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

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 n...

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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 ...

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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 pai...

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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...

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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...

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Sunday, September 23, 2012
 
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