(via NJ Spotlight) Six months after state officials decided against building a database that would include a record of all health insurance claims, the Legislature is gearing up to explore the issue again.
(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.