Drug Shortages Continue–UCLA Spends 2 Hours A Day Checking on Cancer Drug Availability–ASHP Website Lists All Current Shortages Drug Shortages Continue–UCLA Spends 2 Hours A Day Checking on Cancer Drug Availability–ASHP Website Lists All Current Shortages

You can read a short clip below how the director of oncology at UCLA spends 2 hours a day checking t...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Digital Illiteracy Continues With Lawmakers at State Levels–Insane Laws Proposed And Being Passed-Financial Puppeteers  (Video) Digital Illiteracy Continues With Lawmakers at State Levels–Insane Laws Proposed And Being Passed-Financial Puppeteers (Video)

This is a little of topic but felt it was important to watch this video from MSNBC where Rachel Madd...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FDA Recalls Penumbra Aneurysm Coil–Potential to Detach & Migrate Causing a Stroke or Blood Clots While Being Patient Is Being Treated for A Brain Aneurysm FDA Recalls Penumbra Aneurysm Coil–Potential to Detach & Migrate Causing a Stroke or Blood Clots While Being Patient Is Being Treated for A Brain Aneurysm

If one were being treated for a brain aneurysm, this is the last thing I would want to hear.  I reme...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FDA Rule Regarding Medical Device Data Systems Takes Effect–MMDS (Medical Device Data Systems) Rule For Class 1 Devices FDA Rule Regarding Medical Device Data Systems Takes Effect–MMDS (Medical Device Data Systems) Rule For Class 1 Devices

Under the rule IT companies now need to register healthcare hardware devices that transmit data and ...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Aetna Cutting 300 Jobs Overseas to Include Ireland, Hong Kong and Shanghai-Health IT Investments in US Appear More Lucrative Aetna Cutting 300 Jobs Overseas to Include Ireland, Hong Kong and Shanghai-Health IT Investments in US Appear More Lucrative

In Ireland it was called the Kerry Operation and the losses there are 100 jobs and it was only creat...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hospital War: Community Health Files Papers to Have Tenet Law Suit Dismissed But They Still Have to Answer to HHS Subpoena Hospital War: Community Health Files Papers to Have Tenet Law Suit Dismissed But They Still Have to Answer to HHS Subpoena

Well the plot gets thicker and as I mentioned a couple days ago the algorithms and auditing informat...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

UCLA Medical Center Hand Transplant From Beginning to Present (Video) UCLA Medical Center Hand Transplant From Beginning to Present (Video)

This is fascinating to watch to see how this all took place and the fact that she has 2 hands again.  It was complicated connecting the bloo...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Priority Health Sends Reimbursement Checks Directly to Patients to Pay ER Doctors Instead of Direct Due to Contract Disputes with Physician’s Group Priority Health Sends Reimbursement Checks Directly to Patients to Pay ER Doctors Instead of Direct Due to Contract Disputes with Physician’s Group

The physician’s group refuses to join the HMO group and accept the market based rates.  There’s not ...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ImpactRx Acquired by Private Equity Firm Symphony Group- Analytic Algorithms Used to Predict Behaviors of Drug Prescribing Physicians and Pharma Sales Reps ImpactRx Acquired by Private Equity Firm Symphony Group- Analytic Algorithms Used to Predict Behaviors of Drug Prescribing Physicians and Pharma Sales Reps

I have written about patient analytics and now we have it going for pharma sales reps and and prescr...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Doctor Busted For Patient Information Inadvertently Exposed on Facebook-Doctor Didn’t Even Give a Name Just a Clinical Injury Discussion Doctor Busted For Patient Information Inadvertently Exposed on Facebook-Doctor Didn’t Even Give a Name Just a Clinical Injury Discussion

Well how did this happen without a name?  The patient’s condition she spoke about was unique enough ...

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

133,000 More New Members to the Free Credit Services Club As a Result of a Stolen Laptop Computer-Oklahoma Health Department 133,000 More New Members to the Free Credit Services Club As a Result of a Stolen Laptop Computer-Oklahoma Health Department

The data on the computer included name, mailing address, Social Security numbers, medical record inf...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Triad Group Taints Smith and Nephew Device Company With Recalled Wipes How Many More Are Out There Under Private Labels? Triad Group Taints Smith and Nephew Device Company With Recalled Wipes How Many More Are Out There Under Private Labels?

Well we certainly found out the big number of companies that Triad private label manufactures for an...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Francis Collins On Personalized Medicine: How Can We Make It Easy- Combine Genome Info With Medical Records-Does He Use a PHR Francis Collins On Personalized Medicine: How Can We Make It Easy- Combine Genome Info With Medical Records-Does He Use a PHR

You can watch his video where he talks about getting information from your family and he says it’s f...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Walmart Buys Social Media Company Kosmix To Become Walmart Labs Walmart Buys Social Media Company Kosmix To Become Walmart Labs

Ok let me get the humor out of the way here first, I wondered about branding and Walmart Labs sounds...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Infopia America Partners with Walgreens Drug Stores for Electronic Submission of Glucose, Blood Pressure to Yet Another PHR-I Would Choose HealthVault First Over This Option Infopia America Partners with Walgreens Drug Stores for Electronic Submission of Glucose, Blood Pressure to Yet Another PHR-I Would Choose HealthVault First Over This Option

Hey we are getting closer to a pap smear at Walgreens <grin>.  Not really but with this new co...

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Johnson and Johnson Talks With Synthes–Both Companies Have Serious Product Recall History With No Solutions in Sight With Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Johnson and Johnson Talks With Synthes–Both Companies Have Serious Product Recall History With No Solutions in Sight With Rebuilding Consumer Confidence

How does this work with such a large acquisition?  Where does this end up in court with legal battle...

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Monday, April 18, 2011
 
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