

Allegheny General Hospital

AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital to Open this Monday | 1/31/2020

… AHN Hempfield will be the first of four neighborhood hospitals to open across the Pittsburgh region. HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital will officially open to patients … region. Among the network’s 250 clinical locations are nine hospitals — Allegheny General Hospital, its flagship academic medical center in Pittsburgh; Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Pa.; Canonsburg Hospital in Canonsburg, Pa.; Forbes Hospital in …

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA

AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital to Open this Monday | 1/31/2020

… AHN Hempfield will be the first of four neighborhood hospitals to open across the Pittsburgh region. HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that AHN Hempfield Neighborhood Hospital will officially open to patients … region. Among the network’s 250 clinical locations are nine hospitals — Allegheny General Hospital, its flagship academic medical center in Pittsburgh; Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights, Pa.; Canonsburg Hospital in Canonsburg, Pa.; Forbes Hospital in …

Piedmont Healthcare

Gown recall entangles healthcare supply chain | Modern Healthcare | 1/24/2020

Print Piedmont Healthcare executives, supply chain experts and clinicians huddled the night of Jan. 12 to mitigate one of the biggest supply chain disruptions the health system has encountered. They had just gotten word that … based Ballad Health canceled about 200 elective surgeries while Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh said it had to cancel about a dozen. Services at both institutions resumed promptly. Five other providers Modern Healthcare contacted said …

19 recent hospital, health system executive moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/18/2020

… Health Network named James Kanuch CFO of Wexford (Pa.) Hospital. 9. Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare selected Lacy A. Knight , MD, to serve as chief health information officer. 10. New London (N.H.) Hospital named Martin Thomas Manion president and CEO, effective in early March. 11. SSM Health Oklahoma has named Angi Mohr , RN, BSN, president of SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital–Shawnee (Okla.), effective Feb. 8. 12. Tom Mullen , CEO of …

Community Health Network

Lawsuit throws spotlight on physicians’ hospital referrals | 1/17/2020

Court docs: Fired Franklin president arranged to meet officer posing as 15-year-old January 15, 2020 The federal government sued Community Health Network on Jan. 7, alleging it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to recruit dozens of physicians and pay them lavishly in return for referrals. Community denies the allegations. (IBJ file photo) It is an unwritten law of American health care: Hospitals live and die by physician referrals …

Community Health accused of improper Medicare claims in federal lawsuit | 1/16/2020

The United States government has filed a complaint against Community Health Network, alleging the central Indiana health care system submitted false claims to the Medicare program. Community, however, is calling the claims “meritless.” The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleges Community violated the Stark Law, which prohibits a hospital from billing Medicare for services referred by a physician with whom the hospital …

Geisinger

POCONO BLOOD DRIVES | 1/9/2020

Geisinger health system, Lehigh Valley Health Network (including LVHN-Hazleton and LVHN-Schuylkill), and St. Luke’s University Health Network (including St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten, St. Luke’s Miners Memorial, St. Luke’s Monroe, and St. Luke’s Palmerton campuses), announced the upcoming blood drives: — Plainfield Volunteer Fire Company: 3 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap; 610-691-5850 or 800-223-6667. — Western Pocono Community Library: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the …

Appalachian Regional Healthcare

57 gastroenterology transactions in 2019 | Becker’s ASC Review | 12/20/2019

… opened. TKS 1 made an investment in gastrointestinal-focused clinical research company Objective GI. Bethlehem Pa.-based St. Luke’s University Health Network absorbed and rebranded Sellersville, Pa.-based Bux-mont Gastroenterology. Miami-based Gastro Health … a $9 million addition on its main campus June 10. Appalachian Regional Healthcare is moving ahead with an $80,410 acquisition and an ambulatory healthcare facility development after receiving approval from the West Virginia Health Care …

27 recent hospital, health system executive moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/25/2019

… Carter, RN, president of FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital in Troy, N.C., effective in December. 6. Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network has tapped Brady Dubois to serve as CEO of its flagship Lutheran Hospital … to serve as administrator and CEO.10. Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare named Jeremy Hall community CEO for Tug Valley ARH South Williamson, Ky., effective Oct. 21.11. Jeffrey Hatcher, MD, was named CMO of …

Gateway Health

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital | PRWeb | 1/17/2020

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital Share Article Originally launched at West Penn Hospital, this first-of-its-kind program in the Pittsburgh region offers eligible patients free foods … is supported by its many partners including 412 Food Rescue, Gateway Health, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Highmark, The Food Trust and Travelers Aid of Pittsburgh. About Allegheny Health Network Allegheny Health Network ( http://www.AHN.org …

