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Cognizant buys health care IT company for $2.7B

Cognizant buys health care IT company for $2.7B

One-third of employers are looking at private health care exchanges, report says

One-third of employers are looking at private health care exchanges, report says

N.J.'s health insurers prepare for second year of Obamacare shopping

N.J.'s health insurers prepare for second year of Obamacare shopping

Health Care News

Moorestown health care technology company names chief strategy officer

Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc., a Moorestown-based health care technology company, announced Wednesday that Brian J. Litten has been named its first chief strategy officer. Read More »»

Survey: Health care premiums still on the rise — 'a major problem' for businesses

Nationwide, the average annual premium for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $16,834 this year, according to the 16th annual Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust 2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey, which was released Wednesday. That figure was up 3 percent from last year, continuing a recent trend of moderate increases. Read More »»

Palisades Medical Center joins HackensackUMC health network

Palisades Medical Center became a full member of the Hackensack University Health Network Wednesday when it signed a formal Letter Of Intent (LOI) at a signing ceremony. Read More »»

N.J.'s health insurers prepare for second year of Obamacare shopping

New Jerseyans were looking for bargains and lots of choices when they shopped for 2014 health insurance plans on the online exchange. Now, health insurers are gearing up to meet those consumer demands when open enrollment begins Nov. 15 for 2015, the second year Americans will buy government-subsidized health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Read More »»

Pagaoa appointed director of Kean's Community Cares Clinic

Kean University in Union has appointed Geraldine Pagaoa, formerly of the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, as director of its Kean Community Cares Clinic. Read More »»

PPMD hires senior vice president of legislation, public policy

Pat Furlong, founding president and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystropy, an advocacy organization based in Hackensack that is working to cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy, announced Tuesday that Annie Kennedy has joined the company as its new senior vice president of legislation and public policy. Read More »»

G.S. Wilcox closes $87.1M hospital, medical office transaction

G.S. Wilcox & Co., a commercial real estate firm based in Morristown, announced Tuesday that it has arranged $87.1 million in financing for nine hospital and medical buildings in eastern Pennsylvania. Read More »»

N.J. groups get $1.9M from federal government to provide navigators for ACA sign-ups

The federal government announced Monday it has awarded $1.9 million to New Jersey organizations to provide navigators that would help individuals sign up for health plans under the Affordable Care Act. They would take effect in time for the open enrollment period for 2015 plans that begins Nov. 15 Read More »»

New Jersey hospital group providing counselors to help A.C. casino workers sign up for Obamacare

The New Jersey Hospital Association is providing its specially trained counselors to help laid-off Atlantic City casino employees sign up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. The Showboat and Revel casinos closed early this month, laying off an estimated 4,000 employees, and that number is estimated to rise to 6,000 when the Trump Plaza closes Sept. 16. Read More »»

Utah hospital purchasing Cranbury company's fetal monitoring solution

PeriGen Inc., a Cranbury-based provider of fetal monitoring systems, announced Monday that University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City will be purchasing its PeriCALM suite for labor and delivery. Read More »»

Medical debt has majority of Americans worried — and it should — survey finds

About a quarter of Americans have more medical debt than emergency savings, and 55 percent are worried about being overwhelmed by medical debt or finding themselves unable to afford health insurance in the future, according to a new survey. Read More »»

Updated: N.J.'s small businesses get early access to Obamacare health plan exchange — but will they use it?

(Editor's Note: This story was most recently updated at 8:55 a.m. Friday with comments from Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.) New Jersey is one of five states where small employers will get early access next month to the online SHOP exchange at, where they can choose a health plan that provides government subsidies to help them defray the high cost of providing health insurance to their workers. Read More »»

Doctors group acquired by Tennessee company

Teaneck Emergency Physicians has been acquired by TeamHealth Holdings, Inc., the provider of outsourced physician staffing solutions announced Wednesday. Read More »»

Lourdes is the latest hospital to invest in an urgent care center

The opening of an urgent care center in Cherry Hill by Lourdes Health System is the latest example of the trend by hospitals to deliver less-costly, community-based urgent care to patients whose ailments don't require a trip to a full-service acute care hospital. Read More »»

Through the years, N.J.’s AMT has become an example of a MEWA done right

Trenton is considering legislation to encourage more employers to join together and provide affordable health coverage to their workers by creating self-insured “multi-employer welfare associations,” or MEWAs. Read More »»

Palatin has European licensing deal for female sexual dysfunction drug; could be worth more than $118M

Palatin Technologies, Inc., announced Wednesday that it has reached a collaboration and licensing agreement with European pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter Plc. to co-develop and commercialize its female sexual dysfunction drug Bremelanotide in the European Union, elsewhere in Europe and in other select countries. Read More »»

How would you describe the impact of Obamacare on your business?

A Q&A with top executives of Top 100 privately held companies. Read More »»

Barnabas Health system appoints VP to lead wellness initiatives

A world that strives not merely to cure disease but to keep people healthy in the first place has long been the vision of Barry Ostrowsky, chief executive of Barnabas Health, the state's largest health care system. Read More »»

Woodbury hospital's nurses seek union election

The nurses of Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, one of the four hospitals in South Jersey's Inspira Health Network, have filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking a union election in which nurses would vote whether to join the Health Professionals and Allied Employees. Read More »»

Construction begins on Mount Laurel rehab center for veterans

Construction has begun on a new facility in Mount Laurel that will have a special focus on serving veterans. Read More »»

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