Public Employee Benefits Alliance (PEBA) A Texas Purchasing Cooperative Signs Agreement With Satori Medical Tourism Public Employee Benefits Alliance (PEBA) A Texas Purchasing Cooperative Signs Agreement With Satori Medical Tourism

PEBA represents over 150,000 from two Texas Political Subdivision Pools and 68 individual employers ...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

FDA Approves First Male Vibrator for Use for Men Suffering From ED–Available By Prescription Only FDA Approves First Male Vibrator for Use for Men Suffering From ED–Available By Prescription Only

You read the title correctly, you need a prescription to get the device and the home page states it ...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

IBM General Parallel File System Scans 10 Billion Files in 43 minutes–New High Powered Hi-Tech-Could be Great for MRI Imaging IBM General Parallel File System Scans 10 Billion Files in 43 minutes–New High Powered Hi-Tech-Could be Great for MRI Imaging

This almost makes me wish a 10 billion files to scan:)  This looks like a good place to store some M...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Health IT Company MMRGlobal (MyMedicalRecord.com) To Sell 4 Million Shares To Chinese Investment Partner Health IT Company MMRGlobal (MyMedicalRecord.com) To Sell 4 Million Shares To Chinese Investment Partner

Back in 2008 the company merged with Favrille Biotech and is located in the Los Angeles area after t...

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Johnson and Johnson Cautions Doctors Not To Begin Treatments with Doxil Cancer Drug–Shortages from Manufacturer Boehringer Johnson and Johnson Cautions Doctors Not To Begin Treatments with Doxil Cancer Drug–Shortages from Manufacturer Boehringer

The drug is used to treat ovarian cancer and Multiple myeloma or skin cancer.  As you can read here ...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Breast Enhancement Stem Cell Surgery and Liposuction Combined With Cytori–Also Shown Safe for Breast Cancer Reconstruction Breast Enhancement Stem Cell Surgery and Liposuction Combined With Cytori–Also Shown Safe for Breast Cancer Reconstruction

To me this look like a winner to combine both into one and of course by using one’s own stem cells, ...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Express Scripts to buy Medco for $29 Billion–Medco 2nd Quarter Profits Were Down 4% And the Profit Algorithms Once Again Are Hard at Work To Control Costs via Acquisition Express Scripts to buy Medco for $29 Billion–Medco 2nd Quarter Profits Were Down 4% And the Profit Algorithms Once Again Are Hard at Work To Control Costs via Acquisition

The whole purpose here is to keep the costs of prescriptions down and with the merging of the 2 phar...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Hospital Layoffs in Massachusetts and Mergers - Operating Income Funded A Lot of Technology Upgrades–Close To $49 Million More Hospital Layoffs in Massachusetts and Mergers - Operating Income Funded A Lot of Technology Upgrades–Close To $49 Million

Baystate Health will be laying off 354 jobs due to budget shortfalls.  As you can read the system ha...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

FDA and Medical Devices-Who Doesn’t Get This, They Are Looking for Engineers Just Like Technology Companies Are Doing- Get Some Congressional Digital Literacy in Place FDA and Medical Devices-Who Doesn’t Get This, They Are Looking for Engineers Just Like Technology Companies Are Doing- Get Some Congressional Digital Literacy in Place

When you look at the devices created today a good majority of them are using software and let’s say ...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Verizon and Northrop Grumman Working with WellPoint Contractor To Turn On the Anti-Fraud Algorithms for CMS–Subsidiary Watch Verizon and Northrop Grumman Working with WellPoint Contractor To Turn On the Anti-Fraud Algorithms for CMS–Subsidiary Watch

This is perhaps good with 2 other companies with data interests involved here as National Government...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

FDA Approves Anticlotting Brilinta from AstraZeneca to Compete with Plavix FDA Approves Anticlotting Brilinta from AstraZeneca to Compete with Plavix

From what I am reading here aspirin is also prescribed to be taken with the drug per the clinical tr...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Former CEO of Alegent Health Joins Former HHS Director at Leavitt Partners to Advise on Private Equity & Help with FutureFrame Predictive Algorithms Project Former CEO of Alegent Health Joins Former HHS Director at Leavitt Partners to Advise on Private Equity & Help with FutureFrame Predictive Algorithms Project

Sometimes I’m not sure who’s making out the best today between Andrew von Eschenbach, former FDA Com...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ron Williams Former Aetna CEO Comments on HealthCare Law-It Just Won’t Work Without Changes-US Economy Can’t Live On Algorithms Alone for Jobs & Productivity Ron Williams Former Aetna CEO Comments on HealthCare Law-It Just Won’t Work Without Changes-US Economy Can’t Live On Algorithms Alone for Jobs & Productivity

There’s a lot of topics covered in this video and jobs and healthcare are right in there as well as ...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Truckload of Drugs Stolen From Novartis Subsidiary Alcon–Mostly Ophthalmic Products–Bar Codes Could Have Helped Identify Stolen Goods When Scanned Truckload of Drugs Stolen From Novartis Subsidiary Alcon–Mostly Ophthalmic Products–Bar Codes Could Have Helped Identify Stolen Goods When Scanned

This was an entire truckload, big loss here and insurance doesn’t cover this as I spent enough time ...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Johnson & Johnson Hurt by Recalls For 2nd Quarter–Time to Get Those Bar Codes Set up for Recalls And Regain Consumer Confidence Johnson & Johnson Hurt by Recalls For 2nd Quarter–Time to Get Those Bar Codes Set up for Recalls And Regain Consumer Confidence

If you read here often enough you know what I have to say about recalls and how drug, device compani...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Vendor Failed to Restore Security on PC and Ended Up with A Virus in Radiology Area Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Vendor Failed to Restore Security on PC and Ended Up with A Virus in Radiology Area

First of all this hospital is a fore runner to everyone else with medical records and has an ONC app...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

UnitedHealth 2nd Quarter 2011 Profits Rise 13%–Technology and Business Algorithms Hard at Work UnitedHealth 2nd Quarter 2011 Profits Rise 13%–Technology and Business Algorithms Hard at Work

It’s all in the math and how business intelligence savvy insurance companies work the numbers and fi...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
 
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