NJBIZ - Health Care http://www.njbiz.com/section/health_care Health Care Health Care en-us Copyright 2014 NJBIZ Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:46:36 EST Thu, 10 Jul 2014 04:46:36 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140709/NJBIZ01/140709777&source=RSS Medical group, Cigna start collaborative care initiative Cigna and Skylands Medical Group, a primary care-based, multispecialty medical group serving Northwest New Jersey, have launched a collaborative care initiative to improve patient access to health care, enhance care coordination and achieve the goals of better health, affordability and patient experience. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:35:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140709/NJBIZ01/140709777&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140709/NJBIZ01/140709794&source=RSS Private exchanges gaining popularity in health plan world Employers across a wide spectrum of sizes and industries are exploring private exchanges, where workers shop for their own health plans and can select one that fits their medical needs and their household budget. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140709/NJBIZ01/140709794&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140708/NJBIZ01/140709823&source=RSS N.J. to take part in Affordable Care Act study New Jersey is one of 24 states where the impact of the Affordable Care Act on hospital admissions and emergency room visits will be monitored in a new study led and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140708/NJBIZ01/140709823&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140708/NJBIZ01/140709832&source=RSS Survey Health care costs still key for financial execs Controlling the cost of health care benefits continues to be a top priority of financial executives, according a new survey of pension, health care and other benefits by Newark-based Prudential Financial. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140708/NJBIZ01/140709832&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140707/NJBIZ01/140709850&source=RSS Grants fund college's nursing scholarships Thomas Edison State College has received 700,000 in grants that will enable it to provide scholarships to about 50 nursing students over the next three years. They will participate in an intensive one-year program that addresses a looming nurse shortage in New Jersey &#8212 as older nurses retire and aging baby boomers need more medical care. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:17:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140707/NJBIZ01/140709850&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140707/NJBIZ01/140709861&source=RSS Meadowlands hospital joins veterans health program Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center is the latest New Jersey hospital to partner with a federal health care program that will enable it to help alleviate excessive waiting times for medical care faced by veterans. That scandal was ignited several weeks ago by revelations that Department of Veterans Affairs officials had falsified records to mask. . . Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140707/NJBIZ01/140709861&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709926&source=RSS Sealed Air buys health care cleaning brand Sealed Air Corporation announced Wednesday that it has purchased the Accel brand of products and the related American and Canadian health care business from Virox Technologies. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709926&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709937&source=RSS Restructuring Act is transforming Rowan The New Jersey Medicinal and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act has, within its first year, brought changes that Rowan President Dr. Ali Houshmand is calling in a news release &#8220the most tremendous and promising transformation we have celebrated in our 90-year history. &#8221 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:20:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709937&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709939&source=RSS Endexx buying marijuana consulting firm GreenLeaf Consulting LLC, a pioneering New Jersey consulting firm for the medical marijuana industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Endexx Corporation, a provider of medical marijuana management and technology solutions. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:05:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709939&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709941&source=RSS Nursing initiative helps four more earn their doctorates Four more nurse scholars have completed their doctorates with funding from the New Jersey Nursing Initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which aims to increase the ranks of nursing school faculty to train the next generation of nurses. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:52:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709941&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709952&source=RSS 'Obamacare' likely to affect voting decisions, poll finds Nearly seven in 10 Americans, 68 percent, say the Affordable Care Act will play a role in how they vote in the Congressional elections this fall. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:24:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709952&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709953&source=RSS Life lesson Your health matters as much as your business's Wayne Pollard knew he had to lose weight to improve his health, but figured he'd concentrate on himself after reaching his business goals. The wakeup call came when he was diagnosed with diabetes &#8212 and learned that an entrepreneur's personal health is the foundation of a healthy business. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:44:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140702/NJBIZ01/140709953&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709976&source=RSS ACA challenges, opportunities Where Newark's University Hospital stands amid the chaos As he marks today's first anniversary of the breakup of UMDNJ, Newark's University Hospital Chief Executive James R. Gonzalez is coping with the financial challenges and opportunities of the Affordable Care Act. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:15:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709976&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709979&source=RSS SRS names Ciccarelli CEO Montvale-based SRS, a provider of HER technology and services for physicians, announced on Tuesday that Scott Ciccarelli has been appointed CEO. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:03:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709979&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709980&source=RSS Cantel Medical acquires PuriCore International Ltd. Little Falls-based Cantel Medical Corp. announced on Tuesday that it has acquired PuriCore International Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PuriCore plc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:37:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709980&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709995&source=RSS MEWAs bill pulled from Senate State Sen. Joseph F. Vitale D-Woodbridge said a bill he opposed that would have let outside investors fund new multiemployer health plans and share in their profits was pulled from consideration by the Senate just before its voting session Monday. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:55:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140701/NJBIZ01/140709995&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639974&source=RSS Vitale offers opposition to MEWAs bill before vote State Sen. Joseph F. Vitale D-Woodbridge told NJBIZ he opposes a bill to allow outside investors to finance and profit from multiemployer, self-insured health plans. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:32:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639974&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639979&source=RSS Senate Health Committee chair dismayed by ruling #8220There is a greater public health need here#8221 State Sen. Joseph F. Vitale D-Woodbridge, the chair of the Senate Health Committee, was dismayed by the Supreme Court ruling Monday that some privately owned business could opt out of providing contraception services. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:54:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639979&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639983&source=RSS Expert Hobby Lobby ruling reveals bigger issue of Affordable Care Act implementation The ruling by the U. S. Supreme Court Monday that privately owned business can opt out of offering contraception services on the basis of religious beliefs illustrates the difficulties of health care implementation, Linda Schwimmer, the vice president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, said. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:09:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639983&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639988&source=RSS Jerseyans react after Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby in ACA case, saying private businesses do not have to offer contraception services In a ruling that will again change the Affordable Care Act, the U. S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Hobby Lobby. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20140630/NJBIZ01/140639988&source=RSS