United Healthcare Gets in The Low Income Housing Business With Partnership to Finance Housing Projects in New Mexico United Healthcare Gets in The Low Income Housing Business With Partnership to Finance Housing Projects in New Mexico

The company gets more diversified each week it seems with some type of new business announcement.  T...

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

GE, Microsoft to Launch Joint Venture Aimed at Global Healthcare System Transformation GE, Microsoft to Launch Joint Venture Aimed at Global Healthcare System Transformation

The last time I remembered writing about Microsoft and GE was back in 2009 when GE was going to inte...

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

2012 Will Be the Year to Check the Math Used by Large Profiteering Corporations-Algorithms For Profit or Accuracy Is the Question–Attack of the Killer Algorithms… 2012 Will Be the Year to Check the Math Used by Large Profiteering Corporations-Algorithms For Profit or Accuracy Is the Question–Attack of the Killer Algorithms…

It keeps heading in this direction and with the testimony scheduled today with Jon Corzine testifyin...

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Surgeon General Announces Yet Another App Contest Maybe to Promote Their PHR “My Family Health Portrait”? Does She Use The PHR Personally? Surgeon General Announces Yet Another App Contest Maybe to Promote Their PHR “My Family Health Portrait”? Does She Use The PHR Personally?

Here we go again, yet one more app contest, they are all over the place today.  Actually it would be...

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

CMS to Put Doctor Claim Data Online–Helps Avoid a Dow Jones Lawsuit But How Much Use Or Abuse Will It Really Merit As Most Are Not Skilled Enough To Deal with Flawed Data CMS to Put Doctor Claim Data Online–Helps Avoid a Dow Jones Lawsuit But How Much Use Or Abuse Will It Really Merit As Most Are Not Skilled Enough To Deal with Flawed Data

I wrote about this before and a while back Dow Jones did file a lawsuit about the use of the data.  ...

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Extormity to Federal Health IT Leaders - "Take a Chill Pill, Fellas" Extormity to Federal Health IT Leaders - "Take a Chill Pill, Fellas"

This is funny and we all like the Extormity humor but not too long ago I remember Sean over at Healt...

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Patient Commentary–Hoag Hospital in Orange County, I Didn’t Need that Pacemaker Said My Tests But Now that I have It I am Marketed by United Healthcare And Others Constantly In My Face–I’m Being Over Sold…. Patient Commentary–Hoag Hospital in Orange County, I Didn’t Need that Pacemaker Said My Tests But Now that I have It I am Marketed by United Healthcare And Others Constantly In My Face–I’m Being Over Sold….

This was a patient’s comment that was too good to pass up and to just hear someone comment on their ...

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Monday, December 05, 2011

United Healthcare Acquisition of Monarch Healthcare HMO Already Causing Confusion and Access Problems for Blue Shield Patients in Orange County United Healthcare Acquisition of Monarch Healthcare HMO Already Causing Confusion and Access Problems for Blue Shield Patients in Orange County

United Healthcare has become such a huge conglomerate in the health insurance and other Health IT in...

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Hospitals in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Ohio Will Require Pre-Payment Audits From Medicare for Heart and Orthopedic Surgeries- Algorithm “For Take Back Letters” or Hospital Stays Would be Denied Payment Hospitals in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Ohio Will Require Pre-Payment Audits From Medicare for Heart and Orthopedic Surgeries- Algorithm “For Take Back Letters” or Hospital Stays Would be Denied Payment

Well I guess you could call this the first big Medicare step for rationing patient care in a way.  I...

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

Attack of the Killer Algorithms Part 6–Discrimination With Consumer Credit-Same As Health Insurance Wanting Consumers to Reconstruct Records From Many Years Past As Middle Class Turns Into Data Chasers-Days of Taking Risks to Get Ahead Will Be Limited For Most…Occupy Algorithms Attack of the Killer Algorithms Part 6–Discrimination With Consumer Credit-Same As Health Insurance Wanting Consumers to Reconstruct Records From Many Years Past As Middle Class Turns Into Data Chasers-Days of Taking Risks to Get Ahead Will Be Limited For Most…Occupy Algorithms

I was actually hoping part 5 was the end of the Attack Series but it may go on for a few more writin...

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Saturday, December 03, 2011
 
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