US Department of Justice To Appeal Stem Cell Decision That Freezes Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research US Department of Justice To Appeal Stem Cell Decision That Freezes Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

I am sure the judge was interpreting the law as it was written so the next step is it sounds like is...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Health IT Contracts Offer Little Protection For Buyers–Be Sure To Take Out Support Contracts for “When” the Software Fails and for “When” User Support Is Needed Health IT Contracts Offer Little Protection For Buyers–Be Sure To Take Out Support Contracts for “When” the Software Fails and for “When” User Support Is Needed

There’s a big use of the word “when” because it’s going to happen.  Nobody gets software today that ...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rite Aid Offers Seasonal Flu And Pneumonia Shots at More Than 3000 Facilities Rite Aid Offers Seasonal Flu And Pneumonia Shots at More Than 3000 Facilities

From what is in the news today it appears that the drug stores are going to be the place to get your...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DePuy (Johnson & Johnson) - FDA Issues Warning Letter on Marketing Products and Software Not Specifically Approved DePuy (Johnson & Johnson) - FDA Issues Warning Letter on Marketing Products and Software Not Specifically Approved

The first issue was the use of the Corail Hip System that stated it was used for 2 non approved uses...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Handwriting Software with WritePad for iPad 4.2–Good for Taking Notes Handwriting Software with WritePad for iPad 4.2–Good for Taking Notes

If you have ever used a tablet and now the iPad, this is an almost have to have for the unit.  I use...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Brain Catheter Recall from Integra LifeSciences Announced Brain Catheter Recall from Integra LifeSciences Announced

There are just under 2000 units that were distributed in the US and overseas.  In July customers wer...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kindred Healthcare Signs Definitive Acquire 5 Hospitals and Three Nursing Centers Southern California and Dallas-Fort Worth Cluster Markets Kindred Healthcare Signs Definitive Acquire 5 Hospitals and Three Nursing Centers Southern California and Dallas-Fort Worth Cluster Markets

The purchase is subject to regulatory approval and the acquisition does not include any liabilities....

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

State of New York fines 20 insurers and HMOs State of New York fines 20 insurers and HMOs

The entire listing can be viewed here.   These were fines for violating the Prompt Pay by Law and ha...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Molina Delayed Medicaid Provider Payments in Idaho– Working to Get the System Fixed–Good Example of Why IT Literate Individuals Need to be in Key Positions To Explain & Fix Molina Delayed Medicaid Provider Payments in Idaho– Working to Get the System Fixed–Good Example of Why IT Literate Individuals Need to be in Key Positions To Explain & Fix

I guess it was this system they purchased from Unisys that is causing the problem.  I think we are e...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Spain Becoming One More Destination for Medical Tourism From Miami/Spain Health Insurance Firm Spain Becoming One More Destination for Medical Tourism From Miami/Spain Health Insurance Firm

I think the number of countries looking for American patients for medical tourism is larger than tho...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Hoag Hospital Irvine Opens–New State of the Art Facility Hoag Hospital Irvine Opens–New State of the Art Facility

This is the old Irvine Regional Hospital once owned by Tenet that closed down in January of 2009, ba...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Homeland Security Plans an EHR for Illegal Alien Detainees-Adding Medical Records to the Benefit List? Has to Meet Meaningful Use Rules And Interoperate Homeland Security Plans an EHR for Illegal Alien Detainees-Adding Medical Records to the Benefit List? Has to Meet Meaningful Use Rules And Interoperate

You have to somewhat look at this humorously to a degree as now will there be medics riding with law...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Social Security Big Contract Coming Up–IT and Infrastructure Updates Really Needed–Cobol Still In Place In Some Areas Social Security Big Contract Coming Up–IT and Infrastructure Updates Really Needed–Cobol Still In Place In Some Areas

One thing Cobol is stable but Social Security may end up running out of room in time so there’s good...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

DEA Heads Up First Ever Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day–No Questions Asked On September 25, 2010 DEA Heads Up First Ever Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day–No Questions Asked On September 25, 2010

The press release states there are no questions asked and this is completely anonymous and has listi...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Harvard Business Review Discusses Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Consultancy With Chris McCarthy Harvard Business Review Discusses Kaiser Permanente's Innovation Consultancy With Chris McCarthy

Chris McCarthy featured here in the video has to have on of the most gratifying jobs around.  Last y...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Mystery Lottery Player Donates Winning Ticket to Hospital for 10K–Sent Via the Mail Mystery Lottery Player Donates Winning Ticket to Hospital for 10K–Sent Via the Mail

This is a nice change of pace and the hospital can certainly use the money.  The lottery ticket was ...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Hospital Contracts for MRI and Emergency Services in Northern California–Bigger Hospital Chains Getting Bigger Reimbursements Hospital Contracts for MRI and Emergency Services in Northern California–Bigger Hospital Chains Getting Bigger Reimbursements

This sounds just like what we hear in the news from the east coast in Boston so this goes to show th...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Starion Instruments Gets Warning Letter from FDA–Devices Falling Apart During Use When Cutting and Cauterizing Tissue Starion Instruments Gets Warning Letter from FDA–Devices Falling Apart During Use When Cutting and Cauterizing Tissue

The products look like a great way and technology for helping wounds heal faster, although if the FD...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Sovereign Health of California Expands Addiction Treatment Services Adding Neurofeedback–Brainwave Analysis Algorithms Sovereign Health of California Expands Addiction Treatment Services Adding Neurofeedback–Brainwave Analysis Algorithms

This is one of those highly discussed areas and you can read comments all over the web about yes it ...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Wall Street Employees Giving Up Cocaine for Pot and Pills–Downers and Not Uppers Are The New Addictive Choices Wall Street Employees Giving Up Cocaine for Pot and Pills–Downers and Not Uppers Are The New Addictive Choices

I guess those on Wall Street are finding a need to change their addiction from the constant high to ...

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Former Cigna CEO and Founder Joins Board of Directors With Medical Tourism Company–Accounting and Algorithmic Business Model Expertise Hired Former Cigna CEO and Founder Joins Board of Directors With Medical Tourism Company–Accounting and Algorithmic Business Model Expertise Hired

This kind of makes one feel that health insurance and medical tourism outside the US is getting a bi...

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Monday, August 23, 2010
 
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