MemorialCare in Southern California Buying Assets of an Existing HMO to Create It’s Own Health Plan Names Seaside Health Plan MemorialCare in Southern California Buying Assets of an Existing HMO to Create It’s Own Health Plan Names Seaside Health Plan

The new plan will be names Seaside Health Plan and licenses have been applied for.  In addition Seas...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Jersey to Tax Medical Marijuana–Last Roadblock to Launching and Opening Dispensaries New Jersey to Tax Medical Marijuana–Last Roadblock to Launching and Opening Dispensaries

It makes sense to tax and other states are doing it and it is noted that California who is always in...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UCSF Medical Center Reduced Readmissions With Heart Failure And It Was Not That Magical Flipping Algorithm Everyone Is Looking for That Did the Trick UCSF Medical Center Reduced Readmissions With Heart Failure And It Was Not That Magical Flipping Algorithm Everyone Is Looking for That Did the Trick

Everywhere you turn today you are slammed with analytics and not all of it is correct or related pro...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

San Francisco General Hospital Asking LA Dodgers for a $1.2 Million Dollar Reimbursement for Medical Bills San Francisco General Hospital Asking LA Dodgers for a $1.2 Million Dollar Reimbursement for Medical Bills

You may or may not remember this back in 2011 but 2 fans from Los Angeles beat up a San Francisco fa...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

FICO Buys CR Software And Gains Access to Revenue Cycle Software Business in Healthcare FICO Buys CR Software And Gains Access to Revenue Cycle Software Business in Healthcare

CR Software on the website promotes Titanium ORE for medical billing and collection services.  FICO ...

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Big Data/Analytics If Used Out of Context and Without True Values Stand To Be A Huge Discriminatory Practice Against Consumers–More Honest Data Scientists Needed to Formulate Accuracy/Value To Keep Algo Duping For Profit Out of the Game Big Data/Analytics If Used Out of Context and Without True Values Stand To Be A Huge Discriminatory Practice Against Consumers–More Honest Data Scientists Needed to Formulate Accuracy/Value To Keep Algo Duping For Profit Out of the Game

This is a great video and the panel really describes the role of the data scientist.  They talk abou...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

American Academy of Family Practice Physicians Survey Doctors Using Electronic Medical Records and Praxis EMR Comes Up Ranked as #1 Preferred American Academy of Family Practice Physicians Survey Doctors Using Electronic Medical Records and Praxis EMR Comes Up Ranked as #1 Preferred

This sounds like a decent size survey and I agree on the fact that Praxis has been around for quite ...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Siemens to Release the First Wireless Ultrasound –Announced at RSNA the Acuson Freestyle–Scan From Up to 9 Feet Away With Direct Line of Sight Siemens to Release the First Wireless Ultrasound –Announced at RSNA the Acuson Freestyle–Scan From Up to 9 Feet Away With Direct Line of Sight

First question asked of course is battery life, which is 90 fun packed minutes of scanning time and ...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Confetti at Thanksgiving Macy Parade Opens Up Investigation As Some of It Contained Private Information From Police Departments And About Romney Campaign Motorcade and More–Privacy? Confetti at Thanksgiving Macy Parade Opens Up Investigation As Some of It Contained Private Information From Police Departments And About Romney Campaign Motorcade and More–Privacy?

This is a good one and I’ll be anxious to hear what happens on this one for sure.  Did someone decid...

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Ranbaxy Recalling Generic Version of Lipitor–Small Particles of Glass Contamination Cites Ranbaxy Recalling Generic Version of Lipitor–Small Particles of Glass Contamination Cites

This is one of the biggest prescribed generic drugs out there as it was just last year that both Tev...

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

CMS Awards Contracts To Several Vendors for Data Center Management CMS Awards Contracts To Several Vendors for Data Center Management

CMS is working to ensure they have a good selection of vendors so as not to become reliant on on...

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Medicare’s Payment System Continues As a Cause of Thinning Down the Number of Private Practice Doctors in the US–They Go To Work as Employees of Hospitals Medicare’s Payment System Continues As a Cause of Thinning Down the Number of Private Practice Doctors in the US–They Go To Work as Employees of Hospitals

This has been happening for quite a while with doctors either quitting and becoming an employee of t...

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tri-Health in Ohio Cans 150 Workers Who Refused to Get Free Flu Shot Tri-Health in Ohio Cans 150 Workers Who Refused to Get Free Flu Shot

The pink slip arrived with the holidays.  The good news is though is that they can apply to be reins...

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some CIOs Say Corporate Directors Are Clueless About IT–“ Short Order Code Kitchen Burned Down Years Ago and Some Directors Missed the Virtual Fire Sale” Some CIOs Say Corporate Directors Are Clueless About IT–“ Short Order Code Kitchen Burned Down Years Ago and Some Directors Missed the Virtual Fire Sale”

This article talks about “undereducated” boards when it comes to IT and you can read the news if you...

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

FDA Approves iPhone Connected Thermometer Device–Peel and Stick Sensor that Monitors Body Temperature in Real Time FDA Approves iPhone Connected Thermometer Device–Peel and Stick Sensor that Monitors Body Temperature in Real Time

The device will record 72 hours of body temperatures and if you visit the website there’s an image o...

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Heartware Finally Receives FDA Approval for HVAD Mini Heart Pump–Ventricular Assist Device Heartware Finally Receives FDA Approval for HVAD Mini Heart Pump–Ventricular Assist Device

The Heartware system is finally available in the US.  It has already received the European CE appro...

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Pilot for Wireless Digital Vital Signs Monitoring System Begins at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica–A Disposable FDA Approved Plaster Attaches Similar To Using A Band-Aid Pilot for Wireless Digital Vital Signs Monitoring System Begins at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica–A Disposable FDA Approved Plaster Attaches Similar To Using A Band-Aid

Sensium Vitals is the name of the product and it is a wireless system to monitor patient vital sign...

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Remote Area Medical (RAM) Coming to New York With Free Clinics December and Food and Supplies for New Jersey After Thanksgiving Holiday Remote Area Medical (RAM) Coming to New York With Free Clinics December and Food and Supplies for New Jersey After Thanksgiving Holiday

First of all this message is their first effort of filling up a 53 foot trailer with donations and a...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Using Social Media To Cover For Lack of Original Thought (Video) Onion Humor Using Social Media To Cover For Lack of Original Thought (Video) Onion Humor

This is way too funny!   My firm charges lots of money without providing an actual service he says. ...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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
 
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