Healthcare Data Breach Cases Reported Outnumber Financial Breaches by over 3 to 1 Healthcare Data Breach Cases Reported Outnumber Financial Breaches by over 3 to 1

The number certainly outweighs the number but the number of records and people affected, the banking...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

California Ambulances Advertising for Non Profits on Vehicles–Moving Billboards California Ambulances Advertising for Non Profits on Vehicles–Moving Billboards

The advertising is free for non profits so seeing ads for Goodwill or the Red Cross is slated to bec...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Solo Slim and Revivexxx Food Supplement Recalls Issued After FDA Finds Tadalafil–Active Ingredient of Cialis Solo Slim and Revivexxx Food Supplement Recalls Issued After FDA Finds Tadalafil–Active Ingredient of Cialis

Tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may ...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Health Insurers Adding Incentives and Footing the Bill on Electronic Records Until Physician Stimulus Money Arrives Health Insurers Adding Incentives and Footing the Bill on Electronic Records Until Physician Stimulus Money Arrives

We all know that electronic medical records lead to better care and in the case of insurers it leads...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Senate Cuts Cloud Services From Budget That Would Allow for Data Center and IT Infrastructure Consolidation–Back to the 8 Track Tapes Next? Senate Cuts Cloud Services From Budget That Would Allow for Data Center and IT Infrastructure Consolidation–Back to the 8 Track Tapes Next?

These folks continue to scare me with the limited knowledge of what is needed with IT for the govern...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Members of Congress Send Letter to HHS to Increase the Budget of the FDA - It is Rapidly Becoming One of the “Most Connected” Federal Agencies Members of Congress Send Letter to HHS to Increase the Budget of the FDA - It is Rapidly Becoming One of the “Most Connected” Federal Agencies

You would have to living under a rock today not to notice the fire that keep popping up for the FDA ...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

WellPoint Offering to Sell Off 1 Billion in Debt With Notes and Bonds WellPoint Offering to Sell Off 1 Billion in Debt With Notes and Bonds

This is an interesting offer right now with all the health insurance carriers working on medical los...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Hi-Tech Doctors Group in Amarillo Texas Will No Longer Accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield Affecting Over 11,000 Patients Hi-Tech Doctors Group in Amarillo Texas Will No Longer Accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield Affecting Over 11,000 Patients

I know this doctor and this is sad that the 2 sides can’t come together.  When you look at the large...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Medicare Fraud Prevention Has Cases Falling Through the Cracks–Looks Who’s Getting the Contracts And Check Out the Algorithms For Their  Profitable Business Models Medicare Fraud Prevention Has Cases Falling Through the Cracks–Looks Who’s Getting the Contracts And Check Out the Algorithms For Their Profitable Business Models

I guess it’s time to revisit a post I made back in January asking the question of how can a for prof...

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Georgetown University  Hospital closes Lab After Employee WhistleBlower Alleges Patients Were Not Timely Notified of Breast Cancer Test Issues Georgetown University Hospital closes Lab After Employee WhistleBlower Alleges Patients Were Not Timely Notified of Breast Cancer Test Issues

Overall there were 2 patients that were mis-diagnosed and the issue was with an employee stating the...

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

5 Baptist Health Hospitals Dropping Humana in Florida Effective January 1, 2011 5 Baptist Health Hospitals Dropping Humana in Florida Effective January 1, 2011

This change does not affect plans that are provided by employers.  On July 29th, a letter was sent o...

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

U.S. Intervenes With Alleged St. Jude Kickback/Whistleblower Case–Tenet Disclosed Receiving Letter from DOJ Related to Implanted Defibrillators U.S. Intervenes With Alleged St. Jude Kickback/Whistleblower Case–Tenet Disclosed Receiving Letter from DOJ Related to Implanted Defibrillators

The government is scheduled to file their complaint by the end of August after interviewing addition...

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Oysters Contracting Herpes Killing Many as Well as Clams, Scallops and Other Mollusks During Breading Season - UK Oysters Contracting Herpes Killing Many as Well as Clams, Scallops and Other Mollusks During Breading Season - UK

Ostreid herpes viruses is a new strain of the diseases which affects everything from cows to humans ...

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Berkshire Medical Center in New York Layoffs Announced 124 Jobs–Around 50 Nurses Berkshire Medical Center in New York Layoffs Announced 124 Jobs–Around 50 Nurses

Declining patient volumes are the main reason and everyone doesn’t agree with the decisions made.  L...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Bill Gates Talks About Profits Versus Non Profits–For Profits Makes Messes And Non Profits Can’t Behave the Same Way Bill Gates Talks About Profits Versus Non Profits–For Profits Makes Messes And Non Profits Can’t Behave the Same Way

The for profit world is a mess he states but they have to come in and clean up.  Non Profits are different sometimes creating thousands of p...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

The Story Behind The Building of Healthcare. Gov - 90 Day Creation, Help From Twitter and the Silicon Valley Made It Possible The Story Behind The Building of Healthcare. Gov - 90 Day Creation, Help From Twitter and the Silicon Valley Made It Possible

The website designer was found via Twitter, so any of you that don’t take value in what Twitter can ...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Stem Cells Used to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease–Clogged Arteries in the Legs (PAD) Stem Cells Used to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease–Clogged Arteries in the Legs (PAD)

This is a new procedure in trials and does not yet have FDA approval but it looks a winner as does a...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

ER Visit Takes Insurer to Court Over Algorithm That Declared Stitches an “Ancillary Service”–Patient Won ER Visit Takes Insurer to Court Over Algorithm That Declared Stitches an “Ancillary Service”–Patient Won

I keep talking about the electronic data all the time on healthcare claims and here’s a perfect exam...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Regenerative Medicine–Reprogramming Stem Cells Grow Heart Muscle Tissue Bypassing IPS Cell Creation–New Standard Set for Stem Cell Research Regenerative Medicine–Reprogramming Stem Cells Grow Heart Muscle Tissue Bypassing IPS Cell Creation–New Standard Set for Stem Cell Research

This is a major break through with heart cells.  When you watch the video they suggest that implemen...

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Friday, August 06, 2010
 
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