Humana and Centene join Verisk Health’s initiative to redefine the fight against healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse
Salt Lake City, Utah, August 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Verisk Health announced today a breakthrough initiative aimed at using the power of pooled data to improve payment accuracy in healthcare. With some of the nation’s leading healthcare payers joining as founding members, Verisk Health has built a database of cross-payer information and analytics designed to combat the estimated $300 billion that America’s healthcare system loses annually to fraud, waste, and abuse.
When Hurricane Andrew ravaged south Miami-Dade County in 1992, the University of Miami’s medical school and the national Children’s Health Fund teamed up to bring mobile healthcare to children living amid the ruins. Now, thanks to a new partnership with the Verizon Foundation that promises to transform pediatric healthcare in underserved areas, their “doctor’s office on wheels” is bringing the expertise of the entire UHealth system to disadvantaged children across Miami-Dade County.
New Parkland Hospital is currently the largest healthcare construction project in the nation. Construction of this 1.9 million-square-foot, LEED Silver hospital will take more than six million man-hours, and at peak will employ 2,000 workers on site. Designed for a 50+ year life span, the hospital reflects some of the most innovative practices in planning, design and construction today.
Program expansion to benefit thousands without health insurance
STAMFORD, Conn., July 30, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - AmeriCares is opening a free clinic in Stamford to serve thousands of low-income residents without health insurance. When it debuts this fall, the AmeriCares clinic will be the only free clinic in Stamford where 20 percent of the population is uninsured and Stamford Hospital has the second highest rate of uncompensated care in the state.
Children’s Health Fund, Verizon Foundation Kick Off National Health Information Technology Initiative to Enhance Healthcare for Patients, Communities in Need
MIAMI, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – About 15,000 children and family members across the country in need of healthcare will benefit from an innovative partnership under which 15 of the Children’s Health Fund’s mobile medical clinics will be equipped with the latest health information technology from the Verizon Foundation.
Study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents reversal of established medical practices in last decade
Rochester, MN, July 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – While there is an expectation that newer medical practices improve the standard of care, the history of medicine reveals many instances in which this has not been the case. Reversal of established medical practice occurs when new studies contradict current practice. Reporters may remember hormone replacement therapy as an example of medical reversal. A new analysis published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents 146 contemporary medical practices that have subsequently been reversed.
This year, the help is extended to Myanmar through a $7-million commitment to support significant training and capacity-building efforts throughout the country. Specifically, the commitment will focus on strengthening the healthcare system, improving the energy architecture and promoting the development of Myanmar's human capacity.