Allegheny Health Network Expands ‘Healthy Food Center’ Program to Allegheny General Hospital – The Chestnut Post | 1/17/2020

… meals have been provided to patients and their families who lack access to nutritious food items. Starting next week, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) will reach even more patients in need with the opening of a … is supported by its many partners including 412 Food Rescue, Gateway Health, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Highmark, The Food Trust and Travelers Aid of Pittsburgh. About Allegheny Health Network Allegheny Health Network (http://www.AHN.org …

Health Net Federal Services

B-417859,B-417859.2, Vane Line Bunkering, Inc., November 22, 2019 | 12/13/2019

Health Net Federal Services, LLC , B-401652.3, B-401652.5, Nov. 4, 2009, 2009 CPD ¶ 220 at 15). The purpose of the past performance evaluation was to allow the agency to assess the offeror’s ability to perform the required fuel delivery efforts based on the offeror’s demonstrated past performance. RFP at 40. To that end, offerors were required to identify at least three, but no more than four, contracts similar in …

Thousands of Tricare Beneficiaries Lost Coverage During Contractor Changes: GAO | 12/3/2019

Thousands of Tricare Beneficiaries Lost Coverage During Contractor Changes: GAO Letters received from Health Net by Amy Bushatz (Military.com) 3 Dec 2019 Military.com By Dorothy Mills-Gregg At least 15,000 Tricare beneficiaries lost their health … insurance companies. The latest contract, called T-2017, is with Health Net Federal Services in the West and Humana Military in the East. They began covering Tricare’s 9.5 million beneficiaries on Jan. 1, 2018, and …

Humana

Making Sense Of The 40% Jump In Centene’s Stock Since Early October | Forbes | 12/3/2019

… Revenues growth of: 37.4% in 2015, on account of expansion of programs in multiple states. 78.4% in 2016 (acquisition of Health Net) 19.1% in 2017 We expect Total Revenues growth of 23.1% in 2019. Trefis … Corporations’ revenue growth compares with WellCare Health Plans, Anthem and Humana , view our interactive dashboard analysis. How has Centene Corporation’s EBT trended? EBT for Centene increased significantly by 20.6% from $1.13 Bil in 2017 to …

Thousands of Tricare Beneficiaries Lost Coverage During Contractor Changes: GAO | 12/3/2019

Thousands of Tricare Beneficiaries Lost Coverage During Contractor Changes: GAO Letters received from Health Net by Amy Bushatz (Military.com) 3 Dec 2019 Military.com By Dorothy Mills-Gregg At least 15,000 Tricare beneficiaries lost their health … is with Health Net Federal Services in the West and Humana Military in the East. They began covering Tricare’s 9.5 million beneficiaries on Jan. 1, 2018, and the contracts are set to expire on Dec …

Humana Military

Thousands of Tricare Beneficiaries Lost Coverage During Contractor Changes: GAO | 12/3/2019

Thousands of Tricare Beneficiaries Lost Coverage During Contractor Changes: GAO Letters received from Health Net by Amy Bushatz (Military.com) 3 Dec 2019 Military.com By Dorothy Mills-Gregg At least 15,000 Tricare beneficiaries lost their health … is with Health Net Federal Services in the West and Humana Military in the East. They began covering Tricare’s 9.5 million beneficiaries on Jan. 1, 2018, and the contracts are set to expire on Dec …

No Fixes Planned for Tricare Web Glitch Until End of Open Season | Military.com | 11/27/2019

Health Net Federal Services handles coverage in the western United States; its phone number is 1-844-866-9378. Beneficiaries living in the eastern U.S. would call Humana Military at 1-800-444-5445. – Dorothy Mills-Gregg can be reached at . Follow her on Twitter at @DMillsGregg …

Select Health

Technical problem shuts down Tricare online enrollment in the midst of open season | 11/23/2019

… enrollment ends on Dec. 9. It’s the annual period when beneficiaries can change between their Tricare Prime Option or Tricare Select health plan. This is the only time of the year that beneficiaries can change … changes in the enrollment:: By phone Call your regional contractor: Health Net Federal Services (Tricare West): 1-844-866-9378 Humana Military (Tricare East): 1-800-444-5445 Visit a Tricare Service Center or contact International SOS (Overseas only) By Mail …

Steward Health Care Chooses Health Catalyst for Data-Driven Patient Care Expansion | PR Newswire | 11/19/2019

SALT LAKE CITY , Nov. Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,”Nasdaq: HCAT ), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that Steward Health Care has selected Health Catalyst’s Data Operating System (DOS™) and Rapid Response Analytics (RRA) solution to provide data-driven, efficient, quality care across its health system. “Health Catalyst’s data and analytics technology and commitment to results aligns with our mission to …

