Chinese Man Builds Homemade Dialysis Machine To Keep Himself Alive for 13 Years As He Could Not Afford Treatment Chinese Man Builds Homemade Dialysis Machine To Keep Himself Alive for 13 Years As He Could Not Afford Treatment

He couldn’t afford going to the hospital either according to this article as they did find out about him and it was still off limits with in...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Aetna Payment of $120 Million To Settle 15 Year Ingenix/United HealthCare Out of Network Erroneous Payment Algorithms Cuts Income for 4th Quarter Aetna Payment of $120 Million To Settle 15 Year Ingenix/United HealthCare Out of Network Erroneous Payment Algorithms Cuts Income for 4th Quarter

Here’s one more settlement and it’s affect on profits and I must say that for their time and what Ingenix was doing with their algorithms th...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bill Gates Visits The Colbert Report–Talks About Data and Tracking Money To See Results With the Gates Foundation–Only 250 Cases World Wide of Polio Bill Gates Visits The Colbert Report–Talks About Data and Tracking Money To See Results With the Gates Foundation–Only 250 Cases World Wide of Polio

This was a first for Bill Gates and Melinda Gates has been on the Colbert Report a couple times.  All the Gates Foundation discussions revol...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Preventive Medicine Saving Money, Not Quite Says New Study So Your Body Is Not Sinking A Big Hole in the Economy But A Huge Increase of Additional Stats, Reports With Media Stir Sets the Stage For Corporations To Acquire More Data to Sell For Profit Preventive Medicine Saving Money, Not Quite Says New Study So Your Body Is Not Sinking A Big Hole in the Economy But A Huge Increase of Additional Stats, Reports With Media Stir Sets the Stage For Corporations To Acquire More Data to Sell For Profit

I’m glad this report came out and it’s common sense.  Sure there are routine items we have checked when we visit the doctor and education an...

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Woman Wakes Up at Hospital in Brooklyn With Man Groping Her in the ER Woman Wakes Up at Hospital in Brooklyn With Man Groping Her in the ER

How about finding out you have a level 2 sex offender in the bed next to you, not what I would want.  He crawled into her bed in the ER roo...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MMRGlobal (MyMedicalRecords.Com) Files Complaint In California Against Walgreen For Technology Patent Violations MMRGlobal (MyMedicalRecords.Com) Files Complaint In California Against Walgreen For Technology Patent Violations

Walgreen has also been on a pretty expansive acquisition route with their European investment/purchase of Boots Drugs Stores in the UK s...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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 be done in a linear basis, oh my gosh, t...

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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 affiliated with NY Presbyterian and this c...

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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 which you can read more about at the link...

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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 years old.  The doctor was a urologist.  ...

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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 do with being owned by Beth Israel.  Be...

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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/EMR then you will probably find this of...

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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 this up and so far all we get are the pr...

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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 on and it’s part of life today and when t...

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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 relaxes the organ.    A patch can be applied...

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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 relative to cardiovascular disease.  The stand...

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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 with Ingenix and they have a a full set of ...

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Friday, January 25, 2013
 
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