35,000 Toxic Ducks Arrive at Los Angeles Harbor–Are These Plastic Ducks Really That Bad–Don’t Eat One 35,000 Toxic Ducks Arrive at Los Angeles Harbor–Are These Plastic Ducks Really That Bad–Don’t Eat One

This is an interesting take on the seizure of the plastic ducks and this was a scientist that wrote ...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Five Patients At Cedar Sinai Infected By Surgeon During Heart Procedures–Surgical and Medical Glove Standards Could be Next As We Learn… Five Patients At Cedar Sinai Infected By Surgeon During Heart Procedures–Surgical and Medical Glove Standards Could be Next As We Learn…

Here’s a very different hospital acquired infection story and this has to with the surgical gloves w...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Drink Beer–Healthier Than Running Says This Conglomerate of Studies–Spun to the Maximum to Give You a Good Laugh–Ask Your Cardiologist Drink Beer–Healthier Than Running Says This Conglomerate of Studies–Spun to the Maximum to Give You a Good Laugh–Ask Your Cardiologist

I keep talking about studies and figuring out the difference between the good stuff and the exag...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Jon Stewart, A Nice “Intelligent” Interchange With The “Other New Jersey” Boss–Governor Christie, Insurance Exchanges and More… Jon Stewart, A Nice “Intelligent” Interchange With The “Other New Jersey” Boss–Governor Christie, Insurance Exchanges and More…

As we all have read the pregnancy in the UK ended up sadly with the nurse from the hospital committi...

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Saturday, December 08, 2012

IBM With Machine Learning at Blue Cross Pilot Program With Machine Assessing Authorizations and Next Level Is Using Predictive Analytics To Find Best Care Providers And Lower Reimbursements Rates IBM With Machine Learning at Blue Cross Pilot Program With Machine Assessing Authorizations and Next Level Is Using Predictive Analytics To Find Best Care Providers And Lower Reimbursements Rates

Here’s yet one more example of pay for performance too and this will in time put doctors in a spot t...

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Friday, December 07, 2012

One More Court Case Settles for $120 Million With Aetna For Around To 13 to 15 Years of Short Paying Doctors Using Defunct United Healthcare (Ingenix) Data Base for Out of Network Reimbursements One More Court Case Settles for $120 Million With Aetna For Around To 13 to 15 Years of Short Paying Doctors Using Defunct United Healthcare (Ingenix) Data Base for Out of Network Reimbursements

Back in 2009 I made the post below about the “tentacles” out there that relate back to the 15 year t...

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)–New Consortium Of a Private-Public Partnership Announced Between the FDA  And Life Science Alley to Improve Approval Processes of Medical Devices Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC)–New Consortium Of a Private-Public Partnership Announced Between the FDA And Life Science Alley to Improve Approval Processes of Medical Devices

Last time I referenced LifeScience Ally was a couple years ago where they named e-Zassi software as ...

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Economists Need To Learn How The World Works And Start Their Own Business –Dr. Paul Wilmott Says Economists Need To Learn How The World Works And Start Their Own Business –Dr. Paul Wilmott Says

Have you noticed lately the economists reports are getting to be a little different of late.  This i...

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Nobel Prize Complexities With Intellectual Property Questions Prompts Scientist to File Lawsuit Stating He Was First With The Discovery of Regenerative Cells Nobel Prize Complexities With Intellectual Property Questions Prompts Scientist to File Lawsuit Stating He Was First With The Discovery of Regenerative Cells

You know what, it might be time to say adios sadly to these awards as they are not bringing the posi...

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

ACOs Are Getting Interesting as Everyone Adds Their Unique Interpretation and Services As to How They Use Their Plan of Action–Anthem Blue Cross, Does This Mean Several Clinical Layers  for the Patient? ACOs Are Getting Interesting as Everyone Adds Their Unique Interpretation and Services As to How They Use Their Plan of Action–Anthem Blue Cross, Does This Mean Several Clinical Layers for the Patient?

We are all looking to save money and far be it that hardly any consumers understand the ACO lingo an...

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Teaching Dogs to Drive, Unbelievable But So Cute–These are All Rescue Dogs (Video) Teaching Dogs to Drive, Unbelievable But So Cute–These are All Rescue Dogs (Video)

This is cute to see the training the dogs go through.  They do target training with clickers before they get behind the wheel.  It’s at leas...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Citrix To Buy Zenprise BYOD Mobile Device Management Platform To Secure Apps and Email Citrix To Buy Zenprise BYOD Mobile Device Management Platform To Secure Apps and Email

This should be of interest to all in healthcare and many businesses already us Citrix anyway so this...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

UnitedHealthCare Looks at Doctor’s Pay for Savings, Nothing New There Been Doing It for Years But Keep In Mind We Have the Annual Medicare Cut Fix on the Floor Again with Congress–Timing? UnitedHealthCare Looks at Doctor’s Pay for Savings, Nothing New There Been Doing It for Years But Keep In Mind We Have the Annual Medicare Cut Fix on the Floor Again with Congress–Timing?

Maybe the timing of this article wasn’t too good:)   They are still hanging on to their pay for perf...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Barostim neo a Pacemaker Device Type Implant to Control Blood Pressure, CVRx Technologies Barostim neo a Pacemaker Device Type Implant to Control Blood Pressure, CVRx Technologies

This is yet another interesting device as the article states many other solutions are burning ne...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

FDA Approves a New Laser System For Removing Tattoos–PicoSure FDA Approves a New Laser System For Removing Tattoos–PicoSure

This is good news for those who decide later they don’t want their tattoo any longer or grow tired o...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Blue Cross in New York Pays $3 Million Dollar Settlement for Denied Claims–Darn Payment Algorithms Messed Up Again…Killer Algorithms Part 49 Blue Cross in New York Pays $3 Million Dollar Settlement for Denied Claims–Darn Payment Algorithms Messed Up Again…Killer Algorithms Part 49

It identified this right in the article that an automated system was not working!  What was missed w...

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Hiding, Falsifying, And Accelerating Risk Has Become the Achilles Heel of the US Economy As the “Real” World” Clashes With the Values Created From a World of “Fictional Values” Of Formulas and Math Hiding, Falsifying, And Accelerating Risk Has Become the Achilles Heel of the US Economy As the “Real” World” Clashes With the Values Created From a World of “Fictional Values” Of Formulas and Math

I’m not the first one to recognize this and won’t be the last but those who work with computer formu...

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
 
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