Health Care Archive

Stephanie Parson Promoted at Sparks Health (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Stephanie Parson has been named chief quality officer of Sparks Health System in Fort Smith. Jason Treece has been promoted to lead executive of strategic accounts for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock.

UAMS Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations Retiring

by Mark Friedman 2/2/2018 04:48 pm

Mark Kenneday notified the administration of his plan to retire on Jan. 22, according to UAMS spokeswoman Leslie Taylor.

AFCU Donates $101K to Arkansas Children's

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2018 01:24 pm

Arkansas Federal Credit Union recently donated $101,619 to Arkansas Children's Hospital for the renovation of its teen room.

Pharmacists: New Reimbursement Rates for Drugs Unsustainable

by Gwen Moritz and Graycen Colbert Bigger 2/1/2018 07:01 am

Pharmacists say new reimbursement rates for generic prescriptions imposed by the pharmacy benefit manager used by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Ambetter are often less than the cost of the drugs.

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan Tackle US Health Care 'Tapeworm'

by Associated Press 1/30/2018 11:23 am

Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan are forming a new company to address the health care costs of their employees, sending shares of health care companies down sharply across the entire sector despite the vague nature of the announcement.

State Sen. Jake Files Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes in GIF Scandal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 03:41 pm

The Fort Smith Republican waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund.

ATU Faculty Member Named to National Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 09:34 am

Melinda Wilkins, professor and director of the health information management and health informatics programs at Arkansas Tech University, has become the first Arkansas resident elected to the American Health Information Management Association's board of directors.

Governed Vs. Governors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/29/2018 12:00 am

At a time when the free press is attacked daily by a man whose oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States seems as sacred as his marriage vows, the story of newspapers taking existential risks to tell the truth worked on me like a tonic.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Winrock Announces Health Tech Accelerator

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Winrock International, Arkansas Heart Hospital, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures at UAMS recently announced that they are teaming to support a new accelerator for health care technology startups called Health InnovatAR.

UAMS Medical Center CFO Resigns

by Mark Friedman 1/27/2018 12:03 pm

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center's chief financial officer resigned Friday as UAMS continues to search for ways to slash its projected defici

Committee Raises Questions of Collusion Between UAMS, Baptist

by Mark Friedman 1/25/2018 06:06 pm

The Arkansas General Assembly's Joint Performance Review Committee will continuing looking into a contract under which the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides physician services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

Marcus Elliott Joins Conway Regional Health System

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2018 11:15 am

Marcus Elliott has joined Conway Regional Health System as the director of corporate health services.

Some Northeast Arkansas Cities See Record Growth in 2017

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 1/24/2018 02:45 pm

Communities in northeast Arkansas saw record growth in 2017, including sales tax revenue and employment gains across the region.

Arkansas' December Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2018 09:47 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

Construction of OurPharma Building in Fayetteville to Begin in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

OurPharma Holdings LLC, the startup manufacturer of generic medications, recently ended its $3.5 million equity offering after receiving payment or commitments for the full amount.

Ron Crawford Sues for $1.5 Million Over Digital Training Platform

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Ron Crawford, Arkansas youth basketball sports maven and businessman, is trying to recover more than $500,000 plus $1 million in punitive damages over an investment in a mobile platform for athlete training.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

It's About Power (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Setting clear boundaries and educating the workforce about those boundaries can help employers avoid costly legal claims.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.