Blue Cross Sues Financially Stressed Landmark Hospital in Rhode Island-Court To Determine New Owner in April Blue Cross Sues Financially Stressed Landmark Hospital in Rhode Island-Court To Determine New Owner in April

Back in August of 2010 it was announced that Cerberus was going to buy Landmark Hospital but reports...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Department of Justice Investigating Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plan Contracts Made Directly With Hospitals Department of Justice Investigating Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plan Contracts Made Directly With Hospitals

The DOJ is looking in to see if in fact the agreements made directly with hospitals are out pricing ...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Dutch Medical Device Company Elana receives FDA Approval for Lifesaving Device for Cerebral Bypass Surgery Dutch Medical Device Company Elana receives FDA Approval for Lifesaving Device for Cerebral Bypass Surgery

This is for a bypass procedure of the brain and they hope to move into the coronary field in the fut...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Avanti Hospitals to Buy Coast Plaza Hospital In Norwalk, California (So. California) Avanti Hospitals to Buy Coast Plaza Hospital In Norwalk, California (So. California)

One more hospital coming under the management of a company that’s going to help them run more effici...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

One More Recall for Johnson and Johnson Ethicon Division-Urgent-Products May Not be Sterile Due to Packaging One More Recall for Johnson and Johnson Ethicon Division-Urgent-Products May Not be Sterile Due to Packaging

It was only a month ago we had the Ethicon wound sealing adhesive products recalled and here’s one m...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

FDA Looking for Public Input on How They Communicate With the Public-In My Case They Don’t Relative to Using Bar Codes for Device, Drug and OTC Products Recalls FDA Looking for Public Input on How They Communicate With the Public-In My Case They Don’t Relative to Using Bar Codes for Device, Drug and OTC Products Recalls

I have tried, especially on my bar coding campaign here a few times to get a response from the FDA. ...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

CRKP New Antibiotic Resistant Superbug Making It’s Way Through Southern California Healthcare Facilities CRKP New Antibiotic Resistant Superbug Making It’s Way Through Southern California Healthcare Facilities

Fatality rates show worse than MRSA, but it tends to strike more of the elderly population.  Even he...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

FDA Clears Yervoy for Treatment of Melanoma to Extend Life of Patients FDA Clears Yervoy for Treatment of Melanoma to Extend Life of Patients

Some of the side effects include diarrhea, swelling of the colon, rash and fatigue.  The drug is fro...

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Friday, March 25, 2011

United Healthcare Expanding Diabetes Prevention & Predictive Algorithm Program With Walgreens And Pay for Performance Incentives In Atlanta United Healthcare Expanding Diabetes Prevention & Predictive Algorithm Program With Walgreens And Pay for Performance Incentives In Atlanta

The data mining program was first announced back in April of 2010 with United and Walgreens and ...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tenet Settles Class Action Lawsuit Relative to Hurricane Katrina Deaths at Memorial Medical Center Tenet Settles Class Action Lawsuit Relative to Hurricane Katrina Deaths at Memorial Medical Center

Reading this article makes you stop and think about the healing processes in New Orleans and how lon...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Walgreens To Buy Drugstore.Com for $409 Million Walgreens To Buy Drugstore.Com for $409 Million

There’s a lot of moving and shaking going on with analytics on drawing down to profits at the bottom...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

55 Hospitals in the US Achieved Stage 7 on Health IT–35 Are Kaiser Permanente Hospitals-Others Still Looking For More Algorithms 55 Hospitals in the US Achieved Stage 7 on Health IT–35 Are Kaiser Permanente Hospitals-Others Still Looking For More Algorithms

Ok I thought I might get called on this one, but the reality here is a data and health IT system wel...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CyberKnife Robotic Device Used For Targeted Cancer Tumor Radiation Treatment CyberKnife Robotic Device Used For Targeted Cancer Tumor Radiation Treatment

The CyberKnife robot is able to move around and hit specific targets to kill the tumors.  The doctor...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

St. Mary’s Hospital in Connecticut To Become a “For Profit” Working as a Joint Venture With LHP Hospital Group St. Mary’s Hospital in Connecticut To Become a “For Profit” Working as a Joint Venture With LHP Hospital Group

It makes one wonder if we will end up having any non profits left when everything gets done shaking ...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hospital in Roanoke Alabama Shuts Down Abruptly Last Week-ER Doctors Not Paid–Desperate Hospital With Big Debt Hospital in Roanoke Alabama Shuts Down Abruptly Last Week-ER Doctors Not Paid–Desperate Hospital With Big Debt

This is probably nothing new with the same situation of money being at the back end of the problem. ...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

State of the Art Hospital in Florida Shows Off New Technology-Totally Wireless Hospital And Also Includes $8k Patient Beds State of the Art Hospital in Florida Shows Off New Technology-Totally Wireless Hospital And Also Includes $8k Patient Beds

Every bed in the hospital is the same, $8k for each one.  The idea of course is to avoid bed sores a...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Iowa Becomes the 8th State to Request Relief For Medical Loss Ratios With a 3 Year Phase In Plan Iowa Becomes the 8th State to Request Relief For Medical Loss Ratios With a 3 Year Phase In Plan

As t the article states, there are many smaller insurance companies in Iowa that are having trouble ...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best Buy Accepting Online Orders for New RIM (BlackBerry) Tablet Best Buy Accepting Online Orders for New RIM (BlackBerry) Tablet

As Blackberries were initially, the RIM PlayBook is oriented towards the enterprise client but that ...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
 
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