Readmission Analytics  Not Much Better Than Flipping A Coin,  Large and Poorest Hospitals At Risk Of Facing Larger Fines, CMS Needs Some New Math Models and Algorithms Readmission Analytics Not Much Better Than Flipping A Coin, Large and Poorest Hospitals At Risk Of Facing Larger Fines, CMS Needs Some New Math Models and Algorithms

Well this appears to have been a straight linear calculation that went south and even it if were to ...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New York-Presbyterian Hospital To Take Over Debt of New York Downtown Hospital Located Near the Financial District New York-Presbyterian Hospital To Take Over Debt of New York Downtown Hospital Located Near the Financial District

We are still seeing hospitals without enough money and here’s yet one more that has already been af...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Johns Hopkins Performs Double Arm Transplant Little Over A Month Ago and Has Movement in One Arm So Far Johns Hopkins Performs Double Arm Transplant Little Over A Month Ago and Has Movement in One Arm So Far

This is great as he lost all four limbs and served the country and was hurt in Iraq.  It was just done a little over a month ago and he alre...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Patrick Soon-Shiong, LA’s Wealthiest Resident Forms A New Company NantOmics For Cancer Research With A Social Twist to Compare Data Patrick Soon-Shiong, LA’s Wealthiest Resident Forms A New Company NantOmics For Cancer Research With A Social Twist to Compare Data

This is about a more targeted treatment for cancer with NantOmics the sister company of NantWorks w...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Doctor in Newport Beach, California Gunned Down and Killed in Examining Room by 75 Year Old Patient Doctor in Newport Beach, California Gunned Down and Killed in Examining Room by 75 Year Old Patient

This is not too far from me, next beach city south.  The man doing the shooting was a senior at 75 y...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical System To Buy Jordon Hospital, Severing Ties With Tufts Beth Israel Deaconess Medical System To Buy Jordon Hospital, Severing Ties With Tufts

Jordan hospital in Plymouth dropped to turning a loss in July and that just could have something to...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Dragon Medical With NoteSwift Software Needs No Mouse At all With an EHR-Amazing Charts & Other Systems Dragon Medical With NoteSwift Software Needs No Mouse At all With an EHR-Amazing Charts & Other Systems

This was just too cool not to mention.  If you have used speech recognition from Dragon with an EHR/...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Time to Take HIPAA Out of the Healthcare Silo–Needs to Be Integrated In Overall Privacy Laws  Healthcare Information Is All Over The Place And Privacy Efforts Will Fail Without Real Algorithmic Levels of Regulation Time to Take HIPAA Out of the Healthcare Silo–Needs to Be Integrated In Overall Privacy Laws Healthcare Information Is All Over The Place And Privacy Efforts Will Fail Without Real Algorithmic Levels of Regulation

How do we know who’s marketing us and who sells data?  Consumer need a place on the web to look ...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

EMR Trade Group Asking the ONC When Are You Going to Have the Certification Software Up and Working Again-Can’t Get Systems Approved for Stage Two Meaningful Use–”Killer Algorithms Chapter 52” EMR Trade Group Asking the ONC When Are You Going to Have the Certification Software Up and Working Again-Can’t Get Systems Approved for Stage Two Meaningful Use–”Killer Algorithms Chapter 52”

Who doesn’t have software bugs today, stock exchanges, Medical Quack, ONC and the list goes on and o...

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Monday, January 28, 2013

FDA Approves Merck Over The Counter Version of Oxytrol to Treat Over Active Bladders FDA Approves Merck Over The Counter Version of Oxytrol to Treat Over Active Bladders

Oxybutynin is the drug that is in the patch used to help patients with over active bladders and rela...

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

FDA Approves Three New Drugs To Treat Diabetes Type 2 from Takeda Pharma FDA Approves Three New Drugs To Treat Diabetes Type 2 from Takeda Pharma

Oseni is the branded name under which the drugs will be sold and there is a black box warning relati...

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

United Healthcare Buys Humedica and Gets More Data to Analyze and Sell To Medical Device and Drug Companies–More Big Profits From Health Data United Healthcare Buys Humedica and Gets More Data to Analyze and Sell To Medical Device and Drug Companies–More Big Profits From Health Data

Yes United probably makes more money selling data out there than most do as it started years ago wit...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Programmer Creates 800,000 Books Using Algorithms and Selling Them on Amazon, Some On Rare Diseases Where It Would Be Unlikely To Find The Same Full Content & Items You May Not Expect –OMG Compile Medical Records Like This in the Future? Programmer Creates 800,000 Books Using Algorithms and Selling Them on Amazon, Some On Rare Diseases Where It Would Be Unlikely To Find The Same Full Content & Items You May Not Expect –OMG Compile Medical Records Like This in the Future?

This is fascinating and to think that he was able to release this number of books on sale at Amazon ...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

German Soldiers Growing One Breast Due to Hormone Stimulation When Performing Drills And Slapping Rifles on Their Left Side… German Soldiers Growing One Breast Due to Hormone Stimulation When Performing Drills And Slapping Rifles on Their Left Side…

This is an odd story but there are about 35 men who have grown one boob and it’s on the side where t...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Costco Selling Aetna Health Insurance Plan to Members–A Few Days Ago Costco Became a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Costco Selling Aetna Health Insurance Plan to Members–A Few Days Ago Costco Became a Pharmacy Benefit Manager

It was just a few days ago that Costco announced their unique Pharmacy Benefit Manager program focu...

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska Connecting Medical Records Via the NHIN, Direct Secure Messaging Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska Connecting Medical Records Via the NHIN, Direct Secure Messaging

Against all odds, some of the state information exchanges are starting to work.  The NHIN secure net...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla  Receives $42 Million Dollar Gift from Hemsley Charitable Trust Directed Towards Genomic Research Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla Receives $42 Million Dollar Gift from Hemsley Charitable Trust Directed Towards Genomic Research

You probably may remember the queen of mean, Leona Hemsley who died several years ago, but the trust...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pediatrician in Philadelphia Found Murdered in Her Home, Strangled, Bound  and Set On Fire Pediatrician in Philadelphia Found Murdered in Her Home, Strangled, Bound and Set On Fire

This is really a sad and creepy story as she was well liked by all , lived in a good neighborhood.  ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Allergan to Buy Map Pharmaceutical Company, Pipeline Includes Inhaled Version of 60 Year Old Drug to Treat Migraines Allergan to Buy Map Pharmaceutical Company, Pipeline Includes Inhaled Version of 60 Year Old Drug to Treat Migraines

There’s more drugs moving towards being inhaled today from treating depression and bi-polar to growt...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

“The Untouchables-Too Big to Jail” Frontline Documentary Shows Department of Justice’s Fear of Prosecuting Big Banks–No Confidence In Using Current Day Technologies To Investigate –Video “The Untouchables-Too Big to Jail” Frontline Documentary Shows Department of Justice’s Fear of Prosecuting Big Banks–No Confidence In Using Current Day Technologies To Investigate –Video

This ran on Frontline tonight and to me listening to the DOJ and the man running it was pretty scary...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
 
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