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

Glendale Memorial Hospital Announces Layoffs Due To Cuts in Government Insurance and Recession Glendale Memorial Hospital Announces Layoffs Due To Cuts in Government Insurance and Recession

This is the second hospital in the Glendale area to announce layoffs to reduce staff size.  More uni...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MMRGlobal Provides Listing of Health IT Patents As They Pertain to Personal Health Record Technologies MMRGlobal Provides Listing of Health IT Patents As They Pertain to Personal Health Record Technologies

MMRGlobal is a sponsor of the Medical Quack and if you have kept up with a couple of the prior posts you may be aware of the patent licensin...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

United Healthcare Wants to Expand Predictive Modeling for Medicare and Medicaid–Billions in Savings Predicted in Report Only As Good as the Day It Is Published United Healthcare Wants to Expand Predictive Modeling for Medicare and Medicaid–Billions in Savings Predicted in Report Only As Good as the Day It Is Published

We all use predictive analytics and when looking a medical claims to find patterns of abuse and frau...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

HHS To Rebrand “Exchanges” as Marketplaces, Guess This Might Help Decipher What It Is As Everyone Wants to Be an “Exchange” for Health Insurance, Those Marketing “Branding” Go Back to the Drawing Board HHS To Rebrand “Exchanges” as Marketplaces, Guess This Might Help Decipher What It Is As Everyone Wants to Be an “Exchange” for Health Insurance, Those Marketing “Branding” Go Back to the Drawing Board

This is kind of interesting and more to confuse the consumer although I understand what is trying to...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

17 Year Old Plays Doctor at Florida Hospital For 9 Days in the ER, Crazy Enough to be Movie, Used Cellphone Medical Apps for His Information Sources –Video 17 Year Old Plays Doctor at Florida Hospital For 9 Days in the ER, Crazy Enough to be Movie, Used Cellphone Medical Apps for His Information Sources –Video

This is a video to watch as he’s a “serial imposter” and does a few other little jobs as well. He h...

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Sunday, January 20, 2013
 
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