Johnson and Johnson Drops Investment for MRSA Drug Development After Failing to Meet European CE Mark & FDA Approvals Johnson and Johnson Drops Investment for MRSA Drug Development After Failing to Meet European CE Mark & FDA Approvals

Basilea Pharmaceutica and Johnson and Johnson worked together on the drug for MRSA infections and af...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Feinstein Proposes “National Medical Insurance Rate Authority” Legislation To Allow HHS Secretary to Review – Hope HHS Can Wrap Their Heads Around the Algorithms And Not Get Lost in the Shuffle Feinstein Proposes “National Medical Insurance Rate Authority” Legislation To Allow HHS Secretary to Review – Hope HHS Can Wrap Their Heads Around the Algorithms And Not Get Lost in the Shuffle

It looks like we have a breakthrough here with perhaps a new type of law or at least some baby steps...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Forget Steroids – Gene Doping is the Next Frontier for Athletes – Genetic DNA Cell Protein Modification Forget Steroids – Gene Doping is the Next Frontier for Athletes – Genetic DNA Cell Protein Modification

With the Olympics running in full force now, this seems to be a good time to talk about the next fro...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Molina Healthcare Acquiring Unisys Health Information Management for Approximately 135 Million Molina Healthcare Acquiring Unisys Health Information Management for Approximately 135 Million

This was actually announced last month but in case you missed it Molina is purchasing the healthcare...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

San Joaquin General Hospital Bakersfield, CA Ending Residency Program and More to Cut Costs San Joaquin General Hospital Bakersfield, CA Ending Residency Program and More to Cut Costs

  San Joaquin General Hospital in Bakersfield is looking at some serious cuts, as noted here in the...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Angel Flights – Free Flights for Patients Needing Medical Care Through Volunteer Efforts Angel Flights – Free Flights for Patients Needing Medical Care Through Volunteer Efforts

This is something I thought was worth a mention as many may not even know this opportunity exists. ...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Grassley Checking Up on WebMD With Cymbalta Using Behavioral Algorithms To Sell Drugs By Eli Lilly Grassley Checking Up on WebMD With Cymbalta Using Behavioral Algorithms To Sell Drugs By Eli Lilly

Do you need a test to see if you are suffering from depression?  Eli Lilly of course is thinking yo...

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

School Spies on Students At Home Via Remote Support Web Cam Screenshots/Audit Trails Without Knowledge or Consent Class Action Lawsuit Filed – Investigation for Our New Director of Privacy? School Spies on Students At Home Via Remote Support Web Cam Screenshots/Audit Trails Without Knowledge or Consent Class Action Lawsuit Filed – Investigation for Our New Director of Privacy?

She was just appointed this week and this may or may not fall under her area of jurisdiction, but as...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Kaiser Permanente Recognized as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies Kaiser Permanente Recognized as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Not too long ago I spoke with Chris McCarthy from Kaiser Permanente who runs the Innovation Center ...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Business Intelligence and Enhanced Claim Processing Goes to Puerto Rico With TriZetto for Medical Claim Processing and Algorithmic Analysis Services Business Intelligence and Enhanced Claim Processing Goes to Puerto Rico With TriZetto for Medical Claim Processing and Algorithmic Analysis Services

As you can see here the tech side of healthcare continues to beef up their resources so when you are...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Rachel Maddow Discusses Health Insurance with HHS Kathleen Sebelius And the Public Option Rachel Maddow Discusses Health Insurance with HHS Kathleen Sebelius And the Public Option

Kathleen Sebelius discussed the current health insurance requests for rate increases.  She discusses...

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Chief Privacy Officer Named at ONC – Health Information Technology Chief Privacy Officer Named at ONC – Health Information Technology

I’ll keep this short, and will say this is going to be one trying and very busy position and wish he...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Next Age of Government from TED – Changing Paradigms With Information Technology The Next Age of Government from TED – Changing Paradigms With Information Technology

This is a great talk from David Cameron about money and politics and the changes in paradigms we nee...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Microsoft Surface – An Update From The MVP Tour This Week Microsoft Surface – An Update From The MVP Tour This Week

Ok when is the last time you have seen this many fingers on a Surface computer, and these all belon...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kaiser Permanente Pediatrician Patricia Richards Explains How The Use of Electronic Medical Records Enhances Knowledge With Obesity and Adds Focus to the “Let’s Move” Obesity Prevention Campaign Kaiser Permanente Pediatrician Patricia Richards Explains How The Use of Electronic Medical Records Enhances Knowledge With Obesity and Adds Focus to the “Let’s Move” Obesity Prevention Campaign

No doubt you have probably heard about Michelle Obama’s new program, “Let’s Move” which is designed...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

It’s A Fat World After All (video) – How Many Pounds Per Cubic Foot Are You? It’s A Fat World After All (video) – How Many Pounds Per Cubic Foot Are You?

This is a bit of a funny/satirical video and after many years in logistics, that’s how we calculated cost, the density (no pun intended) and...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010
 
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