Olympics Celebrate the NHS–One of Britain's Greatest Accomplishments With Free Healthcare for All- A Message Sent to the US As Patients Here Struggle With Algorithms, Math and Contracts To Receive Care? Olympics Celebrate the NHS–One of Britain's Greatest Accomplishments With Free Healthcare for All- A Message Sent to the US As Patients Here Struggle With Algorithms, Math and Contracts To Receive Care?

If you have not caught any of the opening events these videos show how proud the UK is of their Na...

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cook Medical Cancels Plans for Factory Expansions–We Need Companies That Create Tangible Products As They Create Jobs–Tax The Data Sellers/Brokers Who Make Billions With Data Mining “Killer Algorithms” And Give the Device Companies a Break Cook Medical Cancels Plans for Factory Expansions–We Need Companies That Create Tangible Products As They Create Jobs–Tax The Data Sellers/Brokers Who Make Billions With Data Mining “Killer Algorithms” And Give the Device Companies a Break

Yes I have said this many times and those folks with a few geeks that mine data, to include banks, s...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Florida Pharmacy Association Suing the State As Medicaid Patients Can No Longer Use Pharmacy of Their Choice With Amerigroup HMO Contract Florida Pharmacy Association Suing the State As Medicaid Patients Can No Longer Use Pharmacy of Their Choice With Amerigroup HMO Contract

Here we go again with the battle of the contracts and restricting patients to where they can and can...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

FDA Approves Prescription Fish Oil Pill to Treat High Triglycerides–Vascepa FDA Approves Prescription Fish Oil Pill to Treat High Triglycerides–Vascepa

Amarin is the pharmaceutical company that makes the pill.  Patients who have fish or shell fish issu...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

MMRGlobal Expands Outreach to Asia and UK With MyMedicalRecords PHR Services (Personal Health Records)–Sponsor News MMRGlobal Expands Outreach to Asia and UK With MyMedicalRecords PHR Services (Personal Health Records)–Sponsor News

If you read my post earlier this week, MyMedicalRecords is a brand new sponsor at the Medical Quack ...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Institute for Research on “Humanism in Medicine” Created by The Gold Foundation–To Better Define the Role of Compassion, Altruism, and Respect To Support the Importance of the Doctor/Patient Relationship The Institute for Research on “Humanism in Medicine” Created by The Gold Foundation–To Better Define the Role of Compassion, Altruism, and Respect To Support the Importance of the Doctor/Patient Relationship

Now this is a bit long over due but very welcome in my opinion.  The Institute for Humanism is conce...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cerner EHR Remote Hosting Service Goes Down This Week for Several Hours Causes Concern For Hospitals and Physician’s Offices Across the US Cerner EHR Remote Hosting Service Goes Down This Week for Several Hours Causes Concern For Hospitals and Physician’s Offices Across the US

How safe is the cloud?  The good news is that like any of the other outages it was restored and some...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Medicaid Cuts Take Place in 13 States in Order to Balance Budgets–Business Intelligence Algorithm Shift of Dollars and Cents Medicaid Cuts Take Place in 13 States in Order to Balance Budgets–Business Intelligence Algorithm Shift of Dollars and Cents

These are a few of the highlighted areas.  Thank goodness California doctors were not cut anymore as...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Health Insurance Companies Continue to Outsource Jobs Overseas With Large Focus on the Philippines–Subsidiary Watch Health Insurance Companies Continue to Outsource Jobs Overseas With Large Focus on the Philippines–Subsidiary Watch

The mention in this article is WellPoint and their subsidiary company Radiant Services which has mov...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hospitals Forgive Medical Care Bills for Victims of Aurora Theater Shooting–No Release Yet on How Many Victims Have Insurance Coverage And What Type of Coverage They Have Hospitals Forgive Medical Care Bills for Victims of Aurora Theater Shooting–No Release Yet on How Many Victims Have Insurance Coverage And What Type of Coverage They Have

This article makes some pretty strong statements and for good reason.  What about those who are not ...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

First Robotic Assisted System for Coronary Artery Stent Procedures Cleared by the FDA–Interventional Cardiology/Radiology First Robotic Assisted System for Coronary Artery Stent Procedures Cleared by the FDA–Interventional Cardiology/Radiology

If you have seen the daVinci robot then this one will look a bit similar as far as the interventiona...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Botiful Android Robot You Use and Control With Skype Video Conferencing–Start Up Company At KickStarter–We Need This Robot for All Video Conferencing Botiful Android Robot You Use and Control With Skype Video Conferencing–Start Up Company At KickStarter–We Need This Robot for All Video Conferencing

Wait until you watch this video and best yet, it was created by a woman!   Yes! So far it only work...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Medical Device Recalls Involve Software Flaws in Almost 1/4 Cases–Why the FDA Needs Engineers Just the Rest of the World Medical Device Recalls Involve Software Flaws in Almost 1/4 Cases–Why the FDA Needs Engineers Just the Rest of the World

This should be no big secret with the status of software today and it’s not always something overloo...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thomson Reuters Partnering With SciELO To Host the Scientific Electronic Library Online Data Base Creating Additional Resources From Emerging Technologies Thomson Reuters Partnering With SciELO To Host the Scientific Electronic Library Online Data Base Creating Additional Resources From Emerging Technologies

SciELO is supported by Brazilian funds and has been around since 1998 and is one of the earliest to ...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Congress To Investigate the Data Sellers - Need To Create a Law to Tax Them As The Algorithms Used For This Business Generate Billions of Dollars, Partly Why Corporate Profits Are So High - Remove the Medical Device Tax as They Produce Needed Jobs/Tangibles Congress To Investigate the Data Sellers - Need To Create a Law to Tax Them As The Algorithms Used For This Business Generate Billions of Dollars, Partly Why Corporate Profits Are So High - Remove the Medical Device Tax as They Produce Needed Jobs/Tangibles

Everybody knows this is favorite topic around the Medical Quack as we don’t seem to have anyone who ...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

MyMedicalRecord.Com–New Sponsor At the Medical Quack–Personal Health Records MyMedicalRecord.Com–New Sponsor At the Medical Quack–Personal Health Records

Today I am welcoming MyMedicalRecord.Com as a new sponsor at the Medical Quack.  If you have been ...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

FDA Gives Approval to SoloHealth–Interactive Screening Kiosks for Retail Pharmacies FDA Gives Approval to SoloHealth–Interactive Screening Kiosks for Retail Pharmacies

Back 2011 SoloHealth Wellness received funding and now it appears the product is ready to go with th...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Beth Israel Hospital Mobile Security Plan for Access–Bring Your Mobile Computer In and We Will Encrypt It For You Otherwise You Won’t Be Allowed Access Any More Beth Israel Hospital Mobile Security Plan for Access–Bring Your Mobile Computer In and We Will Encrypt It For You Otherwise You Won’t Be Allowed Access Any More

This is from Dr. Halamka’s blog at Harvard Medical.  You may have read they lost a notebook recently...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Elton John Address at the AIDS 2012 Conference In Washington DC–We Need Compassion and Love Elton John Address at the AIDS 2012 Conference In Washington DC–We Need Compassion and Love

This is a very moving speech and what he says makes sense and also of note, this is the first time i...

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Monday, July 23, 2012

UNITAID Commits $140 Million to Increase Access To Affordable HIV Diagnostic Products To Help Bring Life Saving Point of Care Products to Market UNITAID Commits $140 Million to Increase Access To Affordable HIV Diagnostic Products To Help Bring Life Saving Point of Care Products to Market

If you are not aware the big AIDS international convention is taking place in Washington DC this wee...

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Monday, July 23, 2012
 
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