Loyola University Chicago Sells Hospital Business to Catholic Trinity Health Care Loyola University Chicago Sells Hospital Business to Catholic Trinity Health Care

Catholic ownership of hospitals is renewing in the US in some areas.  Trinity updates 48 acute care ...

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Anthem Blue Cross Rate Increase in California Becomes Effective May 1, 2011-As High as 39% For Cumulative Year Anthem Blue Cross Rate Increase in California Becomes Effective May 1, 2011-As High as 39% For Cumulative Year

Individual plan members have been sent letters advising of the increase.  Anthem Blue Cross still st...

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Johnson & Johnson DePuy Worldwide President Says “I’m Out of Here” Johnson & Johnson DePuy Worldwide President Says “I’m Out of Here”

He has submitted his resignation and will effective at the end of March. I can guarantee this is no...

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Bill Gates–TED-Talks About States Budgets (Where Are You Getting Those Algorithms) and Educational Needs (Update)(Video) Bill Gates–TED-Talks About States Budgets (Where Are You Getting Those Algorithms) and Educational Needs (Update)(Video)

Bill Gales was the curator this year for the Long Beach Convention and when it was his turn to talk ...

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Stem Cells Explained-Dr. Michael West Founder of Geron Corporation Stresses The Need For Continued and Accelerated Funding Stem Cells Explained-Dr. Michael West Founder of Geron Corporation Stresses The Need For Continued and Accelerated Funding

I sat in on a webinar this week and as a healthcare blogger I was the lowest denominator attending b...

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Friday, March 04, 2011

Looking Up My Back Door-Colonoscopy Time (Humor-Video) Song By “ButtMeddler” Looking Up My Back Door-Colonoscopy Time (Humor-Video) Song By “ButtMeddler”

This is just too cute and funny and some talent put in to make the video.  Happy Hospitalist found quite a few videos and he has more at his...

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Friday, March 04, 2011

FDA Approves Intel-GE Innovations Software And Home Monitoring Device-Engaging of Consumers Lacking Here - Payer Benefits Taking Center Stage With Current Marketing FDA Approves Intel-GE Innovations Software And Home Monitoring Device-Engaging of Consumers Lacking Here - Payer Benefits Taking Center Stage With Current Marketing

We have a lot of choices today for devices for remote and home monitoring but one suggestion for tho...

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Friday, March 04, 2011

UnitedHealthcare Lays Off 180 Employees In Orange County-Initial Notification Sent By Instant Message to Those Affected UnitedHealthcare Lays Off 180 Employees In Orange County-Initial Notification Sent By Instant Message to Those Affected

Talk about drama when getting a lay off notice, an instant message to meet in the lobby and then ta...

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Friday, March 04, 2011

TED Long Beach-Attendees Get to Take a Ride in the Google Autonomous Car TED Long Beach-Attendees Get to Take a Ride in the Google Autonomous Car

I know that parking structure in Long Beach but last time I was there no Google car.  If I am not mistaken, the Google car is the forward wo...

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Digital Illiterate GOP Senators Asking President to Withdraw Don Berwick Nomination-Back to the 8 Track Mentality Digital Illiterate GOP Senators Asking President to Withdraw Don Berwick Nomination-Back to the 8 Track Mentality

Here we go again, back to the soap operas and and attention getting commentaries.  I am guessing onc...

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

SkinPut A Projected Touchscreen That Controls Your Phone Or Game Console Technology on Your Skin SkinPut A Projected Touchscreen That Controls Your Phone Or Game Console Technology on Your Skin

Back in October of 2010 I wrote about Skinput and thought it was the solution for input and that was...

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

McKesson Buying British Software Company, System C-A Microsoft Technology Partner McKesson Buying British Software Company, System C-A Microsoft Technology Partner

The software company has been around in the UK for a number of years and when you go to the website ...

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

How the Ipad is Changing Medicine-Apple Endorsement from Dr. Halamka At Harvard Medical With Real Time Applications and User Information How the Ipad is Changing Medicine-Apple Endorsement from Dr. Halamka At Harvard Medical With Real Time Applications and User Information

When you stop and think about endorsements I feel this one is important, why?  Dr. Halamka is not on...

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

FDA approves Daxas for Severe COPD FDA approves Daxas for Severe COPD

The drug is not for patients with emphysema.  There are some side effects and they occur within the ...

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

NYC Hospital Falling Between the Profitability Algorithms as Bronx Obstetricians Have Been Threatened With Non Renewal on Malpractice NYC Hospital Falling Between the Profitability Algorithms as Bronx Obstetricians Have Been Threatened With Non Renewal on Malpractice

As the article states below, 8 of the 13 received letters, so do we now have “cherry picking” starti...

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

V-Go™ Disposable No-Needle Insulin Delivery Device Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance to use Valeritas Drug V-Go™ Disposable No-Needle Insulin Delivery Device Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance to use Valeritas Drug

For those who want a disposable system without needles this is a solution to the big stick.  Two dif...

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Pennsylvania Adult Basic Health Insurance Plan Shuts Down-Ran Out of Money Pennsylvania Adult Basic Health Insurance Plan Shuts Down-Ran Out of Money

Former members are being accepted with pre-existing conditions until May 2nd with Blue Cross/Blue Sh...

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Nurses Hold One Day Strike at Kaiser's Sunset Boulevard Medical Center (Los Angeles) To Bring Attention To Patient Safety Nurses Hold One Day Strike at Kaiser's Sunset Boulevard Medical Center (Los Angeles) To Bring Attention To Patient Safety

The Los Angeles Kaiser facility takes care of some of the sickest patients and thus the nurses feel ...

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
 
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