Healthcare and Insurance

Missouri Nursing Board Invests in the Future

Several colleges and universities in Missouri will receive nearly $1 million in grants for expanding their nursing education programs. The grants are funded the Missouri Board of Nursing and in partnership with the state’s Department of Higher Education The funds… more

Trading Off Cigarettes for Diapers Could Improve Healthcare Outlook

The Unified Government Public Health Department of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS has launched a program that demonstrates how communities can encourage and incentivize people to adopt healthier lifestyles. The program, called “Baby & Me Tobacco Free,” offers pregnant… more

Kansas Hospitals Form New Partnership

After several years of exploring and successfully executing collaboration opportunities, The University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center, in joint statements today, announced a letter of intent to create a new partnership. The new alliance is intended to expand and strengthen… more

History-making Hospital News from Kansas

Hays Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital have some big news to share at a joint news conference today at 11am. Check back with for an update on what these two award-winning institutions are calling an “historic… more

Earthquake Raises Insurance Questions

The earthquake that shook the Midwest on Saturday morning also jogged people’s minds about the subject of earthquake insurance. For policyholders unsure of their options, state insurance departments are excellent sources of information on the subject. Ken Selzer, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance,… more

Access Ability

If you look around, you can see the face of health-care delivery in the Kansas City region changing right before your eyes. It might be with a Mosaic Life Care’s gleaming medical offices and lifestyle-wellness centers in the Northland, or… more

Local firm gets OK for pet medication

Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), a Leawood, Kan.-based pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative biopharmaceutical products for companion animals, this week announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved… more

Kansas taps HPE, Cerner for new Medicaid system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise last week announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment had selected HPE to upgrade the state’s Medicaid Management Information System. As part of the $215 million contract, HPE will establish the Kansas Modular Medicaid System… more

BCBS KC ID Card Provider Hacked

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City members will be getting a letter offering them free online identity protection after the company’s ID card provider revealed it was the victim of a computer hacker. Albany, N.Y.-based Newkirk Products on… more

Cerner 2Q Results Show Continued Growth

Kansas City, Mo.-based health-care information services giant Cerner on Tuesday announced results for the second quarter that ended July 2. Bookings in the quarter were $1.4 billion, an increase of 9 percent compared to $1.29 billion in the second quarter… more