Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps – 2 New Clips Released (videos) Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps – 2 New Clips Released (videos)

We have 2 new videos released, more teasers.  This is good timing in view of last week and the downw...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

CMS Outsourcing Creation of “Meaningful Use” Database to Northrop Grumman in a $34 Million Contract CMS Outsourcing Creation of “Meaningful Use” Database to Northrop Grumman in a $34 Million Contract

You would think by now we would have infrastructure within the US government to develop something li...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

CMA Offering Help and Assistance for Doctors in California Filing for United Healthcare/Ingenix Underpayment Claims And Taking Active Role for the Same Settlement with Blue Cross CMA Offering Help and Assistance for Doctors in California Filing for United Healthcare/Ingenix Underpayment Claims And Taking Active Role for the Same Settlement with Blue Cross

I had posted already about the AMA offering forms and help and if you are in California, the CMA ha...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Infection Surveillance Module Adds Business Intelligence Reporting - Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs). Infection Surveillance Module Adds Business Intelligence Reporting - Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs).

As the article mentions below, ASP software is becoming a priority for hospitals and all hospitals i...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Nasal Spray Drug Sprix Gets FDA Approval – Inhale and Sniff For Pain Relief Nasal Spray Drug Sprix Gets FDA Approval – Inhale and Sniff For Pain Relief

We are starting to see more drug delivery systems moving to an “inhaled” version and here’s one more...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

HHS To Conduct Study on Patient Perception on Health IT – Got A Better Idea Why Don’t They Become E-patients Role Models, and Participants – Make IT Personal and Believable HHS To Conduct Study on Patient Perception on Health IT – Got A Better Idea Why Don’t They Become E-patients Role Models, and Participants – Make IT Personal and Believable

I say this quite a bit here at the Medical Quack, there’s nothing better than first hand experience ...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Hospital Chapels Evolving Into “Meditation Rooms” On The West Coast Hospital Chapels Evolving Into “Meditation Rooms” On The West Coast

Chapels have been a mainstay with hospitals for years but now due to the fact that patients and fami...

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Health Insurance Becoming an Issue with Actors – Earnings Split Between Unions With Actors Not Meeting Thresholds to Qualify Health Insurance Becoming an Issue with Actors – Earnings Split Between Unions With Actors Not Meeting Thresholds to Qualify

The acting business has also been hit by the economy with more reality shows and now many are workin...

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Partners HealthCare Report Substantial Drop Of Income of 25% Partners HealthCare Report Substantial Drop Of Income of 25%

When it comes to healthcare news, Partners is no stranger.  Recently in the news the Department of J...

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Does Your Dog Need a Tweet – Not Treat, Tweet – Puppy Tweets Can Make That Happen With Twitter Does Your Dog Need a Tweet – Not Treat, Tweet – Puppy Tweets Can Make That Happen With Twitter

First off, if you need followers that bad you are in trouble here.   Second of all, I don’t want to ...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Home Screening for Self Funded Benefit Employers Offered Via United Healthcare for Mail In Lab Results to Screen for Diabetes and Heart Disease – Corporate Wellness Home Screening for Self Funded Benefit Employers Offered Via United Healthcare for Mail In Lab Results to Screen for Diabetes and Heart Disease – Corporate Wellness

The mail order business is certainly in the news today with patients “doing it yourself” at home.  F...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

DARPA Has Device That Knows You Are Sick Before You Do – FDA Might Want To Collaborate DARPA Has Device That Knows You Are Sick Before You Do – FDA Might Want To Collaborate

I just said this about a month ago how the FDA could collaborate with other government entities to h...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Tourist In New Zealand Bit By Spider on the Penis While He Slept – 16 Days In the Hospital Recovering Tourist In New Zealand Bit By Spider on the Penis While He Slept – 16 Days In the Hospital Recovering

The spider is said to be a relative to our Black Widow spiders we have here in the US.  As a tourist...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Canadian private For-Profit Hospital Files Bankruptcy In Calgary – Government Bail Out In Action Canadian private For-Profit Hospital Files Bankruptcy In Calgary – Government Bail Out In Action

Three public hospitals were closed in the area and the Health Resource Centre was to take over, one...

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Ingenix Gets Contract from State of Alabama To Review For Fraud – Same Company Underpaid Doctors for 15 Years Settled Recently with the AMA – Algorithmically Incorrect Calculations Ingenix Gets Contract from State of Alabama To Review For Fraud – Same Company Underpaid Doctors for 15 Years Settled Recently with the AMA – Algorithmically Incorrect Calculations

If you are not up to date, this is the same company (wholly owned subsidiary of United Healthcare) ...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hospital Using Cell Phone Texting to Broadcast ER Waiting Times Hospital Using Cell Phone Texting to Broadcast ER Waiting Times

This is a good idea so at least you can make a decision on whether or not to wait, or if you are not...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Medtronic CareLink(R) Network Goes Cellular – Devices That Report Data Connecting to EHR Records With HL7 Medtronic CareLink(R) Network Goes Cellular – Devices That Report Data Connecting to EHR Records With HL7

Now with your cell phone connection,cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) or impl...

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Thursday, May 13, 2010
 
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