Kentucky offering healthcare, IT scholarships; eLuminate Health set to open in Kansas;

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> Kentuckiana Works of Kentucky is offering scholarships for healthcare and information technology training. People in seven counties in the Bluegrass State can apply, and the scholarships will provide up to $4,000 for tuition and $600 for books and other services for up to two years. The scholarships are designed to help someone finish a college degree in healthcare or IT, get an associate degree, or enroll in training, according to WDRB.comArticle

> eLuminate Health, opening its headquarters in Leawood, Kan., is expected to create more than 200 healthcare technology jobs over the next five years, and anticipates more than $4 million in capital expenditures, according to the Kansas City Star. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> Smartphones can be effective platforms in helping women with chronic widespread pain, according to an article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research about a recent Norweigan study. "Web-based programs delivered via smartphones are increasingly used to support the self-management of various health disorders, but research on smartphone interventions for persons with chronic pain is limited," states the article, which aimed to research the effectiveness of smartphone interventions in its study. Article

> A mere 17 percent of healthcare provider CIOs and senior IT executives believe mHealth will have a significant impact on the healthcare industry, according to an independent research study commissioned by Level 3 Communications. The study results, released Feb. 4, suggest that the healthcare IT industry "may not yet be fully primed for a widespread move to mHealth technology and applications," as stated in the report. Article

Health Insurance News

> Eleven top healthcare executives agreed that engaging patients was vital to reducing costs and waste while improving outcomes. In a Health Affairs article, executives from Hospital Corporation of America, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Healthcare and Cleveland Clinic, among others, revealed that empowering patients at their institutions helped improve care at a better value. Article

And Finally... Tug of War should be officially canceled forever. Article

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