Kaiser Permanente Registry Information Pays Off With Hip and Knee Replacements For Patient Having Double Hip Surgery (Video) Kaiser Permanente Registry Information Pays Off With Hip and Knee Replacements For Patient Having Double Hip Surgery (Video)

Here’s a story from a patient who had double hip replacement surgery at the Kaiser facility in Irvin...

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Aetna Takes Out Reinsurance Deal In The Cayman Islands- $150 Million  to Kick When Medical Loss Ratio Hits 104% Aetna Takes Out Reinsurance Deal In The Cayman Islands- $150 Million to Kick When Medical Loss Ratio Hits 104%

The amount of the threshold will be reset on an annual basis in 2012 and 2013 to maintain profitabil...

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Skyy Vodka Using Microsoft Tags-We Can Find Out More About What We are Drinking-Would Be Nice if Tylenol & Others Did This Skyy Vodka Using Microsoft Tags-We Can Find Out More About What We are Drinking-Would Be Nice if Tylenol & Others Did This

This is cool and the tag works and sent me to the mobile sit for some event listings and again this ...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Blue Shield Not Listening to Insurance Commish in CA-Time for Mr. Jones to Hit Up the CA CIO for Some Auditing Algorithms Blue Shield Not Listening to Insurance Commish in CA-Time for Mr. Jones to Hit Up the CA CIO for Some Auditing Algorithms

Ok, so what’s the reason for this title?  The only leg apparently there is to stand on here is to pr...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Tenet Tells Community Health Thanks But No Thanks in Response to Their Submission of 10 Nominees for Tenet’s Board of Directors Tenet Tells Community Health Thanks But No Thanks in Response to Their Submission of 10 Nominees for Tenet’s Board of Directors

This is getting a bit gutsy to say the least.  If you have not seen the activity on this the link be...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Hypoallergenic Hotel Rooms The Latest for Those With Allergies, But It Will Cost You Hypoallergenic Hotel Rooms The Latest for Those With Allergies, But It Will Cost You

We have moved the next level up beyond peanuts on airlines to costly hotel rooms that are fragrance ...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Search The Medical Quack–Cool Tools And Information Links Search The Medical Quack–Cool Tools And Information Links

I have a couple of tools here that are worth a mention.   The Medical Quack has been around over 3 y...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

FDA To Cap the Amount of Acetaminophen Used in Vicodin, Percocet and Other Prescription Painkiller Drugs FDA To Cap the Amount of Acetaminophen Used in Vicodin, Percocet and Other Prescription Painkiller Drugs

20 or 30 years ago the pain killer drugs did not contain as high of a dose of Acetaminophen as they ...

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Alvarado Hospital Recently Acquired by Prime Healthcare To Lay Off One Quarter of the Staff in San Diego Alvarado Hospital Recently Acquired by Prime Healthcare To Lay Off One Quarter of the Staff in San Diego

Alvarado Hospital apparently wanted a higher rate than Tri-City Hospital to care for prison inmates ...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Paypics Using A Smartphone to Pay With PayPal With Microsoft Tags/Bar Codes Paypics Using A Smartphone to Pay With PayPal With Microsoft Tags/Bar Codes

I just ran across this and I think it is something I need to check out.  I have quite a few Microsof...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mesoblast's Heart Stem Cell Treatment to Rebuild Blood Vessels and Heart Muscles Has Positive Results–Regenerative Medicine Mesoblast's Heart Stem Cell Treatment to Rebuild Blood Vessels and Heart Muscles Has Positive Results–Regenerative Medicine

The results showed that the Revascor treatment reduced the number of patients who developed any majo...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

MannKind Corp Waiting for FDA Approval of Inhaled Insulin–Afrezza-An Army of Inhaler Manufacturers Awaits With Products for Consumer Compliance Monitoring MannKind Corp Waiting for FDA Approval of Inhaled Insulin–Afrezza-An Army of Inhaler Manufacturers Awaits With Products for Consumer Compliance Monitoring

This is a video with the owner of Mannkind who has been developing the inhaled insulin product for a...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sams Club (Walmart) Selling $99 a Year Healthy Living Plan From US Preventive Medicine–Wellness for Data Resources Sams Club (Walmart) Selling $99 a Year Healthy Living Plan From US Preventive Medicine–Wellness for Data Resources

In May of 2010 US Preventive Medicine, a Dallas based company raised $25 million in equity financi...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

In Health Care Cutting Costs Is Paying Off for Investors-Business Analytics May Create Profits but Without Balance Care Suffers In Health Care Cutting Costs Is Paying Off for Investors-Business Analytics May Create Profits but Without Balance Care Suffers

We also now have private equity firms buying hospitals.  There’s a hospital and clinic group in sout...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Illumina Introduces New Desk Top Sequencing Machine “MiSeq” at JPMorgan 2011 Convention Illumina Introduces New Desk Top Sequencing Machine “MiSeq” at JPMorgan 2011 Convention

It was just this summer that MIT purchased 51 machines, and I am guessing these are larger than the ...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hospital In Chicago Will No Longer Take Patients From Ambulance Services To Save Money Hospital In Chicago Will No Longer Take Patients From Ambulance Services To Save Money

By doing do the hospital expects to save $20 to $25 million each year but other hospitals may feel ...

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

China Opening Doors to Foreign Healthcare Providers–Focus on Tourism and Private Healthcare China Opening Doors to Foreign Healthcare Providers–Focus on Tourism and Private Healthcare

China wants more hospitals and more of the medical tourism business and it appears they are working ...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
 
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