IBM Makes 'Watson' Servers Even Smarter With More Cores–We Are Now Graduating to Taking “Dull” Knives to Gun Battles–There’s No Great White Hope for Budgets IBM Makes 'Watson' Servers Even Smarter With More Cores–We Are Now Graduating to Taking “Dull” Knives to Gun Battles–There’s No Great White Hope for Budgets

This is not a commercial for IBM, I just want smarter government decisions and they have happen to h...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Two More REC Centers Selecting EHR Vendors-Maine and Puerto Rico Two More REC Centers Selecting EHR Vendors-Maine and Puerto Rico

I try to keep the updates coming here and there have been a couple other recent announcements as the...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pap Smears and Colonoscopies At Walgreens–The Colbert Report Pap Smears and Colonoscopies At Walgreens–The Colbert Report

Factual statements as done by Colbert.  This is funny but here makes some real good points here and ...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Medicare–The Missing IT Infrastructure the US Government Never Got The Chance to Build And A Few Other Housekeeping Issues… Medicare–The Missing IT Infrastructure the US Government Never Got The Chance to Build And A Few Other Housekeeping Issues…

We read every day about the budget, budget cuts and all the OMG political antics in the papers and e...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Merck Drug Sylatron Gets FDA Approval for Skin Cancer Merck Drug Sylatron Gets FDA Approval for Skin Cancer

This is interesting on the approval as it is based on data from Europe and not here, but if it works...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Brevard County in Florida to Begin Charging Clerk of the Court Monthly Payments  to Offset Health Insurance Dollar Shortage Triggered by Outsourcing Too Many Jobs Brevard County in Florida to Begin Charging Clerk of the Court Monthly Payments to Offset Health Insurance Dollar Shortage Triggered by Outsourcing Too Many Jobs

What happened here is an imbalance between the number of retirees and employees with the ratio, and ...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Endo Pharma to Acquire American Medical Systems- Cost $2.9 Billion Endo Pharma to Acquire American Medical Systems- Cost $2.9 Billion

Endo has pretty much been in the drug/generic business and with acquiring AMS, it brings the additio...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Richmond VA Hospital and MedVirginia HIE Begin Pilot Program Sharing Medical Records-Expanding VLER (Virtual Electronic Electronic Record) Richmond VA Hospital and MedVirginia HIE Begin Pilot Program Sharing Medical Records-Expanding VLER (Virtual Electronic Electronic Record)

There’s a lot of work (and money) going into creating the data systems so medical records can be sha...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Northern California Planning to Create Large Physician’s Network Named Marin-Sonoma IPA Northern California Planning to Create Large Physician’s Network Named Marin-Sonoma IPA

I have seen this activity in the southern California area too for a couple of years.  Sometimes thou...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

The Quiet Rise of Machine Learning-Like IBM Watson Offers With Speed and Learned Analytics-Congress Needs Technology This To Make Better Laws & Collaborate The Quiet Rise of Machine Learning-Like IBM Watson Offers With Speed and Learned Analytics-Congress Needs Technology This To Make Better Laws & Collaborate

Here we go again and again and here’s a video that helps explain some of what machine learning is.  ...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

UnitedHealth Group Announced Re-Branding of Business Units-Focus on “Optum”–Changes Ingenix Name to OptumInsight UnitedHealth Group Announced Re-Branding of Business Units-Focus on “Optum”–Changes Ingenix Name to OptumInsight

You can read for yourself the press release below and see where the “goal of brand consolidation” is...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Tenet Files Suit Accusing Community Health Of Inflating Hospital Admissions Tenet Files Suit Accusing Community Health Of Inflating Hospital Admissions

Community Health has been working at a hostile takeover of Tenet which started back in January, or l...

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Monday, April 11, 2011

12 Seconds to Blow Up a Hospital in Oakland–Instant Demolition of Old Naval Center (Video) 12 Seconds to Blow Up a Hospital in Oakland–Instant Demolition of Old Naval Center (Video)

This is wild video and it didn’t take long to do the work.  The hospital opened in 1968 and many wer...

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Sunday, April 10, 2011
 
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