California Sends 2,643 Families the Wrong Medi-Cal Cards–Flawed Data and Algorithm - Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 51 California Sends 2,643 Families the Wrong Medi-Cal Cards–Flawed Data and Algorithm - Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 51

  Sometimes I go a few weeks without an update but just did one yesterday and here’s anoth...

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dr. Oz Visits Stanford University Medical–Discussing Radial Artery Access, The Wrist And Not The Leg Dr. Oz Visits Stanford University Medical–Discussing Radial Artery Access, The Wrist And Not The Leg

I first wrote about this back in 2010 on how the stents are done on an outpatient basis and the sten...

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Wrist Sensors That Can Tell You How Stressed Out You Are–Neumitra Device Start Up at MIT Wrist Sensors That Can Tell You How Stressed Out You Are–Neumitra Device Start Up at MIT

MIT had this write up on the bandu device.  I looked over at indiegogo, the crowd sourcing page and...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

FDA Put Out Warning on Fatal Rash Originating from the Use of Incivek for Hepatitis C, Deaths Reported FDA Put Out Warning on Fatal Rash Originating from the Use of Incivek for Hepatitis C, Deaths Reported

Apparently the rash is occurring when the drug Incivek is taken in combination with the drugs pegint...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

FDA Approves New Anthrax Drug From Glaxo -Raxibacumab FDA Approves New Anthrax Drug From Glaxo -Raxibacumab

This is a little humorous in stating clinical trials are not possible for humans, of course not for...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The AAFP Confronts United Healthcare On Reimbursements, Some Are Below Medicare Rates In Parts of the US–Payment Algorithms/Formulas Calculated Deep Within IT Infrastructures Do the Job The AAFP Confronts United Healthcare On Reimbursements, Some Are Below Medicare Rates In Parts of the US–Payment Algorithms/Formulas Calculated Deep Within IT Infrastructures Do the Job

The burden was on the AAFP to present the findings here but the article states that United was surpr...

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Woman Moves 10 Miles in California, Blue Cross Raises Premiums From $418 a Month to $524–Quantified “Crap Algorithm” For Geographic Risk, Killer Algorithms Chapter 50 That Sustain Inequality In The US Woman Moves 10 Miles in California, Blue Cross Raises Premiums From $418 a Month to $524–Quantified “Crap Algorithm” For Geographic Risk, Killer Algorithms Chapter 50 That Sustain Inequality In The US

Yes we are having issues with algorithms all over the place today and here’s another example.  The w...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Allscripts Ousts CEO Glen Tullman and Lee Shapiro, President, Appoints Board Member To Take Over Allscripts Ousts CEO Glen Tullman and Lee Shapiro, President, Appoints Board Member To Take Over

Allscripts has had a rocky year no doubt and again in my opinion it all began with not having enough...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Dissolving Female Condom That Helps Fight HIV, STDs, Powerful and Discreet New Dissolving Female Condom That Helps Fight HIV, STDs, Powerful and Discreet

The research at the University of Washington was funded by the Gates Foundation and if this comes ar...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

First U.S. Patient Treated Following FDA Approval of Cook Medical’s Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent First U.S. Patient Treated Following FDA Approval of Cook Medical’s Zilver® PTX® Drug-Eluting Peripheral Stent

This is the first patient to receive the leg stent as it was only approved by the FDA in November of...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Clear Guide Medical, Spun Off From Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Radiology Department Getting Product Ready for Market Clear Guide Medical, Spun Off From Johns Hopkins Department of Computer Science and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Radiology Department Getting Product Ready for Market

One thing you will notice is the expense on bringing a product to market.  This device will be used ...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FTC to Investigate Data Brokers: Flawed Data Attacking Consumers-Need To Dig In To The Algorithmic Bots Slowing Down Government Servers to a Crawl & Stop Processes That Keep Inequality Alive in the US–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 49 FTC to Investigate Data Brokers: Flawed Data Attacking Consumers-Need To Dig In To The Algorithmic Bots Slowing Down Government Servers to a Crawl & Stop Processes That Keep Inequality Alive in the US–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 49

This is good that it is getting attention but hopefully the right attention and those in key positio...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc., Parent Company of Access My Records And ChartZoneMD Signs Patent Royalty Health IT License With MMRGlobal Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc., Parent Company of Access My Records And ChartZoneMD Signs Patent Royalty Health IT License With MMRGlobal

This appears to be the second EHR/PHR company to sign a license agreement with MMRGlobal, parent com...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dental Assistant and Receptionist Ran After Hours Dental Care at Clinic in Pennsylvania Performing Root Canals and More For the Uninsured Arrested Dental Assistant and Receptionist Ran After Hours Dental Care at Clinic in Pennsylvania Performing Root Canals and More For the Uninsured Arrested

Well I guess this could go one of two ways but either way it comes back to money.  Were the employee...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CCHIT To Develop Framework for ACOs As Interpretations and Implementation Differ And Many Still Question What It Is CCHIT To Develop Framework for ACOs As Interpretations and Implementation Differ And Many Still Question What It Is

I do have to say that ACOs have been a lively topic of discussion, no so much as to what they are to...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

AngelMed Guardian System Implants Reach 600 With US Clinical Trials and Company Raises $27M AngelMed Guardian System Implants Reach 600 With US Clinical Trials and Company Raises $27M

I first wrote about the implantable device back in 2011 and today it has the European CE approval an...

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Allscripts Sues NYC Health and Hospital System Over Contract Award to Epic - EHR Vendor Playing the Same Game as Health Insurance Companies With Lawsuits Allscripts Sues NYC Health and Hospital System Over Contract Award to Epic - EHR Vendor Playing the Same Game as Health Insurance Companies With Lawsuits

I don’t funny understand how this is going to help as it’s not going to make them look any better in...

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Monday, December 17, 2012
 
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