Network Health

Charter Oak State College Foundation recognizes Middlesex HealthCare | PRWeb | 11/21/2019

… is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to reduce turnover and increase productivity.” Other leaders within the following organizations were also recognized and appreciated at this year’s breakfast, CREC Soundbridge, Community Health Network of CT, Precious Gifts Preschool, State of Connecticut, Highville Charter School, Hispanic Health Council, Department of Corrections, Educational Playcare, MassMutual, Triple Helix Corporation, Capital Community College, Community Renewal Team, Middlesex Health, and Burns Latino Studies …

Excelera Announces Unique, Transparent Pharmacy Benefit Solution, Prioritizing Patient Outcomes Over Profits | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

Sverige Excelera Announces Unique, Transparent Pharmacy Benefit Solution, Prioritizing Patient Outcomes Over Profits Anchored in a nationwide network of leading health systems, Excelera’s new pharmacy benefit solution uniquely aligns pharmacy benefit management across the stakeholder continuum News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:00 ET Share this article MINNEAPOLIS , Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Excelera ® , the company behind the Excelera Network, a nationwide network of leading health systems and academic medical centers …

Cigna

Cigna, Geisinger and Health Net Recognized by National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions with 2019 eValue8 Innovation Award | 11/21/2019

Posted November 20th, 2019 for National Business Coalition on Health WASHINGTON – Nov. 20, 2019 – The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions , a nonprofit organization of purchaser-led business and health coalitions, honored Cigna, Geisinger Health System and Health Net, LLC with its 2019 eValue8™ Innovation Award. The award recognizes the innovative work and measurable results of health plans that participate in eValue8, the National Alliance’s resource used by purchasers to …

HEALTHCARE SIGN UP IS HERE… | 11/20/2019

… Health Net, Kaiser, and Cigna. Depending on the size of your household and income we can also assist with verifying if you qualify for subsidies through Covered California. Covered California can provide tax credit relief/subsidies towards health care plans for individuals and families who qualify. If you are presently a client of ours, please contact our office to schedule an appointment to review your renewal. If you are not …

Providence Health Plan

Oregon health insurance marketplace: history and news of the state’s exchange | 11/20/2019

… PacificSource : 4.3 percent increase Providence : 0 percent increase (no change in average rates) Regence (5.5 percent average rate increase) and Health Net (8.9 percent average rate increase) are continuing to offer plans only outside the … Kaiser Permanente, to an average increase of 29.6 percent for Providence Health Plan. Ethan Baldwin, an Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services rate review analyst, noted that state regulators “do have the authority to …

Profits At Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Up While Other Insurers Sputter | 11/16/2019

… 2019. The financial performance of the five largest insurers in Oregon’s commercial market – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, Providence Health Plan, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Moda Health Plan and PacificSource Health Plans … owned by Cambia Health Solutions which also owns Regence, and Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, owned by Centene Corp., continue to perform worse than a year ago. BridgeSpan’s underwriting profits fell from $7 million …

Sharp Health Plan

Cannabis Industry Carrier Acceptance | 11/8/2019

… are acceptable in lieu of business check with a letter of explanation Guardian Guardian will not write a Cannabis Industry Health Net Yes Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements Due to the … Cannabis Industry Principal Principal will not write a Cannabis Industry Sharp Health Plan Yes Group needs to meet all eligibility and participation requirements Due to the nature of business, personal checks specifically from the owner’s …

California: CoveredCA for Small Biz announces expanded choices & avg. rate hike of just 4.1% in 2020 | 11/4/2019

… Health Net, both offering their broadest provider networks, and two health maintenance organization (HMO) plans — which are provider- and hospital-based — from Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield. Rounding out the 2020 portfolio of health plans are Sharp Health Plan in San Diego and newcomer Oscar Health Plan of California, which will be offering coverage in Los Angeles and Orange counties. In addition, Blue Shield will expand its HMO plans to …

Oscar Health

California: CoveredCA for Small Biz announces expanded choices & avg. rate hike of just 4.1% in 2020 | 11/4/2019

… Health Net, both offering their broadest provider networks, and two health maintenance organization (HMO) plans — which are provider- and hospital-based — from Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield. Rounding out the 2020 portfolio of health plans are Sharp Health Plan in San Diego and newcomer Oscar Health Plan of California, which will be offering coverage in Los Angeles and Orange counties. In addition, Blue Shield will expand its HMO plans to …

Covered California for Small Business Announces Expanded Choices and an Average Rate Change of 4.1 Percent for 2020 | 11/3/2019

