White House Announces Launch of “Change The Equation” (aka Algorithms) Program –CEO Efforts With Support of the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation– for STEM* White House Announces Launch of “Change The Equation” (aka Algorithms) Program –CEO Efforts With Support of the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation– for STEM*

What does STEM and Change the Equation stand for : Science, Technology, Engineering and Math , tha...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: 'Rally To Restore Sanity'–(And Maybe Help Stamp Out Some Magpie Healthcare too) On Their October 30th March on Washington Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: 'Rally To Restore Sanity'–(And Maybe Help Stamp Out Some Magpie Healthcare too) On Their October 30th March on Washington

These 2 are my absolute favorites when it comes to making points and using humor – it works!  We all...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

FDA And CMS to Collaborate on Reviewing Medical Products To Help Speed Up the Coverage Decisions–Big Thumbs Up On this Decision FDA And CMS to Collaborate on Reviewing Medical Products To Help Speed Up the Coverage Decisions–Big Thumbs Up On this Decision

This is truly a good thing as I have interviewed companies such as Cook Medical for one in the past ...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Wendell Potter Tell All Book–Deadly Spin–One to Put On My List as “He Knows Algorithms and How they Create Profits” Wendell Potter Tell All Book–Deadly Spin–One to Put On My List as “He Knows Algorithms and How they Create Profits”

Who knows better than one who served on the inside and had the responsibilities that lead to creatin...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Johns Hopkins Hospital Shooting–Doctor Expected to Survive–Hospital has Over 80 Entrances to Police Johns Hopkins Hospital Shooting–Doctor Expected to Survive–Hospital has Over 80 Entrances to Police

We hear about more incidents as such as hospitals today and with 80 entrances someone got by with a ...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

GE To Begin Trials of the “Smart Hospital Room”–Using a Multitude of Sensors and Algorithms GE To Begin Trials of the “Smart Hospital Room”–Using a Multitude of Sensors and Algorithms

GE has been working on this for a while.  I first started talking about Smart Rooms here back in 200...

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Friday, September 17, 2010

The Importance of Being Connected and Disconnected–We Need Both and the Balance There Of In Our Business and Personal Lives The Importance of Being Connected and Disconnected–We Need Both and the Balance There Of In Our Business and Personal Lives

Multitasking is constantly shifting attention and the consequences are constant distractions.  This ...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

West Wireless Center Hosting First Health Care Innovation Day in Washington DC In October–Bring on The Mobile Aggregators West Wireless Center Hosting First Health Care Innovation Day in Washington DC In October–Bring on The Mobile Aggregators

If you are a regular reader here then you have probably heard about the West Wireless Institute in S...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Diabetes Police Telephone Solicitation Patrol–4 Calls Today In 2 Hours Mom Asking If There Was A Diabetic in the House Diabetes Police Telephone Solicitation Patrol–4 Calls Today In 2 Hours Mom Asking If There Was A Diabetic in the House

This is just a post with marketing and compliance issues with diabetes.  Mom was not sure exactly wh...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Johnson and Johnson Consumer Group Chairman Colleen Goggins Announces Retirement Effective March 1, 2011 Johnson and Johnson Consumer Group Chairman Colleen Goggins Announces Retirement Effective March 1, 2011

The letter of announcement from Bill Weldon is shown below.  We keep seeing many top executives from...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Microsoft Tags Doing Their Job on Boxes of Special K At the Grocery Store-Working with Lucky Magazine to Encourage Healthy Eating to Lose Weight Microsoft Tags Doing Their Job on Boxes of Special K At the Grocery Store-Working with Lucky Magazine to Encourage Healthy Eating to Lose Weight

The idea here is to push the Special K Challenge to lose weight.  Are you still just using your cell...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rite Aid Distribution Center in Rome New York To Close by Next Year–Some Employees May Be Able To Transfer Rite Aid Distribution Center in Rome New York To Close by Next Year–Some Employees May Be Able To Transfer

The facility will be completely closed by July of next year so it sounds like there’s some time for ...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Heritage Provider Network May Join Prime Healthcare in Bidding for Bankrupt Victor Valley Community Hospital Heritage Provider Network May Join Prime Healthcare in Bidding for Bankrupt Victor Valley Community Hospital

If Heritage does not place a bid, then Prime Healthcare would move in as the new owner as by law the...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles Developed Minimally Invasive Approach to Removing Pineal Tumors–Small Incision Behind the Ear Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles Developed Minimally Invasive Approach to Removing Pineal Tumors–Small Incision Behind the Ear

I have heard about procedures that go through the nose and now for tumors in other areas the endosco...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FDA's Sentinel Initiative Will Need to Embrace Mobility Sooner or Later–Better Sooner Than Later–Data Beyond the Desktop FDA's Sentinel Initiative Will Need to Embrace Mobility Sooner or Later–Better Sooner Than Later–Data Beyond the Desktop

This is one “huge” project and the targets and technologies change frequently, maybe hourly if we re...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

'Stand Up to Cancer' Show Raises Over $80 Million 'Stand Up to Cancer' Show Raises Over $80 Million

One of the big areas to where the “dream teams” want to focus is with Pancreatic Cancer as all the r...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Former Doctor in Massachusetts Gets Jail Time Over Death of Patient with Botched Abortion Surgery Former Doctor in Massachusetts Gets Jail Time Over Death of Patient with Botched Abortion Surgery

The MD did not have the resuscitation equipment, and was not certified for cardiopulmonary resusc...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

California's  Telehealth Networks Receives $14M From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Acts (ARRA) California's Telehealth Networks Receives $14M From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Acts (ARRA)

In August the California Telehealth Network was announced by our governor and was also attended by A...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Google Health PHR Gets a Facelift and Adds Some New Features–Augmentation for the Consumers Google Health PHR Gets a Facelift and Adds Some New Features–Augmentation for the Consumers

I can say this was needed as things have progressed in the last couple of years since Google Health ...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
 
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