Stem Cells Can Now Be Made With Blood and Could Be One of the Easiest and Safest Sources Stem Cells Can Now Be Made With Blood and Could Be One of the Easiest and Safest Sources

This was done in the UK and the cells were used to grow blood vessels.  That amazes me as our body ...

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

St. Johns Hospital Fires CEO And Several Board Members Fired By Email - Chan Soon-Shiong Puts Some of His Projects for the Hospital on Hold St. Johns Hospital Fires CEO And Several Board Members Fired By Email - Chan Soon-Shiong Puts Some of His Projects for the Hospital on Hold

The CEO was escorted out of the building from what I read here and the SCL Health System says the re...

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Consultants Without Borders, the American Professional Political Consultant - The Daily Show Consultants Without Borders, the American Professional Political Consultant - The Daily Show

This is so funny and one of the best satires they have put in a while!  Making the best of incredible Llama ads!  BD The ...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

One More Reason To Repeal the Medical Device Tax – Device Companies May Sell Your Data to Pay Their Taxes – Money Has to Come From Somewhere And They Create Jobs in the US One More Reason To Repeal the Medical Device Tax – Device Companies May Sell Your Data to Pay Their Taxes – Money Has to Come From Somewhere And They Create Jobs in the US

Let’s use some common sense here and I have been a big advocate of removing the tax and putting it...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

HealthTap Buys Avvo Doctor Rating and Referral Business and Website HealthTap Buys Avvo Doctor Rating and Referral Business and Website

If you read here often enough you know I’m not a big fan of these websites simply because they have ...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Parkinson’s Sufferer Wins Six Figure Payout Against Glaxo Over the Psychological Side Effects Created by Requip - Gay Sex and Gambling Addict Parkinson’s Sufferer Wins Six Figure Payout Against Glaxo Over the Psychological Side Effects Created by Requip - Gay Sex and Gambling Addict

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Here We Go Again With the Old Paradigm Witch Hunt and Over Dramatized Media Reports Regarding Medical Record Stimulus Money Audits And Claims Reviews–Total Waste of Time and Will Hold Back Real Progress Here We Go Again With the Old Paradigm Witch Hunt and Over Dramatized Media Reports Regarding Medical Record Stimulus Money Audits And Claims Reviews–Total Waste of Time and Will Hold Back Real Progress

You do really have to fully acknowledge the digital illiteracy of what seems to be mostly the GOP fo...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Women in Science–Hacking the Vagina With A Hands Free Vibrator Built With Open Source Software Demonstrating Motion Control of a Device… Women in Science–Hacking the Vagina With A Hands Free Vibrator Built With Open Source Software Demonstrating Motion Control of a Device…

No this is not an X rated post at all but the principles shown here are pretty fascinating on how it...

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

800 Medical Device Companies Send Letters to Congress Regarding Excise Tax on Devices–Suggested Alternative Has Been Here At the Medical Quack for Months..Tax the Data Sellers Instead 800 Medical Device Companies Send Letters to Congress Regarding Excise Tax on Devices–Suggested Alternative Has Been Here At the Medical Quack for Months..Tax the Data Sellers Instead

Now that the time is getting closer, the heat is on.  When the healthcare reform law was created thi...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Smith and Nephew Buy Texas Wound Care Firm Healthpoint Biotherapeutics–$782 Million Smith and Nephew Buy Texas Wound Care Firm Healthpoint Biotherapeutics–$782 Million

This seems to be  a match of related and similar technologies.  It was just earlier this year that  ...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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
 
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