Doctors Without Borders Working On Their First US Mission in the United States After Hurricane Sandy Doctors Without Borders Working On Their First US Mission in the United States After Hurricane Sandy

No this is not a 3rd world country where the group normally volunteers it’s right here in the New Yo...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blue Cross in California Automatically Opts Doctors In for Insurance Exchange Participation And Reimbursement Looks To Be Around 30% Less Than They Receive Now For Individual Policies - Employer Provided Insurance Is Not Affected Blue Cross in California Automatically Opts Doctors In for Insurance Exchange Participation And Reimbursement Looks To Be Around 30% Less Than They Receive Now For Individual Policies - Employer Provided Insurance Is Not Affected

This was from the CMA advising doctors on the progress with negotiating contracts with insurers to p...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Med-Tech Start Up Company in Minnesota Feels the Effect of Sandy As Their FDA Meeting Was Postponed And Could Take Up to 90 Days To Reschedule And They Are Very Low on Cash Med-Tech Start Up Company in Minnesota Feels the Effect of Sandy As Their FDA Meeting Was Postponed And Could Take Up to 90 Days To Reschedule And They Are Very Low on Cash

This is a company that is very low on cash and the meaning derived from this story is the fact that...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Man Pees on Pregnancy Test Stick And Finds Out He Has Testicular Cancer Man Pees on Pregnancy Test Stick And Finds Out He Has Testicular Cancer

The man pees on the test stick and it shows positive, but this does not mean he is pregnant of all ...

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Institute for Health Conference In Beverly Hills 2012 and A Visit to MMRGlobal Discussing MMR Pro Systems The Institute for Health Conference In Beverly Hills 2012 and A Visit to MMRGlobal Discussing MMR Pro Systems

Occasionally I get out from behind the desk and every I do I wonder why I don’t do this more often:...

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Allscripts States They Are Considering Sale to Third Party–Follow the Code Technologies To Think About Caradigm As An Educated Speculation Being A Potential  Match Allscripts States They Are Considering Sale to Third Party–Follow the Code Technologies To Think About Caradigm As An Educated Speculation Being A Potential Match

It seems like it’s time to talk about Allscripts again.  Back before the company purchased Eclipsys ...

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Humana Joins the Health IT  Business With the Purchase of Certify–Software Platform for HIE Information Exchange For Medical Records Humana Joins the Health IT Business With the Purchase of Certify–Software Platform for HIE Information Exchange For Medical Records

Humana is a little later to the game with technology purchases as United has been doing it for years...

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

FDA Approves Xeljanz From Pfizer for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pill Format FDA Approves Xeljanz From Pfizer for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pill Format

The treatment is a twice a day pill and the competition right now from Abbott is an injecta...

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg Scheduled to Testify Before Lawmakers on NECC Meningitis Infections FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg Scheduled to Testify Before Lawmakers on NECC Meningitis Infections

The House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor ...

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Excise Taxing the Data Sellers–Nobody’s Supporting the US IT Infrastructure, Especially In Times of Disaster-Companies Have Probably Made Money Off Selling Scraped Data of Those Hurt in the Wake of “Sandy” Excise Taxing the Data Sellers–Nobody’s Supporting the US IT Infrastructure, Especially In Times of Disaster-Companies Have Probably Made Money Off Selling Scraped Data of Those Hurt in the Wake of “Sandy”

Nobody likes taxes but it’s a topic up for discussion all the time. Mining and selling of consumer ...

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Friday, November 02, 2012

City of Houston New Health Insurance Plan Not Saving Money, Costing More–It’s Going to be Hard To Save Money With Health Insurance As Economics Change and Financial Algorithms Continue to Shift Money City of Houston New Health Insurance Plan Not Saving Money, Costing More–It’s Going to be Hard To Save Money With Health Insurance As Economics Change and Financial Algorithms Continue to Shift Money

This is just one example and there will be more and yes there are obvious areas where savings can be...

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

American Hospital Association Files Suit Against HHS  and CMS Over 3rd Party Audits Disputing Inpatient and Outpatient Documentation Parameters–Maybe Tired of Swapping Spit Over Payment Algorithms American Hospital Association Files Suit Against HHS and CMS Over 3rd Party Audits Disputing Inpatient and Outpatient Documentation Parameters–Maybe Tired of Swapping Spit Over Payment Algorithms

When you read this, what’s the first thought I think of, attorneys and legal interpretations.  You r...

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert Are Back and Recapping “Sandy” and Give Out Some Well Deserved Recognition–Namely the NYU Nurses for One Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert Are Back and Recapping “Sandy” and Give Out Some Well Deserved Recognition–Namely the NYU Nurses for One

These are great videos and done well with recognition and humor.  We have seen the images all week on the two cities and the Daily Show show...

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

A Few Beers, a Moustache and A Cause Is Born–Where in the World Did Movember Come From… A Few Beers, a Moustache and A Cause Is Born–Where in the World Did Movember Come From…

    Have you seen that world floating around the web and wonders ...

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Bellevue Hospital Evacuation Still Underway as Reserve Power Stopped Working And No Plumbing Bellevue Hospital Evacuation Still Underway as Reserve Power Stopped Working And No Plumbing

This is the longest operating hospital in the US and the pride of New York which has been known o...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

“Algo Duping” – PLOS One Journal Publication Explains Why The Fear of Math Plays a Big Role As One Underlying Reason We All Get Duped And Those Who Don’t Fear Math Take All the Money, Gradually, Using “Mathematical Formulas & Algorithms” “Algo Duping” – PLOS One Journal Publication Explains Why The Fear of Math Plays a Big Role As One Underlying Reason We All Get Duped And Those Who Don’t Fear Math Take All the Money, Gradually, Using “Mathematical Formulas & Algorithms”

Well what do you know, we have a PLOS One scientific study that describes why the public, governme...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ameridose Sister Company of NECC Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak – FDA Recall for “All” Their Drugs Which May Worsen Existing Shortage of Sterile Injectable Drugs Ameridose Sister Company of NECC Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak – FDA Recall for “All” Their Drugs Which May Worsen Existing Shortage of Sterile Injectable Drugs

So far there have not been any problems associated with any Ameridose drugs.  Ameridose is a differe...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Health Insurers in California Prepare to Negotiate Contracts with “Covered California” the Branded Name for the California Insurance Exchange–Complexities of Contracts Today Running on Corporate Servers 24/7 Opens the Door for More Sophisticated Algorithms Health Insurers in California Prepare to Negotiate Contracts with “Covered California” the Branded Name for the California Insurance Exchange–Complexities of Contracts Today Running on Corporate Servers 24/7 Opens the Door for More Sophisticated Algorithms

The insurance exchange business since it was created under the Affordable Care Act has certainly cha...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hospitals In New York Encountered Data Disruptions with Electronic Medical Records Systems While  NYU Scientists Scrambled to Save and Transfer Research Materials And Information During the Storm Hospitals In New York Encountered Data Disruptions with Electronic Medical Records Systems While NYU Scientists Scrambled to Save and Transfer Research Materials And Information During the Storm

By now we have all probably read about the dramatic evacuation at NY Langone but in addition to ...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
 
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