Pharmacies File Suit Against Texas Human and Health Services Commission -  Managed Care Contracts Begin Delegating Reimbursements Too Soon – Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 18 Pharmacies File Suit Against Texas Human and Health Services Commission - Managed Care Contracts Begin Delegating Reimbursements Too Soon – Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 18

Here we go again with contracts being changed and according to this story there’s not enough time fo...

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Aneesh Chopra Former US Chief Technology Officer Returns to “The Advisory Board Company” Publicly Traded on NASDAQ That Sells Software Consulting & Analytics Aneesh Chopra Former US Chief Technology Officer Returns to “The Advisory Board Company” Publicly Traded on NASDAQ That Sells Software Consulting & Analytics

Well what  can you say, one more goes the corporate route and how many shares did he get?  Actually ...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Congress Has a Panel on Women’s Health and No Women Were Invited At the House Hearing – ”Default Topics” of Abortions and Birth Control Returned to the Floor Congress Has a Panel on Women’s Health and No Women Were Invited At the House Hearing – ”Default Topics” of Abortions and Birth Control Returned to the Floor

What were they discussing…birth control.  Imagine a women’s panel with no women to add content.  Nancy Pelosi was quick to jump on that one ...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Johnson and Johnson Recalls Infants Tylenol As Bottle Design Created A Few Issues Johnson and Johnson Recalls Infants Tylenol As Bottle Design Created A Few Issues

Well at least this time it was not the product which is an improvement from the past recalls but we ...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Goldman Sachs Programmer Who Went to Jail for Stealing Code Has His Conviction Overturned–You Can’t Get A Jury of Peers Off the Street for Crimes With High Tech Algos Goldman Sachs Programmer Who Went to Jail for Stealing Code Has His Conviction Overturned–You Can’t Get A Jury of Peers Off the Street for Crimes With High Tech Algos

The formal opinion has not yet been released but is one that I will be somewhat anxious to read.   I...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Start Licensing and Taxing the Data Sellers of the Internet Making Billions of Profit Dollars Mining “Free Taxpayer Data”–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 17 - “Occupy Algorithms”– Help Stop Inequality in the US Start Licensing and Taxing the Data Sellers of the Internet Making Billions of Profit Dollars Mining “Free Taxpayer Data”–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 17 - “Occupy Algorithms”– Help Stop Inequality in the US

I posted this before under a different title but it actually belongs with the Attack of the Killer A...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Johns Hopkins Medical and IT Researchers Teaming With Harris Corporation to Create Mega Medical Imaging Cloud System Johns Hopkins Medical and IT Researchers Teaming With Harris Corporation to Create Mega Medical Imaging Cloud System

The race for the cloud is on with medical records as if you read here the last couple of days we had...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Medicity (Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Aetna) To Provide HIE Services In Hawaii To Integrate Medical Records–Subsidiary Watch Medicity (Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Aetna) To Provide HIE Services In Hawaii To Integrate Medical Records–Subsidiary Watch

A little over a year ago Aetna bought Medicity for around $500 million so here we go with even more ...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Counterfeit Avastin Cancer Drugs Found in the US–Where’s the Bar Codes to Help Identify Authenticity–We Need This! Counterfeit Avastin Cancer Drugs Found in the US–Where’s the Bar Codes to Help Identify Authenticity–We Need This!

Most of the doctors who bought it were in California too, where Avastin comes from.  There’s no acti...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mental Health Hospitals Continue to Feel the Brunt of Budget Cuts in Massachusetts and in Alabama With Closures Mental Health Hospitals Continue to Feel the Brunt of Budget Cuts in Massachusetts and in Alabama With Closures

There were two articles today with 4 state facilities being closed in Alabama leaving only two and o...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FDA Approves BioSante/Teva Testosterone Gel to Treat “Hypogonadism” FDA Approves BioSante/Teva Testosterone Gel to Treat “Hypogonadism”

I learned a new word today …didn’t know that hypogonadism was the official diagnosis, but we all kno...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurers and Highmark Acquire NaviNet Transactional Portal And Medical Records Vendor–Subsidiary Watch Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurers and Highmark Acquire NaviNet Transactional Portal And Medical Records Vendor–Subsidiary Watch

This is all about sharing patient medical records and claim information and as you can read from the...

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

UnitedHealthCare Launching Cloud Platform Via Optum Subsidiary Will Sell Apps Like the Apple Store But They Won’t Be As Much Fun And Solicit Hospitals for Record Storage UnitedHealthCare Launching Cloud Platform Via Optum Subsidiary Will Sell Apps Like the Apple Store But They Won’t Be As Much Fun And Solicit Hospitals for Record Storage

If you are not familiar with the many faces and subsidiaries of United, the link below provides some...

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Medicare Low Safety Rankings At Harvard Teaching Hospitals Disputed and Flawed–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 16 Medicare Low Safety Rankings At Harvard Teaching Hospitals Disputed and Flawed–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 16

Yes it seems I am on a tear here and again we come back to business intelligence algorithms being at...

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Monday, February 13, 2012
 
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