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

Using Health IT Standards for Accurate Queries and Processes Within Electronic Records(Video) Using Health IT Standards for Accurate Queries and Processes Within Electronic Records(Video)

Dr. Halamka makes a great point here on structured data and the challenges of the analytics portion ...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Abbott Pays $3.7 Billion for Indian Pharmaceutical Company – Primal Healthcare Does Generics and Outsourcing Abbott Pays $3.7 Billion for Indian Pharmaceutical Company – Primal Healthcare Does Generics and Outsourcing

As this article states, this will give Abbott 7% of the market share in India.  We are seeing more b...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

How Big Are Private Equity Investments in Healthcare – Large Enough to Create a “Non-Profit” Trade Association To Talk About How to “Profit” How Big Are Private Equity Investments in Healthcare – Large Enough to Create a “Non-Profit” Trade Association To Talk About How to “Profit”

This is moving pretty rapidly in healthcare with private equity.  I just posted about a related stor...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Emergency Care Billing Provisions for Health Insurance Take Effect September 23rd – Out Of Network Charges No Longer Subject to Reduced Rates Emergency Care Billing Provisions for Health Insurance Take Effect September 23rd – Out Of Network Charges No Longer Subject to Reduced Rates

In the case of an emergency, you may not have time to consult and see what hospital is in network, d...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Home Health Monitoring May Significantly Improve Blood Pressure Control - Kaiser Permanente Study Home Health Monitoring May Significantly Improve Blood Pressure Control - Kaiser Permanente Study

The findings were announced today at this year’s American Heart Association Forum on Quality of Car...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Big Companies are Finding Out With Employer-Sponsored Insurance It Just Might Be Cheaper to Pay The Fines Big Companies are Finding Out With Employer-Sponsored Insurance It Just Might Be Cheaper to Pay The Fines

As healthcare reform evolves, we are seeing some interesting changes occurring as everyone takes a f...

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Ingenix (UnitedHealthCare Subsidiary) Creates Desktop Software for Employers to Analyze Employee Benefit Use To Help Cut Costs – More Analytics and Algorithms To Save That Buck Ingenix (UnitedHealthCare Subsidiary) Creates Desktop Software for Employers to Analyze Employee Benefit Use To Help Cut Costs – More Analytics and Algorithms To Save That Buck

Are you tired of analytical software yet?   Here’s one more software tool aimed at the employer to h...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Biosimilar Drugs – Approval and Process Appears Cloudy On the Biologic License Applications With HealthCare Reform Law and The New “Pathway” Biosimilar Drugs – Approval and Process Appears Cloudy On the Biologic License Applications With HealthCare Reform Law and The New “Pathway”

With healthcare reform the purpose of the new pathway was to get drugs out to consumers faster, but...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Man Received Kidney Transplant That Was Infected With Cancer – He Too Developed Cancer Man Received Kidney Transplant That Was Infected With Cancer – He Too Developed Cancer

This by all counts is depressing all the way around to receive a “life saving” organ only to find ou...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congress Members Getting I Pads – Its About Time for Some Technology in Congress Congress Members Getting I Pads – Its About Time for Some Technology in Congress

Has Hell frozen over here?  For those who appear not to be announcing retirement, we have some that ...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dr Oz on Friday May 21st – TV Show Focuses on Doctors Who Have Battled Cancer Dr Oz on Friday May 21st – TV Show Focuses on Doctors Who Have Battled Cancer

The Dr. Oz show is always full of good information we can use anywhere and this show will get person...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

UK Supermarket Chain to Sell Cancer Drugs at Cost – Iressa, Glivec Sutent and More UK Supermarket Chain to Sell Cancer Drugs at Cost – Iressa, Glivec Sutent and More

This is an extension of US retail chain Wal-Mart in the US – ASDA is owned by Wal-Mart.  The chain i...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010
 
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