VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation Buys VeriChip Implanted Chip and Health Link Personal Health Record Technology from Positive ID–Implantable RFID and Sensors VeriTeQ Acquisition Corporation Buys VeriChip Implanted Chip and Health Link Personal Health Record Technology from Positive ID–Implantable RFID and Sensors

To go back a little bit in time the chip was also set up to communicate with personal health records...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FDA Fines Red Cross Again for $9.59 Million–Where Does That Money Go? FDA Fines Red Cross Again for $9.59 Million–Where Does That Money Go?

I am curious about this as a year ago blood levels were at the lowest in 10 years and maybe it’s jus...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Consumers Lose More Privacy With New CoreLogic Credit Reporting–”Score” Marketed For Insurers and Employers To Gain Information-California Prohibits Potential Employers – From Using As Jan 1 - Killer Algorithms Part 8 Consumers Lose More Privacy With New CoreLogic Credit Reporting–”Score” Marketed For Insurers and Employers To Gain Information-California Prohibits Potential Employers – From Using As Jan 1 - Killer Algorithms Part 8

Everyone needs to watch this video and you will see both pros and cons and the pro folks are promoti...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Former US CIO Vivek Kundra Lands Executive Position at Salesforce.com as VP of Emerging Markets Former US CIO Vivek Kundra Lands Executive Position at Salesforce.com as VP of Emerging Markets

Well this is good news on the CIO store front in the fact that when the burn out there’s new life at...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

QuadMed Employer Third Party Insurance  Administrator Deploying Telehealth Solutions With MDLiveCare–Video MD Visits QuadMed Employer Third Party Insurance Administrator Deploying Telehealth Solutions With MDLiveCare–Video MD Visits

The plan gives employees the option of using a telehealth visit in the situations to where the patie...

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Hospital in Flagstaff Using Remote Patient Monitoring And This Also Reaches Out To Those Who Live on the Reservations for Care Hospital in Flagstaff Using Remote Patient Monitoring And This Also Reaches Out To Those Who Live on the Reservations for Care

I grew up in Arizona and there’s a lot of land out there with no civilization present for miles, esp...

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Six Largest Health Insurance Companies in Wisconsin Form New Trade Association–Insurance Exchange Formation is All But Dead Six Largest Health Insurance Companies in Wisconsin Form New Trade Association–Insurance Exchange Formation is All But Dead

The association of course is slated to look at cost and then secondly improve the market place and t...

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

University of Washington To Release Raven II, Common Research Platform for Robotic Surgical Procedures–Open Source Collaboration for Universities University of Washington To Release Raven II, Common Research Platform for Robotic Surgical Procedures–Open Source Collaboration for Universities

As the article mentions we are all pretty much aware of the daVinci robot for many surgical procedur...

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

CA Department of Managed Care Orders Blue Cross To Pay Providers For Claims That Were Inaccurately Paid or Denied–2.6 Million Claims Under Question With Bad Payment Algorithms CA Department of Managed Care Orders Blue Cross To Pay Providers For Claims That Were Inaccurately Paid or Denied–2.6 Million Claims Under Question With Bad Payment Algorithms

Not only is the Department of Managed Care requesting payment, but they want interest paid too.  Blu...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

In Car-In Health Monitoring From Ford and Microsoft Announced–Will Need to Remain As An Option And Who Gets the Data and Would It Be Sold At Some Point? In Car-In Health Monitoring From Ford and Microsoft Announced–Will Need to Remain As An Option And Who Gets the Data and Would It Be Sold At Some Point?

I like all the new technologies but again we need consumer trust to have ideas take off and become b...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Novartis Cutting Close to 2000 Jobs in the US–Patent Loss for Diovan Attributed to Anticipated Loss of Sales Revenue Novartis Cutting Close to 2000 Jobs in the US–Patent Loss for Diovan Attributed to Anticipated Loss of Sales Revenue

Novartis was also in the news for the recall of several over the counter drugs in the last week and ...

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Louisiana Doctor Charged With Child Pornography Now Has HealthCare Billing Fraud Added- Billed for Physician Monitoring Services When There Was No Internet Connection Louisiana Doctor Charged With Child Pornography Now Has HealthCare Billing Fraud Added- Billed for Physician Monitoring Services When There Was No Internet Connection

This case beyond the ugly pornography charges get even more interesting with the new charges added o...

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Resveratrol Research Scientist Leads University of Connecticut to Investigate and Ask Journals To Retract Fabricated Data Resveratrol Research Scientist Leads University of Connecticut to Investigate and Ask Journals To Retract Fabricated Data

Here we go again, more flawed data except this time it’s on the side of research and not on the the ...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

US CIO Office VanRoekel To Address Mobile Apps and Inter-Agency Leverage-Finally Apps That Do More Than One Thing For More Than One Agency US CIO Office VanRoekel To Address Mobile Apps and Inter-Agency Leverage-Finally Apps That Do More Than One Thing For More Than One Agency

This is good news as I have ranted about mobile apps that do “one thing” for a long time and with wh...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dr. Oz Answers the Question About Healthcare Becoming Too Dependent on Technology – Yes and No Dr. Oz Answers the Question About Healthcare Becoming Too Dependent on Technology – Yes and No

He likes most of what technology has done but says not to use it a surrogate for caring for patients...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Contact Lenses Monitoring Blood Sugar Levels Without the Needles–Microsoft Case Study-University of Washington With Natural User Interfaces In Real Time Contact Lenses Monitoring Blood Sugar Levels Without the Needles–Microsoft Case Study-University of Washington With Natural User Interfaces In Real Time

This look very promising and the technology is pretty fascinating.  In the video you see a couple ch...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

California Doctor Arrested for Drug Trafficking–Numerous Patients Hooked on Prescription Drugs–Case Went for 15 Years California Doctor Arrested for Drug Trafficking–Numerous Patients Hooked on Prescription Drugs–Case Went for 15 Years

The one doctor below makes a very good comment as to why this went so long as several ER doctors had...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Second Patient In US Receives Spinal Implant for Pain and Requires No Pain Pills and Is Out of the Wheelchair Second Patient In US Receives Spinal Implant for Pain and Requires No Pain Pills and Is Out of the Wheelchair

This is pretty amazing that the man had a spinal injury and could not walk for 3 years and now is ou...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

“InsureMonkey” Yet One More Way to Shop for Health Insurance–The Orbitz of the Insurance Market For Shopping Rates “InsureMonkey” Yet One More Way to Shop for Health Insurance–The Orbitz of the Insurance Market For Shopping Rates

It does look like a site where one would book travel and they make a commission from the policy that...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
 
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