Prime Healthcare Settles Lawsuit for $1.2 Million – Balance Due Billing in California Prime Healthcare Settles Lawsuit for $1.2 Million – Balance Due Billing in California

Prime Healthcare had been seeing out of network Kaiser Permanente patients and does not have contrac...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Theravibe Machine Shakes You Up – Alternative Wellness Therapy Theravibe Machine Shakes You Up – Alternative Wellness Therapy

As I understand in reading this you stand there and it shakes your body all over.  I don’t know how ...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Doctor Who Studied Autism and MMR Vaccinations Found Guilty of Misconduct in the UK – He Now Resides in the US Doctor Who Studied Autism and MMR Vaccinations Found Guilty of Misconduct in the UK – He Now Resides in the US

He was found guilty of over 30 charges and has 28 days to appeal and can no longer practice medicin...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Alcohol Said to be a Protective Agent Against Risk of Alzheimer's Disease - Study Alcohol Said to be a Protective Agent Against Risk of Alzheimer's Disease - Study

Does this mean I can drink?  Of course like every other study this is just that but the interesting ...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

UnitedHealth Shareholders Say We Don’t Care What Executives Earn and What Is Spent on Lobbying – Go For It UnitedHealth Shareholders Say We Don’t Care What Executives Earn and What Is Spent on Lobbying – Go For It

This certainly makes one statement that the shareholders could care less on having any say on what c...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Hospital in New York Evaluating Telemonitoring System for Medication Compliance For Patients Discharged From Hospital to Ensure Medications Are Being Taken After Inpatient Services Hospital in New York Evaluating Telemonitoring System for Medication Compliance For Patients Discharged From Hospital to Ensure Medications Are Being Taken After Inpatient Services

The key here is for the hospital of course to give the patient the medications versus filling at a p...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

60 Minutes With The Inventor of the Cell Phone And A Lot of Talk About Their Use In Healthcare – the Under Estimated Powerhouses With Respect to Meaningful Use with Physician and Patient Participation 60 Minutes With The Inventor of the Cell Phone And A Lot of Talk About Their Use In Healthcare – the Under Estimated Powerhouses With Respect to Meaningful Use with Physician and Patient Participation

If read this blog often enough, I have been talking this same story for 2 years now, but few seem to...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Vodka Eyeballing – Dangerous Fad With Alcohol Consumption Could Leave You Blind Vodka Eyeballing – Dangerous Fad With Alcohol Consumption Could Leave You Blind

This is a strange and dangerous fad for sure.  I think this is just stupid and the video below tells a bit more about it.  I can’t understan...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Have You Been A Patient in a Hospital Lately?  You May Now Be on the Their Marketing List for Fundraisers Have You Been A Patient in a Hospital Lately? You May Now Be on the Their Marketing List for Fundraisers

Additional more joys of hospital use of data and while this is not bad as they are looking for donat...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Gentiva Agrees to Buy Odyssey for About $1 Billion – Medicare Cuts Leading to Consolidation of Nursing Homes Firms Traded on Wall Street for Profit Gentiva Agrees to Buy Odyssey for About $1 Billion – Medicare Cuts Leading to Consolidation of Nursing Homes Firms Traded on Wall Street for Profit

With this acquisition, the combined company becomes the largest nursing home/hospice company in the ...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Retired Cardiologist Awarded  $23.5M Settlement – Whistleblower Suit from 2003  Christ Hospital Cincinnati Retired Cardiologist Awarded $23.5M Settlement – Whistleblower Suit from 2003 Christ Hospital Cincinnati

Back in October of 2008 I made a post about the 2 new hot words in healthcare and it just keeps com...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

City of Hope Files Lawsuit Against Their Own Doctors – Wants MDs Join For Profit Medical Group & Terminating Nearly All Physician Research Current Contracts City of Hope Files Lawsuit Against Their Own Doctors – Wants MDs Join For Profit Medical Group & Terminating Nearly All Physician Research Current Contracts

This is definitely some earth shattering news today but coincides with the business related side of ...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Insurers Looking to Cut Compensation To Hospitals in Massachusetts As Contracts Come Up for Renewal Insurers Looking to Cut Compensation To Hospitals in Massachusetts As Contracts Come Up for Renewal

Not too long ago the Department of Justice was looking at how hospital contracts worked in the state...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Sleep Apnea Testing Done at Home – Less Expensive Than Sleep Clinics Solution Sleep Apnea Testing Done at Home – Less Expensive Than Sleep Clinics Solution

If you look at the expense of the “sleep labs”, this can make sense, plus you don’t need to sleep in...

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Microsoft Tags in Healthcare – Comments and Demonstration at “Microsoft Connected Conference” with Surface Microsoft Tags in Healthcare – Comments and Demonstration at “Microsoft Connected Conference” with Surface

Now the big job is to get an open ear from the FDA too so all device companies, drug companies could...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Octomom Sporting New Advertising “Don’t Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom – Spay and Neuter” Octomom Sporting New Advertising “Don’t Let Your Dog or Cat Become an Octomom – Spay and Neuter”

I had to post this one, saw it on Twitter earlier and it was too much to pass up.  She’s getting pai...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Ortho-McNeill Pleads Guilty to Illegal Promotion of Topamax – $6.14M Fine And $75.37M For Payment of Civil Allegations Ortho-McNeill Pleads Guilty to Illegal Promotion of Topamax – $6.14M Fine And $75.37M For Payment of Civil Allegations

The fine appears small compared to also having to pay $75.37 million to resolve civil allegations r...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Red Flags Rule Lawsuit Filed Against the FTC – A Need for Algorithmically Centric Laws so We Have Working Examples, Visuals and Tier Levels Established for Areas of Enforcement and Compliance Red Flags Rule Lawsuit Filed Against the FTC – A Need for Algorithmically Centric Laws so We Have Working Examples, Visuals and Tier Levels Established for Areas of Enforcement and Compliance

Obviously this is not a “one size fits all” law here as practices, hospitals and facilities come in ...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

New Zealand Healthcare Companies Looking for New Markets with US Investors – 90% of Their GPs Use Electronic Medical Records New Zealand Healthcare Companies Looking for New Markets with US Investors – 90% of Their GPs Use Electronic Medical Records

New Zealand is a highly motivated Health IT country.  Back in September I posted about one of their ...

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Friday, May 21, 2010
 
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