CareFusion, Cisco and Medtronic to Collaborate With West Wireless Health Institute on Technology – Additional Grants Awarded From Philanthropists Gary and Mary West CareFusion, Cisco and Medtronic to Collaborate With West Wireless Health Institute on Technology – Additional Grants Awarded From Philanthropists Gary and Mary West

If you have not heard of the West Wireless Health Institute, I have posted about some of their acti...

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Creation of a “Do Not Pay List” Announced by Government – Will Help Keep those MDs in the Grave from Cashing In The Creation of a “Do Not Pay List” Announced by Government – Will Help Keep those MDs in the Grave from Cashing In

The Do Not Pay list will include more than just healthcare, but the huge area here is Social Securit...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Red Cross In Iowa Giving Away Pies to Those Who Donate Blood Red Cross In Iowa Giving Away Pies to Those Who Donate Blood

We all know blood supplies are in short supply and also in the news this week the Red Cross was fin...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Rules on EHR Certification Should Take Back Seat to Certifying Insurance Algorithms At Present – We Need This First Rules on EHR Certification Should Take Back Seat to Certifying Insurance Algorithms At Present – We Need This First

Let’s face it, nothing else takes place until the bills get paid and yes we need to have certified E...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Caremark and Walgreens Settle Dispute – Just As We Were Getting Used To The Idea of Change There’s No Change Caremark and Walgreens Settle Dispute – Just As We Were Getting Used To The Idea of Change There’s No Change

If you have kept up on the news of the last couple of weeks, it’s move like this that start consumer...

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Senate Votes Against Postponing the  21% Medicare Pay Cut for Doctors – The Non Participants in Healthcare Senate Votes Against Postponing the 21% Medicare Pay Cut for Doctors – The Non Participants in Healthcare

This is a big blow to everyone and in the words of some BP executives are we “the small or little pe...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Qualcomm and Cambridge Consultants Collaborate on Vena Platform – The Blue Tooth Inhaler Gets Closer with Continua Health Alliance With Launch At The Center for Connected Care A Division of Partners HealthCare Qualcomm and Cambridge Consultants Collaborate on Vena Platform – The Blue Tooth Inhaler Gets Closer with Continua Health Alliance With Launch At The Center for Connected Care A Division of Partners HealthCare

By combining Cambridge Consultants’ Vena stack with Qualcomm's cellular modules, the new platfo...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Data Breaches In Healthcare Still A Big Issue – Congress Also Working on How to Keep Peer to Peer Software Off Government Employee Computers Data Breaches In Healthcare Still A Big Issue – Congress Also Working on How to Keep Peer to Peer Software Off Government Employee Computers

Here we go once more with security breaches relating to healthcare, which really is a big deal but l...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Robot Makes Rounds at Spectrum Health Campus Lab in Grand Rapids Robot Makes Rounds at Spectrum Health Campus Lab in Grand Rapids

This is an interesting video on how the “work horse” robot moves throughout the lab.  It opens doors...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Red Cross Fined Again by the FDA - $16 Million Dollars Red Cross Fined Again by the FDA - $16 Million Dollars

Since 2003 the Red Cross has been fined close to a dozen times.   The Red Cross provides over one th...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bon Secours Health System Offers Patients the Ability to Connect with My Chart and Connect Care Bon Secours Health System Offers Patients the Ability to Connect with My Chart and Connect Care

If the name My Chart sounds familiar to you, it might be because there are a number of hospitals, bi...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bill Gates & Warren Buffett – Call for Philanthropy To Give 50% of Their Fortunes To Help Others With “The Giving Pledge” Bill Gates & Warren Buffett – Call for Philanthropy To Give 50% of Their Fortunes To Help Others With “The Giving Pledge”

Last year we had the secret billionaire’s club meeting and you can read more at the link below.  Att...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

AGA Medical Clinical Trial for Amplatzer Cardiac Plug Begins Enrolling Patients – Alternative to Warfarin Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation AGA Medical Clinical Trial for Amplatzer Cardiac Plug Begins Enrolling Patients – Alternative to Warfarin Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation

Blood thinning Warfarin is always tough to regulate and the clinical trial in this case is to use th...

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Memorial Care Health Systems Opening 3 “HealthExpress” Walk In Clinics Inside Albertsons/Sav-On Stores – Orange County Memorial Care Health Systems Opening 3 “HealthExpress” Walk In Clinics Inside Albertsons/Sav-On Stores – Orange County

If Memorial Care sounds familiar, they have been featured a couple times here at the Medical Quack w...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Shingles Vaccination Out of Reach for Most – Cost, Red Tape for Compensation and Physician Worries About Safety The Shingles Vaccination Out of Reach for Most – Cost, Red Tape for Compensation and Physician Worries About Safety

We hear talk in the news today about vaccines being the answer, well here’s an example of a vaccine ...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
 
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