health care

SW Michigan
7:46 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Some State Health Data Stolen

Credit WMUK

State health officials say personal data for nearly 2,600 people was compromised when a laptop computer was stolen in January. The information includes Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.

The state Department of Community Health says the breach involves some people served by the Long Term Care Ombudsman's Office. The data on the stolen computer was encrypted but information on a flash-drive taken with it was not. It had Social Security or Medicaid identification numbers for about 1,500 people.

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4:20 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Could be Model

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Details are still being worked out on incentives designed to provide individual responsibility to health care expansion
Michigan's expandedMedicaid program - a unique version of the longtime federal health plan for poor people - asks beneficiaries to chip in on their medical costs. But the Healthy Michigan plan, which will go live April 1, offers incentives for healthy behaviors, too.
1:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Start Date for Medicaid Expansion in Michigan Still Unclear

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Community Health Director says sign up won't start until program and technology are in place
Michigan stands alone in that its legislature decided late last year to expand Medicaid, but delayed the start until spring.
7:52 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Bronson Battle Creek Names New COO

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Jim McKernan has been vice president of Bronson HealthCare Midwest
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BATTLE CREEK, MI - After conducting a nationwide search for its next chief operating officer, Bronson Battle Creek decided the best candidate was already within its ranks. James E. McKernan will become the next COO of Bronson Battle Creek and a senior vice president with Bronson Healthcare, effective March 10.
10:37 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Effort to Enroll More Uninsured Gathers Steam in Kalamazoo

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Kalamazoo Family Health Center officials say enrolling has become easier after initial problems with website
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- As chief executive officer of Kalamazoo's Family Health Center, Denise Crawford was happily anticipating last fall's rollout of subsidized health-care plans offered through the Affordable Care Act. Instead, that Oct. 1 launch was an "absolute disaster," Crawford said. "All the problems with the website that people talked about were true."