Wellpoint CEO and Chairman Angela Braly Steps Down Effective Today–Time for the Next Batter Up To Deal With Company Complexities and the Algorithms For Profit–Machines Running A Lot of the Business Today Wellpoint CEO and Chairman Angela Braly Steps Down Effective Today–Time for the Next Batter Up To Deal With Company Complexities and the Algorithms For Profit–Machines Running A Lot of the Business Today

She steps down from a pressure cooker that’s for sure and just recently the board had publicly given...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HealthGrades CEO Founder Joins WorldOne Board–Flawed Data And Broken Algorithms On the Move to Advise Market Research? Algo Duping Society? HealthGrades CEO Founder Joins WorldOne Board–Flawed Data And Broken Algorithms On the Move to Advise Market Research? Algo Duping Society?

If you read here often enough then you know I like accurate data and when I find obscene examples of...

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

While Waiting for FDA Approval for an IPhone ECG Company Launches Popular Veterinary Version–Cats and Dogs Get Heart Attacks Diagnosed While Waiting for FDA Approval for an IPhone ECG Company Launches Popular Veterinary Version–Cats and Dogs Get Heart Attacks Diagnosed

This is pretty neat, not the FDA timeline but the fact that cats and dogs can get an ECG done simple...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Nurse Diagnosed With Rare Condition, Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder Which Is Incurable Nurse Diagnosed With Rare Condition, Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder Which Is Incurable

I seem to remember something like this in the news a while back but it sounds like there’s another c...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

In China Doctor-Patient Relationships Get Violent As Government Cuts Funding, Costs Soared, Doctors are Over Worked & Patients Pay More and Don’t Get Good Care In China Doctor-Patient Relationships Get Violent As Government Cuts Funding, Costs Soared, Doctors are Over Worked & Patients Pay More and Don’t Get Good Care

If you read the entire story at the link this sounds pretty bad with a lot of frustrations and perha...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Nurse Accidentally Throws Away Kidney That Was To Be Used for a Transplant Nurse Accidentally Throws Away Kidney That Was To Be Used for a Transplant

I want to hear the updates on this one as how does this happen?  It’s not like a kidney is mistaken ...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

FDA Approves Stribild from Gilead Sciences as Once A Day Treatment to Control HIV Virus FDA Approves Stribild from Gilead Sciences as Once A Day Treatment to Control HIV Virus

The results showed pretty good against older AIDS drugs with keeping the HIV virus under control.  ...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

MMRGlobal Creates A Team of Former NFL Celebrities to Educate Consumers on the Benefits of Personal Health Records–Free Trial Offer For Those Signing Up With a Team Member At MyMedicalRecord.com MMRGlobal Creates A Team of Former NFL Celebrities to Educate Consumers on the Benefits of Personal Health Records–Free Trial Offer For Those Signing Up With a Team Member At MyMedicalRecord.com

Ron Brown, the current Director of business affairs for retired NFL players in southern California w...

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Monday, August 27, 2012

What Happened to Freedom of Academic Speech–UC Davis Threatens Professor for Writing about PSA Testing Which Was Published in a California Newspaper What Happened to Freedom of Academic Speech–UC Davis Threatens Professor for Writing about PSA Testing Which Was Published in a California Newspaper

This is just so bizarre and the fact that it has not been completely rectified yet is even stranger....

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

StethoCloud–A $20 Stethoscope Attachment for a Smartphone to Diagnose Pneumonia In the Works StethoCloud–A $20 Stethoscope Attachment for a Smartphone to Diagnose Pneumonia In the Works

This was presented at the Microsoft Imagine Cup in Australia recently and it won the Final of the 2...

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

House Committee On Oversight & Reform Chairman Darrell Issa Demands Documents & Communication From IRS Relative to Healthcare Reform Law–Another Big Time Waster As States Who Refuse Exchanges Can or Cannot Tax Credits? Go Figure On This One… House Committee On Oversight & Reform Chairman Darrell Issa Demands Documents & Communication From IRS Relative to Healthcare Reform Law–Another Big Time Waster As States Who Refuse Exchanges Can or Cannot Tax Credits? Go Figure On This One…

Oh my gosh, did some states out there get some tax credits they don’t deserve?  How long is this goi...

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

FDA and CDC Issued Recall of Tattoo Ink Contaminated With Bacteria FDA and CDC Issued Recall of Tattoo Ink Contaminated With Bacteria

This has nothing to do with the people who create tattoos of course but rather one supplier of the p...

