Western Life-Sciences Alliance Conference Scheduled in May To Discuss Disruptive Health Technologies and Devices Western Life-Sciences Alliance Conference Scheduled in May To Discuss Disruptive Health Technologies and Devices

This is always one of my top discussions for discussion as frankly medical devices that report data ...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bill Gates speaks at UC Berkeley Global Health, Education and Thoughts on Philanthropy Bill Gates speaks at UC Berkeley Global Health, Education and Thoughts on Philanthropy

Mr. Gates says this is his first college talk since leaving Microsoft.  “Are the brightest minds wor...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Johnson and Johnson Revenue Increased – Helped Along with “Stent War” Settlements Johnson and Johnson Revenue Increased – Helped Along with “Stent War” Settlements

The stent wars relate to a just under 2 billion dollar settlement with Boston Scientific over the lo...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reload Inkjet Cartridges with Human Cells and You Can Print Skin – Artificial Skin Can Be Grown Too Reload Inkjet Cartridges with Human Cells and You Can Print Skin – Artificial Skin Can Be Grown Too

This is not for you to try at home and do it yourself, but some pretty amazing technology with treat...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Harvard Drug Group Distributor of Generic Drugs Sold From One Private Equity Firm To Another Harvard Drug Group Distributor of Generic Drugs Sold From One Private Equity Firm To Another

This is the largest generic focused distributor in the US with revenues of half a billion .  The new...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Aetna and UnitedHealthcare Wants Lean Members – Bariatric Surgery To be Covered for Morbidly Obese Patients Aetna and UnitedHealthcare Wants Lean Members – Bariatric Surgery To be Covered for Morbidly Obese Patients

We know analytics lead to this conclusion and the need to lose weight, which is a focus all over th...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

United Healthcare Profits Continue to Rise $1.2 Billion in Profit From $23 Billion Revenue United Healthcare Profits Continue to Rise $1.2 Billion in Profit From $23 Billion Revenue

An excerpt from the press release listed below.  The marketing and analysis algorithms continue to l...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scripps Research Answer the Mystery of How Genetic Mutations Lead to Diabetes Type 1 Scripps Research Answer the Mystery of How Genetic Mutations Lead to Diabetes Type 1

The target discovery here has the potential of sending molecular therapies in a new direction instea...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How Steve Jobs Influenced the Live Organ Donor Registry and Driver’s License Donor Bill In Front of the California Legislature How Steve Jobs Influenced the Live Organ Donor Registry and Driver’s License Donor Bill In Front of the California Legislature

This is a good thing overall and why not have people make a choice, you say yes or you say no.  It h...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What Can Pharma Learn by Using a “Netflix” Algorithm – Molecular Ranking and the Drugs Consumers Will Take What Can Pharma Learn by Using a “Netflix” Algorithm – Molecular Ranking and the Drugs Consumers Will Take

I like to occasionally talk about Netflix here as they server to be a good example of gathering inte...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Health Insurers Act Early on Healthcare Reform Provisions – Students Being Kept on Parent’s Policy Health Insurers Act Early on Healthcare Reform Provisions – Students Being Kept on Parent’s Policy

This is one area where insurers are highly motivated as it will allow for a mix of younger patients...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Microsoft's Skinput – Data Input for Medical Records Solved (Video) Microsoft's Skinput – Data Input for Medical Records Solved (Video)

This is pretty cool so you could forget the mouse and keyboard, get that arm in action.  Bad news is...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Hospital Shooting in Tennessee – Parkwest Medical Center – Update Hospital Shooting in Tennessee – Parkwest Medical Center – Update

I just read where the the gunman was mentally ill and thought a monitoring device had been implanted during a surgery he had in 2001 to remo...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Habits and Identities Revealed via Coupons – Facebook Fan Pages Can Make User ID Visible – Shopping Algorithms Reduce Privacy And Increase Visibility Habits and Identities Revealed via Coupons – Facebook Fan Pages Can Make User ID Visible – Shopping Algorithms Reduce Privacy And Increase Visibility

This makes for very good privacy information here with this article.  What in the world can that co...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Prominent Orange County Oncologist Pleads Guilty to Medicare/Insurance Fraud – Over $1 Million Prominent Orange County Oncologist Pleads Guilty to Medicare/Insurance Fraud – Over $1 Million

This story is a bit of an eye opener with the doctor even having devoted time in traveling to Haiti....

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Monday, April 19, 2010

ScrubsGallery.com – April Reader Discount ScrubsGallery.com – April Reader Discount

Again, I thank ScrubsGallery.com for advertising with the Medical Quack.  This month they are offe...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Interview with Dr. Kevorkian – CNN With Anderson Cooper Interview with Dr. Kevorkian – CNN With Anderson Cooper

Dr. Kevorkian is getting some new press on his beliefs and what he feels he needs to do in life.  Th...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Boston Scientific’s Largest Investor John Paulson Named in SEC Fraud Investigation With Goldman Sachs Boston Scientific’s Largest Investor John Paulson Named in SEC Fraud Investigation With Goldman Sachs

I’m sure this is press that Boston Scientific would probably rather do without as they have been in ...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt Joins Board of Healthcare Financial Services Company Former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt Joins Board of Healthcare Financial Services Company

This is my opinion only but there’s something that just doesn’t sit right with me when I hear “healt...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Desperate Hospitals April 2010 Part 2 – Layoffs and Budgets Desperate Hospitals April 2010 Part 2 – Layoffs and Budgets

We all know about the St. Vincent’s in New York which is the biggest layoff and job loss of all hosp...

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Monday, April 19, 2010
 
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