Hospital Admissions – Who Decides is A big Question Hospital Admissions – Who Decides is A big Question

Sometimes you can’t win for losing as this video shows what happened in Texas, the ER docs were instructed to bring up admissions if they c...

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut Has Prostate Cancer – Using Recess to Have Surgery Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut Has Prostate Cancer – Using Recess to Have Surgery

What is very disturbing about all of this too is Rush Limbaugh blasting him about where he’s going ...

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Saxagliptin aka Onglyza Approved by FDA – Diabetes Medication For Diabetes 2 Saxagliptin aka Onglyza Approved by FDA – Diabetes Medication For Diabetes 2

It appears 2 drug makers are collaborating and as stated below will give Merck some competition in...

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Doctor Self-Referrals – Physician Owned CT Scanners Questioned Again Doctor Self-Referrals – Physician Owned CT Scanners Questioned Again

Here goes the same question again, are they being over used.  Well this time I’m going to speak out...

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Health Issues on Vacation, Call Your Insurer and Have Information with You in a Personal Health Record Health Issues on Vacation, Call Your Insurer and Have Information with You in a Personal Health Record

This is a good bit of advice from a post in the New York Times about what to think about when you g...

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Friday, July 31, 2009

2 new Moms in Northern California Die from Swine Flu 2 new Moms in Northern California Die from Swine Flu

We are not out of the woods yet and the H1N1 virus is still being watched with pregnant women being...

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Hospital News – California and Pennsylvania Money Issues Hospital News – California and Pennsylvania Money Issues

In California hospitals need to retrofitted to meet earthquake standards by the years 2013 and 1015...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Customer Asset Protection Company (CAPCO) Reinsurance Firm – Can They Handle the Lehman Bankruptcy and Pay Claims? Customer Asset Protection Company (CAPCO) Reinsurance Firm – Can They Handle the Lehman Bankruptcy and Pay Claims?

New York is now investigating if the company sold policies without the assets to cover, sound some...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nearly 30% of Insured Are Already Covered by Government Healthcare Plans in the US Nearly 30% of Insured Are Already Covered by Government Healthcare Plans in the US

This is an interesting ongoing Gallup pole, so getting close to 1/3 of the population with a govern...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Burning Medical Records Found Near Shopping Center – Paper Records Bon Fire in Kentucky Burning Medical Records Found Near Shopping Center – Paper Records Bon Fire in Kentucky

It appears we still have a problem with shredders and perhaps the time it takes, and still stories like this one, medical records found in ...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Strong Perfume Evacuates Office, Sends 30 to the Hospital and Paramedics to the Scene Strong Perfume Evacuates Office, Sends 30 to the Hospital and Paramedics to the Scene

Allergies must be among us, or at least they were at the Bank of America, but how does one confuse ...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

FDA Approves Hypertension Drug (with Conditions) that You Inhale - Tyvaso FDA Approves Hypertension Drug (with Conditions) that You Inhale - Tyvaso

This is more than just a drug, it is a drug and a delivery system technically.  More and more I see...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quest Diagnostics and Health IT – Interview with Rohit Nayak, Vice President of Sales, Clinical Information Solutions Group, MedPlus Quest Diagnostics and Health IT – Interview with Rohit Nayak, Vice President of Sales, Clinical Information Solutions Group, MedPlus

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Rohit Nayak, Vice President of Sales, Clinical Informa...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Medical Caduceus Has Taken On A Strange New Look The Medical Caduceus Has Taken On A Strange New Look

We all know the symbol and recently an anonymous group proposed that we consider the image below to ...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Surgery, the past, today and the future – Robotics Surgery, the past, today and the future – Robotics

If you not seen this video, it is well worth the watch as Catherine Mohr walks us through surgery of...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cigna profit grows but based on Non Health Care Entities Cigna profit grows but based on Non Health Care Entities

Life Insurance and International Sales were the 2 areas that showed substantial profit increases and...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Health Net and Humana File Protests over Military Healthcare Awards to UnitedHealthcare and Aetna Health Net and Humana File Protests over Military Healthcare Awards to UnitedHealthcare and Aetna

The battle between insurers begins and who may end up being the losers, the consumers as it takes m...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

US Senate – 5 Pages May have Contracted Swine Flu US Senate – 5 Pages May have Contracted Swine Flu

Recess might be coming at a good time, and perhaps our next session could see a Congress wearing ma...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Arizona May Sell Government Buildings Including the State House, Senate, and a Hospital Arizona May Sell Government Buildings Including the State House, Senate, and a Hospital

Financials in Arizona have not improved much and included in the potential sale is a hospital.   Th...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Connected Care – Webcam Remote Visits Explained by UnitedHealthCare Connected Care – Webcam Remote Visits Explained by UnitedHealthCare

Here’s a look at the mobile units on video.  This is a remote visit with the physician.  The technology is great and helpful, but one questi...

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Thursday, July 30, 2009
 
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