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Diabetes Stand Up Comedy Captain Glucose and Meter Boy, Getting A Good Message Across With A Taste of Humor–Video From the “Comedy Syringe” Diabetes Stand Up Comedy Captain Glucose and Meter Boy, Getting A Good Message Across With A Taste of Humor–Video From the “Comedy Syringe”

This is cute and very well done with a bit of humor.  The bad guy here is Blood Sugar Maniac.  Capt...

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

FDA Approves First First Wireless Remote Control Device for Back Pain Relief Using TENS Technology–One Device For Over the Counter and Pro Model To Be Available by Prescription–Hollywog FDA Approves First First Wireless Remote Control Device for Back Pain Relief Using TENS Technology–One Device For Over the Counter and Pro Model To Be Available by Prescription–Hollywog

First off you have to kind of like this name as it’s not your typical name for a device company and ...

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

SCAN Agrees to Pay $320 Million to Resolve Over Payment Allegations to California Medi-Cal Program–Billing and Audit Algorithms Busy Again Shifting Money Back and Forth… SCAN Agrees to Pay $320 Million to Resolve Over Payment Allegations to California Medi-Cal Program–Billing and Audit Algorithms Busy Again Shifting Money Back and Forth…

This case was brought about by a whistle blower and goes back to records dating to 1985, a long time...

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bavarian Nordic In Denmark At Risk of Having to Fire 100s of Workers if the US Doesn’t Place Order for Smallpox Vaccine by January Bavarian Nordic In Denmark At Risk of Having to Fire 100s of Workers if the US Doesn’t Place Order for Smallpox Vaccine by January

Normally the order is received around June of every year and HHS so far this year has not placed th...

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

I’ll Take My Licorice Unleaded Please, FDA Alert American Licorice Company Recalling Black Licorice Twists–Discard and Do Not Eat I’ll Take My Licorice Unleaded Please, FDA Alert American Licorice Company Recalling Black Licorice Twists–Discard and Do Not Eat

I love this licorice and hopefully I am not poisoned as I ate a bunch of it a couple weeks ago so I ...

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Friday, August 24, 2012

State of Louisiana Rejects United Healthcare’s Protest Over Awarding Blue Cross/Blue Shield Contract To Manage State Employee Health Insurance–Battle of the Insurance Algorithms Continues.. State of Louisiana Rejects United Healthcare’s Protest Over Awarding Blue Cross/Blue Shield Contract To Manage State Employee Health Insurance–Battle of the Insurance Algorithms Continues..

Here we go again with contract disputes.  United said they were cheaper and have better costing algo...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Johnson and Johnson Synthes Division Recalls Bone Putty As Product Could Catch on Fire During Surgery Johnson and Johnson Synthes Division Recalls Bone Putty As Product Could Catch on Fire During Surgery

Well J and J didn’t get a break with recalls and this is their new division that was purchased last...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

President of Ireland With Scathing Critique of US Healthcare System Video–In the US Its All About the Algorithms for Profit–Time for New Leadership With Technology Backgrounds at HHS and at the SEC President of Ireland With Scathing Critique of US Healthcare System Video–In the US Its All About the Algorithms for Profit–Time for New Leadership With Technology Backgrounds at HHS and at the SEC

The president of Ireland spent some time in the US and this is interesting to hear someone on the ou...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Former Executives of ArthroCare Charged With Defrauding Investors by Inflating Revenue and Creating False Shipments and Orders to Meet Wall Street Forecasts Former Executives of ArthroCare Charged With Defrauding Investors by Inflating Revenue and Creating False Shipments and Orders to Meet Wall Street Forecasts

Boy did I see a bunch of this in my past lifetime.   I used to deal with logistics managers who got ...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

NIH Hospital Used Gene Sequencing (DNA) to Stalk and Identify Deadly Strain of Klebsiella Pneumonia Where 11 Patient Died With Hospital Acquired Infections NIH Hospital Used Gene Sequencing (DNA) to Stalk and Identify Deadly Strain of Klebsiella Pneumonia Where 11 Patient Died With Hospital Acquired Infections

The infection began with a patient that was transferred from a New York hospital that had a history ...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two Health Insurance Executives in Florida Arrested & Face 13 Felony Charges for Concealing Insolvency of the Firm Two Health Insurance Executives in Florida Arrested & Face 13 Felony Charges for Concealing Insolvency of the Firm

In December of 2011, Medicare terminated it’s contract with the firm. The company was based in Tampa...

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Thursday, August 23, 2012
 
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