Arizona Health Information Network Chooses OptumInsight (United HealthCare Company) for Their HIE Exchange–Subsidiary Watch Arizona Health Information Network Chooses OptumInsight (United HealthCare Company) for Their HIE Exchange–Subsidiary Watch

It seems everywhere you turn today with Health IT investments there’s a chunk of changed headed toward United.  The company was an acquisiti...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bad Science and Bad Analytics That Misleads–TED Video Takes on Advertising on Steroids and Danger of Mis-Matched Analytics And Distortion of Clinical Trials (Video) Bad Science and Bad Analytics That Misleads–TED Video Takes on Advertising on Steroids and Danger of Mis-Matched Analytics And Distortion of Clinical Trials (Video)

This is great and goes along with some of my recent posts with analytics on steroids for marketing only and also makes a point about what ge...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

SEC Sues Quant–Undisclosed Error in Trading Algorithm- Miscalculating “Risk”-Healthcare Software Evaluates This Factor Too SEC Sues Quant–Undisclosed Error in Trading Algorithm- Miscalculating “Risk”-Healthcare Software Evaluates This Factor Too

How often do we hear “risk” assessment in healthcare?  If you are in the payable and IT side of it, all the time.  It comes back again to th...

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oracle Announces Insurance Exchange Platform - Purchasing Health Insurance Platform–Available for State Governments Oracle Announces Insurance Exchange Platform - Purchasing Health Insurance Platform–Available for State Governments

Not too long ago Microsoft announced their platform availability for state governments as well.  The Oracle suite will connect with Siebel f...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blue Cross and AllScripts Going to Pick Up the Tab for Doctors Electronic Medical Records In North Carolina Blue Cross and AllScripts Going to Pick Up the Tab for Doctors Electronic Medical Records In North Carolina

This is interesting as Blue Cross doesn’t have a medical record program and I have said in the past the next move will be insurers buying up...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

FDA Approval Given for Face Mask Designed for Children and Awards Pediatric R and D Device Grants FDA Approval Given for Face Mask Designed for Children and Awards Pediatric R and D Device Grants

The mask is to be used in hospitals to reduce the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses and is designed for ages 5 to 12.  In other FDA pe...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MelaFind Device Finally Given FDA Approval For Detecting Melanoma –It Took 7 Years MelaFind Device Finally Given FDA Approval For Detecting Melanoma –It Took 7 Years

This has been a long haul for Melafind as back in November of 2010 the FDA panel approved the device, and here we are in September of 2011 w...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Larry Ellison Announced As Distinguished Medical Informatics Awardee for His Contributions to Health IT and the Ellison Foundation From the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (NIH) Larry Ellison Announced As Distinguished Medical Informatics Awardee for His Contributions to Health IT and the Ellison Foundation From the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (NIH)

There are some other known recipients but this is Larry’s day in my book:) Dr. Oz is also in here for an award as well as other research a...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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 couldn’t give them a straight answer, so t...

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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 relationship as Israel is known for their ...

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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 information is included so we get it rig...

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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 comes back around to reimbursements.  Hoag h...

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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 at times to move them either during an ...

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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 and here’s one more that consults with g...

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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 contracted nurses filling in during the...

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Sunday, September 25, 2011
 
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