NJBIZ - Health Care http://www.njbiz.com/section/health_care Health Care Health Care en-us Copyright 2015 NJBIZ Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:23:03 EST Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:23:03 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009806&source=RSS PEOSH cites University Hospital for workplace violations University Hospital in Newark has been cited for three violations by the N. J. Office of Public Employees&#8217 Occupational Safety and Health for a workplace violation relating to inadequate training and improper protective equipment to care for a patient with Lassa fever. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:49:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009806&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009814&source=RSS Valley Health appoints its first chief physician executive, SVP Valley Health System appointed Robert Brenner as the first chief physician executive and senior vice president. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:36:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009814&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009815&source=RSS Report N.J. health center scores among highest in nation for higher than average hospital infections Riverview Medical Center, part of the Meridian Health system in Red Bank, is one of a dozen facilities around the country to score the highest for having a higher than average infection rate for five types of hospital infections. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009815&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/INDINSIGHTS/151009818&source=RSS What role does virtual health care play in caregiving for the boomer population? In a world where we can buy our groceries, hire a babysitter and book a vacation entirely online, it only makes sense that health care would follow into the digital age. Virtual health care, as it&#8217s called, allows doctors to monitor their patients, who are often aging, from afar. This can mean checking in on a chronic condition, contacting. . . Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:50:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/INDINSIGHTS/151009818&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009819&source=RSS Two South Jersey doctors first in region to use FDA approved tool for lumpectomy procedures Two South Jersey doctors are the first in the region to be able to use MarginProbe &#8212 an FDA approved tool to assist in lumpectomy procedures for breast cancer patients. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:45:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009819&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009820&source=RSS Mental Health Association of Morris County honors U.S. Congressman U. S. Congressman Leonard Lance NJ-07 was honored this week by the Mental Health Association of Morris County for his efforts in Washington on mental health care policy. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009820&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009821&source=RSS Amerigroup N.J. names chief operating officer Jennifer Jacobs has been promoted to chief operating officer of Amerigroup New Jersey Inc. after almost a decade with the company. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:37:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151007/NJBIZ01/151009821&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009848&source=RSS Update CarePoint CEO Dennis Kelly stepping down CarePoint Health CEO Dennis Kelly announced Tuesday he is stepping down in the near future to move back to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be with his family. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:13:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009848&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009849&source=RSS HackensackUMC adds robotic spine surgery to its capabilities Robotic spine surgery is now available at Hackensack University Medical Center. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:57:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009849&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009856&source=RSS Call for AG to investigate Horizon OMNIA plan Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is not off the hook after a grueling 8-hour joint Senate committee hearing resulted in a call for the Attorney General to investigate the plan for the OMNIA Health Alliance and affiliated product. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:31:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151006/NJBIZ01/151009856&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009875&source=RSS Issues at hand for the OMNIA Health Alliance Five major issues with the OMNIA Health Alliance were discussed during Monday's hearing before a joint state Senate committee. Officials from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and their supporters often found themselves on one side of each, while state senators were on the other. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:38:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009875&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009884&source=RSS Update Horizon emphasizes lower costs of OMNIA as legislators grill execs on health care alliance A joint state Senate hearing in Trenton on Monday drew a standing room only crowd as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey gave testimony about its polarizing new OMNIA Health Alliance and tiered network plan. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:00:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009884&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009888&source=RSS Hearing on Horizon's OMNIA plan seeks to create more transparency A joint committee Senate hearing on Monday seeks to create more transparency of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey's partnership with health systems and the resulting tiered network plan. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 08:47:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151005/NJBIZ01/151009888&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151003/NJBIZ01/151009905&source=RSS Horizon says survey supports OMNIA plan Ahead of Monday's state Senate hearing, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey released survey results that support its new OMNIA Health Alliance tiered network product. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:25:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151003/NJBIZ01/151009905&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151003/NJBIZ01/151009915&source=RSS Many Catholic hospitals left on the outside of OMNIA looking in An increasing number of voices have emerged in opposition to the new tiered plan created by a partnership of the largest health systems in the state. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:42:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151003/NJBIZ01/151009915&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151003/NJBIZ01/151009922&source=RSS What people are saying about the OMNIA Health Alliance Ahead of a Senate hearing Monday, industry leaders weigh in on the controversy overshadowing the OMNIA Health Alliance product. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:19:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151003/NJBIZ01/151009922&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151002/NJBIZ01/151009910&source=RSS Report shows heights today's health care costs can reach The high cost of health care, and especially outrageous out-of-network costs in New Jersey, are well known, but a new report highlights some of the fee hikes compared with Medicare. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:40:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151002/NJBIZ01/151009910&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151002/NJBIZ01/151009940&source=RSS Konica Minolta acquires N.C.-based digital imaging solutions company Wayne-based Konica Minolta Inc. announced Friday that it has acquired Viztek LLC, a North Carolina-based health care company, through Konica Minolta Medical Imaging. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:27:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151002/NJBIZ01/151009940&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151001/NJBIZ01/151009965&source=RSS Update Aetna launches tiered health plan for state employees Aetna rolled out a new tiered network insurance plan for state and local government employees and dependents Thursday, NJBIZ has learned. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:58:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151001/NJBIZ01/151009965&source=RSS http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151001/NJBIZ01/151009966&source=RSS Health care conference focuses on cost and its effect Cost was the buzzword of the day for the health care community as it discussed the issues facing providers, policy-makers and hospitals around the state. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:43:00 EST http://www.njbiz.com/article/20151001/NJBIZ01/151009966&source=RSS