Health Care

Dec 28, 2022

Companies partner to offer new at-home kidney health product in Idaho 

For the first time in Idaho, Healthy.io is partnering with Blue Cross of Idaho to bring a kidney health testing kit into the state’s health care market.   Blue Cross of Idaho started offering that kit to its roughly 200 employees this month, with the intent of expanding that reach; following the rollout for employees, the plan is to make the kits available to the health insurance company’[...]

Huckabay family donates $14M to provide doctors in rural Idaho 
Dec 9, 2022

Huckabay family donates $14M to provide doctors in rural Idaho 

[caption id="attachment_287326" align="alignnone" width="600"] Idaho WWAMI medical students study in front of the medical education building at University of Idaho. Photo courtesy of U of I[/caption] Idaho ranks 51st in the nation in physicians per capita. John Huckabay wants to fix that.  According to the Association of American Medical Colleges State Physician Workforce Data Report rele[...]

Dec 8, 2022

Foundations, major donors tackle nation’s nursing shortage

As more nurses leave their jobs in hospitals and health-care centers, foundations are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to ensure that more stay in the profession and get more out of the job than just the applause and pats on the back they got during the bleakest days of the pandemic. Philanthropic pledges announced this year to help nurses and the nursing profession include: — A $1[...]

Dec 5, 2022

New health tech startup Switchboard Health launching in Boise

Switchboard Health is a new digital health startup that was launched in early November. Based in Boise, the company's launch was announced by Route 66 Ventures, a Virginia-based health technology venture capital firm. The concept for Switchboard Health initially incubated for almost a year within Route 66 Ventures until initial funding was provided and Route 66 brought on Derek Baird as co-founder[...]

Nov 28, 2022

Boost in people seeking HealthCare.gov coverage, HHS says

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it’s seeing a big uptick in the number of new customers buying private health insurance for 2023 from the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace. Nearly 3.4 million people have signed up for coverage — an increase of 17% compared to the same time last year. The boost in enrollment comes as the number of uninsured Americans this year reached a hi[...]

Desert Sage Health Centers Car Clinic SW
Nov 17, 2022

Desert Sage Health Centers breaks ground for new Mountain Home facility

[caption id="attachment_286754" align="alignnone" width="600"] A rendering of the future Desert Sage Health Centers in Mountain Home. Submitted image[/caption] Read More Construction News [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/construction/feed/" number="3"] Desert Sage Health Centers (DSHC) broke ground on Nov. 16 for a new 30,000-square-foot health center in Mountain Hom[...]

Nov 16, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Kno2 and Net Health expand partnership

Read More Health Care News [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/health-care/feed/" number="3"] Boise-based Kno2 and Net Health, based in Pittsburg, have announced an expanded partnership intended to provide an integrated solution for outpatient rehabilitation therapy clinics: efficiently exchange patient information, improve communication within care teams to improve care [...]

Nov 15, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ Desert Sage Health Centers to break ground on new health center

[caption id="attachment_286754" align="alignleft" width="300"] A rendering of the future Desert Sage Health Centers. Submitted photo[/caption] Desert Sage Health Centers (DSHC) will be breaking ground on Nov. 16 for a new 30,000-square-foot health center, which will include medical, dental, behavioral health, administrative services and a dedicated space for DSHC’s “car clinic” model. The[...]

photo of the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
Nov 15, 2022

Biz ‘Bite:’ EIRMC adds psychiatry residency program

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) recently established a psychiatry residency program to address a shortage of mental health professionals throughout the state. [caption id="attachment_248657" align="alignright" width="300"] Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. File photo[/caption] Idaho is reported to have the fewest psychiatrists per capita of any state in the nation. This sh[...]

Oct 28, 2022

School districts provide local solutions to dental staffing shortages

[caption id="attachment_286179" align="alignleft" width="300"] Students participating in Boise School District's dental education program. Photo courtesy of Gail Enmark[/caption] Staffing shortages are plaguing industries of all kinds, and the dental field is no exception. To help address the lack of qualified dental professionals, local school districts and dentists are offering dental assisti[...]

Oct 26, 2022

AT&T provides better 911 location detection in Idaho 

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] AT&T has announced a technology that makes it easier for Idaho first responders to detect the location of someone calling 911 from a cell phone.   The Locate Before Route feature uses the Global Positioning System (GPS) to more accurately determine the location of the cell[...]

Saltzer medical transport service
Oct 25, 2022

Saltzer to launch medical transport service in November

[caption id="attachment_285981" align="alignnone" width="600"] Intermountain Healthcare Specialty Care Transport manager Brian Hite with the new service's first critical care level ambulance rig. Photo courtesy of Saltzer Health[/caption] Saltzer Health has added a new medical transport service in Treasure Valley called Intermountain Healthcare Specialty Care Transport (IHSCT). While IHSCT is a[...]