Health Care Archive

HP Enterprise Gets $190M DHS Contract for Medicaid Management

by Lance Turner 4/15/2015 03:33 pm

HP Enterprise Services signs a $190 million contract with the state Department of Human Services to manage Medicaid in Arkansas through a new IT system.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 11:31 am

Tickets are now available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Hershey Garner Named Interim Chair of UAMS Radiation Oncology

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 10:09 am

Hershey Garner has been named interim chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US Adults Now Have Health Insurance

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 11:41 am

Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.

Arkansas Legislature Leads Nation in 2015 Anti-Abortion Laws

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:50 am

The Arkansas Legislature and Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson have enacted more abortion restrictions than any other state so far this year.

Four Ad Agencies Up for State's Breastcare Marketing Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Four Little Rock advertising agencies are in the running for a $235,000 marketing contract with the Arkansas Department of Health.

Alliance Talks Continue Between Conway Regional, St. Vincent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and Conway Regional Health System are working to put the final touches on their alliance plans and should have an announcement in the coming weeks.

Centennial, Michael Morton, Dollar General Make Million-Dollar Moves

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

A trio of central Arkansas real estate transactions all surpassed the $1 million mark.

Bridgeway Hospital Sells for $17.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/13/2015 12:00 am

A North Little Rock psychiatric hospital weighed in at $17.3 million. A west Little Rock bowling project scored a $3.02 million transaction. And a 7,605-SF medical office building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.6 million.

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Seventeen percent of adults in the United States have been married two or more times, according to a March report from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times.

Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for May 8 in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2015 11:49 am

Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will present her regular Quarterly Business Analysis as a luncheon on Friday, May 8.

Frank Broyles to Receive Honorary Degree from UA

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 10:31 am

The University of Arkansas says it will give honorary degrees to a biological sciences dean and a former athletic director at commencement exercises next month.

Baptist Health Names Jamie Carter Administrator for Conway Hospital

by Mark Friedman 4/9/2015 09:14 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock on Thursday named Jamie Carter vice president and administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, which is expected to open next year.

Staffing Contributes to Wait Times at Some Arkansas VAs

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 4/9/2015 07:00 am

A shortage of mental health doctors meant longer than average waits at two of Arkansas' Veterans Affairs medical centers, even though the state's veterans have largely escaped some of the infuriating waits experienced by VA patients in parts of the South.

CJRW Awarded $5.8M Insurance Marketplace Contract

by Sean Beherec 4/8/2015 04:29 pm

The agency beat out two others for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace contract despite not having the lowest bid.

John Boozman's Staff Talks Reimbursement with Health Providers

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 4/8/2015 03:47 pm

Arkansas health care provider are hoping a conversation they've started with staff members of U.S. Sen. John Boozman will help speed up the payment of thousands of outstanding reimbursement claims for medical care provided to military veterans.

John Boozman's Staff to Address Hospital, VA Reimbursements

by Associated Press 4/8/2015 06:54 am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman is sending staff from his office to meet with Arkansas hospitals and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials to address claims of delayed reimbursements for the medical care that veterans receive.

Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Unfinished Business From Session

by Associated Press 4/7/2015 11:35 am

Arkansas lawmakers headed home after overseeing tax cuts and prison system reform but have left behind several pieces of unfinished business to be taken up by appointees to various task forces.

Employees at Wal-Mart, Sam's Raise $1.3M for Arkansas Children's Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2015 10:55 am

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville raised nearly $1.3 million for Arkansas Children's Hospital, according to the hospital's foundation.

Fort Smith Retakes Top Spot in Arkansas Tech Business Index

by Mark Carter 4/7/2015 09:36 am

The index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity in Arkansas cities. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index.

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