Microsoft Invests in Barnes and Noble Nook Division So It Appears a Windows 8 Tablet Is In the Works Or Will It Be the Windows Phone OS? Microsoft Invests in Barnes and Noble Nook Division So It Appears a Windows 8 Tablet Is In the Works Or Will It Be the Windows Phone OS?

This is a good move probably from both sides and the Nook has been doing well and this might be the...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Harvard Health Teacher Gets Caught With Small Amount of Marijuana in Bermuda Harvard Health Teacher Gets Caught With Small Amount of Marijuana in Bermuda

This is an interesting story and could happen to anyone and the amount was small but hopefully she ...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

“Subsidiary Watch” Tracked With Health Insurance Companies–Just Search Those Words for A Wealth of Information at the Medical Quack–Washington Post Writer Finally Got a Big Clue Too With A Recent Article… “Subsidiary Watch” Tracked With Health Insurance Companies–Just Search Those Words for A Wealth of Information at the Medical Quack–Washington Post Writer Finally Got a Big Clue Too With A Recent Article…

It’s been about 3 years that I have been covering all the various subsidiaries purchased by insu...

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Monday, April 30, 2012

Incoming J and J CEO, Alex Gorsky Linked To Fraud as Relates Back to Omnicare States Motion Filed By the Federal Government Incoming J and J CEO, Alex Gorsky Linked To Fraud as Relates Back to Omnicare States Motion Filed By the Federal Government

The board has given him the job but will he keep it?  The investigation goes back to 1999 when the F...

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

FDA Approves Votrient to Treat Patients With Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma Who Previously Have Had Chemotherapy FDA Approves Votrient to Treat Patients With Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma Who Previously Have Had Chemotherapy

This is a drug that extends life and the clinical trials stated there were around 3 additional mon...

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Goldman Insider Trading Investigation Revolves Around Abbott Labs Purchase of Advanced Medical Optics in Santa Ana, CA Goldman Insider Trading Investigation Revolves Around Abbott Labs Purchase of Advanced Medical Optics in Santa Ana, CA

In an unrelated case one settlement has already been reached  with a professional baseball playe...

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

FDA Approves Another Drug for Erectile Dysfunction to Compete with Viagra and Others–Stendra And the Need for Speed FDA Approves Another Drug for Erectile Dysfunction to Compete with Viagra and Others–Stendra And the Need for Speed

The drug is in the same class and this one is supposed to work faster than the competition according...

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Practicing Rationale Medicine–Otis Brawley MD Keynote Address at the Association of Healthcare Journalists–Screenings, Treatments and More… Practicing Rationale Medicine–Otis Brawley MD Keynote Address at the Association of Healthcare Journalists–Screenings, Treatments and More…

Dr. Otis Brawley , chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society spoke at the Association...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Allscripts CFO Resigns Along With A Few Other Key Individuals, Board Fires Chairman–1st Quarter Had Lower Sales And Net Earnings Down–Long Haul to Get Software Technologies Merged So They Work Allscripts CFO Resigns Along With A Few Other Key Individuals, Board Fires Chairman–1st Quarter Had Lower Sales And Net Earnings Down–Long Haul to Get Software Technologies Merged So They Work

The merger actually took place back in 2010 and both companies have a lot of EMR/EHR technologies.  ...

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Aetna First Quarter Results for 2012 Down 13% As Medical Claims Rise And Retail Marketing Efforts Continue With More Algorithm and Extensive Parameters Set for Qualification and Risk Assessments Aetna First Quarter Results for 2012 Down 13% As Medical Claims Rise And Retail Marketing Efforts Continue With More Algorithm and Extensive Parameters Set for Qualification and Risk Assessments

So far the only one who’s profits in the major insurance business that keep rising are United as Bl...

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Watson Pharma Buys Swiss Company Actavis for Just Under $6 Billion Watson Pharma Buys Swiss Company Actavis for Just Under $6 Billion

Generic Lipitor has been the big blockbuster that has helped Watson and Actavis is also a gener...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Another Study that Shows Pay for Performance is Not Bringing About Better Patient Outcomes…Why Do They Keep Doing It?  What’s CMS Going to Do? Another Study that Shows Pay for Performance is Not Bringing About Better Patient Outcomes…Why Do They Keep Doing It? What’s CMS Going to Do?

The only company I hear talk about pay for performance all the time is United Healthcare and it...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sandbox VC Firm that Manages Blue Cross/Blue Shield VC Funds Is Moving to San Francisco–An Incubator for Some New Coders To Write Algorithms for Profit? Sandbox VC Firm that Manages Blue Cross/Blue Shield VC Funds Is Moving to San Francisco–An Incubator for Some New Coders To Write Algorithms for Profit?

What else would you think?  Why would they not stay in Chicago?  When you see those orange tablets s...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Accretive Medical Collections and Analytics Cited by Minnesota by Attorney General For Collecting from Patients At Bedside and Worse–Employees on Pay for Performance Too? Killer Algorithms Chapter 28 Accretive Medical Collections and Analytics Cited by Minnesota by Attorney General For Collecting from Patients At Bedside and Worse–Employees on Pay for Performance Too? Killer Algorithms Chapter 28

Ok we all know collection folks put employees on pay for performance or they get a bonus but this w...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Look No Further Than Wisconsin To See the Connection Between “Digital Illiterate Lawmakers” With New Law “No Web Cams During a Non Surgical Abortion Procedure” -  This Says It All! Look No Further Than Wisconsin To See the Connection Between “Digital Illiterate Lawmakers” With New Law “No Web Cams During a Non Surgical Abortion Procedure” - This Says It All!

I talk a lot about digital illiteracy with many lawmakers, why?  Because it’s true and all you have ...

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mislabeling Work in Labs Sends Years of Cancer Research Down the Drain With Misidentified Contaminated Cells Mislabeling Work in Labs Sends Years of Cancer Research Down the Drain With Misidentified Contaminated Cells

Can you imagine being a scientist and then finding out later that the cells given for research were...

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Medical Marijuana Machine Gets Busted in Orange County–Battle Still Continues Over Access Medical Marijuana Machine Gets Busted in Orange County–Battle Still Continues Over Access

    The medical marijuana business still has issues over laws tha...

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Microsoft Research–Where News Ideas Develop to Include Solving Big Problems Like the HIV Virus By Working With Email Spam Filters And Kinect Microsoft Research–Where News Ideas Develop to Include Solving Big Problems Like the HIV Virus By Working With Email Spam Filters And Kinect

This is pretty wild that some of the same coding techniques that we use to identify spam mail can al...

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

We Pay Gasoline Tax to Keep Up the US Highway Infrastructure–Why Not Tax the Data Selling Companies and Banks to Keep Up the US Government IT Infrastructure? A “Buffett Tax” Alternative We Pay Gasoline Tax to Keep Up the US Highway Infrastructure–Why Not Tax the Data Selling Companies and Banks to Keep Up the US Government IT Infrastructure? A “Buffett Tax” Alternative

It’s time for another one of these posts since the Buffett Law on taxes is sinking or is sunk.  If y...

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Friday, April 20, 2012

UnitedHealthCare 1st Quarter of 2012 Yields over $1 Billion in Net Profits–25% of the Nation Still Remains Uninsured UnitedHealthCare 1st Quarter of 2012 Yields over $1 Billion in Net Profits–25% of the Nation Still Remains Uninsured

The Los Angeles Times ran this article today about the “holes in health insurance coverage” and is ...

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Thursday, April 19, 2012
 
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