Washington Post Newspaper Buys a Hospice Company–Celtic Healthcare Heavily Reliant on Medicare  for Benefits Washington Post Newspaper Buys a Hospice Company–Celtic Healthcare Heavily Reliant on Medicare for Benefits

Well what do you know a newspaper has figured out too how to get some of that Medicare money.  The c...

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Monday, October 01, 2012

McKesson Buys MED3000 Hosted Applications and Cloud Technology Company McKesson Buys MED3000 Hosted Applications and Cloud Technology Company

Tenet Hospitals worked with this company back in 2009 to create a joint company called MED3000 Pract...

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Monday, October 01, 2012

CalHealth Getting Ready to Launch the MD Mouse By The End of the Year–Blood Pressure Readings by A Computer Mouse CalHealth Getting Ready to Launch the MD Mouse By The End of the Year–Blood Pressure Readings by A Computer Mouse

It’s been a while back that the mouse was announced and with the use of computers today, this can ma...

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Monday, October 01, 2012

Insurance Company Celebrates 50 Billionth (F Bomb) Over of Customer–The Onion (Humor) Insurance Company Celebrates 50 Billionth (F Bomb) Over of Customer–The Onion (Humor)

We all need a little bit of humor here and there and this is one is just so funny and leave to the O...

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Monday, October 01, 2012

Sergey Aleynikov Files Suit Against Goldman Sachs For $2.4 Million to Recover Court Costs and Refuses New York State Plea Offer To Admit to Stealing Trading Computer Code Sergey Aleynikov Files Suit Against Goldman Sachs For $2.4 Million to Recover Court Costs and Refuses New York State Plea Offer To Admit to Stealing Trading Computer Code

This case gets more interesting by the moment.  You can read to where a judge over turned his origin...

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Monday, October 01, 2012

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 $15...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ins...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 dat...

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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 ...

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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...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
 
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