Independence Blue Cross to offer reform education using mobile trailer; Wyoming considers private Medicaid expansion;

News From Around the Web:

> Cigna has reached a new collaborative care agreement with Connecticut's St. Francis HealthCare Partners, reported the Hartford Business Journal. The deal means about 20,000 Cigna members who receive care from St. Francis' 216 primary care physicians, 530 specialists and 243 mid-level providers will receive coordinated care. Article

> Independence Blue Cross launched a mobile education campaign based on a new internet-enabled tractor-trailer that will travel throughout the insurer's market to help educate consumers about the healthcare reform law. Statement

> Wyoming lawmakers are considering expanding the state's Medicaid program by enrolling recipients in private plans through the health insurance exchange, the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reported. Article

Health Provider News:

> Doctors frequently don't follow handwashing guidelines, and their poor hand hygiene causes millions of infections every year and leads to hundreds of thousands of deaths, the World Health Organization found. Article

> A four-step program can help patients kick their smoking habit prior to surgery. Article

Health IT News:

> Many technical, administrative and legal hurdles remain for covered entities working to meet compliance standards by next month under the HIPAA omnibus final rule. Article

> A smartphone app that provides a portable eye exam is being tested in a large cohort study comparing its effectiveness to conventional tools. Article

And Finally... What my brain thinks, your finger will do. Article

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