Dr. Richard Gilfillan Named New Acting Director of Innovation For Medicare and Medicaid–Hope To Repair Some Broken and Non Ethical Algorithms in Healthcare Reform? Dr. Richard Gilfillan Named New Acting Director of Innovation For Medicare and Medicaid–Hope To Repair Some Broken and Non Ethical Algorithms in Healthcare Reform?

You certainly have to be innovative in working with insurers today, that’s an understatement and it ...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Johnson and Johnson’s Next Nightmare With the FDA–Listerine Mouthwash But In Good Company with Walgreens and CVS This Time–Advertising Issues with Plaque Removal Not Founded Johnson and Johnson’s Next Nightmare With the FDA–Listerine Mouthwash But In Good Company with Walgreens and CVS This Time–Advertising Issues with Plaque Removal Not Founded

The active ingredient,sodium fluoride helps prevent cavities but does is not found effective with re...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Microsoft Joins Continua Wireless Alliance and Issues New Guidelines for Certification For Interoperability Microsoft Joins Continua Wireless Alliance and Issues New Guidelines for Certification For Interoperability

Continua is mentioned here as this is the alliance that works together to make sure all the wireless...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two Teleradiology Companies Become One as Virtual Radiologic Acquires to acquire NightHawk Two Teleradiology Companies Become One as Virtual Radiologic Acquires to acquire NightHawk

Just a few months ago Nighthawk went through some major upgrades at their headquarters.  If you are ...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Health Information Technology Extension Program (REC) To Support and Help Providers Adapt and Understand Meaningful Use With EHRs Health Information Technology Extension Program (REC) To Support and Help Providers Adapt and Understand Meaningful Use With EHRs

A year ago I made this post and look where we are a year later and how much more complicated system ...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Harvard Pilgrim cancels Medicare Advantage Plan–New Supplement Plan To Take It’s Place Overseen by CMS Harvard Pilgrim cancels Medicare Advantage Plan–New Supplement Plan To Take It’s Place Overseen by CMS

With the new plan you get fitness benefits by not prescription drugs and to have that covered one wo...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tenet Subsidiary Conifer Health Solutions Buys MediHealth Outsourcing-Even Hospitals Are Becoming Software Factories  Today Purchasing More Algorithmic Formulas–Subsidiary Watch Tenet Subsidiary Conifer Health Solutions Buys MediHealth Outsourcing-Even Hospitals Are Becoming Software Factories Today Purchasing More Algorithmic Formulas–Subsidiary Watch

Here we go once more, it’s all about those algorithms and if the payer side of this was not so profi...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Axolotl (A Subsidiary of Ingenix)  Creates Reporting and Analytics Solution for Health Information Exchanges–Algorithms for HIE–Business Intelligence -Subsidiary Watch Axolotl (A Subsidiary of Ingenix) Creates Reporting and Analytics Solution for Health Information Exchanges–Algorithms for HIE–Business Intelligence -Subsidiary Watch

Well it just keeps rolling in the analytics game, and Ingenix is a United Health Group subsidiary, s...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

First Annual DEA Drug Take Back Day Yielded 700 Pounds of Unused and Expired Prescriptions in Long Beach, CA First Annual DEA Drug Take Back Day Yielded 700 Pounds of Unused and Expired Prescriptions in Long Beach, CA

In case you missed it this was the first attempt to allow consumers to dump unused and expired drugs...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Trojan Condoms Working Hard to Target Markets and Get More Coverage For Their Latest Ads Touting Vibrating Tri-Phoria Trojan Condoms Working Hard to Target Markets and Get More Coverage For Their Latest Ads Touting Vibrating Tri-Phoria

The commercial is funny and the company is working to try to get the ads run during additional hours...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Hologic 3D Mammogram Reviewed by FDA and Determined 3D Mammograms Are Safe Even With Higher Levels of Radiation–If Approved by FDA - It’s a Software Upgrade from 2D to 3D Hologic 3D Mammogram Reviewed by FDA and Determined 3D Mammograms Are Safe Even With Higher Levels of Radiation–If Approved by FDA - It’s a Software Upgrade from 2D to 3D

At present Hologic has FDA approval for the 2D machine and with an FDA approval most devices could b...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Defense Contractors Focusing on Software Assets with Cut Backs With Defense Spending–More Health IT Software Houses Defense Contractors Focusing on Software Assets with Cut Backs With Defense Spending–More Health IT Software Houses

You can read through this article and there are several others in the news the last couple of days. ...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

FDA's MDEpiNet - Improving Medical Device Safety and Effectiveness From FDA Director of Epidemiology (Video) FDA's MDEpiNet - Improving Medical Device Safety and Effectiveness From FDA Director of Epidemiology (Video)

This is a nice walk through that talks about what happens at the FDA and how they are looking into s...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

FTC and FDA Tell Pom Wonderful To Change Their Advertising Claims or Submit for FDA Approval–Another Study Unrelated Claims Peaches and Plums Kill Breast Cancer Cells Too FTC and FDA Tell Pom Wonderful To Change Their Advertising Claims or Submit for FDA Approval–Another Study Unrelated Claims Peaches and Plums Kill Breast Cancer Cells Too

As a blogger I have been on their list and back in April of 2009 was sent a small case of 6 bottles ...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Brits Get Viagra At Tesco With No Prescription But Screening for High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Cholesterol Will be Required by the Pharmacist The Brits Get Viagra At Tesco With No Prescription But Screening for High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and Cholesterol Will be Required by the Pharmacist

This is no a cheap drug by any means and a while back I did a post to show what it costs here in the...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

HHS awards $68M Million in Grants to State Communities to Help Seniors, Disabled and Others HHS awards $68M Million in Grants to State Communities to Help Seniors, Disabled and Others

A while back I participated as a consultant in one of these types of grants and it was as a non prof...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Senate calls for details on DOD-VA Health Records–I Hope They Understand IT as Some Are Not Doing Too Well With PDFs These Days Senate calls for details on DOD-VA Health Records–I Hope They Understand IT as Some Are Not Doing Too Well With PDFs These Days

These folks just worry me to death when it comes to Health IT knowledge and trying to appropriate mo...

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Sanofi-Aventis Has a Glucose Reader and Software That Will Attach to an iPhone–Still Needs FDA Approval Sanofi-Aventis Has a Glucose Reader and Software That Will Attach to an iPhone–Still Needs FDA Approval

The device is said to cost around $80.00 when available.  The iBGStar attaches to the phone and does...

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Monday, September 27, 2010
 
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