Increased Corporate Accountability Needed from Big Pharma – David Kessler Former Chairman of the FDA Increased Corporate Accountability Needed from Big Pharma – David Kessler Former Chairman of the FDA

Mr. Kessler talks about how the world has changed with drugs being manufactured all over the world compared to what it was during his days a...

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Meaningful Use Stipulations Are Creating Nightmares for All – Not Working By Using IT Exclusively as a Method to Change Business Models Meaningful Use Stipulations Are Creating Nightmares for All – Not Working By Using IT Exclusively as a Method to Change Business Models

This is a nice write up from Dana over at ZDNet and I think right along the same lines for the most...

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sensitive Medical Records and Other Confidential Medical Documents Dumped at a Church Yard - Tennessee Sensitive Medical Records and Other Confidential Medical Documents Dumped at a Church Yard - Tennessee

All in all your just another record in the wall it seems.  This is series of events on how this happ...

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

23AndMe Mixes Up Test Results – Incorrect Processing With Approximately 96 Consumer Samples 23AndMe Mixes Up Test Results – Incorrect Processing With Approximately 96 Consumer Samples

Was it perhaps the LabCorp portion of the process that had issues?  It’s not explained fully if the ...

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Walgreens Applying For and Getting Liquor Licenses Across the US – Be Healthy and Get Your Alcohol Here Too Walgreens Applying For and Getting Liquor Licenses Across the US – Be Healthy and Get Your Alcohol Here Too

This is all over the news in the last couple of days and other chains, like CVS have been selling al...

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

L.A. Shuts Down Over 400 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries – Will Sales for the IPhone Cannibus Locater App Suffer? L.A. Shuts Down Over 400 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries – Will Sales for the IPhone Cannibus Locater App Suffer?

The stores who had not filed back in 2007 are slated to close and so far it has gone pretty smoothly.  Those that had filed back in 2007 hav...

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Monday, June 07, 2010

State of California Joins Investigation at Tri-City Medical Center – 5 Nurses Could Potentially Be Fired For Violating Patient Privacy Issues on Facebook State of California Joins Investigation at Tri-City Medical Center – 5 Nurses Could Potentially Be Fired For Violating Patient Privacy Issues on Facebook

So far details are sketchy, but so far nobody has been fired or disciplined.  Due to the investigati...

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Monday, June 07, 2010

FDA Gives OK For Psoriasis Clinical Trial for CF101 Phase 3 FDA Gives OK For Psoriasis Clinical Trial for CF101 Phase 3

  The company is located in Israel with an office here in the US in Waltham, Massachusetts.  Most dr...

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Monday, June 07, 2010

Health exchange in Michigan Gets $3 million Social Security Contract – Electronic Medical Records For Disability Claims and Recipients Health exchange in Michigan Gets $3 million Social Security Contract – Electronic Medical Records For Disability Claims and Recipients

Henry Ford Health System and Oakwood Healthcare Systems will be able to link their medical records ...

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Monday, June 07, 2010

HHS Announces $51 Million in Grants For the Creation of Algorithms To Enhance Health Insurance Premium Rate Review Processes HHS Announces $51 Million in Grants For the Creation of Algorithms To Enhance Health Insurance Premium Rate Review Processes

This is what it is, states can apply for grants to submit what type of business intelligence or math...

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Monday, June 07, 2010

Broad Institute of MIT Purchases 51 Sequencing Machines from Illumina - Genomics Broad Institute of MIT Purchases 51 Sequencing Machines from Illumina - Genomics

The Broad Institute of MIT is making a substantial investment with 51 of the devices.  It was just ...

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Monday, June 07, 2010

Walgreens Sends Letter to CVS Caremark Pharmacy Network – No More New CVS Plan Participants As It Disrupts With Inconsistencies Related To Our Business Plans Walgreens Sends Letter to CVS Caremark Pharmacy Network – No More New CVS Plan Participants As It Disrupts With Inconsistencies Related To Our Business Plans

We are seeing a lot of new and different affiliations today everywhere in healthcare and the letter ...

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Monday, June 07, 2010

Genentech (Roche) Announced Plans to Apply to FDA For Approval To Use Avastin to Treat Ovarian Cancer Genentech (Roche) Announced Plans to Apply to FDA For Approval To Use Avastin to Treat Ovarian Cancer

No too long ago United Healthcare put out an oncology report and the questioning of the use of Avas...

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Sunday, June 06, 2010

A Hospital Admitting Machine – And You Thought Kiosks Were State of the Art A Hospital Admitting Machine – And You Thought Kiosks Were State of the Art

This is a video from an embedded transistor company, Freescale that has a proto type of what this w...

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Friday, June 04, 2010

HHS Committee Urges Genetics Education Effort – Whoa Slow Down a Bit – How Many More Carts Are You Going To Place In Front of That Horse (aka the MD) HHS Committee Urges Genetics Education Effort – Whoa Slow Down a Bit – How Many More Carts Are You Going To Place In Front of That Horse (aka the MD)

Education is not at all a bad idea but have the folks at HHS look at what they are immersing doctor...

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Friday, June 04, 2010

HHS deadline for Medical Loss Ratio Plan Is Missed by Insurance Regulators – Not Done With the Algorithms Yet? HHS deadline for Medical Loss Ratio Plan Is Missed by Insurance Regulators – Not Done With the Algorithms Yet?

This should come as no surprise as insurers have to investigate fully and take advantage of all thei...

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Friday, June 04, 2010
 
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