One Equity Partners (Part of JP Morgan) to Acquire M*Modal Medical Cloud Services–Speech Recognition and Incorporation of Structured Data within Medical Records One Equity Partners (Part of JP Morgan) to Acquire M*Modal Medical Cloud Services–Speech Recognition and Incorporation of Structured Data within Medical Records

It was just a couple weeks ago that M*Modal announced their new software suite to work with medical...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Dignity Health Signs Agreement to Acquire US Healthworks Medical Group With Over 140 Facilities in the US Dignity Health Signs Agreement to Acquire US Healthworks Medical Group With Over 140 Facilities in the US

Dignity Health was formerly know as Catholic Healthcare West.  Regulatory approval is still needed. ...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Glaxo Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $3 Billion to Resolve Fraud Allegations and Failure to Report Safety Data–Paxil, Wellbutrin, Avandia- Whistleblower Case Glaxo Pleads Guilty and Will Pay $3 Billion to Resolve Fraud Allegations and Failure to Report Safety Data–Paxil, Wellbutrin, Avandia- Whistleblower Case

There’s all kinds of allegations in here from off label marketing, safety data, false pricing practi...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Building Department in New York Closes Medical Center Leaving Doctors With No Place to Work for 2 Weeks and No Access to Patient Records–Due To Building Violation For Only One Entrance/Exit Building Department in New York Closes Medical Center Leaving Doctors With No Place to Work for 2 Weeks and No Access to Patient Records–Due To Building Violation For Only One Entrance/Exit

Now this is a crock of story and why were the doctors not allowed in to get their patient records. ...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Accretive Shareholder Files Legal Suit Against The Executives and the Board–One Defendant in the Case is Former Secretary of State George Shultz Accretive Shareholder Files Legal Suit Against The Executives and the Board–One Defendant in the Case is Former Secretary of State George Shultz

This is pretty good as he is seeking all profits made by the executives and board.  In this case rev...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

Tri-West Takes Their Campaign to the Internet Protesting Award of The Award of the Tri-Care Contract to United Healthcare–Savemymilitaryhealthcare.com–Final Decision Date Slated for July 5th Tri-West Takes Their Campaign to the Internet Protesting Award of The Award of the Tri-Care Contract to United Healthcare–Savemymilitaryhealthcare.com–Final Decision Date Slated for July 5th

The Tri-Care contract situation if you have followed it for the last couple of years has been...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

MedStartr–Crowdsourcing for Healthcare Goes Live July 4th (Video) Followed By MedFundr In September For Equity Investing For Successful Projects MedStartr–Crowdsourcing for Healthcare Goes Live July 4th (Video) Followed By MedFundr In September For Equity Investing For Successful Projects

The project has been in private beta thus far and July 4th is the day when the site goes live.  Med...

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Monday, July 02, 2012

MinION–Sequencing Gets Down to a USB Stick–One Time Disposable Unit–Oxford Nanopore MinION–Sequencing Gets Down to a USB Stick–One Time Disposable Unit–Oxford Nanopore

This announcement about the product came out a few months ago but somehow I missed it so here it is ...

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Former Wall Street Banker Dies in Court Room After Jury Returns a Guilty Verdict for Setting His Mansion on Fire in Phoenix Former Wall Street Banker Dies in Court Room After Jury Returns a Guilty Verdict for Setting His Mansion on Fire in Phoenix

He was no longer able to make the big payments on his house in Phoenix and the jury found h...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Cigna To Purchase Medicare Advantage Plans In Texas and Arkansas From Humana To Satisfy Purchase of Arcadian Medicare Advantage Business & More Plans Left To Sell –Subsidiary Watch Cigna To Purchase Medicare Advantage Plans In Texas and Arkansas From Humana To Satisfy Purchase of Arcadian Medicare Advantage Business & More Plans Left To Sell –Subsidiary Watch

Corporate acquisitions certainly are not simple today.  Humana purchased Arcadian and in the interes...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Kinect Accelerator Day Where Developers Showcase What They Have Developed–Several Innovative Healthcare Applications Represented Kinect Accelerator Day Where Developers Showcase What They Have Developed–Several Innovative Healthcare Applications Represented

This is post worth taking a look at and I’ll just try to summarize what is covered here relative to ...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

US CIO Steven VanRoekel and CTO Todd Park Talk About What Is Happening With Government Innovation (Video) US CIO Steven VanRoekel and CTO Todd Park Talk About What Is Happening With Government Innovation (Video)

This is nice to have the two of them together, policies, people and permission are the 3 “P”s that ...

