What is “Rat LungWorm Disease”? Man Contracts the Disease in Hawaii–Rare But Almost Kills Him What is “Rat LungWorm Disease”? Man Contracts the Disease in Hawaii–Rare But Almost Kills Him

I have never heard of this either but a parasite picked up from fruits or vegetables that may not have been washed thoroughly enough.  Talk ...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Blue Button Download of Personal Health Data to be Expanded to Federal Employees and Their Families Blue Button Download of Personal Health Data to be Expanded to Federal Employees and Their Families

Below is a little history on the Blue Button to include the HealthVault information that Veterans ha...

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Accretive Health Debt Collector Employee Has Laptop Stolen With Non Encrypted Patient Data from 2 Hospitals And Had Access to All the Data Via Revenue Cycling - Patient Information Was Shared With Wall Street Investors – Algorithms For Profit Again? Accretive Health Debt Collector Employee Has Laptop Stolen With Non Encrypted Patient Data from 2 Hospitals And Had Access to All the Data Via Revenue Cycling - Patient Information Was Shared With Wall Street Investors – Algorithms For Profit Again?

Ahem….what do we say about privacy and data selling…bingo it appears as if you read through the enti...

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

UnitedHealthGroup Profits Increase 21% for the 4th Quarter of 2011– Business Intelligence Algorithms Continue to Create Large Profits - Subsidiary Watch UnitedHealthGroup Profits Increase 21% for the 4th Quarter of 2011– Business Intelligence Algorithms Continue to Create Large Profits - Subsidiary Watch

One more the mergers and acquisitions speak out again on how health insurance companies have diversi...

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Security Breach–New York Fed–Employee Accused of Stealing And Admitted to Copying $10 Million Dollars Worth of Algorithms (Software) Security Breach–New York Fed–Employee Accused of Stealing And Admitted to Copying $10 Million Dollars Worth of Algorithms (Software)

Is there money in those algos?  This story might answer that.  Why would this employee who was a con...

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

UCLA Uncover Mechanism By Which Newly Approved Melanoma Drug Accelerates Secondary Skin Cancer–Zelboraf UCLA Uncover Mechanism By Which Newly Approved Melanoma Drug Accelerates Secondary Skin Cancer–Zelboraf

This is kind of an alarming incident but when you read further it does not stop the treatment proces...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fear Factor–Jon Stewart on Bringing Jobs Back to the US–How Would Healthcare Deal With This - Methodologies of Algorithms For Profit Only Create Such “Less than Humane” Environments (Scary Video) Fear Factor–Jon Stewart on Bringing Jobs Back to the US–How Would Healthcare Deal With This - Methodologies of Algorithms For Profit Only Create Such “Less than Humane” Environments (Scary Video)

Jon goes back to Foxconn-revisited…in his usual style and he says we need to make our factories look...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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
 
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