Arizona’s Medicaid Cuts On Transplants Is A Classic Example of Decisions Not Based on Medical Needs But Rather Budget Only Arizona’s Medicaid Cuts On Transplants Is A Classic Example of Decisions Not Based on Medical Needs But Rather Budget Only

What is also interesting about this story too is the fact the the Arizona Governor has isolated hers...

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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Patients Want their Data–This Guy Hacked a Fitbit to Get it Along With The API Algorithms Patients Want their Data–This Guy Hacked a Fitbit to Get it Along With The API Algorithms

This guy could have saved himself some trouble if he just wanted the data and with Google Health he ...

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Free Smart Phone Friday at Best Buy Through December 31st–“Free Phone Fridays” Free Smart Phone Friday at Best Buy Through December 31st–“Free Phone Fridays”

Just as if you re-negotiated with your carrier and upgraded or new contract for 2 years is required ...

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Former Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Employee Embezzled Over $1 Million Ordering Computer Printer Toner Former Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Employee Embezzled Over $1 Million Ordering Computer Printer Toner

Now that is a lot of ink and toner and somewhat makes a statement as to how much ink and toner a fac...

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Friday, December 03, 2010

John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix Closes Birthing Center–Lay Offs Will Follow John C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix Closes Birthing Center–Lay Offs Will Follow

This one kind of hits home as I grew up about 2 blocks from the hospital in Phoenix and watched it g...

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Grady Hospital Gets a Technology Make Over And Is No Longer Losing Money (Video) Grady Hospital Gets a Technology Make Over And Is No Longer Losing Money (Video)

This is pretty amazing as not too long ago we all read about the desperate conditions at Grady Hospi...

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Blue Cross Launching New Health Coverage Option in Massachusetts-Encourages Consumers Via Employer Plans to Avoid 15 Named High Cost Hospitals Blue Cross Launching New Health Coverage Option in Massachusetts-Encourages Consumers Via Employer Plans to Avoid 15 Named High Cost Hospitals

In the Boston area the article states this leaves out Massachusetts General, Dana-Farber Cancer Inst...

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Friday, December 03, 2010

VA Awards Contract to Picis, Subsidiary of Ingenix for Anesthesia Record Keeping Software VA Awards Contract to Picis, Subsidiary of Ingenix for Anesthesia Record Keeping Software

Picis before the acquisition by Ingenix already had many hospital installations so it appears this i...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

1.7 Billion Super Computer Hours Awarded by the DOE–Biomedical Research Projects Included for Parkinson’s and Cancer 1.7 Billion Super Computer Hours Awarded by the DOE–Biomedical Research Projects Included for Parkinson’s and Cancer

This was part of the INCITE project and the selected programs went through a peer review and 57 proj...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

UCLA Discovers A Process That Turns Healthy Cells into Prostate Cancer Cells–Discovery Could Lead To New Treatments UCLA Discovers A Process That Turns Healthy Cells into Prostate Cancer Cells–Discovery Could Lead To New Treatments

The discover was made by inhibiting a protein to slow the growth, and the findings are a result of 3...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Veterans Health And Allen Memorial Hospital in Utah Connecting- Pilot Program With UHIN Via Axolotl, an Ingenix Subsidiary Veterans Health And Allen Memorial Hospital in Utah Connecting- Pilot Program With UHIN Via Axolotl, an Ingenix Subsidiary

This will allow records from the VA and rural healthcare providers to share and coordinate medical r...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Simulation Technology Defense Contractors  Looking to Sell Virtual Products to Civilian Healthcare Organizations With Defense Spending Down Simulation Technology Defense Contractors Looking to Sell Virtual Products to Civilian Healthcare Organizations With Defense Spending Down

This is becoming a hot topic and a hot item as well.  Recently I have written about UC Irvine and St...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

HHS HealthPeople Website–More Software and Challenges for Applications and Ideas–Lacks Initiative To Invoke Collaboration Efforts HHS HealthPeople Website–More Software and Challenges for Applications and Ideas–Lacks Initiative To Invoke Collaboration Efforts

I think if I see one more mobile application that sends a text message I’m about ready to choke.  We...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Personal Health Records – PHR Roundtable At the ONC-Hope All Experts and Attendees Actually Use a PHR-Hands On Experience Coupled with Other Knowledge Is The Best Personal Health Records – PHR Roundtable At the ONC-Hope All Experts and Attendees Actually Use a PHR-Hands On Experience Coupled with Other Knowledge Is The Best

A little background here on the Medical Quack is that I have been following PHRs since they began wi...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Norton Healthcare To Use Microsoft Health Solutions Platforms to Support Its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Initiative Norton Healthcare To Use Microsoft Health Solutions Platforms to Support Its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Initiative

This ACO is the first in the region and one of four national pilot sites for the Brookings-Dartmouth...

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Thursday, December 02, 2010
 
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