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

Novartis Recalls of Excedrin and Other Over The Counter Drugs May Be Mixed Up Wit Opioid Pain Killers–So Where Are the Bar Codes to Help Consumers Find the Products? Novartis Recalls of Excedrin and Other Over The Counter Drugs May Be Mixed Up Wit Opioid Pain Killers–So Where Are the Bar Codes to Help Consumers Find the Products?

Imagine getting your Excedrin bottle out and getting a lot more pain killer for the buck?  There cou...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kinect for Windows Becoming Available Next Month–Insurer Prayers Have Been Answered With Getting Consumers to Play Games So They Can Collect More Data <Grin> Kinect for Windows Becoming Available Next Month–Insurer Prayers Have Been Answered With Getting Consumers to Play Games So They Can Collect More Data <Grin>

If you read here often enough you know I have covered quite a few of the Kinect healthcare stories w...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

WebMD CEO Resigns and Company Ends Its Search for a Buyer–Advertising from Pharma At Lower Levels WebMD CEO Resigns and Company Ends Its Search for a Buyer–Advertising from Pharma At Lower Levels

The company has had a lot of success over the years and was pretty much the first of it’s kind in th...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

United Healthcare Partners With Mobile Health Tech Firms–Investment for Data?  Check Out All Privacy Statements Today Regarding Privacy, What Little is Left for Consumers United Healthcare Partners With Mobile Health Tech Firms–Investment for Data? Check Out All Privacy Statements Today Regarding Privacy, What Little is Left for Consumers

we don’t know which subsidiaries of big conglomerates shares data with the other ones so that’s the ...

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Monday, January 09, 2012

New York Medicaid HMO Sends out Layoff Notices to Nearly 900 Workers Effective in March of This Year New York Medicaid HMO Sends out Layoff Notices to Nearly 900 Workers Effective in March of This Year

It was just a few months ago that a Brooklyn hospital sold their HMO to Amerigroup so it seems these...

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

How Surgeons Put Our Bones Back Together- Animated Video How Surgeons Put Our Bones Back Together- Animated Video

This is very well done and one of the best I have seen telling a story with visuals on how we get our bones put back together.  Music is gre...

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Sunday, January 08, 2012
 
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