The government of Punjab has suspended the medical director and chief medical officer of the Kot Khawaja Saeed government hospital in Lahore after a “false entry” was made of the Covid-19 vaccination of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the hospital, we learned on Friday. The development comes after theRead More →

Media is reporting what some have called an “absolute humanitarian crisis” at the Rikers Island prison complex near New York. Also: food contamination in Houston markets, recovery from Louisiana hospitals, female genital mutilation, police shooting during a mental health crisis, and more. AP: New York’s Rikers Island prison turns intoRead More →

Dr. Peter Hollmann ’76 MD ’79, Chief Medical Officer of Brown Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, was recently elected President of the American Geriatrics Society. The American Geriatrics Society is a “national, not-for-profit society of geriatric health professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence and quality ofRead More →

South Africa’s second open medical aid scheme, Bonitas, announced a 4.8% weighted average increase in its medical plans in 2022. The increases will vary according to the group’s plans, with the BonStart premium contribution fee decreasing by 7.9%. This can be attributed to the low cost / benefit ratio andRead More →

Ontario’s top public health official has said he has no plans to veto the appointment of the new acting medical officer of health for Haldimand-Norfolk despite public outcry over the Social media posts criticizing the public health measures put in place to control the spread of COVID-19. Dr Matthew StraussRead More →

“We’re excited to partner with Wildflower to help moms and families thrive through the enhanced digital support we offer with trusted information, support tools and care connections right at your fingertips. “ SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) September 09, 2021 Wildflower Health and Medical Mutual have teamed up to launch the MedMutualRead More →

The appointment of Dr. Meduri, a recognized leader in the field of heart valve disease, should strengthen the credibility of Anteris’ DurAVR ™ aortic replacement valve. Anteris Technologies Ltd (ASX: AVR, OTC: AMEUF, FRA: DDF) has appointed internationally renowned interventional cardiologist, Dr Chris Meduri MD MPH, as Chief Medical OfficerRead More →

Cleveland, OH— The Cleveland Indians have partnered with Medical Mutual and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio to create the Bridge Development Program – a summer career preparation program that combines Members of the Cleveland Indians front office team to high school students in Northeast Ohio. . Together,Read More →

Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Patrick Brennan, Penn Medicine’s chief medical officer, about the vaccine requirement passed for all employees in May. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: A large number of American companies are now requiring their employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Google and Facebook, Adobe and VMware are amongRead More →

Newswise – HACKENSACK, NJ – Friday July 9, 2021 US Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) honored Lisa Tank, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Hackensack University Medical Center with the “Hometown Hero” Award for her guidance and leadership with medical staff through the pandemic and for the development of critical COVID-19 patientRead More →

EDINBURGH, Texas – Officers from the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol (RGV) sector are providing vital assistance to members of the community. A Border Patrol rescue beacon located at the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge near Alamo, Texas was activated yesterday afternoon. The beacon’s camera captured an image of a person.Read More →

Mutual Medical Ohio is from Ohio the oldest and largest health insurance company with over 1.5 million lives covered and is positioning itself as a local industry leader in developing up-to-date policy guidelines for safe and effective medical technologies. For more information visit: This follows similar coverage decisions madeRead More →

provide families of employees who have died due to Covid a two-year base salary as well as pension, bonus and other applicable statutory benefits, and support children’s education and cover critical hospital expenses for affected families, company general manager Suresh Narayanan said. Among other support programs, India’s largest packaged foodRead More →

After a six-month premium freeze for 2021, South Africa’s largest medical aid scheme, Discovery Health, has announced price changes that will take effect from July. Discovery’s plans will increase at a rate of 5.9% across all areas. Taking into account the 0% increase for the first six months of theRead More →

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Israel yesterday started sending emergency medical aid to India to help fight the world’s biggest wave of COVID-19. The Foreign Ministry tweeted this morning: “We are delighted that the first shipment containing oxygen generators and concentrators sent from Israel last night has now arrived in India. Israel is committed toRead More →

Medical Aid Societies Raise Fees Zimbabweans seeking health care will have to pay more for health insurance, as medical aid societies have increased dues in recent months for members paying in local currency. Some plans have increased contributions by more than 100% for businesses and individuals. Although some medical aidRead More →

CLEVELAND – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Today, Medical Mutual announced the purchase of ESI Employee Assistance Group, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider based in Wellsville, NY. ESI, founded in 1983, offers a differentiated EAP that promotes employee well-being, promotes personal and professional development, and improves productivity. The company currently supportsRead More →

