Cutting Healthcare Costs Massachusetts Governor States Using Insurance Plans That Cut Out Some of the Harvard Teaching Facilities (Video) Cutting Healthcare Costs Massachusetts Governor States Using Insurance Plans That Cut Out Some of the Harvard Teaching Facilities (Video)

This is an interview asking the Governor how they are decreasing cost and he addresses the premium costs and states they are making progress...

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Saturday, May 05, 2012

Prime Healthcare Cited for Violating Patient Privacy Prime Healthcare Cited for Violating Patient Privacy

I think we all remember this story from a short while back with the CEO responding about a patient a...

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Friday, May 04, 2012

UnitedHealthCare Found a New Way to Market Health Insurance – “High Performance Networks” UnitedHealthCare Found a New Way to Market Health Insurance – “High Performance Networks”

Well this is a new press release that came out and gee I thought everyone today was high performan...

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Friday, May 04, 2012

Woman Buys A Box of Tampons at Close Out Bargain Store and Finds Cocaine–Obviously Not for Internal Use On This Box Woman Buys A Box of Tampons at Close Out Bargain Store and Finds Cocaine–Obviously Not for Internal Use On This Box

This is one of those stories from the beyond and I worked in logistics for years and transportation ...

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Friday, May 04, 2012

Novartis Buys Generic Dermatology Company Fougera Pharma for $1.5 Billion Novartis Buys Generic Dermatology Company Fougera Pharma for $1.5 Billion

Sandoz is the generic division of Novartis and the acquisiton of Fougera will reside within this div...

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Researcher At San Francisco VA Medical Center Dies After Handling Rare Strain of Bacteria–Was Working On a Vaccine for Meningitis Researcher At San Francisco VA Medical Center Dies After Handling Rare Strain of Bacteria–Was Working On a Vaccine for Meningitis

All who worked at the lab have all been vaccinated to protect as well as family members but accordi...

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Allscripts For Misleading Investors With Merging Data Systems–Too Much Code and Not Enough Time – Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 30 Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Allscripts For Misleading Investors With Merging Data Systems–Too Much Code and Not Enough Time – Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 30

Let’s start out with this, if one is a developer/coder this is probably not a great atmosph...

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Komen Public Relations Vice President In Charge of Public Relations, Branding and Marketing Resigns–Business Intelligence Decisions/Marketing Not Popular With Consumers–Algorithm Attack #10 Revisited Komen Public Relations Vice President In Charge of Public Relations, Branding and Marketing Resigns–Business Intelligence Decisions/Marketing Not Popular With Consumers–Algorithm Attack #10 Revisited

I think we have reached a stage to where consumers are a bit tired of hearing “it was business decis...

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Johnson and Johnson Acquires First Medical Device Company In China - Guangzhou Bioseal . Johnson and Johnson Acquires First Medical Device Company In China - Guangzhou Bioseal .

As the press release reads, this is a product used in China only and not in the US.  The company ...

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Colbert Talks Accretive Care–Collections in the Hospital ER (Video) Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 30! Colbert Talks Accretive Care–Collections in the Hospital ER (Video) Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 30!

The blue ball system Accretive uses..funny but you know what it’s about the Killer Algorithms once a...

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Practice Fusion Medical Records Launches First of It’s Kind Lab API Where Any Lab in the US Can Connect Practice Fusion Medical Records Launches First of It’s Kind Lab API Where Any Lab in the US Can Connect

This is pretty good and I remember back when I wrote an interface to work with Quest Labs that ...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

San Diego Hospitals Having Issues With Anthem Blue Cross Refusing Claims for Psychiatric Emergency Services–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 29 San Diego Hospitals Having Issues With Anthem Blue Cross Refusing Claims for Psychiatric Emergency Services–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 29

The California Hospital Association is involved here with stating there had been several complaints...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Harvard Joins MIT With Offering Education Courses on the Web–MITx and EDX With Certification For Free Harvard Joins MIT With Offering Education Courses on the Web–MITx and EDX With Certification For Free

We have some of this in healthcare too, some funded by the stimulus and this looks to be the way of ...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

IBM Buys Tealeaf Technologies–Mining Software That Captures Users Activities When Visiting Websites IBM Buys Tealeaf Technologies–Mining Software That Captures Users Activities When Visiting Websites

This is one of those software companies that is mining and tracking you on the website, which I don’...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

MedXCom Replaces the After Hours Answering Systems for Doctors That Pushes Patient Profile to the Cell Phone–Works With Medical Records Systems And is a PHR for the Patients… MedXCom Replaces the After Hours Answering Systems for Doctors That Pushes Patient Profile to the Cell Phone–Works With Medical Records Systems And is a PHR for the Patients…

This sounds pretty cool for the doctor to be able to get a history of surgeries, meds, allergies an...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

FDA Approves New Drug for Treating Genetic Disease Gaucher From Protalix and Pfizer–Will Compete With Genzyme and Help Fill Drug Shortages FDA Approves New Drug for Treating Genetic Disease Gaucher From Protalix and Pfizer–Will Compete With Genzyme and Help Fill Drug Shortages

The competitor for the drug for the rare genetic disease was purchased by Sanofi last year for a hug...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Radiology Society of North America Image Share Project Completes Phase One With Allowing Patients To Use and Store Medical Images in the Cloud–PHRs Radiology Society of North America Image Share Project Completes Phase One With Allowing Patients To Use and Store Medical Images in the Cloud–PHRs

the program has been funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineer...

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The DNA Doctor Consultation Of the Future With a Full Patient Sequence in Hand (Video) The DNA Doctor Consultation Of the Future With a Full Patient Sequence in Hand (Video)

This is a great video and will make you think about how we handle patient DNA information along ...

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Lawmakers in Tennessee Appear Plagued By Digital Illiteracy–Look At This “Gateway Sexual Activity” Bill–Low Common Denominator Laws–Colbert Nails It Lawmakers in Tennessee Appear Plagued By Digital Illiteracy–Look At This “Gateway Sexual Activity” Bill–Low Common Denominator Laws–Colbert Nails It

Watch the video and if this doesn’t prove how far in the “dark” lawmakers are with the inability...

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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
 
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