Companies Making Big Dollars Without People – Healthcare Can’t Do That As We are the Product Companies Making Big Dollars Without People – Healthcare Can’t Do That As We are the Product

This was in the LA Times and makes some very good points about economic times.  How are the companies making big dollars and yet unemploymen...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mom Who Lost Hands and Legs At Hospital 6 Years Ago Depends on Help from Children Mom Who Lost Hands and Legs At Hospital 6 Years Ago Depends on Help from Children

This is a sad story indeed when you look at all this woman went through, after being misdiagnosed at the hospital when she had a kidney ston...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Health Internet – Government Looking to Expand The National Health Information Network For Public Use The Health Internet – Government Looking to Expand The National Health Information Network For Public Use

The National Health Information Network already exists and to date has never been tested for the public to use, but the move to shift all of...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

15 States Including California Are Suing Amgen – Alleging Kickbacks and Overfill Billings to Boost Sales of Aranesp 15 States Including California Are Suing Amgen – Alleging Kickbacks and Overfill Billings to Boost Sales of Aranesp

The drug, Aranesp is used with chemotherapy and chronic renal failure to increase red blood cells and was approved by the FDA in 2001. We a...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

FDA Warns Proctor and Gamble – You Can’t Market Cold and Flu Medicine Combined with Vitamin C as It is Illegal FDA Warns Proctor and Gamble – You Can’t Market Cold and Flu Medicine Combined with Vitamin C as It is Illegal

If you liked having vitamin C in your cold and flu medication from Vicks, well it looks like some changes might on on hand here as the FDA ...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Myriad's BRACAnalysis Tests Scrutinized by Insurance Carriers – Many Do Not Qualify and Myriad Marketing Questioned Myriad's BRACAnalysis Tests Scrutinized by Insurance Carriers – Many Do Not Qualify and Myriad Marketing Questioned

I believe everyone probably remembers when this test first became available for women to see if they would have a genetic background that wo...

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Healthcare Sit Ins Continue For Mobilization for Healthcare - United Healthcare CEO Agrees to Meet With the Group Healthcare Sit Ins Continue For Mobilization for Healthcare - United Healthcare CEO Agrees to Meet With the Group

The sit ins this week were at Human, Blue Cross and United Healthcare and apparently with the help of cancer patient Robert Darling who was ...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

23andMe Personal Genomics Company Lays Off Some Workers 23andMe Personal Genomics Company Lays Off Some Workers

The reason for the layoffs was slated to current economic conditions.  I think what the company is trying to do is in the long run a good th...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Dennis Hopper Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer – Cancels all Travel and Production Plans Dennis Hopper Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer – Cancels all Travel and Production Plans

He had several filming commitments in action and hopefully full recovery is in the making for him, no word on whether the diagnosis is early...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

SEEDIE – The Society for Exorbitantly Expensive and Difficult To Implement EHRs Submits Meaningful Use Recommendations SEEDIE – The Society for Exorbitantly Expensive and Difficult To Implement EHRs Submits Meaningful Use Recommendations

This site has been around for a while and looks like they have made some updates.   We all are so involved in getting digital health records...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Aetna Health Insurance CEO Gets Some Early Trick or Treaters At His Home – Healthcare Reform Aetna Health Insurance CEO Gets Some Early Trick or Treaters At His Home – Healthcare Reform

Aetna CEO Ronald Williams had some surprise visitors with the not so usual “trick or treaters” on his door step.  The group has plans for m...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Bedwetting A Problem – There’s a Device For That - Wireless Urosensor Bedwetting A Problem – There’s a Device For That - Wireless Urosensor

I am guessing this is targeted for children but I guess adults could benefit too.  It is a wireless alarm system that you strap on before yo...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Pfizer Along With Johnson and Johnson Invest in Cancer Medical Device - Novo-Cure Stopping Growth of Tumor and Potential Reversal Pfizer Along With Johnson and Johnson Invest in Cancer Medical Device - Novo-Cure Stopping Growth of Tumor and Potential Reversal

49 Patients in Clinical Trials in the US are wearing this device that slows down or reverses the growth of cancer.  It has a battery pack an...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

How to Bill and Code H1N1 Immunizations – Video With Information How to Bill and Code H1N1 Immunizations – Video With Information

You can’t bill for the immunization as the government is paying for it, but the injection process/service is billable.  Also, many insurance...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

What is a Yacker Tracker – Ask Kaiser About Noise Control in Hospitals What is a Yacker Tracker – Ask Kaiser About Noise Control in Hospitals

I think everyone who has been in a hospital for care at some point in time can agree, they can be noisy.  The Yacker Tracker at the facilit...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Roadside Street Doctors Are A Thriving Business in India Roadside Street Doctors Are A Thriving Business in India

I had to read this one twice when I looked at the numbers quoted, there are twice as many “quack doctors” as qualified doctors in the count...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

GE HealthCare to Work With CDC on Tracking H1N1 Flu in the US With Medical Records – Creating eHealth Connected Medical and PHR Records Outside the US GE HealthCare to Work With CDC on Tracking H1N1 Flu in the US With Medical Records – Creating eHealth Connected Medical and PHR Records Outside the US

GE has a couple of things going on here today, first of all with the tracking of H1N1 with a report every 24 hours being generated.  GE will...

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Aetna Takes a Year to Settle $31,000.00 Claim – Thought They Had a Doctor In Network Who Could Have Performed Special Surgery and Found Out They Did Not Aetna Takes a Year to Settle $31,000.00 Claim – Thought They Had a Doctor In Network Who Could Have Performed Special Surgery and Found Out They Did Not

This is an interesting story about a woman who was told up front her cost would be $6000.00 out of pocket up front.  After she had the uniqu...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Interview with Curtis Schroeder, CEO Bumrungrad International Hospital and Nate McLemore, Health Solutions at Microsoft – International Personal Health Records with HealthVault Interview with Curtis Schroeder, CEO Bumrungrad International Hospital and Nate McLemore, Health Solutions at Microsoft – International Personal Health Records with HealthVault

This week I spent a day at the World Medical Tourism Conference in Los Angeles and had a few minutes for an informal quick interview with Cu...

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stryker Biotech and its Top Management Indicted – Alleged Illegal Bone Putty and Medical Device Marketing Stryker Biotech and its Top Management Indicted – Alleged Illegal Bone Putty and Medical Device Marketing

Some of the executives could face up to 20 years in prison along with fines, there are a number of management individuals named in the case....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
 
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