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

Paul Allen Commits Most of His $13 Billion Dollar Estate to Philanthropy – Owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Co-Founder of Microsoft Paul Allen Commits Most of His $13 Billion Dollar Estate to Philanthropy – Owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Co-Founder of Microsoft

He also owns the Portland Trail Blazers and is the 37th richest person in the world.  He also founde...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Avastin Study Shows No Extension of Patient Lives with Breast Cancer Avastin Study Shows No Extension of Patient Lives with Breast Cancer

In order for life extension provisions to apply tumor shrinkage is taken into consideration.  Avast...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Stolen Advair Demonstrates Need for Tag Bar Coding of Drugs – Encrypted Bar Codes Could Identify Stolen and Counterfeits When Scanned With a Cell Phone Stolen Advair Demonstrates Need for Tag Bar Coding of Drugs – Encrypted Bar Codes Could Identify Stolen and Counterfeits When Scanned With a Cell Phone

Here we go again with drugs stolen and then even sold back to the pharmacies who don’t realize that...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Johnson and Johnson (McNeil) Lays Off 300 Employees and Will Re-Tool the Tylenol Factory Johnson and Johnson (McNeil) Lays Off 300 Employees and Will Re-Tool the Tylenol Factory

Other factory locations are slated to pick up some of the manufacturing as the factory will more tha...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lilly Cutting 340 IT Jobs By the End of the Year Lilly Cutting 340 IT Jobs By the End of the Year

Maybe that drug heist was a little more costly than first thought back in March (grin).  If you miss...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

UCI Healthcare first in the West And California to Use DaVinci Robot for a Thyroidectomy UCI Healthcare first in the West And California to Use DaVinci Robot for a Thyroidectomy

We can add one more procedure that is successful and applicable for robotic surgery, thyroid gland. ...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Payment Bundling by Health Insurance Companies – Complicated Algorithms Where the Query Leads to Lower Payments for Doctors Payment Bundling by Health Insurance Companies – Complicated Algorithms Where the Query Leads to Lower Payments for Doctors

This is a good example from a physician citing an example of what happens when medical claims are e...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Verizon Announces Their Entry into the HIE Market – VHIE Personal Health Records In the Cloud Verizon Announces Their Entry into the HIE Market – VHIE Personal Health Records In the Cloud

Update-Correction It was a bit confusing to myself to make sure I covered this correctly; however,...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

And Now A Word About Privacy – Digital Signs Using Hidden Facial Recognition Software To Market You and Store Data – Are They Playing in a Physician’s Office Near You? And Now A Word About Privacy – Digital Signs Using Hidden Facial Recognition Software To Market You and Store Data – Are They Playing in a Physician’s Office Near You?

This might be a good time to check out the “free” digital displays we all see running in physicians ...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

FDA Approves Test for C. Difficile Meridian Bioscience – Results in an Hour FDA Approves Test for C. Difficile Meridian Bioscience – Results in an Hour

C Diff, along with MRSA are one of the hospital acquired infections and can lead to death.  C Diff ...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

UnitedHealth Group Owns a Bank With Deposits Surpassing a Billion – OptumHealth Bank FDIC Insured UnitedHealth Group Owns a Bank With Deposits Surpassing a Billion – OptumHealth Bank FDIC Insured

OptumHealth is an FDIC member and is a little unlike other banks in the fact that it is not a retail...

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

ZocDoc Secures More Funding – Find Doctors and Make Appointments Online ZocDoc Secures More Funding – Find Doctors and Make Appointments Online

So far the service is available only in a few cities and the new funding will be used to expand the ...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ex Cerner President Hired by Trizetto as CEO – More Money on This Side As Payment Algorithms Are Not Certified and Held Accountable as is EHR Software Ex Cerner President Hired by Trizetto as CEO – More Money on This Side As Payment Algorithms Are Not Certified and Held Accountable as is EHR Software

It appears reorganization and putting strategic individuals is now taking place since the company, T...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mylan Pharma Buying Bioniche Pharma in Ireland for $550M From Private Equity Owners Mylan Pharma Buying Bioniche Pharma in Ireland for $550M From Private Equity Owners

Mylan is the 2nd largest generic drug company in the US and with this acquisition with Bioniche in ...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Suffer from Urinary incontinence – There’s an Mobile Application To Find a Bathroom - Sit or Squat Suffer from Urinary incontinence – There’s an Mobile Application To Find a Bathroom - Sit or Squat

It’s time for a little humor here but this again can be useful for anyone and so far they have over ...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Senate GOP Demanding to Hear From Berwick – Perhaps They Would Learn More About Healthcare if They Asked Some Intelligent Questions…. Senate GOP Demanding to Hear From Berwick – Perhaps They Would Learn More About Healthcare if They Asked Some Intelligent Questions….

As far as answering questions, they could get educated as long as there’s no effect on Dr. Berwick’s...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Digital Drugs – MP3s that Induce a State of Ecstasy – I Dosing? Digital Drugs – MP3s that Induce a State of Ecstasy – I Dosing?

This is a bit wild with the statement saying that the music can bring about the same feelings as bei...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
 
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