Hy-Vee Inc. and its subsidiary Midwest Heritage now offers employee benefits to more than 58,000 eligible part-time employees, Hy-Vee announced in a statement this morning. Any part-time employee who is 19 or older is considered eligible for the program and can choose between 11 elective benefit options, including health, dental, vision and critical illness insurance. […]

A Des Moines-based direct-care agency has developed an in-house mobile documentation application that could also provide a less-expensive option for other care agencies. HOPE Agency, a nonprofit community-based provider of holistic care for children and adults with special needs, recently rolled out Quik Cliks, a documentation app that it built for its staff using an […]

IDx, a University of Iowa spinout company based in Coralville, has received FDA approval to market IDx-DR, the  first medical device to use artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. IDx recently announced a move to larger quarters in the Oakdale Research […]

Treating chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a struggle for medical professionals and athletic trainers by its very nature. Although CTE stems from traumatic brain injury and concussions, it is difficult to confirm CTE’s presence until patients are deceased — a debilitating and heartbreaking journey for patients and their families.Now, new research by an Indianola […]

The Iowa Clinic was honored with the Drexel LeBow 2017 Analytics 50 award for its innovative data-driven approach to increasing adult vaccination rates. The national recognition of 50 industry innovators, presented by the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University in Philadelphia, annually recognizes companies that are using analytics to solve business challenges. Among the […]

Aubrey Alvarez is not an app developer. But as executive director at Eat Greater Des Moines, Alvarez saw what the stakes were without an efficient solution to connect food “waste” from potential donors, like event planners or caterers, to potential recipients, including nonprofits and school pantries. Alvarez and the board of directors at Eat Greater […]

We all know about pet therapy, but a group of hospitals is deploying canines in an official feel-good mission for patients, Radio Iowa reports. The hospitals in Iowa and Nebraska are offering “wag therapy.” Kris Wiley, a mental health practitioner at CHI Health in Omaha-Council Bluffs, says pooch power is real. “Research has shown that it can […]