UnitedHealthCare To Use Data Mining Algorithms On Claim Data To Look For Those At “Risk” of Developing Diabetes – Walgreens and the YMCA Benefit With Pay for Performance Dollars to Promote and Supply The Tools UnitedHealthCare To Use Data Mining Algorithms On Claim Data To Look For Those At “Risk” of Developing Diabetes – Walgreens and the YMCA Benefit With Pay for Performance Dollars to Promote and Supply The Tools

In my book I thought my doctor should be doing this for me, ok so now’s who’s the doctor here?  Will...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What’s that Pad Stuck Under Your Arm – You Guessed It Pit Pads Stick on Deodorant What’s that Pad Stuck Under Your Arm – You Guessed It Pit Pads Stick on Deodorant

So far you are safe as I don’t see any wireless connection here to report back to someone on the amo...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Remote Area Medical Founder Receives 2010 Inamori Ethics Prize – RAM Returning to Los Angeles April 27th Remote Area Medical Founder Receives 2010 Inamori Ethics Prize – RAM Returning to Los Angeles April 27th

First of all congratulations to Stan Brock for his award, he earns it in more ways than one.  Below ...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ed Silverman at Pharmalot Discusses Merck and What’s Happening In Pharma Today Ed Silverman at Pharmalot Discusses Merck and What’s Happening In Pharma Today

This is a good video.  In a couple of my prior posts I have mentioned what Merck stated as earnings last year $460 million, which is maybe ...

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Abbott Laboratories Investigation With Off Label Drug Marketing for Depakote Invokes Judge to Call for CEO’s Email Messages Abbott Laboratories Investigation With Off Label Drug Marketing for Depakote Invokes Judge to Call for CEO’s Email Messages

Abbott, and likely the IT folks added in here, said it would be very cumbersome to go back and get ...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

PositiveID Corporation Partners With International Maritime Medical Association – Health Link PHR Offering By Subscription Pilot Program PositiveID Corporation Partners With International Maritime Medical Association – Health Link PHR Offering By Subscription Pilot Program

PositiveID, formerly known as Vera Chip is starting a pilot program for those at sea, working on th...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Discussion on Medical Records Improving Care – Both Technology and Software Evolution Can Complicate At Times Discussion on Medical Records Improving Care – Both Technology and Software Evolution Can Complicate At Times

I found the discussion area in here a bit interesting.  Having written an EMR several years ago my...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Dennis Quaid Produces Documentary About Patient Safety - Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm Dennis Quaid Produces Documentary About Patient Safety - Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm

We like talking patient safety around the Medical Quack by all means and throw in some potential sol...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Vitala(TM) Continence Control Device Gets 501(K) Approval from FDA – Big News for Those Who Have Had Colostomy – Quality of Life Enhancement With Hours of No Exterior Pouch Vitala(TM) Continence Control Device Gets 501(K) Approval from FDA – Big News for Those Who Have Had Colostomy – Quality of Life Enhancement With Hours of No Exterior Pouch

This is a product and subject that perhaps many don’t like to talk about, but for 8 hours an individ...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Science Denial – The Danger of Wrapping Ourselves in Lies and Misconceptions And a Bit of Tech Denial Included Science Denial – The Danger of Wrapping Ourselves in Lies and Misconceptions And a Bit of Tech Denial Included

One of the items discussed he speaks about how measles vaccines are on the decline in the US.  He sa...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Orange County Concierge Doctor Practice Creates an Iphone Application – 60-65 Year Old Patients Really Like Their Online Concierge Services Orange County Concierge Doctor Practice Creates an Iphone Application – 60-65 Year Old Patients Really Like Their Online Concierge Services

This is one way a boutique or concierge practice is not only potentially increasing business, but m...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Vasomedical Combined ECG Holter, Ambulatory Blood Pressure/Software Monitoring System Approved by the FDA Vasomedical Combined ECG Holter, Ambulatory Blood Pressure/Software Monitoring System Approved by the FDA

ECG or EKGs as sometimes called are getting quite sophisticated.  Vasomedical has primarily been fo...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

WellPoint Blue Cross Premium Increase In California Drawing Closer – Watch the News For the Outcome As You May Not Receive Notification in Time WellPoint Blue Cross Premium Increase In California Drawing Closer – Watch the News For the Outcome As You May Not Receive Notification in Time

As of today the jury is still out on what the outcome of the giant proposed rate increase will be h...

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Insurers Say No New Policies in Massachusetts After Rate Hikes Denied – Lawmakers Want Casinos and Legalized Gambling To Help State Economy Insurers Say No New Policies in Massachusetts After Rate Hikes Denied – Lawmakers Want Casinos and Legalized Gambling To Help State Economy

Well this could bring in more money with gambling and in the video the state House Speaker seems pretty excited about it.  In the meantime b...

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

An Infectious Disease Walks Into a Bar - Bartender Says We Don’t Serve Infectious Diseases here – You’re Not a Very Good Host It Says (Video-Humor) An Infectious Disease Walks Into a Bar - Bartender Says We Don’t Serve Infectious Diseases here – You’re Not a Very Good Host It Says (Video-Humor)

Ok, so we have all heard the old jokes about a “duck” into a bar, how about some biotech and research humor added in, maybe they like to dri...

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Control of IHHI Hospital Chain Returns to Kali P. Chaudhuri in Orange County Backed by a Hedge Fund - Some Are Nervous Control of IHHI Hospital Chain Returns to Kali P. Chaudhuri in Orange County Backed by a Hedge Fund - Some Are Nervous

This is the hospital chain that has 9 lives and a complete soap opera over the last few years to alo...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

White House Healthcare Spokeswoman Leaving – Would Like To Be Able to Dine With Her Husband Again White House Healthcare Spokeswoman Leaving – Would Like To Be Able to Dine With Her Husband Again

I don’t see as any bad reflection in either way, the woman wants a life again and besides it seems t...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Would You Buy Blood Pressure and Glucose Devices At Best Buy – Pilot Program In New Jersey Would You Buy Blood Pressure and Glucose Devices At Best Buy – Pilot Program In New Jersey

This may not be a bad idea as I said last year I thought it would be a good idea if Microsoft had a...

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Friday, April 09, 2010
 
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