Humana and Cigna Partnering to Sell Medicare Humana Advantage Plans To Employers In Cigna’s Data Base Humana and Cigna Partnering to Sell Medicare Humana Advantage Plans To Employers In Cigna’s Data Base

Here comes the marketing push, 2 carriers uniting to market Medicare Part D.   If Cigna can’t get th...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Dog Slobber Being Studied As a Source of DNA for Finding Cures for Rare Types of Cancer that Affect Both Humans and Dogs Dog Slobber Being Studied As a Source of DNA for Finding Cures for Rare Types of Cancer that Affect Both Humans and Dogs

DNA is going to the dogs literally with research and development but this is a good thing.  If the d...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Teneros Social Sentry Software – Enterprise Software Algorithms to Track and Monitor Employee Social Network Activity Teneros Social Sentry Software – Enterprise Software Algorithms to Track and Monitor Employee Social Network Activity

I’m guessing this post is not going to make anyone’s day.  We heard this week about all Tweets being...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

New Tools for Genomic Sequencing Targeted at Translations and A Hand Held Sequencing Device in the Future New Tools for Genomic Sequencing Targeted at Translations and A Hand Held Sequencing Device in the Future

The field of personalized information and genomic sequencing is growing at rocket speed with new inf...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

S.E.C. Files Suit Against Goldman Sachs For Fraud – Did the Algorithms for “Desired Results” Create a Secret Investment Plan to Devise Mortgage Failures? S.E.C. Files Suit Against Goldman Sachs For Fraud – Did the Algorithms for “Desired Results” Create a Secret Investment Plan to Devise Mortgage Failures?

Is Goldman still worried about their “code” used to write algorithms, you bet they are and perhaps ...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Phase Forward Clinical Trial and Healthcare Data Management Firm Purchased by Oracle Phase Forward Clinical Trial and Healthcare Data Management Firm Purchased by Oracle

It certainly appears that business intelligence algorithms in healthcare are at an all time high to...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Did Senator Coburn Hear Fox News Mention People Could Go to Jail for Not Buying Insurance (Video) – Sure Did Did Senator Coburn Hear Fox News Mention People Could Go to Jail for Not Buying Insurance (Video) – Sure Did

This is pretty interesting and funny here and I guess you better know what’s on tape before you open mouth and insert foot.  Good job at the...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Health Insurance Medical Loss Ratios – How Will The Definitions Between Healthcare, Other Administrative Costs and Profits Be Spelled Out – May Need Some Algorithms to Figure It Out Health Insurance Medical Loss Ratios – How Will The Definitions Between Healthcare, Other Administrative Costs and Profits Be Spelled Out – May Need Some Algorithms to Figure It Out

In California this has been an ongoing battle for years with trying to ensure that medical premium m...

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Friday, April 16, 2010

21% Medicare Cut For Physicians and COBRA Funding Get Another Extension Until June 2nd 21% Medicare Cut For Physicians and COBRA Funding Get Another Extension Until June 2nd

It looks like the next date on the calendar is a MayDay for the next decision process and perhaps th...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Insurance Companies Hedging on Consumers Eating Fast Food – 2 Billion Invested with Food Companies Producing Products that Are Linked to Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Insurance Companies Hedging on Consumers Eating Fast Food – 2 Billion Invested with Food Companies Producing Products that Are Linked to Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

We are having this drilled into our heads today from insurers, and yet they feel a this compulsion ...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

'You Don't Know Jack' – Movie About Jack Kevorkian Premiers on HBO Next Week – Al Pacino 'You Don't Know Jack' – Movie About Jack Kevorkian Premiers on HBO Next Week – Al Pacino

It was back in July of 2009 the movie was announced and I posted it here.  The movie trailer has bee...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

What Is Going to Help Protect Your Privacy with Using EHR Data for Research – An Algorithm What Is Going to Help Protect Your Privacy with Using EHR Data for Research – An Algorithm

This is good news here and will certainly help quite a bit.   If you notice the wording here it will...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

CMS Dashboard Beta is Up and Running – Transparency in Medicare Spending Library and Visualizations CMS Dashboard Beta is Up and Running – Transparency in Medicare Spending Library and Visualizations

If you want to look up cost of admissions, this is the place to check.  There’s also information ava...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Prostate Cancer Treatment Hailed 100% Effective In Germany – St. George Treatment Center Prostate Cancer Treatment Hailed 100% Effective In Germany – St. George Treatment Center

This is a press release today about the treatment used in Germany to fight prostate cancer.  I did s...

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cayman Islands Partner with India Surgeon To Build Medical “City” Facility With Focus on Attracting US Patients Cayman Islands Partner with India Surgeon To Build Medical “City” Facility With Focus on Attracting US Patients

The project is being overseen and coordinated by Dr. Shetty of India.  Building will begin in Janua...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CVS Minute Clinic Locations Will Double In the Next Five Years CVS Minute Clinic Locations Will Double In the Next Five Years

Competition among drugs stores and clinics appears to be increasing as well as their partners.  They...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FDA Approves Generic Morphine Formulation to Answer Shortage After Pulling Unapproved Opiod Pain Products FDA Approves Generic Morphine Formulation to Answer Shortage After Pulling Unapproved Opiod Pain Products

If you remember last month the FDA pulled a number of products from the market so here’s an oral so...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

UnitedHealth CEO Compensation Triples From 2009 to $9 Million – 3.9 Billion Profit for UnitedHealthCare UnitedHealth CEO Compensation Triples From 2009 to $9 Million – 3.9 Billion Profit for UnitedHealthCare

In a down turn year with a struggling economy these numbers belong right on Wall Street, wait a minu...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

HHS Looking for Input From Insurers on How Loss Is Calculated – Get Those Algorithms To See Actual Methodologies HHS Looking for Input From Insurers on How Loss Is Calculated – Get Those Algorithms To See Actual Methodologies

As we all know today, it’s data, data and more data to enable information and decision making proces...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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
 
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