Priority Health to acquire Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana

Michigan-based Priority Health, a health plan serving more than 1.3 million members, will acquire Fort Wayne-based Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana (PHPNI), currently serving more than 52,000 members in Indiana and Ohio. Negotiations are underway and are expected to close before the end of the year after required approvals are completed. Products and coverage offered by the companies are expected to remain the same with minor adjustments, if at all.... Read More

Franciscan Alliance’s fresh produce program comes to Michigan City

Franciscan Health Michigan City is introducing a Produce Prescription Program aimed at assisting with chronic disease management to the city’s residents. Beneficiaries would need to complete a free four-week Cooking Matters course before getting access to the PPP. Successful participants will receive six monthly produce vouchers for fresh fruit and vegetables.... Read More

Purdue board endorses One Health initiative

The Purdue University Board of Trustees gave its endorsement of the university's One Health initiative. The university said that One Health will "bolster the deep connections and research opportunities offered through Purdue University in Indianapolis."... Read More

Indiana University innovations land patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent to an Indiana University-led innovation involving Alzheimer’s disease research and two other innovations involving cancer treatment. The patent related to Alzheimer’s is for a method of using...... Read More