Industry News

December 29, 2014
The Illinois Department of Corrections has plans to hire a combination of 100 mental health and security workers at the Dixon Correctional Center for its expanded mental health unit. The goal is to have workers in place by the spring.
December 29, 2014
New York will require mental health discharge planning for inmates who received treatment in prison. A law taking effect at the end of February says they will also get an appointment with a doctor who can prescribe interim medications.
December 23, 2014
Prisons house a large number of hepatitis C patients and the Constitution guarantees prisoners the same medical care that's standard in the community but most prison budgets can't handle the price of expensive new treatments for the disease.
December 21, 2014
Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks, says while some states are only starting to find the need for digital health records, 12 New York City correctional facilities successfully implemented EHRs and showed positive results, as outlined in a
December 10, 2014
State Prisons Commissioner David Guice told lawmakers that needed reforms to the system's treatment of mentally ill inmates will cost an additional $20 million for more staffing. Guice was speaking before the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety at a meeting focused on
December 09, 2014
UConn has recently established a new collaboration to improve healthcare for a vulnerable population with complex medical issues.
December 06, 2014
Federal prisoners will be prohibited from smoking under new rules from the Bureau of Prisons. The smoking ban in federal prisons will target more than 212,000 inmates who will be disciplined if they are caught with cigarettes, cigars, pipes or any other tobacco products, according to the bureau.
December 01, 2014
New York City plans to significantly expand public health services throughout the criminal justice process to reduce the growing number of inmates with mental health and substance abuse problems.
November 24, 2014
The Board of Supervisors approved $9.4 million in appropriations for the implementation and maintenance of an EHR system in Riverside County, Alabama detention facilities.
November 19, 2014
Corizon Health named B. Anderson Flatt as its SVP and CIO. Flatt started his new role with Corizon earlier this month. He was most recently VP and CIO at Cigna-HealthSpring.
November 03, 2014
The trend of rising healthcare costs for prisoners appears to have reversed in many states, according to a report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a collabor
October 21, 2014
In Pennsylvania, nearly all inmates serving life terms will die inside prison walls. The Laurel Highlands prison has a full-time hospice service, based in part on a hospice unit in California, which can care for seven inmates at a time.
October 20, 2014
CloudVisit Telemedicine offers telepsychiatry solutions to introduce telemedicine in prisons. With CloudVisit Institution, providers, prisoners and correctional facilities all benefit from online video sessions, the company states.
October 15, 2014
For inmates with intellectual disabilities, autism or traumatic brain injury, prison can be dangerous - they're easily exploited their peers and they have trouble remembering rules, which can lead to disciplinary action and segregation from other inmates, NPR reports.
October 13, 2014
Arizona agreed to improve prison conditions in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.
October 13, 2014
Osceola County commissioners approved a five-year contract with a private healthcare company for county jail inmates, The Orlando Sentinel reports.