Duck Gets Fitted For Surf Booties To Protect Feet From the Hot Sand of the Beach Duck Gets Fitted For Surf Booties To Protect Feet From the Hot Sand of the Beach

Yup, this is in California, you guessed right and it’s been a while since I had “duck” post and this...

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Health Insurance Exchange Chief at HHS Announces He Will Be Leaving–Who Wants That Job, Really… Health Insurance Exchange Chief at HHS Announces He Will Be Leaving–Who Wants That Job, Really…

I’m not talking about the person holding the job right now at all but rather the responsibly the pos...

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

HealthFirst TPA Signs Up With Satori To Bring Medical Tourism Benefits For Their Client Employers in Texas HealthFirst TPA Signs Up With Satori To Bring Medical Tourism Benefits For Their Client Employers in Texas

These folks seem to be on a roll with the press releases I am receiving with yet one more contract t...

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Orange County California REC Center For Doctor Assistance with Medical Records Appears to be a Bust So Far… Orange County California REC Center For Doctor Assistance with Medical Records Appears to be a Bust So Far…

With the push to help doctors in getting set up with medical records it’s kind of amazing to me that...

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Monday, August 01, 2011

e-MDs Annual Meeting - Social Networking In Healthcare Presented By the Medical Quack e-MDs Annual Meeting - Social Networking In Healthcare Presented By the Medical Quack

This year I was asked to speak at the e-MDs annual meeting and discuss the ever so popular topic o...

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Microsoft Data Center Video Tour–Where HealthVault and Other Cloud Services Are Stored And Deployed Microsoft Data Center Video Tour–Where HealthVault and Other Cloud Services Are Stored And Deployed

If you are using HealthVault as your PHR, you might want to take a look and see where your data is s...

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Monday, August 01, 2011

AngelMed Guardian System-Implanted Device to Alert Patients They Are Either Having or Are Close to a Heart Attack-Clinical Trials AngelMed Guardian System-Implanted Device to Alert Patients They Are Either Having or Are Close to a Heart Attack-Clinical Trials

The device is already in use in Europe and in Brazil.  It looks like a pace maker implant and monito...

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Monday, August 01, 2011

Merck To Cut 13,000 More Jobs in The Next 4 Years Merck To Cut 13,000 More Jobs in The Next 4 Years

Some of this is the results of the Schering-Plough merger and the rest is a result of competition fr...

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Monday, August 01, 2011

German Researchers Use iPS Skin Cells to Correct Gene Defect in Mice With Liver Disease–Mice Were Cured German Researchers Use iPS Skin Cells to Correct Gene Defect in Mice With Liver Disease–Mice Were Cured

iPS stem cells can be reprogrammed to take on another identity and in this case it looks like the mi...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NH Hospitals Sue the State Over Medicaid Cuts and One Lays off 180 Employees NH Hospitals Sue the State Over Medicaid Cuts and One Lays off 180 Employees

One hospital, Elliot is laying off employees and there are 10 hospitals in the lawsuit.  Quite a few other programs are also being disconnec...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Medical Students and Doctors Protest in Israel Demanding Improvements in the Healthcare System Medical Students and Doctors Protest in Israel Demanding Improvements in the Healthcare System

Once in a while it’s time to take a break and see what is occurring in other countries and in this c...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan Drug Recalled Due To Radiation–CardioGen-82 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan Drug Recalled Due To Radiation–CardioGen-82

The active ingredient is generated by isotopes and the cause it not yet clear and the FDA stated it ...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

FDA Finds U.S. Cetero Research Falsified Records About Drug Studies-Probably Hidden in the Algorithms Used for Reporting FDA Finds U.S. Cetero Research Falsified Records About Drug Studies-Probably Hidden in the Algorithms Used for Reporting

How else does this happen when you look at an algorithmically created report on the studies and then...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kaiser Permanente Launches Mobile Application–KP Locator for the Iphone Kaiser Permanente Launches Mobile Application–KP Locator for the Iphone

This is great since Kaiser is expanding to more states than just California.  With the multiple loc...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How Algorithms Shape Our World–TED Talks Kevin Slavin–Writing the Unreadable And A Good Reason to Get Into the Math How Algorithms Shape Our World–TED Talks Kevin Slavin–Writing the Unreadable And A Good Reason to Get Into the Math

If you read here often enough, no surprise that I would include this presentation as the world “algo...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Orange County Oncologist Gets Sentenced to 18 months Prison – Diagnosed With “Co-Dependency”- Couldn’t Stop Fraudulently Billing Medicare Orange County Oncologist Gets Sentenced to 18 months Prison – Diagnosed With “Co-Dependency”- Couldn’t Stop Fraudulently Billing Medicare

I couldn’t make that title up if I tried as that is what Dr. Justice’s attorney states in this story...

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Monday, July 25, 2011

FDA Mobile Medical Applications NPRM From the FDA–Register All With Categories and Create New Classification for “Clone Apps” FDA Mobile Medical Applications NPRM From the FDA–Register All With Categories and Create New Classification for “Clone Apps”

This is a bit of complicated issue for many as to setting up guidelines and rules that can be used, ...

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Monday, July 25, 2011
 
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