Knome Introduces First Plug and Play Human Genome Supercomputer Interpretation System–knoSYS100, It Runs Behind Client Firewalls for Privacy and Security–No Cloud Needed Knome Introduces First Plug and Play Human Genome Supercomputer Interpretation System–knoSYS100, It Runs Behind Client Firewalls for Privacy and Security–No Cloud Needed

George Church has come a long way since the Polonator, which was introduced in 2008 and sold for $150,000.  This one is $25,000 less and pro...

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

FDA Approves S-ICD Defibrillator for Patients At Risk of Cardiac Arrest  - First Subcutaneous Device That Works With No Wire Leads  Placed or Attached to the Heart With a Less Invasive Procedure FDA Approves S-ICD Defibrillator for Patients At Risk of Cardiac Arrest - First Subcutaneous Device That Works With No Wire Leads Placed or Attached to the Heart With a Less Invasive Procedure

This sounds like very good news as you read in the news about wires needing to be replaced.  Here’s a couple of articles from the last 2 ye...

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Care Harbor LA–Free Healthcare Clinic At the Los Angeles Sports Arena September 27–30, 2012 Care Harbor LA–Free Healthcare Clinic At the Los Angeles Sports Arena September 27–30, 2012

One of the sponsors of the event is Healthy Way LA which is a free plan for certain individuals to get insurance that fall under the low in...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Money and Medicine–PBS Documentary Discussing Patient Care, Breast and Prostate Cancer Interventions at UCLA and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah Money and Medicine–PBS Documentary Discussing Patient Care, Breast and Prostate Cancer Interventions at UCLA and Intermountain Medical Center in Utah

This is a PBS presentation and here’s the trailer. Below I have embedded the entire video which may or may not be available permanently. Thi...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sears and Darden Restaurants Will Begin Offering Employees Cash to Buy Their Own Health Plans Through Online “Private” Exchanges With Contracted Insurance Companies Sears and Darden Restaurants Will Begin Offering Employees Cash to Buy Their Own Health Plans Through Online “Private” Exchanges With Contracted Insurance Companies

So here’s the first step of employer insurance going away.  Both of these companies are self insured so what a way to kick a lot of the ...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Maryland Insurance Contract Negotiations in Maryland At a Standstill as CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield Objects to Private Insurers Paying a Higher Percentage on Hospital Bills Versus Medicare Discounted Rates Maryland Insurance Contract Negotiations in Maryland At a Standstill as CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield Objects to Private Insurers Paying a Higher Percentage on Hospital Bills Versus Medicare Discounted Rates

When you think of Maryland and hospitals one that stands out of course is Johns Hopkins and would be included in the Maryland Hospital Assoc...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Common Parasites Carried by Cats Reduces Inhibitions–In the Cat Host and Also With Humans If Exposed to Cat Feces by Increasing Dopamine.. Common Parasites Carried by Cats Reduces Inhibitions–In the Cat Host and Also With Humans If Exposed to Cat Feces by Increasing Dopamine..

This is an interesting journal publication and not sure if I’m in on this one as far as believing it but the video is kind of funny.  Clean ...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

FDA Approves Bayer Colon Cancer Drug Stivarga to be Co-Marketed by Onyx Pharmaceuticals FDA Approves Bayer Colon Cancer Drug Stivarga to be Co-Marketed by Onyx Pharmaceuticals

Stivarga in clinical trials was shown to extend lives a little bit over 6 months.  It is the second drug  approved within the last couple o...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Johns Hopkins Grows New Ear for Patient Who Had Cancer and Had Part of Her Ear and Face Removed–New Ear Grown in Her Arm & Transplanted to Face Johns Hopkins Grows New Ear for Patient Who Had Cancer and Had Part of Her Ear and Face Removed–New Ear Grown in Her Arm & Transplanted to Face

This is very cool as the forearm of the patient was used as the area to “plant and grow” her new ear.  If you have been reading about regene...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nuance to Acquire Quantim, QuadaMed’s Health Information Management Division–Computer Assisted Coding Solutions To Support Transition to ICD-10 Nuance to Acquire Quantim, QuadaMed’s Health Information Management Division–Computer Assisted Coding Solutions To Support Transition to ICD-10

We all know that transitioning to the new coding system will come at some point in time and the date for compliance has been pushed back a ...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

HHS and DOJ Send Letters to Hospital Trade Associations Warning of Gaming Billing System Via Use of Electronic Medical Records–Hospitals Just Learned How to Bill Better & Hired Consultants–Case of Being Algo Duped With Numbers? HHS and DOJ Send Letters to Hospital Trade Associations Warning of Gaming Billing System Via Use of Electronic Medical Records–Hospitals Just Learned How to Bill Better & Hired Consultants–Case of Being Algo Duped With Numbers?

I know this is a double edge sword but how many consultants are there out there who promise results and bigger profits?  It’s all over the p...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Blue Button Campaign–Get Your HL7 and XML Engines Up and Running–Lot of Code to be Written to Ultimately Make It Simple for the Consumer To Benefit The Blue Button Campaign–Get Your HL7 and XML Engines Up and Running–Lot of Code to be Written to Ultimately Make It Simple for the Consumer To Benefit

For the consumer who is not tech savvy on all of this terminology I have to say it must be confusing as it’s an effort for me to write and t...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

U-Mass Medical Center Cuts Another 140 Jobs And Puts Hospital Labs Up for Sale U-Mass Medical Center Cuts Another 140 Jobs And Puts Hospital Labs Up for Sale

It was just back in February of this year UMass announced 700 to 900 jobs would be cut so now the number gets a little higher.  We still se...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hospital in China Introduces New Sperm Donation Machine–Automation Taken To a New Level…. Hospital in China Introduces New Sperm Donation Machine–Automation Taken To a New Level….

Ok check this out and laugh like the folks do in the video:)  It has a video screen built in there too.  This is funny in reading the custo...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

HealthTap App Offers “Doc in the Box” Service for Patients to Ask Question From Registered Doctors For Opinions And Then the Peer Groups of MDs Rate Each Other’s Answers?  Enough Time For This? HealthTap App Offers “Doc in the Box” Service for Patients to Ask Question From Registered Doctors For Opinions And Then the Peer Groups of MDs Rate Each Other’s Answers? Enough Time For This?

Yet one more way to talk to a doctor.  There’s a free version and then you can also enroll for a paid service.  The one good thing the site ...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

“The Waiting Room”–Documentary of Highland Hospital Emergency Room in Oakland, California–Where Insurance Rarely Exists–Movie Trailer “The Waiting Room”–Documentary of Highland Hospital Emergency Room in Oakland, California–Where Insurance Rarely Exists–Movie Trailer

The film is coming our and will start showing this week.  Highland Hospital is a public hospital and the last resort for care for many.  Aga...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

MD Anderson Cancer Center In Houston Launches Massive “Moonshot” Effort To Find Cures and Lower Deaths for 8 Types of Cancer Funded By Gifts, Grants And Revenues From the Center MD Anderson Cancer Center In Houston Launches Massive “Moonshot” Effort To Find Cures and Lower Deaths for 8 Types of Cancer Funded By Gifts, Grants And Revenues From the Center

The center currently spends over $700 million a year on research and the additional funds are on top of this.   Myelodysplastic syndrome, br...

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Sunday, September 23, 2012
 
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