TRENTON – An Assembly panel today approved bipartisan legislation to create a loan redemption program aimed at helping to relieve the worsening physician shortage in New Jersey.
(via NJBIZ) A national survey found 45 percent of employers are considering offering their workers health coverage through a “private exchange,” where employees select a health plan from a menu of choices from an insurance company or health plan administrator.
(via NJ Spotlight) New Jersey pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and patient advocates are working together – in a newly-formed group called NJ Rare — to solve the vexing challenge of finding treatments for diseases that affect relatively few people and therefore are the focus of less research.
(via NJBIZ) Think everyone around you is out of shape, needs to go on a diet and hit the gym? Think again. As it turns out, Jerseyans actually are in quite good shape.
(via NJ Spotlight) The loss of a child through stillbirth is traumatic, and caregivers need to be sensitive to the mother’s shock and grief. In response to a woman who lost her baby in 2011 and regrets not reaching closure while in the hospital, state legislators have drafted a bill that seeks to ensure that healthcare providers are fully aware of the physical and emotional consequences of stillbirth.
ELIZABETH — HealthcareIT News, published by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN), recently announced that in its third annual “Where to Work” Best Hospital IT Departments Program, the Information Technology (IT) Department of Trinitas Regional Medical Center topped its list of 10 Best Hospital IT Departments nationwide among medium-sized hospitals having 26-75 members. This bested the Trinitas IT department?’s previous ranking in the 2012 Top 10 list.
HIGHLAND PARK — On Monday, Dec. 9, Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. co-hosted an ACA enrollment event at the Highland Park Board of Health with Highland Park Councilwoman Susan Welkovits and the Board of Health Chairwoman, Diane Heimlich. Pallone, senior Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, discussed the benefits and savings possible as a result of the health reform law.