Stanford Hospitals and Clinics No Longer Accepting Blue Cross Health Insurance–Contract Expire-Patients Have to Go Elsewhere While the Cost Algorithms Churn With Contract Negotiations Stanford Hospitals and Clinics No Longer Accepting Blue Cross Health Insurance–Contract Expire-Patients Have to Go Elsewhere While the Cost Algorithms Churn With Contract Negotiations

Here we go again, it’s the contracts and the costing algorithms of the insurance companies that are ...

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

SAP Mobile mHeatlh IPad Application/Platform Debuted by Developers in Europe SAP Mobile mHeatlh IPad Application/Platform Debuted by Developers in Europe

It’s always interesting to occasionally look at what is being done outside the US and SAP has develo...

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Friday, September 02, 2011

Chasing Madoff–Official Movie Trailer (Video)–Time for a Department of Algorithms? Chasing Madoff–Official Movie Trailer (Video)–Time for a Department of Algorithms?

I can’t help but think back with covering Health IT to once again go back to what I said in August o...

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Friday, September 02, 2011

FINRA and SEC Asking High Frequency Trading Firms To Hand Over the Algorithms of Their Trading Strategies And Code–Time for That Department of Algorithms? FINRA and SEC Asking High Frequency Trading Firms To Hand Over the Algorithms of Their Trading Strategies And Code–Time for That Department of Algorithms?

Occasionally I step over into a bit of the financial side of things and the reason for this post is ...

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Friday, September 02, 2011

Johns Hopkins Receives $30 Million Donation from Commonwealth Foundation To Research and Fight Cancer Johns Hopkins Receives $30 Million Donation from Commonwealth Foundation To Research and Fight Cancer

This is a breath of fresh air as cancer donations have not been in the news as much as they have bee...

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Patient/ MD TED Discussion on How Judging Others Can Skew Clinical Study Results–Don’t Kick Out Participants When Personal Biases May Call Them A “Bad” Guy Patient/ MD TED Discussion on How Judging Others Can Skew Clinical Study Results–Don’t Kick Out Participants When Personal Biases May Call Them A “Bad” Guy

I like this video and it has some important messages and boy do we see this today.  Gee I see it all...

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Social Network for Patients, Doctors and Caregivers Begins Clinical Trials at 3 San Diego Hospitals, Prescribed by MDs for Outpatient Chronic Care Follow Up Social Network for Patients, Doctors and Caregivers Begins Clinical Trials at 3 San Diego Hospitals, Prescribed by MDs for Outpatient Chronic Care Follow Up

This is different in the fact that a social network is going through a “clinical trial” to see if th...

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

LabCorp Settles with State of California Over Kickback Marketing Scheme–Lab Wars LabCorp Settles with State of California Over Kickback Marketing Scheme–Lab Wars

Both Quest and LabCorp were doing this and this is funny in the information here from BNET that he h...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another New Portable Device Slated to Make Fitness Fun -  A Keychain to Reward for Exercise and Donate To Charities Another New Portable Device Slated to Make Fitness Fun - A Keychain to Reward for Exercise and Donate To Charities

How many more of these things are we going to see.  Folks I know that bough the Fitbit tried it for ...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Non Profit HEALTHeLINK Partners with United Healthcare Subsidiary Optumsight to Remote Monitor Diabetics In Buffalo in Pilot Program Non Profit HEALTHeLINK Partners with United Healthcare Subsidiary Optumsight to Remote Monitor Diabetics In Buffalo in Pilot Program

I try to keep track of mergers and acquisitions here and the partner Axolotl was purchased by Ingeni...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Abbott Labs to Discontinue Distributing FreeStyle Navigator Glucose Monitor in the US Abbott Labs to Discontinue Distributing FreeStyle Navigator Glucose Monitor in the US

The FDA just approved the Freestyle easier to use monitor in June of 2010 and received the European ...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Non Profit Social Interest Solutions Group and Microsoft Partner To Advance State and Government Health Exchange Initiatives Non Profit Social Interest Solutions Group and Microsoft Partner To Advance State and Government Health Exchange Initiatives

Back in February of 2011 Microsoft Government also announced their low cost State Insurance Exchange...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

California Bill to Regulate Health Insurance Rates Dies Due to Lobbying By Insurers and Other Groups So No Serious Audit Algorithms for Now to Control Premium Hikes California Bill to Regulate Health Insurance Rates Dies Due to Lobbying By Insurers and Other Groups So No Serious Audit Algorithms for Now to Control Premium Hikes

Well here’s one more not for the consumer.  If you read through the article in the LA Times the bill...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

United Healthcare To Buy Huge Chunk of Orange County, California Managed Care Business with the Purchase of Monarch Healthcare–Subsidiary Watch United Healthcare To Buy Huge Chunk of Orange County, California Managed Care Business with the Purchase of Monarch Healthcare–Subsidiary Watch

This is in my back yard in the OC and for a few doctors I know this just might be the big push to st...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
 
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