… Health Net, both offering their broadest provider networks, and two health maintenance organization (HMO) plans — which are provider- and hospital-based — from Kaiser Permanente and Blue Shield. Rounding out the 2020 portfolio of health plans are Sharp Health Plan in San Diego and newcomer Oscar Health Plan of California, which will be offering coverage in Los Angeles and Orange counties. In addition, Blue Shield will expand its HMO plans to …

Stephen K. Klasko

How a pending Jefferson deal could reshape Philadelphia’s health-care market | 1/19/2020

… of health-care management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer FILE photo shows Stephen K. Klasko, head of Thomas Jefferson University, beside a portrait of Steve Jobs, one … at the expense of UPMC’s main competitor.” That is Allegheny Health Network, owned by Highmark, a Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer. A yearslong contract dispute between Highmark and UPMC illustrates what can go wrong when …

Temple to sell Fox Chase Cancer Center | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/30/2019

Health Network, this unique collaboration with one of the state’s premier universities and health systems will present a statewide and national model for coordinated and enhanced access, quality, and clinical experience for patients throughout the community, especially the vulnerable North Broad street and downtown corridors,” Stephen K. Klasko, MD, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of Jefferson Health, said in a press release . Jefferson Health and Philadelphia-based Einstein …

Cynthia Hundorfean

Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins expand research collaboration | Becker’s Hospital Review | 1/16/2020

Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins expand research collaboration Andrea Park - Print Email Highmark Health and subsidiary Allegheny Health Network, both in Pittsburgh, announced on Jan. 15 the expansion of their longtime collaboration with Baltimore-based … quality of care for the patients and communities we serve,” Cynthia Hundorfean, AHN president and CEO, said in the announcement. “We look forward to the tremendous value this model will now also have for both …

Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine Expand Collaboration | PR Newswire | 1/16/2020

PITTSBURGH Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced an expanded collaboration between the organizations that will focus on gynecologic care and maternal fetal medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and … of care for the patients and communities we serve,” said Cynthia Hundorfean , AHN President and CEO. “We look forward to the tremendous value this model will now also have for both patients and caregivers in …

Gavin Newsom

State Highlights: Illinois Bills Focus On Ending Overuse Of Isolation, Restraints In Schools; Lawmakers Neglected To Improve Finances At Miss. Jails Where Deaths Occurred, Report Says | Kaiser Health News | 1/8/2020

… Accuse Indiana Hospital System Of Violating Stark Law The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging Community Health Network broke the law by billing Medicare for services delivered by physicians who had … shelters for homeless people under an executive order that Gov. Gavin Newsom intends to sign Wednesday. The order, which Newsom announced ahead of his annual budget plan due this week, would also create a fund …

Health Net Assisting Members in California During State of Emergency | Malvern Daily Record | 10/29/2019

In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declared California-wide state of emergency, Health Net, LLC is providing special assistance to ensure Health Net members affected by ongoing wildfires have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information, and other healthcare services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress and trauma. Prescription information During evacuations, members in counties affected by the wildfires can obtain an emergency supply from the …

Robert Nussbaum

UVM Health Network starts DNA testing program to find disease risks | 11/28/2019

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A new pilot program at the University of Vermont Health Network is using genomic testing to determine if patients are at risk of certain diseases. The free DNA testing is only being … to improve their health is another important aspect,” said Dr. Robert Nussbaum, the chief medical officer of Invitae. “What I like about this program is the University of Vermont and Invitae covering both of those …

UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care | HealthIT Analytics | 11/11/2019

Precision Medicine News UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care The health system has begun a pilot project to offer genomic DNA testing to patients as part of their clinical care. Source: Getty … for which instituting or altering medical management is warranted,” said Robert Nussbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Invitae. “Genetic screening like the Genomic DNA Test in a population health setting can help identify these risk …

Tom Wolf

New Law Requires Patient Agreements & Mandatory Drug Tests For Chronic Pain | 11/28/2019

Filed Under: Allegheny Health Network , Gov. Tom Wolf , Jon Delano , Local TV , Opioids , Pittsburgh News HARRISBURG (KDKA) — It’s the General Assembly’s latest effort to deal with the over-prescription of pain medicines to those with chronic pain. “It’s extremely important. I think this Senate bill is a step in the right direction,” says Dr. Jack Kabazie of the Allegheny Health Network. A new law just signed by Gov. Wolf, the …

Pennsylvania Communities Grow Wary of Worsening Air Pollution as Petrochemical Industry Arrives | 11/27/2019

