Kindred Healthcare Buys Private Equity Held IntegraCare Holdings for $71 Million Kindred Healthcare Buys Private Equity Held IntegraCare Holdings for $71 Million

Last year Kindred purchased RehabCare and now we have another company purchased that offers state o...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Here We Go Again–Digital Illiteracy With Lawmakers & Those Running for Office–Back to the “Default” Topic of Women’s Health With A Need to Control Something When the Intellect Is Not There…Akin Here We Go Again–Digital Illiteracy With Lawmakers & Those Running for Office–Back to the “Default” Topic of Women’s Health With A Need to Control Something When the Intellect Is Not There…Akin

I guess it’s time once more to address the “digital illiteracy” and lack of focus of lawmakers and t...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Allscripts Turns to Microsoft To Expand Their Application Development Allscripts Turns to Microsoft To Expand Their Application Development

If you remember back at the end of the first quarter Allscripts was under the gun a bit with not hav...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Steward Healthcare Signs Letter to Acquire More Catholic Hospitals–Mercy Health System of Maine Steward Healthcare Signs Letter to Acquire More Catholic Hospitals–Mercy Health System of Maine

Steward is the hospital management company owned by Private Equity Firm Cerberus Capital Management ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

US Health Panel Suggests Making HIV Testing/Screening Standard Practice–Public Comment Section Coming Soon-Let’s Make the Process Simple US Health Panel Suggests Making HIV Testing/Screening Standard Practice–Public Comment Section Coming Soon-Let’s Make the Process Simple

This is a heated topic for sure and when you look at the doctor’s side of this as one MD commented, ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

California Attorney General Suing Los Angeles Doctor For Refusing to Accept Lower Insurance Payments and Balance Billing Patients for Full Amounts California Attorney General Suing Los Angeles Doctor For Refusing to Accept Lower Insurance Payments and Balance Billing Patients for Full Amounts

This is scary story if all in fact here is true about the practice of the doctor.  We all know that ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

E-Scoring Credit Algorithms Invisible To Consumers Used to Market and Evaluate, Does Not Fall Under Federal Law And Such Are Used by Insurance Companies - How Will This Work With Exchanges –Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 42 E-Scoring Credit Algorithms Invisible To Consumers Used to Market and Evaluate, Does Not Fall Under Federal Law And Such Are Used by Insurance Companies - How Will This Work With Exchanges –Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 42

This is a good question as we have states debating and some setting up health insurance exchanges.  ...

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Weather Derivatives?  Manipulating the Weather for Profit “What in the World are They Spraying” Video Documentary–ChemTrails For Profit Weather Derivatives? Manipulating the Weather for Profit “What in the World are They Spraying” Video Documentary–ChemTrails For Profit

This is interesting on how the weather is changing and the chemtrails.  If you can control ...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aetna To Buy Coventry Healthcare for $5.7 Billion in Cash and Stock Aetna To Buy Coventry Healthcare for $5.7 Billion in Cash and Stock

Here we go again with more subsidiaries and buy outs and this time Aetna is going for the Medicaid a...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

United Healthcare PBM Optum RX Hiring More Employees in San Diego Gearing Up for the Tri-Care and Other Recently Attained Administration Contracts United Healthcare PBM Optum RX Hiring More Employees in San Diego Gearing Up for the Tri-Care and Other Recently Attained Administration Contracts

Hiring is a good thing but last year when closing down an office 180 employees in Orange County ...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stanford University Orders a Cease and Desist Letter to Nu Skin Enterprises To Stop Using Researcher’s Name in Company Advertising–Galvonic Spa Facial Treatment Device Import Stopped in the US and May Need To Be Cleared by the FDA as a Medical Device Stanford University Orders a Cease and Desist Letter to Nu Skin Enterprises To Stop Using Researcher’s Name in Company Advertising–Galvonic Spa Facial Treatment Device Import Stopped in the US and May Need To Be Cleared by the FDA as a Medical Device

If you have not heard of the product it is sold via multi marketing and they have a variety of produ...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Actos Used to Treat Diabetes 2 to Help Control Blood Sugar FDA Approves First Generic Version of Actos Used to Treat Diabetes 2 to Help Control Blood Sugar

Actos (pioglitazone hydrochloride) is taken as a secondary treatment for those who do not respond and get a large enough glucose  drop with ...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ophthalmology Innovation Network Goes Live Ophthalmology Innovation Network Goes Live

It’s all about the eyes at the site with the ability to connect anyone involved with Ophtha...

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hospital Technician Files Legal Suit for Sex and Religious Discrimination Stating Another Cardiology Perfusionist Watched Porn During Surgery on Phone Hospital Technician Files Legal Suit for Sex and Religious Discrimination Stating Another Cardiology Perfusionist Watched Porn During Surgery on Phone

A cardiac perfusionist assists the surgeon in the operating room of a hospital during cardiac surger...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Gene Patents Here To Stay According to Latest Ruling in Federal Appeals Court–Myriad Lawsuit Takes Yet Another Twist–Could be Yet Another Appeal in Time Gene Patents Here To Stay According to Latest Ruling in Federal Appeals Court–Myriad Lawsuit Takes Yet Another Twist–Could be Yet Another Appeal in Time

This case has been bounced around more than once and the links below will give you a little more h...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

UCLA Performs It’s First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement–Aortic Heart Valve Implant Without Open Heart Surgery UCLA Performs It’s First Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement–Aortic Heart Valve Implant Without Open Heart Surgery

The Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve is made of bovine pericardial tissue leaflets hand-sew...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mayo Clinic Agrees to Settle DOJ Legal Suit Dating Back to 2007 Under Whistleblower Provisions–One More Example of Algorithms Shifting Money in Healthcare As Cost of the Lawsuit Had to Far Exceed the End Results With Time and Money–A Waste Mayo Clinic Agrees to Settle DOJ Legal Suit Dating Back to 2007 Under Whistleblower Provisions–One More Example of Algorithms Shifting Money in Healthcare As Cost of the Lawsuit Had to Far Exceed the End Results With Time and Money–A Waste

Here we go again and we are just going to see lifetimes of the money being shifted back and forth an...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Exploding Toilet Recall Prompts Lawsuit As Consumers Contend Repair Kit Offered Is Not Adequate & Seeks Class Action Status–Bill Gates Is Right We Do Need Better Toilets Exploding Toilet Recall Prompts Lawsuit As Consumers Contend Repair Kit Offered Is Not Adequate & Seeks Class Action Status–Bill Gates Is Right We Do Need Better Toilets

A couple of months ago the recall was issued and a group of consumers now states that the kit is...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Two Big Non Profits, Hoag Hospital and St. Joseph Announce An Affiliation For Better Healthcare in the OC Two Big Non Profits, Hoag Hospital and St. Joseph Announce An Affiliation For Better Healthcare in the OC

The last time I blogged about both of these hospital system in the same post they were laying people...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Community Blood Centers of Florida For Not Meeting Guidelines–One Violation States It Takes 87 Days to Notify a Donor They Tested Positive for HIV–Better Solution Here FDA Sends Warning Letter to Community Blood Centers of Florida For Not Meeting Guidelines–One Violation States It Takes 87 Days to Notify a Donor They Tested Positive for HIV–Better Solution Here

In today’s information age, 87 days!  There better solutions to test potential blood donors by a...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
 
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