Mayo Clinic, Geisinger, Kaiser Permanente, Intermountain Healthcare, and Group Health Announce Plan to Securely Share Patient-Specific Data Through Care Connectivity Consortium Mayo Clinic, Geisinger, Kaiser Permanente, Intermountain Healthcare, and Group Health Announce Plan to Securely Share Patient-Specific Data Through Care Connectivity Consortium

What do all of these companies have in common besides their care and technology, they are non profit...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Will Healthcare ACO Incentives Be Consumed by Software and Vendor Expenses When It’s All Said and Done? Will Healthcare ACO Incentives Be Consumed by Software and Vendor Expenses When It’s All Said and Done?

Most have not made it through Meaningful Use yet and enrollments are slated to start with CMS on Apr...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Lawson Introduces Lawson Analytics for Healthcare Lawson Introduces Lawson Analytics for Healthcare

Here we go more analytics available.  Lawson has been around for a number of years and services many...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

World Medical Device Organization Launches It’s 100th Online Course-Listing of Medical Courses Here World Medical Device Organization Launches It’s 100th Online Course-Listing of Medical Courses Here

I felt this is well worth a mention to have a central location to search and find online healthcare ...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Bill Gates Speaking in Paris States that World Banks, Mining, Drug and Other Companies Should Invest in Foreign Aid Bill Gates Speaking in Paris States that World Banks, Mining, Drug and Other Companies Should Invest in Foreign Aid

Bill Gates stated philanthropy is doing it’s share but it do it alone.  “We invest in any technology...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Wright Medical CEO Resigns, CTO Gets Fired-The Knee and Hip Device Business Wright Medical CEO Resigns, CTO Gets Fired-The Knee and Hip Device Business

Well it looks like J and J is not alone with problems in this area and Wright had issues with the De...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Indiana Legislature Bill 1210-Digital Illiteracy? Do They Have an IT Infrastructure in Mind to Back This Up? What’s Wrong With These People Indiana Legislature Bill 1210-Digital Illiteracy? Do They Have an IT Infrastructure in Mind to Back This Up? What’s Wrong With These People

Every day the bizarre and strange makes the news and when you listen to this report from Rachel Madd...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Merck Going for the Eyes With Acquiring Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Merck Going for the Eyes With Acquiring Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The main drug here is for treating conjunctivitis of the eyes and with all we have in the air today,...

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Steward Health Buys Another Massachusetts Hospital-Saints Medical Center in Lowell Steward Health Buys Another Massachusetts Hospital-Saints Medical Center in Lowell

It was just announced on Friday that Steward was buying Morton Hospital so over the weekend it appea...

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Pfizer sells off Capsugel Capsule Maker Business for $2.38 Billion Pfizer sells off Capsugel Capsule Maker Business for $2.38 Billion

This is the big year that Lipitor comes off patent and thus a loss of revenue is anticipated at gene...

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Medicare Recovery Auditors Racking up More Denials Creating Additional Billing Focus and Software Additions at Hospitals Medicare Recovery Auditors Racking up More Denials Creating Additional Billing Focus and Software Additions at Hospitals

This of course means higher administrative costs and the claim audits are automated so this means tr...

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Monday, April 04, 2011

IBM Watson Capabilities Being Pitched to Financial Industry-Congress Must Not Have Felt They Needed This So Further Behind We Fall With Effective Intelligent Lawmaking IBM Watson Capabilities Being Pitched to Financial Industry-Congress Must Not Have Felt They Needed This So Further Behind We Fall With Effective Intelligent Lawmaking

According to this article today IBM is determining how to bring the Watson technology to the financi...

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Monday, April 04, 2011

VA Issues Draft for a Vista EHR Open Source Custodial Agent-Have They Spoken to Medsphere to Perhaps Collaborate-Is There Anyone Really Going To Do That? VA Issues Draft for a Vista EHR Open Source Custodial Agent-Have They Spoken to Medsphere to Perhaps Collaborate-Is There Anyone Really Going To Do That?

Here we go again maybe, innovation without collaboration and to me it would make sense to talk to th...

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Remote Area Medical Wraps Up Free Medical Care Clinic in Sacramento and Moves to Oakland For Another 4 Days of Free Care Remote Area Medical Wraps Up Free Medical Care Clinic in Sacramento and Moves to Oakland For Another 4 Days of Free Care

What can you say about our healthcare system when fine organizations like Remote Areas Medical come ...

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Monday, April 04, 2011

FDA Shuts Down Deltex Pharmaceuticals-All Products Sold Since 2008 To Be Recalled FDA Shuts Down Deltex Pharmaceuticals-All Products Sold Since 2008 To Be Recalled

When I went to the website, the image below is what is current today so I am guessing there may be m...

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Sunday, April 03, 2011

“Inside Job”–A Learning Experience and Documentary About Financial Algorithms-And Some of Same Exists in Healthcare “Inside Job”–A Learning Experience and Documentary About Financial Algorithms-And Some of Same Exists in Healthcare

I finally had the opportunity to watch the movie, and it was very well done.  Below is an interview ...

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Sunday, April 03, 2011
 
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