Outgoing Federal CIO Says to Focus on Execution-Literal Translation Might Be The “Lawmakers Just Don’t Get It”–Congressional Digital Illiteracy Just Sucks Outgoing Federal CIO Says to Focus on Execution-Literal Translation Might Be The “Lawmakers Just Don’t Get It”–Congressional Digital Illiteracy Just Sucks

This is a nice article written and saying everything politically correct which anyone would do if th...

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Gang of Six Might As Well Hang It Up-Not Using the Right Super Powered Computing to Simulate and Query So Just A Stab In the Dark And No Real “Algo Men” In Sight to Help Gang of Six Might As Well Hang It Up-Not Using the Right Super Powered Computing to Simulate and Query So Just A Stab In the Dark And No Real “Algo Men” In Sight to Help

Yup this one more of my infamous posts on the lack of the right technology and digital literacy amon...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Judges Act to Block Restrictive Abortion Rights in 3 States-The Default Topic of Discussion That Keeps Occurring With Digital Illiteracy that Plagues Lawmakers Judges Act to Block Restrictive Abortion Rights in 3 States-The Default Topic of Discussion That Keeps Occurring With Digital Illiteracy that Plagues Lawmakers

Certainly we have by now heard enough of this but truly when you think about it and all the “real pr...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blue Shield Agrees to Pay for Autism Behavioral Therapies in California-Must Fall Under the Managed Care Regulation Division To be Eligible Blue Shield Agrees to Pay for Autism Behavioral Therapies in California-Must Fall Under the Managed Care Regulation Division To be Eligible

We have 2 regulatory insurance agencies in California, the Department of Insurance and the Departmen...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sermo and FiercePharma Partner to Allow Readers to Have Access to Sermo’s Online Information Sermo and FiercePharma Partner to Allow Readers to Have Access to Sermo’s Online Information

This looks to be an interesting partnership and I am guessing the information being made available i...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nuance Acquires Webmedx Transcription and Editing Services For Clinical Documentation -Nuance CEO Sells $9 Million of Stock Nuance Acquires Webmedx Transcription and Editing Services For Clinical Documentation -Nuance CEO Sells $9 Million of Stock

The number of speech recognition companies not owned by Nuance continues to get smaller.  There are ...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

MultiCare In Tacoma To Lay Off 350 Due to Declining Revenues in the Tacoma Area MultiCare In Tacoma To Lay Off 350 Due to Declining Revenues in the Tacoma Area

This is the largest lay off of its kind since 2004.  We are back to the same old situation and story...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Free Clinics Turning Away Patients As They are Not Able to Keep Up with Demand as Rise in Patient Visits Increases Free Clinics Turning Away Patients As They are Not Able to Keep Up with Demand as Rise in Patient Visits Increases

Clinics are over whelmed with the number of patients as well as the increasing number of returned vi...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Aetna International Buys 100% Stake in India Health Maintenance and Care Organization Aetna International Buys 100% Stake in India Health Maintenance and Care Organization

I don’t know if this is good news or not as the rest of the world reads what we have here in the US ...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

B. Braun Acquires Patent for Wireless Communication Between Medical Devices And Hospital Information Systems B. Braun Acquires Patent for Wireless Communication Between Medical Devices And Hospital Information Systems

The patent relates to the company’s Smart Pumps and DoseTrac Infusion systems whereby the software c...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Puerto Rico Doctors Threaten to Stop Serving Close to a Million Patients Over Insurance Company Non Reimbursements Puerto Rico Doctors Threaten to Stop Serving Close to a Million Patients Over Insurance Company Non Reimbursements

Doctors in Puerto Rico stated they are owed over $60 million and are on the brink of not seeing Medi...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cigna to Relocate US Headquarters From Pennsylvania to Connecticut And State Will Pay Them $80 Million In Economic Benefits–”The Attack of the Killer Algorithms” Cigna to Relocate US Headquarters From Pennsylvania to Connecticut And State Will Pay Them $80 Million In Economic Benefits–”The Attack of the Killer Algorithms”

For sure there’s some interesting happenings going on at Cigna today and they are getting a lot of m...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cook Medical Receives FDA Approval for Iliac Leg Graft For Use With Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Cook Medical Receives FDA Approval for Iliac Leg Graft For Use With Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

It is designed for flexibility in the iliac arteries during endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and ...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sequana Medical Receives CE Mark Approval for the ALFApump–Medical Device For Managing Recurrent Ascites-Abdominal Fluid  Accumulation Expelled Via the Bladder Sequana Medical Receives CE Mark Approval for the ALFApump–Medical Device For Managing Recurrent Ascites-Abdominal Fluid Accumulation Expelled Via the Bladder

This device is very interesting and definitely stands to improve the quality of life for those who ...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wife In the OC Under Arrest for Cutting Off Husband's Penis And Tossing It In the Garbage Disposal–Another Bobbitt Crime Wife In the OC Under Arrest for Cutting Off Husband's Penis And Tossing It In the Garbage Disposal–Another Bobbitt Crime

This sounds like a rerun of Lorena Bobbitt but in this case the garbage disposal is a new twist and ...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Combining Random Events to Solve IT Problems and Finding the Blind Spots Combining Random Events to Solve IT Problems and Finding the Blind Spots

Boy these are some genuine good points to follow and “not controlling variables” is a big one here. ...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Solantic Urgent Care Chain Sold to Private Equity Firm–Owned by Florida Governor Rick Scott–Formerly Employed Doctor Discusses What It Was Like to Work There Solantic Urgent Care Chain Sold to Private Equity Firm–Owned by Florida Governor Rick Scott–Formerly Employed Doctor Discusses What It Was Like to Work There

The governor is now pretty much out of the health care management/investment side of the business wi...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hospital Coalition, AHA and Others Campaign to Be Left Out of Medicare and Medicaid Cuts–Worried About Spending Reductions and Future Existence of Some Facilities Hospital Coalition, AHA and Others Campaign to Be Left Out of Medicare and Medicaid Cuts–Worried About Spending Reductions and Future Existence of Some Facilities

The coalition groups include the AHA, the Federation of American Hospitals, National Association of ...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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
 
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