Sanofi Uses Automated Calling System And Emails For Last Round of 1700 Layoffs–Fired by the HR Textbox Sanofi Uses Automated Calling System And Emails For Last Round of 1700 Layoffs–Fired by the HR Textbox

Algorithms can be programmed for many uses and this one seem so very impersonal with first a mass em...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'A Government Takeover of Health Care' PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'A Government Takeover of Health Care'

I saw this last evening and thought it was good enough for a post on this healthcare blog and perhap...

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Best Buy To Rollout  Health and Fitness Products At 600 Stores Best Buy To Rollout Health and Fitness Products At 600 Stores

It looks like we have a bit of everything here from treadmills to glucose readers to weights.  If yo...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oracle Announces Cloud Office 1.0 to Compete with Microsoft and Google Oracle Announces Cloud Office 1.0 to Compete with Microsoft and Google

Cloud Office will be integrated with Open Office, which I think you may remember from the Sun days b...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prospect Medical Holdings Acquisition by Private Equity Firm in California Complete Prospect Medical Holdings Acquisition by Private Equity Firm in California Complete

The acquisition was first announced back in August of this year.  This is one more private equity gr...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Partnering For Cures Conference Unveils Prototype Model for Accelerating Cancer Research Using Microsoft HealthVault/Amalga and Data from Nat’l Cancer Institute Partnering For Cures Conference Unveils Prototype Model for Accelerating Cancer Research Using Microsoft HealthVault/Amalga and Data from Nat’l Cancer Institute

HealthVault and Amalga are very commonly used together with Microsoft solutions and the first time t...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Medicare Federal Investigators Getting Algorithms to Analyze And Find Fraud-Good Move as Contractors Efforts Are Weak With Risking Loss Of Transaction Revenue Medicare Federal Investigators Getting Algorithms to Analyze And Find Fraud-Good Move as Contractors Efforts Are Weak With Risking Loss Of Transaction Revenue

This is a good deal if in fact it is available for use for the government and not outsourced to cont...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Life Technologies Debuts Ion Torrent Machine-Cheap Genes at $500 for Single Sequence Life Technologies Debuts Ion Torrent Machine-Cheap Genes at $500 for Single Sequence

The machine is said to sell for less than 100k, which compared to other products that do the same on...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Aetna Drops Albany Medical Center Over Rate Request From Doctors Aetna Drops Albany Medical Center Over Rate Request From Doctors

As the article states here the doctors proposed a rate increase and received a letter cancelling the...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

In Massachusetts Report from Attorney General States 43 Cents on Each Dollar from Professional Fund Raisers Goes to Charity In Massachusetts Report from Attorney General States 43 Cents on Each Dollar from Professional Fund Raisers Goes to Charity

This is good to know as I think it is something that we all ponder at times when we donate money to ...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Centene Anticipates $4.9to $5.1 Billion for Fiscal 2011-Managed Care Firm Revenues Were Over $ 4 Billion in 2009-Algorithms for Profit in Healthcare Centene Anticipates $4.9to $5.1 Billion for Fiscal 2011-Managed Care Firm Revenues Were Over $ 4 Billion in 2009-Algorithms for Profit in Healthcare

Do you wonder where your healthcare dollars go sometimes?   Here’s one example of the huge revenues ...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hoag Memorial Hospital Connects 250 Community Physicians To Their HIE Via Medicity (Recent Acquisition By Aetna) Hoag Memorial Hospital Connects 250 Community Physicians To Their HIE Via Medicity (Recent Acquisition By Aetna)

The short time frame connection was created by MediCity, who was just purchased by Aetna health insu...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stanley Black & Decker Healthcare Solutions Buys InfoLogix Stanley Black & Decker Healthcare Solutions Buys InfoLogix

Back in 2008 InfoLogix was busy with some of their own acquisitions and in healthcare it’s not slowi...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

CA State Insurance Officials Creating Rules for Insurers to Follow When Describing Benefits On Policy Offerings-Fine Print Fonts Must Be 12 Points Or Greater CA State Insurance Officials Creating Rules for Insurers to Follow When Describing Benefits On Policy Offerings-Fine Print Fonts Must Be 12 Points Or Greater

You may chuckle a bit as I did on the font, but in reality this is a good thing as even the federal ...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Private Equity Firm Water Street Healthcare Partners Invests With New Century Health Oncology and Cardiology Benefit Manager-Algorithms to Control Cost Private Equity Firm Water Street Healthcare Partners Invests With New Century Health Oncology and Cardiology Benefit Manager-Algorithms to Control Cost

Per the press release, this is the fourth proprietary investment in outsourced services for payers i...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Catholic Hospital in Arizona at Risk of Losing Their Religion Catholic Hospital in Arizona at Risk of Losing Their Religion

You can watch the video and hear about the letter sent to the parent company of St. Joseph’s hospital (I was born here many years ago) and s...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CDW Healthcare Survey Reveals an EHR Price Tag Could Reach as High as $120K Per Physician CDW Healthcare Survey Reveals an EHR Price Tag Could Reach as High as $120K Per Physician

Expected revenue loss as a result of fewer patient encounters expected to be one of the primary fa...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

House Previews In the Press Their Plans and Issues for the Upcoming Year-Here Comes the Folks from the 70s-Abortions on the List House Previews In the Press Their Plans and Issues for the Upcoming Year-Here Comes the Folks from the 70s-Abortions on the List

This is actually pretty funny with Rachel Maddow from MSNBC with addressing the items they need to d...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
 
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