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

Health Insurance Claims a Pain– Take Out Divorce Insurance–Risk Management Assessments Reach a New Low With Ethics Health Insurance Claims a Pain– Take Out Divorce Insurance–Risk Management Assessments Reach a New Low With Ethics

One more element entering in the insurance business and gee just when the institute of marriage toda...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

ExpressMD Collaborates with Rotech Healthcare for TeleHealth Patient Monitoring–Electronic House Calls ExpressMD Collaborates with Rotech Healthcare for TeleHealth Patient Monitoring–Electronic House Calls

The electronic house call is an FDA 510k approved solution (medical device) to provide patient vital...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Scrubs Gallery August Discount For Readers At the Medical Quack Scrubs Gallery August Discount For Readers At the Medical Quack

Again, I thank ScrubsGallery.com for advertising with the Medical Quack.  This month they are offe...

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Orange County Free Health Fair August 5th in Anaheim–Screenings and Exams Orange County Free Health Fair August 5th in Anaheim–Screenings and Exams

I always want to make sure I catch all of the free clinics and screening affairs that I can and post...

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Medicare Fund Will Now Run Out in 2029–Report Only As Good as Information and Technology We Have Today Medicare Fund Will Now Run Out in 2029–Report Only As Good as Information and Technology We Have Today

Overall this is good news and the kind of news we all want to hear but this is projected on what tec...

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ingenix (Subsidiary of United Health Group) Marketing Care Tracker EHR To Community Health Centers–Subsidiary Watch Ingenix (Subsidiary of United Health Group) Marketing Care Tracker EHR To Community Health Centers–Subsidiary Watch

The cost for the system is slated at less than $5000 per year.  United is looking for revenues in ev...

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

WellPoint Supports Meaningful Use and To Provide Short Term Funding for Hospitals WellPoint Supports Meaningful Use and To Provide Short Term Funding for Hospitals

The program is set to begin in California and Georgia.  This is billed as supporting the efforts of ...

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Bill Seeks to Arm FDA with Full Drug Recall Power And More Over the Counter Regulatory Control Bill Seeks to Arm FDA with Full Drug Recall Power And More Over the Counter Regulatory Control

This looks like some of the areas I have been writing about in reference to recall matters and the s...

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

General Accounting Office Report - Medicaid Payments to Insurers for Administrating HMO Services Needs More Auditing Algorithms General Accounting Office Report - Medicaid Payments to Insurers for Administrating HMO Services Needs More Auditing Algorithms

Private insurers administrate Medicaid as mentioned in the article below and GAO is recommending tha...

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

FDA Approves Cuvposa for Chronic Drooling in Children With Oral Flavored Solution FDA Approves Cuvposa for Chronic Drooling in Children With Oral Flavored Solution

Drooling actually needs treatment at times and the adverse reactions here can be dry mouth and urina...

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Giving Pledge Call for Philanthropy Continues to Grow–40 Billionaires Committed The Giving Pledge Call for Philanthropy Continues to Grow–40 Billionaires Committed

Yesterday I made a post about Bill Gates being a keynote speaker at this year’s mHealth Convention a...

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

TSA Body Scans in the News Again–Government Admits To Storing–Algorithms Allow For Security Analysis On Steroids TSA Body Scans in the News Again–Government Admits To Storing–Algorithms Allow For Security Analysis On Steroids

The only way to really keep track of what is saved and what is not is to have a data audit trail and...

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
 
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