Liposuction Patients Donate Fat to Stem Cell Research at UCLA Liposuction Patients Donate Fat to Stem Cell Research at UCLA

This is a good idea, donate the fat for research, why not, as otherwise it’s just disposed of.  The fat is anonymous when donated, in other ...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Dr. Oz Says “Enough is Enough” As He Volunteered at the CareNow Free Clinic In Los Angeles “Failure of Basic Morality in the US” Dr. Oz Says “Enough is Enough” As He Volunteered at the CareNow Free Clinic In Los Angeles “Failure of Basic Morality in the US”

The CareNow Free Clinic got off to a rocky start but it looks like Dr. Oz had to be here as a consultant as California did not get the provi...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Microsoft Kinect Effect–Sensors Everywhere Including the Hospital OR- Video Microsoft Kinect Effect–Sensors Everywhere Including the Hospital OR- Video

This is a very cool commercial and has a little bit of everything in it with using in many environments.  Earlier this year I met Microsoft/...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Occupy San Francisco Participant - Denied Coverage for Life Saving Procedure for Cancer–Insurer Said It Was Pre-Existing When She Was 14 Years Old Now Is 18 Occupy San Francisco Participant - Denied Coverage for Life Saving Procedure for Cancer–Insurer Said It Was Pre-Existing When She Was 14 Years Old Now Is 18

This is very sad as she is not 18 years old and imagine if she could have had that bone marrow transplant 4 years ago!  This is why the the ...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Prime Healthcare Responds to Billing Practices–Flawed Data and Algorithms Once Again-Who Got Sold a Bill of Goods as Kaiser, Stanford & Other Hospitals Had a Ton of  Kwashiorkor Malnutrition Billings Prime Healthcare Responds to Billing Practices–Flawed Data and Algorithms Once Again-Who Got Sold a Bill of Goods as Kaiser, Stanford & Other Hospitals Had a Ton of Kwashiorkor Malnutrition Billings

I kind of like stories like this as it’s yet one more reminder to clean up the math we use today and a good reason to check out the bill sof...

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Arizona Pain Specialists First US Pain Clinic To Begin Stem Cell Clinical Trials To Regenerate Deteriorating Discs To Reverse Damage to the Spine & Relieve Back Pain Arizona Pain Specialists First US Pain Clinic To Begin Stem Cell Clinical Trials To Regenerate Deteriorating Discs To Reverse Damage to the Spine & Relieve Back Pain

Back in June of this year the FDA approved the trial to treat chronic lower back pain with stem cells.  Mesoblast is sponsoring the trial an...

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hawaii Medical Center Searching for Buyers–If Not Center Could Close As Early as November-Only Hospital in the State Capable of Performing Transplant Surgeries Hawaii Medical Center Searching for Buyers–If Not Center Could Close As Early as November-Only Hospital in the State Capable of Performing Transplant Surgeries

The center is aggressively looking for a buyer to keep the doors open.  If a buyer is not found they could begin moving patients to other fa...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

United HealthCare in New York to Disclose More Data Used to Justify Premium Increases–But You Can Almost Bet We Won’t See the Algorithms That Create the Data United HealthCare in New York to Disclose More Data Used to Justify Premium Increases–But You Can Almost Bet We Won’t See the Algorithms That Create the Data

This is getting to be such a hot topic today as you can no longer 100% rely on math to prove accuracy as with algorithmic formulas it can be...

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Brooklyn Hospital Sells Off Its HMO To Amerigroup –They Need the Money for Health IT Updates and Pensions–All Four Brooklyn Hospitals Could Face Bankruptcy Brooklyn Hospital Sells Off Its HMO To Amerigroup –They Need the Money for Health IT Updates and Pensions–All Four Brooklyn Hospitals Could Face Bankruptcy

Is this Health IT expense going to burst one day?  Time will tell but we have the sale again of yet another HMO and they need the money to k...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

California Stem Cell Company in Irvine Takes Over Cancer Program Developed at Hoag Hospital in Orange County For Treating Skin Cancer California Stem Cell Company in Irvine Takes Over Cancer Program Developed at Hoag Hospital in Orange County For Treating Skin Cancer

The company is focused on working with stem cells and also has another division that creates tools for predictive toxicology screening, in o...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Xigris Drug for Treatment of Sepsis Being Withdrawn the Market–Failure to Show Survival Benefits Xigris Drug for Treatment of Sepsis Being Withdrawn the Market–Failure to Show Survival Benefits

The results of a clinical trial showed the results compared to the use of a placebo and benefits were not attained.  It is the only drug on ...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nurses And Other Healthcare Professionals Occupy Wall Street With Make Shift Clinic Nurses And Other Healthcare Professionals Occupy Wall Street With Make Shift Clinic

The protesters are now getting help from professionals that have set up a clinic to help the protesters with common medical needs/ailments. ...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cigna Buys HealthSpring Inc For $3.8 Billion, Who Bought Bravo Medicare HMO Who Had Profits of a Billion in 2010-Subsidiary Watch Cigna Buys HealthSpring Inc For $3.8 Billion, Who Bought Bravo Medicare HMO Who Had Profits of a Billion in 2010-Subsidiary Watch

Here goes another one with Medicare patients being a focus and this is yet one more acquisition to gain more patients from traditional Medic...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

“Attack of the Killer Algorithms” Part 3–Vatican Doesn’t Like It Either–Occupy Wall Street Belongs in New York As They Don’t Do Code or Algorithms in Washington–Only Find time To Talk Abortions “Attack of the Killer Algorithms” Part 3–Vatican Doesn’t Like It Either–Occupy Wall Street Belongs in New York As They Don’t Do Code or Algorithms in Washington–Only Find time To Talk Abortions

I don’t care whether you are Catholic or not, I’m not but this is a good statement and coming with recognition from the Vatican, it’s time t...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Getting a Flu Shot Becoming Complicated–That Is If You Are Trying to Avoid Needles–You Can Snort Your Vaccine Instead Getting a Flu Shot Becoming Complicated–That Is If You Are Trying to Avoid Needles–You Can Snort Your Vaccine Instead

Painless needle free flu shots, the FDA says they may not work due to the fact that they have not approved “injector devices” for the shot. ...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Invisisport Less Invasive Skin Port for Medication Delivery Approved for Sale Invisisport Less Invasive Skin Port for Medication Delivery Approved for Sale

This looks really nice for patients who need regular injections of either cancer or antibiotics.  I have seen similar ports but they are som...

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Friday, October 21, 2011

GE Centricity EHRs Need To Fix Their Algorithms (Math)-Some Customers May Not Be Able to Attest Until The End of November After the Software Update GE Centricity EHRs Need To Fix Their Algorithms (Math)-Some Customers May Not Be Able to Attest Until The End of November After the Software Update

I just made a post about healthcare being a few miles ahead with certifying software in comparing other industries so now it looks like I ha...

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Friday, October 21, 2011

“Killer Algorithms: Part 2” Disturbing News for Consumers With Credit Scoring Adding New Data Analytics–Some of the Same Methodologies Used by Insurers With Flawed/Potential Erroneous Data–One More Reason to Continue Occupying Wall Street “Killer Algorithms: Part 2” Disturbing News for Consumers With Credit Scoring Adding New Data Analytics–Some of the Same Methodologies Used by Insurers With Flawed/Potential Erroneous Data–One More Reason to Continue Occupying Wall Street

We see all of this in the news all the time with getting better with analytics and having more information as far as a “consumer rap sheet” ...

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Friday, October 21, 2011
 
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