Avandia Drug Trials in India Stopped by Indian Government Avandia Drug Trials in India Stopped by Indian Government

Here’s one more problem for Avandia, will it survive?  BD  CBS News has learned that the Indian...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Participatory Sensing – Center for Embedded Networked Sensing Studies Gathering Information with Cell Phones Relative to Use and Security Participatory Sensing – Center for Embedded Networked Sensing Studies Gathering Information with Cell Phones Relative to Use and Security

I am glad at least someone is looking at how this will work without being too disruptive and second ...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Mark You Calendars for September 23, 2010 – No More Co-Pays on Certain Preventive Services Mark You Calendars for September 23, 2010 – No More Co-Pays on Certain Preventive Services

This is going to be interesting to see how this works since the co-pays were immediate cash payments...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

United Health Group Outbid Humana and Bupa in the UK to Run Management Services for GPs United Health Group Outbid Humana and Bupa in the UK to Run Management Services for GPs

The company has already had some activity in the UK as you can read below dating back to 2006 and 20...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Small Employers in Massachusetts Dropping Health Insurance Coverage – Sending Workers to Apply for State Subsidized Plan Small Employers in Massachusetts Dropping Health Insurance Coverage – Sending Workers to Apply for State Subsidized Plan

As well as the cost there has to be someone designated in most cases to coordinate all the red tape ...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

HIMSS Analytics Goes to Europe – Get Ready for the Cost Algorithms & Red Tape HIMSS Analytics Goes to Europe – Get Ready for the Cost Algorithms & Red Tape

The folks in Europe no doubt will get the banking side of the business as well.  With the recent cha...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

The Medical Records Implant Has Died - PositiveID No Longer Marketing the Implanted Chip The Medical Records Implant Has Died - PositiveID No Longer Marketing the Implanted Chip

In case you missed any of this, here’s some information below.  It turns out nobody wanted to be chi...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

"Top Secret America" – Investigative Report Preview From PBS Frontline About the “Dark Side”(Video) "Top Secret America" – Investigative Report Preview From PBS Frontline About the “Dark Side”(Video)

This is fascinating about the investigative report that is being done about data bases and the secrecy that exists with many hidden faciliti...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

LA County Healthcare Job Training Program has 400 Enrolled – Stimulus Money For Training LA County Healthcare Job Training Program has 400 Enrolled – Stimulus Money For Training

This an interesting stimulus story as it’s doing good putting people to work and getting training, ...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Private Equity Group Carlyle Buys Australian Hospital Company and Brazilian Health Insurance Company Private Equity Group Carlyle Buys Australian Hospital Company and Brazilian Health Insurance Company

Just last week the Carlyle Group sold Multi-Plan to 2 other private equity firms, no wonder have pro...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

US Healthcare and Financial Investments in China Growing and Leading to Fast IPOs US Healthcare and Financial Investments in China Growing and Leading to Fast IPOs

This article somewhat sums it up where investors are looking for the big bang on their buck in healt...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Drinking and Driving Laws In New York Take Effect – Using Technology For Alcohol Control With Some Big Brother Impact Drinking and Driving Laws In New York Take Effect – Using Technology For Alcohol Control With Some Big Brother Impact

There’s a new law going into effect in New York that will require an individual to equip their car...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Phillips Announces Healthcare Consulting Services – More Algorithms Leading To Lack of Balance with Productive Parameters That Are Difficult or Impossible to Attain – Like Meaningful Use That Required Revisions Phillips Announces Healthcare Consulting Services – More Algorithms Leading To Lack of Balance with Productive Parameters That Are Difficult or Impossible to Attain – Like Meaningful Use That Required Revisions

Somebody said the other day that you can now major in analytics in college, and I jokingly said I th...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Health Insurance Companies Continue to Push Plans to Limit Selection of Providers and Hospitals – Return of the HMO Concept And Out of Network Short Pay With New Algorithmic Pay Schedules Health Insurance Companies Continue to Push Plans to Limit Selection of Providers and Hospitals – Return of the HMO Concept And Out of Network Short Pay With New Algorithmic Pay Schedules

How many more new plan offerings can we sift through? As soon as the payment algorithms and business...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules that Surrogate Mothers Can’t Be Denied Insurance Coverage Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules that Surrogate Mothers Can’t Be Denied Insurance Coverage

According to the case ruling, the insurance company/HMO can’t deny coverage due to the reason for th...

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Monday, July 19, 2010

FDA Holding Hearings Relative to Consumer Genetic Tests – Under Jurisdiction of Medical Devices FDA Holding Hearings Relative to Consumer Genetic Tests – Under Jurisdiction of Medical Devices

The big concern is the non involvement of the patient’s doctor with the consumer tests as stated by ...

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

MedCentre Prescription Kiosk ATM-Like Machines May Give Pharmacies Some Competition in the UK – Installed at 5 Hospitals in the UK MedCentre Prescription Kiosk ATM-Like Machines May Give Pharmacies Some Competition in the UK – Installed at 5 Hospitals in the UK

There are 340 medications stored inside and the machine does the filling of the script and the tele-...

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

USB Toothbrush Cleaner – Plugs into Your Computer USB Toothbrush Cleaner – Plugs into Your Computer

We cant’ say that we don’t live in a creative world and sometimes I wonder about the data sources we...

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Physician Talks About the Red Tape, Forms and Administrative Time Required by CMS to get a Wheelchair for Patients – Sounds Complicated! Physician Talks About the Red Tape, Forms and Administrative Time Required by CMS to get a Wheelchair for Patients – Sounds Complicated!

As the doctor mentions this falls under the DME (durable medical equipment) provisions, which also ...

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Friday, July 16, 2010
 
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