… the value of homes, deter new clean business development, and sicken people. “It is not lost on us that Allegheny Health Network is building a cancer institute directly above the cracker plant at the Beaver … strong influence with Pennsylvania’s top legislators , including its Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf . Residents in nearby Washington County, also in southwestern Pennsylvania, elevated to Gov. Wolf their concerns that his administration is not doing more to …

Susan Manzi

Year in Review: Rheumatic Disease Research in 2019 | 11/21/2019

ATLANTA— Encouraging data on IL-23/IL-17 pathway drugs in psoriatic arthritis (PsA), JAK inhibitors in RA treatment and new evidence on physical activity and bone health in women were among the highlights of the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Clinical Year in Review. Also By This Author Susan Manzi, MD, MPH, director of the Lupus Center for Excellence in the Autoimmunity Institute at the Allegheny Health Network in …

Allegheny Health Networks Dr. Susan Manzi receives prestigious award for outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology | 11/21/2019

Posted November 20th, 2019 for Allegheny Health Network Wednesday, November 20, 2019 PITTSBURGH – Allegheny Health Network’s Susan Manzi, MD, MPH , is the recipient of the American College of Rheumatology’s 2019 Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award. She was recently presented with the award at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ACR/ARP) Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The meeting is attended by an estimated 16,000 participants from around the world …

David Holmberg

Highmark Health announces Carolyn Duronio to join organization as General Counsel and successor to Tom VanKirk, who will retire at end of 2020 | PR Newswire | 11/20/2019

… Following that transition period, Carolyn will assume the position of EVP and chief legal officer and will report directly to David Holmberg , president and chief executive officer. “Carolyn is a highly respected attorney whom we … Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, and HM Health Solutions. Highmark Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide health insurance to more than 4.4 million members in Pennsylvania , West …

Srinivas Murali

Highmark Health’s VITAL Innovation Platform is testing the benefits of Moving Analytics’ virtual cardiac rehabilitation program | PR Newswire | 11/20/2019

… approved health innovations that show promise for improved diagnosis, treatment and return to better health,” said Anil Singh, MD , Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and VITAL medical advisor. “By testing MOVN, we’re studying a new cardiac … through the VITAL test-and-learn platform,” said principal investigator Srinivas Murali , MD , chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and co-chairman of the AHN Cardiovascular Institute. “Because of the general underutilization of cardiac …

Google Alert - network | 11/19/2019

… BollingerFood Network Magazine recently put together a list of America’s most Instagrammable restaurants — one for each … Flag as irrelevant Kettering Health Network Middletown hosted tree lighting ceremony tonight Dayton Daily News The event was put … device management & operational … Flag as irrelevant Personalities of Pittsburgh: Dr. Srinivas Murali, Allegheny Health Network Pittsburgh Business Times Murali is the system director and medical director of the Allegheny Health Network Cardiovascular Institute, and he’s …

Timothy A. Churchill

MaineHealth selects presidents of 2 entities | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/13/2019

Portland-based MaineHealth named new presidents for Farmington, Maine-based Franklin Community Health Network and Western Maine Health in Norway, according to a MaineBiz report. Trampas D. Hutches was appointed president of Franklin Community Health … Health and Human Services. Mr. Hutches and Ms. Patstone succeed Timothy A. Churchill, who is retiring Jan. 1. More articles on executive moves …

62 hospital, health system executive retirements in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

Health Network President Roy Chew , PhD, retired Feb. 15. 8. Timothy A. Churchill , president and CEO of Farmington, Maine-based Franklin Community Health Network and Western Maine Health in Norway, is retiring Jan. 1, 2020. 9. John F. Collins , president and CEO of NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., plans to retire, effective Nov. 30. 10. John Doyle , executive vice president of St. Louis-based Ascension and president and CEO …

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UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care | HealthIT Analytics | 11/11/2019

Precision Medicine News UVM Health Network Integrates Genomics with Routine Clinical Care The health system has begun a pilot project to offer genomic DNA testing to patients as part of their clinical care. Source: Getty … a leading role in the advancement of precision medicine,” said Dawn Barry, LunaPBC President and Co-founder. “This effort puts patients first to create a virtuous cycle for research that doesn’t sacrifice patients’ control or …

University of Vermont Health Network begins offering Genomic DNA Testing – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 11/9/2019

BURLINGTON, Vt ., Nov. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The University of Vermont Health Network has begun a pilot project to offer Genomic DNA Testing to patients as part of their clinical care. The pilot program is the … a leading role in the advancement of precision medicine,” said Dawn Barry , LunaPBC President and Co-founder. “This effort puts patients first to create a virtuous cycle for research that doesn’t sacrifice patients’ control or …