Molina Healthcare Acquiring Abri Health in Wisconsin – Purchasing Another Health Plan Molina Healthcare Acquiring Abri Health in Wisconsin – Purchasing Another Health Plan

Back in February Moline had purchased the Unisys Health Management program with managing the care fo...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

NHS Putting Doctors Back in Charge Throughout the System – Unknown If Savings Will Occur & US Health Insurance Companies May See Business Opportunities Through Managing Care With GPs NHS Putting Doctors Back in Charge Throughout the System – Unknown If Savings Will Occur & US Health Insurance Companies May See Business Opportunities Through Managing Care With GPs

Just a couple weeks ago one NHS Hospital was going to be the pilot and now it appears the change is ...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Bayer Cipro Patent Deception Lawsuit – Our Patent Agent and Lawyer Were Old, Confused, and Had Degenerative Diseases Which Lead To Bad Decisions Bayer Cipro Patent Deception Lawsuit – Our Patent Agent and Lawyer Were Old, Confused, and Had Degenerative Diseases Which Lead To Bad Decisions

I do have to admit this is getting pretty weak as how did they function so well and get Teva to acc...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Devicor Medical Owned by Private Equity Firm Acquires Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery Business Devicor Medical Owned by Private Equity Firm Acquires Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery Business

Private equity firms are certainly making their moves in healthcare and here’s one more with Ethico...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Private Equity Hunt for U.S. Health-Plan Acquisitions Warming Up And Offering Competition to Insurer Acquisitions and Mergers Private Equity Hunt for U.S. Health-Plan Acquisitions Warming Up And Offering Competition to Insurer Acquisitions and Mergers

One big player mentioned in this article is Coventry Health who has grown by acquiring health plans ...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

UCLA Scientists Create Army of Tumor Fighting Immune Cells and Watch As They Seek Out and Kill Cancer in Real Time UCLA Scientists Create Army of Tumor Fighting Immune Cells and Watch As They Seek Out and Kill Cancer in Real Time

This is somewhat breaking news here as the progress of watching in real time is amazing.  According ...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Omnicare Kickbacks Payments to Illinois Nursing Homes – Alleged Violation of Medicare/Medicaid Omnicare Kickbacks Payments to Illinois Nursing Homes – Alleged Violation of Medicare/Medicaid

Omnicare is back in the news again over the same issues, drugs and potential kickbacks.  The last pr...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

'Most Wired Hospitals' Report for 2010 – Where’s El Camino Hospital This Year? 'Most Wired Hospitals' Report for 2010 – Where’s El Camino Hospital This Year?

The report is out today and in looking through the states, in California, we have 2?  Either we have...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals Want To Sell Pot – Potential Model for Other States New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals Want To Sell Pot – Potential Model for Other States

Rutgers University's School of Environmental and Biological Sciences would grow the pot and prov...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Johnson and Johnson Buys Micrus Endovascular for $480 Million – More Stents Johnson and Johnson Buys Micrus Endovascular for $480 Million – More Stents

Johnson and Johnson buys another catheter company with some different technologies.  We are starting...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Stanford And U.C. Berkeley Offering Of Genetic Testing Is To Help Ensure Students Are Prepared to Handle Future of Personalized Medicine Stanford And U.C. Berkeley Offering Of Genetic Testing Is To Help Ensure Students Are Prepared to Handle Future of Personalized Medicine

Each program is similar but yet very different at each university.  Stanford is a demographic group...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Doctors Deserve Much Better IT Systems Than They’re Getting – Today’s Hospitalist Doctors Deserve Much Better IT Systems Than They’re Getting – Today’s Hospitalist

I might guess that many reading here may not know what CPOE (computerized-physician order entry) is ...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Nephew of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Allegedly Tased and Beaten at New Orleans Areas Hospital Nephew of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Allegedly Tased and Beaten at New Orleans Areas Hospital

From what has been posted so far Derek Thomas had refused to put on a hospital gown and was basicall...

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Free Health Care Clinics In New Orleans To Be Held August 27th Through September 1st Free Health Care Clinics In New Orleans To Be Held August 27th Through September 1st

Also just before the Free Clinic sets up Remote Area Medical has their clinic, so for those who per...

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Synthetic Marijuana Called K2 Being Banned by Various States – Users Ending Up in Hospital ER Rooms Synthetic Marijuana Called K2 Being Banned by Various States – Users Ending Up in Hospital ER Rooms

This is something I had not heard of and it came from a lab at Clemson, the formula used to create ...

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Marion Regional Healthcare System Acquired by Community Health System Subsidiary – More Join “For Profit” Publicly Traded Hospital System in South Carolina Marion Regional Healthcare System Acquired by Community Health System Subsidiary – More Join “For Profit” Publicly Traded Hospital System in South Carolina

CHS is the largest hospital company bought and sold on the stock exchange.  We are starting to see m...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Whistle Blower Suit Filed at Rush University – Orthopedic Surgery Safety and Medicare Violations Whistle Blower Suit Filed at Rush University – Orthopedic Surgery Safety and Medicare Violations

This case goes back to surgical procedures done at the hospital a few years ago questioning safety ...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Botox Given Approval in the UK for Migraine Headache Relief Botox Given Approval in the UK for Migraine Headache Relief

The FDA has not cleared for use here in the US yet, but we might be getting closer as they have appr...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Members of Congress Not Locking Down Their Home Wireless Networks with Passwords Now Angered At Google For Snooping with Street Views? Members of Congress Not Locking Down Their Home Wireless Networks with Passwords Now Angered At Google For Snooping with Street Views?

This is an excellent example of members of Congress being the “non participants” in technology if th...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Humana Buys Hummingbird Coaching Services to Include Adherence Rx Subsidiary With Compliance Algorithms Humana Buys Hummingbird Coaching Services to Include Adherence Rx Subsidiary With Compliance Algorithms

And we have one more coaching firm and software added to the portfolio of Humana today.  You can see...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Health Net Expands Savings-Focused HMO Plans in California Health Net Expands Savings-Focused HMO Plans in California

Employers now have yet one more plan to look at when evaluating employer based health insurance , a ...

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Friday, July 09, 2010
 
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