The Trenton Health Team is one of 10 health care organizations in the U.S. that has been chosen to field test ideas for improving the health of their communities. The National Quality Forum has tapped THT and nine other U.S. health groups to test its “Action Guide 1.0,” a collection of research-based approaches to population health. Read More »»
Summit Medical Group, New Jersey's largest multispecialty medical group, said Thursday it has been chosen by the American Medical Group Foundation to participate in a national collaborative aimed at finding best practices to manage patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Read More »»
New Jersey hospitals contributed almost $21 billion to the state's economy in 2013, according to the 2014 N.J. Hospitals Economic Impact Report released Wednesday by the New Jersey Hospital Association. Read More »»
New Jersey is one of the Top Six states to improve its health over the past 25 years, according to the annual state health rankings released Wednesday by the United Health Foundation, an affiliate of health insurer UnitedHealth Group. Read More »»
AtlantiCare opened its ninth urgent care center last month, and this year expects more than 100,000 patient visits to its network of urgent care offices, the largest in South Jersey, where patients walk in to get immediate medical care for what ails them. Read More »»
The federal government Tuesday awarded more than a half-million dollars in Affordable Care Act grants to 15 of New Jersey's 20 federally funded health centers, which provide medical care in low- and moderate-income communities statewide. Read More »»
Oscar Insurance is giving away Misfit wristband activity trackers to members who enroll in its 2015 health insurance plans, and will award financial incentives of up to $240 a year to encourage members to exercise. Read More »»
A Hoboken health care technology company is moving to New York City, according to a published report. Read More »»
Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital is opening an outpatient facility in Northfield, according to real estate services firm Wolf Commercial Real Estate. Read More »»
Improving health literacy among New Jersey's diverse ethnic populations — and helping the uninsured get health coverage — is the goal of a community outreach collaboration among Rutgers University pharmacy students and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Read More »»
The retail locations of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will have extended hours starting this weekend through Dec. 15 during an “Insure-A-Thon” aimed at getting New Jerseyans enrolled in health coverage. Tens of thousands of New Jerseyans are eligible for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Read More »»
Mayor Janice S. Mironov was in East Windsor on Thursday, joined by a handful of health care communications and education executives as they cut the ribbon on the opening of HMP Communications, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMP Holdings, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Read More »»
New Jerseyans now shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act via HealthCare.gov are finding premiums for the second-lowest cost, or “benchmark,” silver plan are holding stable for 2015 coverage, with a 2 percent decrease on average before government subsidies, according to a new report Thursday from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Read More »»
A New Jersey health care executive has been named CEO of a Washington health system, it announced Wednesday. Read More »»
The federal government said Wednesday it will bar from the Medicare system health care providers with unpaid debts to Medicare, as well as those found to engage in abusive Medicare billing practices. Read More »»
Health care spending in the U.S. grew 3.6 percent in 2013, reaching a total of $2.9 trillion, or $9,255 per person, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesday. Read More »»
As physician practices switch from paper charts to electronic medical records, they're coming under more pressure to guard against data breaches that deliver sensitive patient records and valuable personal information into the hands of hackers. Read More »»
Officials at the Princeton Longevity Center, a pioneer of executive health programs, say they've done a lot of life-saving detection — of cancers of every sort, aortic aneurysms and more common diseases — since they started screenings in 2001. Read More »»
After one of Nancy Lessner's nutrition presentations, she overheard a young boy scolding his father for buying chicken nuggets. Those are the moments that validate her life's work. Read More »»
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