Davos-The Ally to Improve Workplace Wellness - Michael B. McCallister CEO of Humana-Chairman of Wellness Alliance Forum Davos-The Ally to Improve Workplace Wellness - Michael B. McCallister CEO of Humana-Chairman of Wellness Alliance Forum

Just an short note here relative to the Workplace Wellness Committee at Davis being chaired by Human...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

FDA Approves Allergy Treatment Allegra(R) for Over-The-Counter Use FDA Approves Allergy Treatment Allegra(R) for Over-The-Counter Use

This is good news for allergy sufferers.  The over the counter availability will begin in March 2011...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care & Tufts Exploring a Merge of the Two Non Profit Health Plans Harvard Pilgrim Health Care & Tufts Exploring a Merge of the Two Non Profit Health Plans

The press release stated both have signed a letter of understanding to explore the benefits of mergi...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dow Jones Files Lawsuit Against HHS To Overturn Ruling To Keep Medicare Physician Compensation Confidential In the False Name of Transparency-Distraction is More Like It Dow Jones Files Lawsuit Against HHS To Overturn Ruling To Keep Medicare Physician Compensation Confidential In the False Name of Transparency-Distraction is More Like It

This is the biggest filing to create nothing more than a huge distraction and source of disruption t...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stanford Joins Geron Spinal Cord Clinical Trials Program as the 3rd Location in the US Stanford Joins Geron Spinal Cord Clinical Trials Program as the 3rd Location in the US

The FDA first approved the trials back in 2009 and it has been a bit of a rocky road with the trials...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston is CCHIT ONC-ATCB Certified Under “Self Developed” Software Program Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston is CCHIT ONC-ATCB Certified Under “Self Developed” Software Program

Ok we had no doubt Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston would pass as Dr. Halamka sets the pace...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rogue Algorithm Strikes Coventry Healthcare in Missouri-EOB Statements Sent to the Wrong Patients-Fried Data or Wrong SQL? Rogue Algorithm Strikes Coventry Healthcare in Missouri-EOB Statements Sent to the Wrong Patients-Fried Data or Wrong SQL?

Coventry Healthcare found the error and has fixed the algorithm , which is called a “computer glitc...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

NHS-Health Secretary Submits Plan for Patients to Receive Chemotherapy at Local Retail Boots Store as Part of Reorganization NHS-Health Secretary Submits Plan for Patients to Receive Chemotherapy at Local Retail Boots Store as Part of Reorganization

Boots is the equivalent in the UK of retail drug stores here in the US and they already offer additi...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Glaxo Will Stop Airing Commercials for ED Drug Levitra Glaxo Will Stop Airing Commercials for ED Drug Levitra

I won’t miss these commercials so I suppose there’s more room for Viagra and Cialis spots for sale o...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Amgen to Acquire BioVex, a Privately Held Biotechnology Company in Massachusetts Amgen to Acquire BioVex, a Privately Held Biotechnology Company in Massachusetts

Just a couple weeks ago, Amgen contracted with Boehringer Ingelheim to take over their Fremont, Cali...

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

HeartWare Receives Approval From the FDA Authorizing 94 Additional Patients for Clinical Trials with the HVAD Mini Heart Pump HeartWare Receives Approval From the FDA Authorizing 94 Additional Patients for Clinical Trials with the HVAD Mini Heart Pump

The tiny pump is the size of a golf ball and is attached to the heart and a wire comes out through t...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

LifeWave Launches New Aeon Patch-Solutions For Energy and Pain Relief-Alternative Medicine LifeWave Launches New Aeon Patch-Solutions For Energy and Pain Relief-Alternative Medicine

First off I am not a big fan of Suzanne Sommers who is their ambassador for the product and I am pos...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Nurse Files Suit In Tiger Woods Medical Record Case for Wrongful Dismissal-Claiming Lack of Computer Security at the Hospital Nurse Files Suit In Tiger Woods Medical Record Case for Wrongful Dismissal-Claiming Lack of Computer Security at the Hospital

Well perhaps not so much in the last couple of years, but prior to this time you could find all kin...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

RemitDATA Creates New Algorithm Titan Add On Module for Medical Records/Practice Payer Management/Analysis-Cha Ching RemitDATA Creates New Algorithm Titan Add On Module for Medical Records/Practice Payer Management/Analysis-Cha Ching

These folks are not doing anything that everyone else in healthcare is doing but since the press rel...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Insurers Scouring Social Networks for Underwriting Risks and Behaviors for Red Flags-One More Warning to Be Careful As Algorithms Will Be Deployed to Find Risk Insurers Scouring Social Networks for Underwriting Risks and Behaviors for Red Flags-One More Warning to Be Careful As Algorithms Will Be Deployed to Find Risk

The article goes on to say that the information should be used as a red flag type of warning and not...

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Insurers Made $450 Million with Interest Income by Holding Medicare Funds for Around 46 Days Before Releasing Payment Insurers Made $450 Million with Interest Income by Holding Medicare Funds for Around 46 Days Before Releasing Payment

One more finding from the Office of the Inspector General on how profits are being made and the 2 si...

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Monday, January 24, 2011
 
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