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

Medicare Unveils Plan to Cut Doctor Pay 30% in 2012–Step One of the Annual Plight to Attempt To Solve the Sustainable Growth Formula–Digital Literacy/Tech Needed Medicare Unveils Plan to Cut Doctor Pay 30% in 2012–Step One of the Annual Plight to Attempt To Solve the Sustainable Growth Formula–Digital Literacy/Tech Needed

This is the first part of the project that will begin rolling up in Congress more than likely as we ...

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Study Shows Hospitals Run by Physicians in the US Outperform Those Run By Non Credentialed Managers by 25% Better Quality Care Study Shows Hospitals Run by Physicians in the US Outperform Those Run By Non Credentialed Managers by 25% Better Quality Care

The study encompasses 300 hospitals in the western US and is focused on performance in areas of canc...

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

US Warns of Potential Breast and Buttock Implants With Terrorists US Warns of Potential Breast and Buttock Implants With Terrorists

Well this kind of gives a new meaning to whether or not implants are the way to go if one travels qu...

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

iPhone With Cheap Plastic Lens To Detect Cataract–MIT iPhone With Cheap Plastic Lens To Detect Cataract–MIT

The product is being created for the “developing” world which means we will have it here as sometime...

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

SoundBite Hearing System Receives FDA Clearance for Hearing Device That Attaches to Your Teeth SoundBite Hearing System Receives FDA Clearance for Hearing Device That Attaches to Your Teeth

A couple years ago I remember when I first posted about the development of the product and it sounde...

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Fitbit Profile Sexual Activity Shows Up In Google Search Results–Default Privacy Settings Allow Search Engines To Post Fitbit Profile Sexual Activity Shows Up In Google Search Results–Default Privacy Settings Allow Search Engines To Post

Ok this sounds a little Facebookish with the default set to place this on the web with having to “un...

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Monday, July 04, 2011
 
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