Big Clinical Data Registries Next?  Why Doesn’t Congress Restore the Office of Technology Assessment?  More Proof that It’s Needed As This Is Yet One More Complex IT Project That Will Not Contribute Good Care, Just An IT Expenditure With a Lot of Quantitated Justifications Tossed In Big Clinical Data Registries Next? Why Doesn’t Congress Restore the Office of Technology Assessment? More Proof that It’s Needed As This Is Yet One More Complex IT Project That Will Not Contribute Good Care, Just An IT Expenditure With a Lot of Quantitated Justifications Tossed In

I am not against registries at all as they are very useful and 8 years ago I built on in the EMR I w...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

AAFP Says We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore With Optimization of Provider Networks - Specifically United Healthcare’s Doctor Dumping That Disrupts Continuity of Care AAFP Says We’re Not Going To Take It Anymore With Optimization of Provider Networks - Specifically United Healthcare’s Doctor Dumping That Disrupts Continuity of Care

This is not the first time the AAFP confronted United Healthcare as they did back in 2012 when they ...

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hospira In Talks With Buying French Company, Danone - Could Be $5 Billion Dollar Tax Inversion Hospira In Talks With Buying French Company, Danone - Could Be $5 Billion Dollar Tax Inversion

There may be one more on the agenda coming up and nothing is in concrete yet.  Hospira is known for...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Protandim And Oxidative Stress Relief At the Medical Quack… Protandim And Oxidative Stress Relief At the Medical Quack…

I decided to put on the Medical Quack as I have been taking Protandim now for around 45 days and it is making a difference with how I feel, ...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

United Healthcare Rolls Out Mobile App For Consumers To Address Transparency With Shopping for Medical Treatments, Fine But What About Transparency With Data Selling Which Is Still Non Existent for Consumers, What’s Being “Mined” With this App for Predictive Behavioral Analytics? United Healthcare Rolls Out Mobile App For Consumers To Address Transparency With Shopping for Medical Treatments, Fine But What About Transparency With Data Selling Which Is Still Non Existent for Consumers, What’s Being “Mined” With this App for Predictive Behavioral Analytics?

Would I used this, nope.  More and more we all know there’s a trade off for apps and services and of...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Healthgrades Partners With Athena Health To Provide Easier Access to Book Appointments, Like Maybe Doing Better With Sorting Out Some of the “Dead Doctors” Seeing Patients in the After Life? Healthgrades Partners With Athena Health To Provide Easier Access to Book Appointments, Like Maybe Doing Better With Sorting Out Some of the “Dead Doctors” Seeing Patients in the After Life?

Well it looks like there’s a new way to determine if some are really dead doctors on Healthgrades, o...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Texas Doctor Working With Ebola Patients in Africa Now Has the Disease Amidst All Precautions and Safeguards-Of Course Still Listed on HealthGrades As Taking New Appointments in Dallas Texas Doctor Working With Ebola Patients in Africa Now Has the Disease Amidst All Precautions and Safeguards-Of Course Still Listed on HealthGrades As Taking New Appointments in Dallas

Not to take away from the seriousness of this story but again don’t rely on Healthgrades or Vitas f...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Automatic Renewals With Health Insurance Are Too Risky To Take That Chance - Algorithmic Business Models Have Changed Since Initial Enrollment As Well As Price - Would Not Do It Without Full Research as Killer Algorithms Cycle Through Here As Well.. Automatic Renewals With Health Insurance Are Too Risky To Take That Chance - Algorithmic Business Models Have Changed Since Initial Enrollment As Well As Price - Would Not Do It Without Full Research as Killer Algorithms Cycle Through Here As Well..

This is a good article and while renewals are meant to be something to make life easier, you can’t...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Johns Hopkins $190 Million Settlement Complex But Will Be Paid By Insurance Created by A Pool of Hospitals In the Northeast Years Ago To Pool Risk Johns Hopkins $190 Million Settlement Complex But Will Be Paid By Insurance Created by A Pool of Hospitals In the Northeast Years Ago To Pool Risk

Between the pooled risk insurance company and a second company formed a long time ago in Bermuda, th...

