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

BMI, Blood Pressure, And Other Biometrics on Aisle 4–Kroger HealthCENTER Kiosks To Be Installed at 1950 Locations Across the US BMI, Blood Pressure, And Other Biometrics on Aisle 4–Kroger HealthCENTER Kiosks To Be Installed at 1950 Locations Across the US

This is the decade of the sensors and soon there will be a kiosk anywhere you go to check some regu...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How is HCA a For Profit Hospital Chain, Making All That Money–Billing in the ER a Contributing Factor for Reimbursements–The Algorithms Move Money and Created Some Very Large Profits And Others Generated ER Care Parameters for the Facilities How is HCA a For Profit Hospital Chain, Making All That Money–Billing in the ER a Contributing Factor for Reimbursements–The Algorithms Move Money and Created Some Very Large Profits And Others Generated ER Care Parameters for the Facilities

Something that anyone in healthcare has known for a long time is reimbursements depend on the coding...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine Targeting Two New Viral Strains FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine Targeting Two New Viral Strains

There are six vaccine companies in the US to provide the vaccine every year.  The h1N1 is the same a...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Medicare Re-Admissions Penalties–Algorithms Keep Money Shifting and Make It Difficult for Realistic Budgets to be Met Along With Good Patient Care–Algos Keep the Money Moving In One Direction or Another Medicare Re-Admissions Penalties–Algorithms Keep Money Shifting and Make It Difficult for Realistic Budgets to be Met Along With Good Patient Care–Algos Keep the Money Moving In One Direction or Another

In healthcare today we see a lot of this going on with standards and goals that are to be met and th...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cast Offs of the American Economy–Disposable Workers–Technology Replaces Some Jobs But Intangible Algorithmic Market Values Deal A Double Whammy As Companies Mine Data Instead of Building More Factories and Creating Jobs Cast Offs of the American Economy–Disposable Workers–Technology Replaces Some Jobs But Intangible Algorithmic Market Values Deal A Double Whammy As Companies Mine Data Instead of Building More Factories and Creating Jobs

This is a good video and very well done that shows where the US is today with jobs and why companies...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FDA Approves Injectable Drug for Use for Emergency Allergic Reactions–Auvi-Q For Bee Stings And Other Allergens In a One Time Use Device FDA Approves Injectable Drug for Use for Emergency Allergic Reactions–Auvi-Q For Bee Stings And Other Allergens In a One Time Use Device

This is interesting as the injection is given in the thigh of your leg and there’s a video at the si...

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Medical Claims and Lawsuits the Upcoming Case for Chevron Related to the Refinery Fire in Richmond Medical Claims and Lawsuits the Upcoming Case for Chevron Related to the Refinery Fire in Richmond

One facility thus far has seen around 600 people so far for related illnesses, etc. but the air qua...

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Monday, August 13, 2012
 
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