Washington D.C. Council Creates Nonprofit Corporation To Seize Control of United Medical Center At Foreclosure Auction Washington D.C. Council Creates Nonprofit Corporation To Seize Control of United Medical Center At Foreclosure Auction

More hospital news, this time right under the nose of Washington and Congress, so if this doesn’t ge...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

VA Awards 3 Year Contract to the City of Hope For End-of-Life Nursing Education And Hospice Care VA Awards 3 Year Contract to the City of Hope For End-of-Life Nursing Education And Hospice Care

This is a 3 year contract and everyone knows the City of Hope is the foremost institution for cancer...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hospital CIOs Are Unsure if They Can Demonstrate  “Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Records” – CMS is Outsourcing Compliance and Repository to Northrop Grumman at a Cost of $34 Million Hospital CIOs Are Unsure if They Can Demonstrate “Meaningful Use of Electronic Medical Records” – CMS is Outsourcing Compliance and Repository to Northrop Grumman at a Cost of $34 Million

I recently commented on the same issue myself with clarity being at the top of the heap.  It is a mo...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Generic Version of Effexor Approved by the FDA First Generic Version of Effexor Approved by the FDA

A little history from the past, there were some fabricated studies written about Effexor and the lin...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bayer Claim That Vitamins Prevent Prostate Cancer Is Now A Class Action Lawsuit – False Advertising Bayer Claim That Vitamins Prevent Prostate Cancer Is Now A Class Action Lawsuit – False Advertising

The FDA does not have jurisdiction over the advertisements relative to vitamin supplements, thus thi...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

VA Hospital in Missouri Warning Members of Potential Exposure to HIV And Hepatitis VA Hospital in Missouri Warning Members of Potential Exposure to HIV And Hepatitis

One more story about cleanliness or lack of in this case.  This particular exposure was in the area ...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

St. Louis Startup Cofactor Will Sequence Ozzy Osbourne For Free And 3 Companies Will Interpret St. Louis Startup Cofactor Will Sequence Ozzy Osbourne For Free And 3 Companies Will Interpret

This almost has the sounds of a new reality TV show or maybe I am out to lunch on this one.  I say ...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Medicare Changes Will Stand to Put More Hospitals Out of Business – Bad Projections and Horrible Implementations From Generally Non IT Participating Leaders Medicare Changes Will Stand to Put More Hospitals Out of Business – Bad Projections and Horrible Implementations From Generally Non IT Participating Leaders

First of all the data being used is from “old” reports and that has value but not for the future, a ...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

35,000 Humana Patients Could Soon Be Dropped From Humana in San Antonio – New Contracts and Hospital Reimbursement Was Too Low For Part of the Insured 35,000 Humana Patients Could Soon Be Dropped From Humana in San Antonio – New Contracts and Hospital Reimbursement Was Too Low For Part of the Insured

What is also interesting here is that Humana used to own 3 of the 5 hospitals in the Methodist Heal...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

US Surgeon General Speaks About Microsoft Healthvault Collaboration with My Family Health Portrait US Surgeon General Speaks About Microsoft Healthvault Collaboration with My Family Health Portrait

The original press release goes back to February of 2010 and now it appears things are up and moving...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Performance Reviews at the Hospital Means Pay for Performance for the Facility – Are the Quotas Being Met Performance Reviews at the Hospital Means Pay for Performance for the Facility – Are the Quotas Being Met

This is probably not the first time you have heard this but these conversations are going on all the...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Consumer Watchdog Warns Sebelius on Health Insurers – Good Reason for This as Insurer Subsidiaries Are in The Game to Play Just As Private Equity Groups Diversify and Collaborate Holdings Consumer Watchdog Warns Sebelius on Health Insurers – Good Reason for This as Insurer Subsidiaries Are in The Game to Play Just As Private Equity Groups Diversify and Collaborate Holdings

Perhaps I have had some readers over here at the Medical Quack as this is one of my areas of focus. ...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Intimia™ Breast And Chest Pillow Invented by an RN – Helps Keep Wrinkles From Developing on Your Chest The Intimia™ Breast And Chest Pillow Invented by an RN – Helps Keep Wrinkles From Developing on Your Chest

This was just too good to pass up and not post:)  We have all kinds of devices, creams, etc. for wri...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tenet Signs National Agreement with Cigna – Hospitals To Receive Higher Compensation When Pay for Performance Quality Metrics Are Met Tenet Signs National Agreement with Cigna – Hospitals To Receive Higher Compensation When Pay for Performance Quality Metrics Are Met

Why are we seeing more diverse contracts with hospitals, well the link below might give a hint as to...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending – Office of Management and Budget Conducting Review – One of the First Projects on the Agenda is the Veterans Administration White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending – Office of Management and Budget Conducting Review – One of the First Projects on the Agenda is the Veterans Administration

This is probably not a bad thing at all as with doing this blog I see some very strange items gettin...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

North General Hospital in New York Closing – To Re-Open as a Government Subsidized Walk In Clinic & Nursing Home North General Hospital in New York Closing – To Re-Open as a Government Subsidized Walk In Clinic & Nursing Home

This is the second hospital closure in the New York City area; however at least the facility has pla...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

L.A. County-USC Medical Center Was Perhaps Built Too Small – Severely Overcrowded L.A. County-USC Medical Center Was Perhaps Built Too Small – Severely Overcrowded

Back in October 2008 the new facility opened, state of the art and now we are less than 2 years late...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Nurses Striking for Safe Patient Care While Wall Street Worries Over the Hospital Bond Issues – Why We Can’t Successfully Reform Healthcare Nurses Striking for Safe Patient Care While Wall Street Worries Over the Hospital Bond Issues – Why We Can’t Successfully Reform Healthcare

Do the folks on Wall Street give a darn over what goes on at the hospital and anything about safe pa...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Porn Stars on Medical Record Privacy – Legal Suit Filed Claiming Unauthorized Employees Viewed Charts Porn Stars on Medical Record Privacy – Legal Suit Filed Claiming Unauthorized Employees Viewed Charts

The stars do not agree with the release forms and to work in the industry they must be tested for di...

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Monday, June 28, 2010

IUDs Not Approved by the FDA implanted in over 400 patients by OB-GYN Associates in Rhode Island and Massachusetts IUDs Not Approved by the FDA implanted in over 400 patients by OB-GYN Associates in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

This will be interesting to follow up and see what arises when they are done as the IUDs were purcha...

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Monday, June 28, 2010
 
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