FDA Close to Giving OK to Genetically Engineered Sterile Salmon – For Human Consumption FDA Close to Giving OK to Genetically Engineered Sterile Salmon – For Human Consumption

One gene is a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon, and the other is a gene from the pout fish th...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Medicare Testing Medical Supply Program To Reduce Costs and Number of Suppliers - 9 Cities to Participate Medicare Testing Medical Supply Program To Reduce Costs and Number of Suppliers - 9 Cities to Participate

The pilot program begins January 1st and the number of suppliers will be reduced by companies submit...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Toenail Fungus, Asthma, Allergies, Ear Infections, Migraine Headaches and More Put Consumers in High Risk Groups with Health Insurance Underwriting and Some Lead to Denial of Coverage Toenail Fungus, Asthma, Allergies, Ear Infections, Migraine Headaches and More Put Consumers in High Risk Groups with Health Insurance Underwriting and Some Lead to Denial of Coverage

We all have to wait until the year 2014 when the “pre-existing” conditions vanishes for all of us.  ...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

NHS Hospital Changing to Put Doctors and Nurses Back in Charge - Replacing Non Medical Managers With Clinicians NHS Hospital Changing to Put Doctors and Nurses Back in Charge - Replacing Non Medical Managers With Clinicians

This is a step in a new direction for the NHS and we have similar issues here in the US.  In this pi...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

The “OxyContin Express” in Florida – Pain Management Abuse Documentary The “OxyContin Express” in Florida – Pain Management Abuse Documentary

This video shows the addiction rates in Florida and how easy the “pain management” centers are makin...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Bank of America Changing Employee Premium Contributions for Health Insurance Based on Income Bank of America Changing Employee Premium Contributions for Health Insurance Based on Income

In January of this year, Aetna began their 3 year contract with B of A in being their primary carrie...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Medical Tourism - Bariatric Surgery Gone South in Mexico Medical Tourism - Bariatric Surgery Gone South in Mexico

Many people travel to other countries to have surgical procedures and do just fine; however this sto...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Tri-City Hospital in Oceanside Working on a New Program and Plan To Stabilize Finances and Pull Out of the Red Tri-City Hospital in Oceanside Working on a New Program and Plan To Stabilize Finances and Pull Out of the Red

When we hear about competition with hospitals and affiliations, Tri-City certainly knows the music h...

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Aetna Gives Away File Cabinet Containing Personal Information – 4900 More Get Free Credit Monitoring Aetna Gives Away File Cabinet Containing Personal Information – 4900 More Get Free Credit Monitoring

Boy they just keep coming and this one is human error and why all the information was not scanned a...

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Friday, July 02, 2010

HMS Holdings Corp agrees to buy Allied Management for $26.2M – Algorithm and Transaction Income for Medical Billing Fraud and Auditing HMS Holdings Corp agrees to buy Allied Management for $26.2M – Algorithm and Transaction Income for Medical Billing Fraud and Auditing

Here’s more in the Health IT business, more on the side that you may or may not be aware of.  There ...

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Purdue Pharma Receives FDA Approval for Butrans™ Transdermal System For Severe Pain Management Purdue Pharma Receives FDA Approval for Butrans™ Transdermal System For Severe Pain Management

Purdue is the same company that brought us Oxycontin and the patches are supposed to be a safer way...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

UnitedHealthCare – New Video Demonstrating a Remote Doctor Visit With Connected Care UnitedHealthCare – New Video Demonstrating a Remote Doctor Visit With Connected Care

If you are a regular reader here you know I have posted several articles about the big investment United has made with Cisco systems and a f...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Trizetto Group (Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Apax Partners London Based Private Equity Firm) Says Their Study Indicates the US Healthcare System is Ready to Adopt Value Based Insurance Designs – Marketing At Its Best Trizetto Group (Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Apax Partners London Based Private Equity Firm) Says Their Study Indicates the US Healthcare System is Ready to Adopt Value Based Insurance Designs – Marketing At Its Best

Anyone can do a study today and sometimes they get mixed up with marketing ideas so you put that stu...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Goldman-Sachs Announces Their Intentions to Enter Health IT Consulting – Pitching Those Algorithms Goldman-Sachs Announces Their Intentions to Enter Health IT Consulting – Pitching Those Algorithms

You know there’s a bit of tongue and cheek here but it is not far off of what everyone is promoting ...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

MedAptus Gets US Patent for Coding Intelligence Software – Intellectual Property for Insurers to Benefit With Healthcare Claim Coding – Sold as a Medical Records Solution MedAptus Gets US Patent for Coding Intelligence Software – Intellectual Property for Insurers to Benefit With Healthcare Claim Coding – Sold as a Medical Records Solution

Everyone knows I am pretty straight forward with what I say here and this is a new product to market...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Sanofi Buys TargeGen For $560M – Company Using WuXi Pharmatech for Clinical Trials In China Which was Purchased Earlier this Year by Charles River To Be Finalized by 4th Quarter Sanofi Buys TargeGen For $560M – Company Using WuXi Pharmatech for Clinical Trials In China Which was Purchased Earlier this Year by Charles River To Be Finalized by 4th Quarter

If you are not familiar with the buy out earlier this year, check out the 2 links below to get up to...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010
 
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