United Healthcare To Begin Using CareSpeak Text Messaging for CareGiver Alerts and to Push Compliance With Requested Responses United Healthcare To Begin Using CareSpeak Text Messaging for CareGiver Alerts and to Push Compliance With Requested Responses

Text messaging is just that and in my own course of work I just use Outlook and Windows Live to sche...

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

American College of Emergency Physicians Suing State of Washington to Over Turn Limiting Medicaid Patients to 3 Visits a Year–Digital Illiteracy with Comprehending Math American College of Emergency Physicians Suing State of Washington to Over Turn Limiting Medicaid Patients to 3 Visits a Year–Digital Illiteracy with Comprehending Math

There are 700 diagnoses which the lawmakers have ruled not emergencies and they include chest pain, ...

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

What’s It Like to Be an Entrepreneur in Health IT–Practice Fusion CEO Talks About How Far Will You Be Willing to Go–The Addiction Cycle What’s It Like to Be an Entrepreneur in Health IT–Practice Fusion CEO Talks About How Far Will You Be Willing to Go–The Addiction Cycle

This is a great talk on how a company gets built and this is worth listening to as he sold his car, ...

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Twitter Bots Fake Conversations and Affect Search Rankings with Contrived Algorithmic Web Chatter That Really Does Not Exist Twitter Bots Fake Conversations and Affect Search Rankings with Contrived Algorithmic Web Chatter That Really Does Not Exist

This is good as scientists are studying how social media is shaping politics and how ideas spread ar...

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

eBay and PayPal Expanding Mobile Technology Opening Up Platform to Allow 3rd Party Developers–Could it Handle Insurance Exchanges & Save a Ton of Money? eBay and PayPal Expanding Mobile Technology Opening Up Platform to Allow 3rd Party Developers–Could it Handle Insurance Exchanges & Save a Ton of Money?

Magento is their open source e-commerce platform that can allow a small retail store for one exampl...

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

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 towa...

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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 o...

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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, ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 des...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 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
 
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