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Former Hospital Owner in Texas Convicted of Medicare Billing Fraud And Faking Documentation for EMR Stimulus Funds of $18 Million.. Former Hospital Owner in Texas Convicted of Medicare Billing Fraud And Faking Documentation for EMR Stimulus Funds of $18 Million..

At one time he had 6 hospitals, 4 closed and 2 are struggling with financial issues under new owners...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Doctor Shoots Armed Patient in Philadelphia Hospital - Saves Lives But Case Worker Shot By Patient Died Doctor Shoots Armed Patient in Philadelphia Hospital - Saves Lives But Case Worker Shot By Patient Died

A doctor came to the rescue here after the mentally ill patient had already shot his case worker and...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Zoeticx Clarity Server - Middleware HIE Will Save Millions Maybe Billions With HIE And Has 3-6 Year ONC Compatible Time Line, Works Using APIs, Web Apps Where Nobody Has to Swap Out Their EHR… Zoeticx Clarity Server - Middleware HIE Will Save Millions Maybe Billions With HIE And Has 3-6 Year ONC Compatible Time Line, Works Using APIs, Web Apps Where Nobody Has to Swap Out Their EHR…

You have may have already read about the big CommonWell project with the consortium of big EMR play...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

FDA Approves New Tamper Proof Oxycodone Painkiller From Purdue Pharma - Targiniq FDA Approves New Tamper Proof Oxycodone Painkiller From Purdue Pharma - Targiniq

This is a new tamper proof drug which means if it is crushed it looses it affect, but of course peop...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Multi Millionaire Robert Durst Pees On A Candy Counter at Texas CVS Store After Filling His Prescription Multi Millionaire Robert Durst Pees On A Candy Counter at Texas CVS Store After Filling His Prescription

Is this a great story or what?  Listen to the video and read below about his past, pretty grizzly so...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Walgreens Closing Distribution Center in Flagstaff Arizona - 345 Jobs Lost While Senator Durbin of Illinois States They Are Turning Their Backs On the US Should They Move Their Headquarters Outside the US Walgreens Closing Distribution Center in Flagstaff Arizona - 345 Jobs Lost While Senator Durbin of Illinois States They Are Turning Their Backs On the US Should They Move Their Headquarters Outside the US

Flagstaff is located in northern Arizona and now the center will be closing.   There has been a lot ...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HHS With New Burwell Appointment Adds A Little Splash of Wal-Mart to the United Healthcare Model Being Used for Just About Everything We See And Read Today… HHS With New Burwell Appointment Adds A Little Splash of Wal-Mart to the United Healthcare Model Being Used for Just About Everything We See And Read Today…

We have another new one added today in the form of Wal-Mart Senior VP Leslie Dach to be Burwell’s se...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bill To Restore Office of Technology Assessment Was Defeated Again This Year As Congress Chooses to Remain In the Dark With Technology At A Time When Private Industry Is Doing Just the Opposite - “The Grays” Live On… Bill To Restore Office of Technology Assessment Was Defeated Again This Year As Congress Chooses to Remain In the Dark With Technology At A Time When Private Industry Is Doing Just the Opposite - “The Grays” Live On…

This non partisan agency existed for years and at a time when we are living in the most absolute com...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tucson, AZ Healthcare System To Form a Partnership With Not One But Three Hospital Systems, Tenet, Ascension, and Dignity, Maybe Getting That Care 360 Subsidiary In Place For Income Too? Tucson, AZ Healthcare System To Form a Partnership With Not One But Three Hospital Systems, Tenet, Ascension, and Dignity, Maybe Getting That Care 360 Subsidiary In Place For Income Too?

The hospital will maintain it’s Catholic affiliation and Tenet looks like they are just an investor ...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 
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