Miami-Dade County Fires Deloitte Consulting–Couldn’t Get A Straight Answer, Those Algorithms and Complicated Legal Text Once Again Making It Tough For Mere Humans Miami-Dade County Fires Deloitte Consulting–Couldn’t Get A Straight Answer, Those Algorithms and Complicated Legal Text Once Again Making It Tough For Mere Humans

This goes to an item the County needed clarification on and the Deloitte and their attorneys just co...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Massachusetts Governor and Israel Chief Scientist Form Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIP)–Applications Being Taken For Funding Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices And More In Life Sciences Massachusetts Governor and Israel Chief Scientist Form Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIP)–Applications Being Taken For Funding Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices And More In Life Sciences

Full information on the project is at the link at the bottom of the post.  This is an interesting re...

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Supreme Court Likely to Rule on Healthcare Law Early Next Year–This Gives The Justices Time to Rent Some Computing Space from the DOE As They Will Need It Supreme Court Likely to Rule on Healthcare Law Early Next Year–This Gives The Justices Time to Rent Some Computing Space from the DOE As They Will Need It

Well after this amount of time and different interpretations we want to make sure that all data and ...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Hoag Hospital Lays Off 175 Staff Members- St. Joseph Cutting 144–Layoffs Occurring Even Within the Affluent Areas of Country–All Comes Back to Reimbursement Hoag Hospital Lays Off 175 Staff Members- St. Joseph Cutting 144–Layoffs Occurring Even Within the Affluent Areas of Country–All Comes Back to Reimbursement

Even in Newport Beach, California hospitals are feeling the pinch and you can read below it all come...

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Obesity Makes Way for a New Product Made in Canada, BEAR-iatrics to Restrain and Move Overweight Patients Inside Ambulances–No Special Equipment Needed Obesity Makes Way for a New Product Made in Canada, BEAR-iatrics to Restrain and Move Overweight Patients Inside Ambulances–No Special Equipment Needed

We have all heard or read the stories about those who are obese having to wait for special equipment...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

United Healthcare (Optum) Owns A Consulting Firm for FDA Drug and Device Approvals, Clinical Trials–CanReg - Subsidiary Watch United Healthcare (Optum) Owns A Consulting Firm for FDA Drug and Device Approvals, Clinical Trials–CanReg - Subsidiary Watch

Here of late, we hear about the big daisy chains of subsidiaries being built by insurance companies ...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Patient Dies Due to Medical Error at Hospital in Oakland Where Fill In Nurses Were On Duty During Nurses Strike Patient Dies Due to Medical Error at Hospital in Oakland Where Fill In Nurses Were On Duty During Nurses Strike

Everyone talks about disruption being good, well not always.  A medical error was made by one of the...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

ICD-10 One of the Largest, Most Expensive and Riskiest Health IT Translations–Other Countries Use ICD Codes, But US Is the Only Country Using Codes For Reimbursement ICD-10 One of the Largest, Most Expensive and Riskiest Health IT Translations–Other Countries Use ICD Codes, But US Is the Only Country Using Codes For Reimbursement

I think the title here makes a real good point on data complexity and certainly other countries can ...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

“Numbers Don’t Lie, But People Do”–Radio Interview from Charles Siefe–Journalists Take Note, He Addresses How Marketing And Bogus Statistics Are Sources of Problems That Mislead the Public & Government “Numbers Don’t Lie, But People Do”–Radio Interview from Charles Siefe–Journalists Take Note, He Addresses How Marketing And Bogus Statistics Are Sources of Problems That Mislead the Public & Government

*******There’s a ton of healthcare addressed here***** In doing this blog I really have to evaluat...

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Maggots Back in the News Again Helping Heal Diabetic Wounds in Hawaii Maggots Back in the News Again Helping Heal Diabetic Wounds in Hawaii

The doctors in Hawaii stated that that using maggots give the wound a jump start with healing.  Magg...

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Friday, September 23, 2011

24 Massachusetts Hospitals Facing Penalties for Exceeding Preventable Re-Admissions State Wide Average Parameters–As Calculated With Complex Algorithms 24 Massachusetts Hospitals Facing Penalties for Exceeding Preventable Re-Admissions State Wide Average Parameters–As Calculated With Complex Algorithms

I think this is just the first of a ton of chapters on these types of stories as every where you loo...

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Humana to Acquire MD Care HMO in Southern California–HMO/IPA Purchases Continue With Insurers Humana to Acquire MD Care HMO in Southern California–HMO/IPA Purchases Continue With Insurers

There has been a lot of news of late with insurance carriers buying out IPAs and HIMOs in southern C...

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Vista Private Equity Partners Buys Sage Healthcare Medical Records System for $30 Million From UK Software Conglomerate Vista Private Equity Partners Buys Sage Healthcare Medical Records System for $30 Million From UK Software Conglomerate

Sage is located in the UK and has grown with the purchase of many acquisitions over the years to inc...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment in Europe Begins to Improve, Halt or Reverse Blindness From Macular Dystrophy Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment in Europe Begins to Improve, Halt or Reverse Blindness From Macular Dystrophy

The replacement retinal cells are from embryonic stem cells and we all know what controversy that cr...

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Thursday, September 22, 2011
 
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