Stryker Medical Device Company Cutting 1170 Jobs–It’s that Excise Tax on Device Companies But Device Companies Provide US Jobs, While Data Sellers Just Provide Algorithms for Billions With Intangible Profits Stryker Medical Device Company Cutting 1170 Jobs–It’s that Excise Tax on Device Companies But Device Companies Provide US Jobs, While Data Sellers Just Provide Algorithms for Billions With Intangible Profits

  I guess it’s time to hit this one again as our folks in Congress I don’t think have the brain c...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Algorithms Are Taking Over the World…Automate This  (Video) Algorithms Are Taking Over the World…Automate This (Video)

If you have read my series on the Attack of the Killer Algorithms, watch this video as Christopher S...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Fire Department Uses Risk Assessment for Emergency Response Criteria, Cutting Types of Responses So As Not To Over Expose the Firefighters And the Trucks to Risk…Who Let This Geek Out of His Room? Fire Department Uses Risk Assessment for Emergency Response Criteria, Cutting Types of Responses So As Not To Over Expose the Firefighters And the Trucks to Risk…Who Let This Geek Out of His Room?

And we wonder why people are not as helpful as they used to be!  Firefighters don’t care for it if y...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to Eliminate 950 Jobs–Cuts In Federal Research Funding Cited As Well As Deep Cuts in Medicare and Medicaid–Is This the Return of Desperate Hospitals? Wake Forest Baptist Hospital to Eliminate 950 Jobs–Cuts In Federal Research Funding Cited As Well As Deep Cuts in Medicare and Medicaid–Is This the Return of Desperate Hospitals?

Back a few years ago after the bottom fell out of the markets we had tons of layoffs and in the last...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Hoag Hospital in the OC–One More Hospital Working With Domestic Medical Tourism in the US Hoag Hospital in the OC–One More Hospital Working With Domestic Medical Tourism in the US

This is an interesting article and I was not really expecting to see Hoag in the tourism business bu...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Amazing Charts EHR Purchased by Pri-Med Amazing Charts EHR Purchased by Pri-Med

Amazing Charts was one of the first EMRs to come on the scene when they were new and actually were a...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

McKesson $1 Million Dollar EHR Give-Away -  Free Practice Choice Software to 100 Physicians Who Provide Charity Care To the Needy in 10 US Cities McKesson $1 Million Dollar EHR Give-Away - Free Practice Choice Software to 100 Physicians Who Provide Charity Care To the Needy in 10 US Cities

Ok so if you live and practice in one of the 10 designated cities and substantiate the fact that you...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

National Football League (NFL) Signs 10 Year Agreement with E-ClinicalWorks for an EHR (Medical Records System) for the Players National Football League (NFL) Signs 10 Year Agreement with E-ClinicalWorks for an EHR (Medical Records System) for the Players

A couple weeks ago it was the NBA joining forces with Cerner and this week we have the NFL working w...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Stem Cell Transplant For Paralyzed Dachshund Enables Him To Walk Again–Hope for Humans (Video) Stem Cell Transplant For Paralyzed Dachshund Enables Him To Walk Again–Hope for Humans (Video)

This is a cool story in  more ways than one.   The article mentions that no dogs were paralyzed for ...

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Monday, November 19, 2012

PLOS One Abstract–Methodology for Detecting Manipulation of “P Values” To Show Significant Statistical Value, “Inappropriate Fiddling” Which Can Lead to “Algo Duping” Situations And Numbers PLOS One Abstract–Methodology for Detecting Manipulation of “P Values” To Show Significant Statistical Value, “Inappropriate Fiddling” Which Can Lead to “Algo Duping” Situations And Numbers

First of all the abstract funding states neither the NIH nor Coca-cola have any interests (in other ...

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

More GOP Governors Asking the Feds to Set Up State Insurance Exchanges, “Negotiating Insurance Contracts are a Bitch Part Two” More GOP Governors Asking the Feds to Set Up State Insurance Exchanges, “Negotiating Insurance Contracts are a Bitch Part Two”

Featured on this article is the Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal and several others to include Ri...

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kaiser Permanente Laying Off 530 Employees in Southern California Kaiser Permanente Laying Off 530 Employees in Southern California

The exact locations of all the layoffs is not known, only that the layoffs will be in offices and ho...

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

“Captive Media”–Advertising Has No Limits - PTV - Wee and Pee Patrol– Ads and Games at the Urinal– And Send Your “Clever Dick” Scores to Twitter “Captive Media”–Advertising Has No Limits - PTV - Wee and Pee Patrol– Ads and Games at the Urinal– And Send Your “Clever Dick” Scores to Twitter

This is correct and I do have to say the company picked the right name as when you have to go, t...

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

HCSC Parent Company of Blue Cross in Illinois Hires Special Agent from Chicago FBI Office As VP To Head Up Fraud Detail HCSC Parent Company of Blue Cross in Illinois Hires Special Agent from Chicago FBI Office As VP To Head Up Fraud Detail

What else can you say other than the battle on fraud is getting serious these days.  Nobody likes fr...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Carl Icahn School of Medicine And the Icahn Genomics Institute at Mount Sinai? He Has Pledged $200 Million to the School The Carl Icahn School of Medicine And the Icahn Genomics Institute at Mount Sinai? He Has Pledged $200 Million to the School

I don’t know about you and the gift is surely a very good thing, but there’s just something about th...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

NBA (National Basketball Association) Gets an EHR and a PHR From Cerner Called “HealthAthlete” NBA (National Basketball Association) Gets an EHR and a PHR From Cerner Called “HealthAthlete”

This is a cloud based system to where both doctors and trainers will have access and in case of movi...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Physicist Elected to House of Representatives, Some of His Technology is Used in the Big Collider at CERN–Hopefully This is the Start of a New Trend..Bill Foster Physicist Elected to House of Representatives, Some of His Technology is Used in the Big Collider at CERN–Hopefully This is the Start of a New Trend..Bill Foster

I wasn’t kidding in the title here and if the news we have had the last two years doesn’t speak for ...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

4 Dead and 17 Hurt When Texas Veterans Parade Float is Hit By a Freight Train 4 Dead and 17 Hurt When Texas Veterans Parade Float is Hit By a Freight Train

This is just so sad to be having a parade for the veterans and have a train hit the float.  There we...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cook Medical Gets FDA Approval for Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Stent for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Cook Medical Gets FDA Approval for Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Stent for the Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

The FDA has approved Cook Medical’s Zilver® PTX®, the first drug-eluting stent (DES) for treatin...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012
 
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