CLEVELAND, OH, and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (February 10, 2021) – Medical Mutual, the oldest and one of the largest Ohio-based health insurance companies, and Lark Health today announced that Medical Mutual is integrating chronic disease prevention and management programs based on the Lark’s AI in his population health model. ThisRead More →

Lark is based on a cognitive behavioral therapy framework and combines conversational AI with connected devices, such as wireless blood glucose monitors and blood pressure cuffs, to encourage continuous behavior change and healthy habits. When an emerging situation or complex issue arises, Lark takes the issue to nurses and coachesRead More →

MARIETTA – Memorial Health System and Medical Mutual have renewed their commercial and Medicare Advantage contracts, extending a 22-year partnership until September 2023. Memorial Health System will continue to be a network provider for patients insured by Medical Mutual. This ensures that Memorial Health System patients covered by Medical MutualRead More →

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical Mutual was named the healthiest employer of its size in Ohio and was ranked 33rd nationally on the 100 Healthiest Workplaces list. According to Springbuk, the health analytics firm that runs the Healthiest Employers Awards program, the rankings reflect a company that makes employee wellbeing a top priorityRead More →

Medical Mutual of Ohio designated teaching hospitals Specialized pharmacy as the preferred specialty pharmacy for its health plan members, effective January 1. according to A press release. This will provide access to UH specialty pharmacy services to patients covered under most Medical Mutual Affordable Care Act commercial and individual plansRead More →

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical Mutual has partnered with major Ohio health systems to make the MedFlex Network available to employer groups of all sizes and funding types. Offered as an HMO, MedFlex provides enrolled members with access to affordable, high-quality health care in more than 70 Ohio counties without incurring out-of-network fees.Read More →

Medical Mutual’s acquisition of Bravo, a Cleveland-based employee wellness program provider, began as a discussion for the wellness company to become a provider for the health insurer. But the conversations quickly turned into an opportunity for a much deeper relationship. An acquisition is part of Medical Mutual’s strategies for populationRead More →

Health insurer Medical Mutual is strengthening its wellness offerings with the acquisition of Bravo, a Cleveland-based employee wellness services provider with more than one million users nationwide. Terms of the contract are not disclosed. Bravo, which was founded in 2008, will become a 100% subsidiary of Medical Mutual. Bravo founderRead More →

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical Mutual has signed an agreement to acquire Bravo, a provider of data-driven wellness solutions to more than one million users nationwide. Bravo will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Medical Mutual. The acquisition is a strategic combination of Medical Mutual’s established, service-focused insurance offerings and Bravo’s achievement-basedRead More →

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Ohio Medical Mutual confirmed that an employee sent an internal email to the wrong person containing the personal information of more than 5,800 of its Medicare Advantage customers. According to a spokesperson for Cleveland-based Med Mutual, it was an accident because the employee entered an incorrectRead More →

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Andrea Hogben, the former president of what is now Advance Ohio, has been named to a leadership position at Medical Mutual of Ohio. Hogben will become senior vice president of strategic communications effective August 29, Medical Mutual announced today. She will report to Jared Chaney, executive viceRead More →

MetroHealth and Medical Mutual Launch New Insurance Product to Meet HealthSpan Customers Medical Mutual CEO Rick Chiricosta stands outside the company’s headquarters in 2009. On Monday, Medical Mutual launched a new insurance product in partnership with MetroHealth. The agreement will help both organizations meet the needs of former HealthSpan customers.Read More →

Diving Brief: Medical Mutual announced the acquisition of HealthSpan, a former Kaiser Permanente insurance company in Ohio, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business report. HealthSpan will continue to cover members of its employer-sponsored plan through their renewal date or August 31, whichever comes first, and coverage for individual members through DecemberRead More →

Cleveland– Ohio Medical Mutual acquires the 105,000 members of HealthSpan Partners’ group and individual health insurance business. Medical Mutual is the largest health insurance provider based in Ohio. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HealthSpan Partners is affiliated with Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based nonprofit hospital system that operates hospitalsRead More →

Medical Mutual CEO Rick Chiricosta Says HealthSpan Acquisition Is Good For Customers Medical Mutual CEO Rick Chiricosta poses for a portrait at the entrance to the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, OH on Friday, September 4, 2009. (Marvin Fong / The Plain Dealer) MARVIN FONG LE PLAIN DEALER President and CEORead More →

Pegasystems Inc., a provider of business process management (BPM) solutions and customer-centric software, today announced that Medical Mutual of Ohio will leverage Pega technology to modernize operations and improve quality of service. customer. Renowned for its technical innovation and commitment to customer service, Medical Mutual of Ohio is a mutualRead More →