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Melinda Gates Talks About Family Planning– Steven & Melinda Foundation” Returns (Video) Melinda Gates Talks About Family Planning– Steven & Melinda Foundation” Returns (Video)

This a return visit and Melinda Gates gives an update on their work in the world and also discussed family planning here in the US and all o...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

SEC May Have Nasdaq Fix Their Code and Upgrade–CEO Blames The Tech Department & CIO - IBM Might Land A Big New Project SEC May Have Nasdaq Fix Their Code and Upgrade–CEO Blames The Tech Department & CIO - IBM Might Land A Big New Project

What happens when you have a CEO that doesn’t know or have his hand in at least a little technology...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

FDA Approves Mirabegron–New Drug for Over Active Bladders FDA Approves Mirabegron–New Drug for Over Active Bladders

The drug is taken once a day and there was a higher rate of tumors compared to placebos during trial...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Healthcare Reform Laws Stand–Time For More Work On Health IT Business Models/Software/Algorithms For Insurers And Time For Congress To Sift Out Their Differences and Explore Using Some Better Lawmaking Models For the Future Healthcare Reform Laws Stand–Time For More Work On Health IT Business Models/Software/Algorithms For Insurers And Time For Congress To Sift Out Their Differences and Explore Using Some Better Lawmaking Models For the Future

Ok this is not the same type of response you are seeing everywhere else but if you read here often e...

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Advocate Health Care Conducted Drug Study Without Patients’ Consent In the ER Comparing Outcomes of 2 Drugs –FDA Sends Warning Letter Advocate Health Care Conducted Drug Study Without Patients’ Consent In the ER Comparing Outcomes of 2 Drugs –FDA Sends Warning Letter

This was a study that basically turned into a clinical trial when the processes were changed.  Orig...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FDA Approves New Diet Pill But DEA Has To Approve Dosage Levels First Before It Can Be Sold FDA Approves New Diet Pill But DEA Has To Approve Dosage Levels First Before It Can Be Sold

Why does the DEA have to approve?  The drug is in a category for potential abuse.  Belviq works on a...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hospital and Cerner Split Ways Over Medical Records System Purchase–Hospital Appears to Have Lacked In House IT Expertise for Guidance and Implementation Hospital and Cerner Split Ways Over Medical Records System Purchase–Hospital Appears to Have Lacked In House IT Expertise for Guidance and Implementation

After reading this article and having been in this business for a while it somewhat tells me that th...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UPS Healthcare Fulfillment Centers Continue to Grow And What Effect Could This Have on the Future Further Changing the Pharmacy Benefit Business? UPS Healthcare Fulfillment Centers Continue to Grow And What Effect Could This Have on the Future Further Changing the Pharmacy Benefit Business?

Before I got into healthcare I spent about 25 years in logistics and about the time I left the indu...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

FDA Approves New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer For Men With PSA Levels Just Above Normal Range FDA Approves New Blood Test for Prostate Cancer For Men With PSA Levels Just Above Normal Range

Perhaps this will add some additional definitive information on the PSA testing which has been in th...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Obamacare – GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Accidentally Puts His Prepared Response on YouTube Saying Healthcare Was Defeated –Colbert Report (Hilarious Video) Obamacare – GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Accidentally Puts His Prepared Response on YouTube Saying Healthcare Was Defeated –Colbert Report (Hilarious Video)

This is funny and Colbert does a great job as usual.  I wonder how long this was up on YouTube:)  He pre-taped and posted his response, what...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
 
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