New CEO And Chairman of MedQuist Holdings Speech Recognition Technologies Is 28 Years Old–Health IT Guru And Former CEO of Mysis New CEO And Chairman of MedQuist Holdings Speech Recognition Technologies Is 28 Years Old–Health IT Guru And Former CEO of Mysis

They are getting younger all the time and this is why we get our butts kicked with executives that d...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

VA Awards $12 Billion In Contracts for Health IT Upgrades and Open Version Conversion of Vista Medical Records System VA Awards $12 Billion In Contracts for Health IT Upgrades and Open Version Conversion of Vista Medical Records System

So that’s $12 Billion for 153 hospitals and 800 outpatient clinics for this massive project.  This i...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Cambridge Hospital Gets Order From Judge, Can’t Cut Nurses Retirement Cambridge Hospital Gets Order From Judge, Can’t Cut Nurses Retirement

289 nurses were to be affected with an approximate 40% reduction in their retirement money and they ...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Scientists Using the Web to Raise Research Funds When Funding is Scarce Scientists Using the Web to Raise Research Funds When Funding is Scarce

We all know fund raising in science, especially healthcare science is not easy today and I included ...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Researchers Give Bladder Cancer Care in America a Failing Grade–UCLA Researchers Give Bladder Cancer Care in America a Failing Grade–UCLA

Analytical data from Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database was ...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Google Working on Market Place for Advertisers to Buy and Sell Consumer Data-Work on Building A Nice Tax Structure And Licensing Fee Too..Please Google Working on Market Place for Advertisers to Buy and Sell Consumer Data-Work on Building A Nice Tax Structure And Licensing Fee Too..Please

We all may have just about figured this is not going to stop anytime soon and we don’t have any lawm...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Who’s the Next Group to Promote Wellness–The Insurance Broker With Recent Commission Cuts To Keep Their Income- Insurers Use Business Algorithms to Keep Their Record Profits Rolling In Who’s the Next Group to Promote Wellness–The Insurance Broker With Recent Commission Cuts To Keep Their Income- Insurers Use Business Algorithms to Keep Their Record Profits Rolling In

Even people who broker and sell health insurance are right in here too with compensation cuts and of...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Cigna Wants Expatriate Plans Exempt from Medical Loss Ratios-Threatening to Dump 500 Employees in Delaware From Payroll Cigna Wants Expatriate Plans Exempt from Medical Loss Ratios-Threatening to Dump 500 Employees in Delaware From Payroll

The contracts and provisions of health insurance just keep getting more complicated and new battle z...

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

White House Experiencing Exodus of Tech Advocates and Executives Just Like CIOs in Healthcare and Other Industries–Hard to Deal With Non Digital Literates–Burn Out White House Experiencing Exodus of Tech Advocates and Executives Just Like CIOs in Healthcare and Other Industries–Hard to Deal With Non Digital Literates–Burn Out

I occasionally cover this topic and burn out it is.  Being a CIO today is one of the most thankless ...

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Good Science, Investments and The Chase for Social Algorithms Has Become a Dangerous Mix-Healthcare and The Creation of Jobs Continue to Suffer Good Science, Investments and The Chase for Social Algorithms Has Become a Dangerous Mix-Healthcare and The Creation of Jobs Continue to Suffer

This is a touchy subject and has more to it than I could ever hope to address in this single post, b...

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Lawsuit Filed Against Quest Diagnostics–Whistle Blower Case Alleging Medicare and Medicaid Over Charges of $1 Billion Or More Lawsuit Filed Against Quest Diagnostics–Whistle Blower Case Alleging Medicare and Medicaid Over Charges of $1 Billion Or More

Andrew Baker was fired from a company that Quest purchased, Unilab, when he refused to participate i...

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Meaningful Use Stage Two Delayed Until 2014 Committee Recommendations Upheld Meaningful Use Stage Two Delayed Until 2014 Committee Recommendations Upheld

I think this was the right way to go here being that many still need a lot of IT infrastructure upda...

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Friday, July 08, 2011

Small Airplane Crashes Into Community Hospital In Northern California Small Airplane Crashes Into Community Hospital In Northern California

The crash took place after hours and there will be a couple of doctors without offices tomorrow.  Lu...

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Banner Medical Centers in Phoenix Offering Telehealth Monitoring in Intensive Care Unit–iCare System Option Banner Medical Centers in Phoenix Offering Telehealth Monitoring in Intensive Care Unit–iCare System Option

The patient has a choice to be monitored by either a remote doctor while in intensive care or to cho...

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

City of Hartford First Major US City to Offer Medical Travel Benefits to Employees With Approximately 6% in Total Budget Savings City of Hartford First Major US City to Offer Medical Travel Benefits to Employees With Approximately 6% in Total Budget Savings

When you hire the former CEO of Cigna, perhaps this might be an area of expertise to get coverage an...

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Thursday, July 07, 2011
 
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