First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out About Wanting More Technology Efforts to Help Those Afflicted with Autism First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out About Wanting More Technology Efforts to Help Those Afflicted with Autism

We always hear about the resistance to change and here’s one person calling for more technology for ...

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Saturday, October 09, 2010

White House Makes Official Introduction of the “Blue Button”–Microsoft Demonstrates HealthVault Integration And Sharing White House Makes Official Introduction of the “Blue Button”–Microsoft Demonstrates HealthVault Integration And Sharing

If you check in here once in a while you know there’s quite a bit about personal health records and ...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Whoops One More Detail With Covering Dependents Up To Age 26- If You Are Retired This May Not Be Possible-The Exemption Algorithm Says Whoops One More Detail With Covering Dependents Up To Age 26- If You Are Retired This May Not Be Possible-The Exemption Algorithm Says

Well at least it is working for the employed is the bright side here, but gee how much more difficul...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Lipitor Stinks–Recall of Musty Odor Smelling Bottles– Too Close The Chemically Treated Pallets–Need 2D Barcodes-Pharmacists Would Have Welcomed the Opportunity to Scan With Cell Phones to Locate the Affected Items Lipitor Stinks–Recall of Musty Odor Smelling Bottles– Too Close The Chemically Treated Pallets–Need 2D Barcodes-Pharmacists Would Have Welcomed the Opportunity to Scan With Cell Phones to Locate the Affected Items

Johnson and Johnson had the same problem and here we go again, look up those lost numbers and see if...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Lack of Consumer Health IT Literacy Is Beginning to Show - Candidate for The Senate Received Benefits From Medicaid And Now States The Program Is Unconstitutional? Lack of Consumer Health IT Literacy Is Beginning to Show - Candidate for The Senate Received Benefits From Medicaid And Now States The Program Is Unconstitutional?

I address this topic here all the time with leaders needing more consumer digital literacy and the s...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Consumer Watchdog Urges White House To Reject Waivers for “Junk” Health Insurance Plans and Require Public Postings Of The Terms For Those Who Have Received Waivers Consumer Watchdog Urges White House To Reject Waivers for “Junk” Health Insurance Plans and Require Public Postings Of The Terms For Those Who Have Received Waivers

Making the terms pubic is really not a bad idea and something I think could be made publicly easily ...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Health Insurers Rolling Out Programs To Doctors and Hospitals to Help Keep the Cost Down With Even Additional Focus on Admissions Health Insurers Rolling Out Programs To Doctors and Hospitals to Help Keep the Cost Down With Even Additional Focus on Admissions

We all know about the new Medicare rules and guidelines too but I had to somewhat chuckle a little w...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

House of Representatives Sends Letter to HHS Calling for the Elimination of Additional Cuts for Cancer Care House of Representatives Sends Letter to HHS Calling for the Elimination of Additional Cuts for Cancer Care

Normally I have not been too kind to Congress, mostly in attacking their areas of lacking health IT ...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Sanofi-Aventis Announces Dropping 1,700 Jobs–13% of Their US Workforce Sanofi-Aventis Announces Dropping 1,700 Jobs–13% of Their US Workforce

The company is facing generic competition just like many of the other major pharmaceutical companies...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

“eLEGS” Exoskeleton Robotic Rehabilitation Going Into Clinical Trials at Berkeley Soon–Restoration of Walking Functions For Those With Spinal Cord Injuries “eLEGS” Exoskeleton Robotic Rehabilitation Going Into Clinical Trials at Berkeley Soon–Restoration of Walking Functions For Those With Spinal Cord Injuries

This is a robot that one wears so people who have been paralyzed will have the potential to be able ...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Microsoft Employee Health Benefit Plans to Change in 2013 Requiring Employee Contributions Microsoft Employee Health Benefit Plans to Change in 2013 Requiring Employee Contributions

This is a ways out and employees have plenty of time here to make changes and explore options.  The ...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Diet Drug Meridia From Abbott Labs Pulled–Patients Advised by FDA to Stop Taking Product And Slimming Beauty Over The Counter Product Advisory–Cardiovascular Disease Risks Diet Drug Meridia From Abbott Labs Pulled–Patients Advised by FDA to Stop Taking Product And Slimming Beauty Over The Counter Product Advisory–Cardiovascular Disease Risks

This is a bit of a double whammy as the over the counter product was found to contain sibutramine, w...

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Fujitsu Phone Announces Medical Data Cell Phone To Work with Electronic Medical Records-Secured Continua Certification Fujitsu Phone Announces Medical Data Cell Phone To Work with Electronic Medical Records-Secured Continua Certification

There are no visuals yet available but certification has been accomplished so standards and operatio...

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Power of MedApps Moves to the Cloud -FDA Approved Mobile Device That Collects from Many and Aggregates Health Data Power of MedApps Moves to the Cloud -FDA Approved Mobile Device That Collects from Many and Aggregates Health Data

Cloud Care is the name of the service and now to be able to have one device that connects and collec...

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Cardo Medical Orthopedic Medical Device Company In Beverly Hills Announces Layoffs–And Still Looking for Funding Cardo Medical Orthopedic Medical Device Company In Beverly Hills Announces Layoffs–And Still Looking for Funding

Cardo markets FDA approved products to include  Total Hip System, Cervical Plate/Screw System, Spine...

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

US Gov Office of Personnel Management To Create a Health Claims Data Base for Analytics and To Track Trends and Costs US Gov Office of Personnel Management To Create a Health Claims Data Base for Analytics and To Track Trends and Costs

This is a great move in this direction to have the government stick their toe in the water here and ...

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Healthcare CIO Survey Shows Large Concern Relative to Being Able to Fill Health IT Jobs–Proof That Technology Throws The “Creative Technologists” a New Left Curve Every Day Healthcare CIO Survey Shows Large Concern Relative to Being Able to Fill Health IT Jobs–Proof That Technology Throws The “Creative Technologists” a New Left Curve Every Day

The CIOs o hospitals and medical centers do in fact have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders ...

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Khosla, Sun Co-Founder–One More Entering Into the World of Philanthropy Challenging The Rich in India To Do More Khosla, Sun Co-Founder–One More Entering Into the World of Philanthropy Challenging The Rich in India To Do More

When you stop and think about it, we have some similarities in thought here between what’s happening...

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Healthcare Reform Getting Pretty Ugly as Nobody Seems To Be Able to Find a “Pool” Large Enough to Spread the Expense–Single Payer by Default An Option When The Fighting is Done? Healthcare Reform Getting Pretty Ugly as Nobody Seems To Be Able to Find a “Pool” Large Enough to Spread the Expense–Single Payer by Default An Option When The Fighting is Done?

In writing and following the daily news as to what is taking place here in California and all over t...

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Thursday, October 07, 2010
 
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