Man Has 75% of His Skull Replaced and Implanted–Replication Done with FDA Approved 3-D Printing Process From OPM Man Has 75% of His Skull Replaced and Implanted–Replication Done with FDA Approved 3-D Printing Process From OPM

This is a great use for 3-D printing a model can be built with customized specifications.  One might...

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Friday, March 08, 2013

GAO States CMS Overpaid Medicare Advantage Plans During the Years of 2010 to 1012–Flawed Risk Assessment Calculation Errors GAO States CMS Overpaid Medicare Advantage Plans During the Years of 2010 to 1012–Flawed Risk Assessment Calculation Errors

Here we go again with math and audits and to be fair this is very complex today and we go back to sw...

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Stem Cell Procedure Repairs Knees and Joint Damage Versus Joint Replacement Stem Cell Procedure Repairs Knees and Joint Damage Versus Joint Replacement

This is pretty neat versus going through surgery if one is a candidate for this type of procedures. ...

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Blue Shield and Aetna Raising Premiums by Double Digits in California Over State Objections…Business Model Algorithms Determines the Increases Blue Shield and Aetna Raising Premiums by Double Digits in California Over State Objections…Business Model Algorithms Determines the Increases

I just wrote this other post on how insurance companies are paying for data, consumer spending data ...

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

InrtaCare Behavioral Health System in Texas Chooses OpenVistA Electronic Medical Record System from Medsphere InrtaCare Behavioral Health System in Texas Chooses OpenVistA Electronic Medical Record System from Medsphere

You may or may not be aware of Medsphere but they have been around for a while and offer a commercia...

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Insurance Companies Are Buying Up Consumer Spending Data-Time is Here to License and Tax the Data Sellers-As Insurers Sell Tons of Data, Gets Flawed Data When Data Buyers Uses Out of Context Too Insurance Companies Are Buying Up Consumer Spending Data-Time is Here to License and Tax the Data Sellers-As Insurers Sell Tons of Data, Gets Flawed Data When Data Buyers Uses Out of Context Too

Yes here we go again and more on this same topic.  Companies get absolutely rich and wealthy doing t...

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Bloomberg Giving $100 Million to Gates Foundation to Eradicate Polio–Charlie Rose With Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg on the Progress and Other Healthcare and Education Issues (Video) Bloomberg Giving $100 Million to Gates Foundation to Eradicate Polio–Charlie Rose With Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg on the Progress and Other Healthcare and Education Issues (Video)

This is a long video and runs about an hour but it is interesting as the conversation starts out tal...

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Verizon Becomes the Latest to Jump on the Secure Messaging and Email Service for Doctors and Hospitals With One More Choice Verizon Becomes the Latest to Jump on the Secure Messaging and Email Service for Doctors and Hospitals With One More Choice

If you read here often enough there’s been plenty of talk about the use of the Direct Interface to c...

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Monday, March 04, 2013

e-MDs Launches Cloud-Based EHR/Practice Management System e-MDs Launches Cloud-Based EHR/Practice Management System

Ok how many years ago did David Winn tell me they were working on a web based application?  It’s bee...

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Cerner to Use Nuance Point of Care for Clinical Documentation Improvement–Items Needed to Get Paid Require Concise Terminology, Specificity  and Then Some.. Cerner to Use Nuance Point of Care for Clinical Documentation Improvement–Items Needed to Get Paid Require Concise Terminology, Specificity and Then Some..

The Nuance solution will work with both the Power Chart EHR and Revenue Cycle areas to help improve ...

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Monday, March 04, 2013

EHR Vendors Announce Alliance to Enable Integrated HealthCare…Time To Write Some More Code… EHR Vendors Announce Alliance to Enable Integrated HealthCare…Time To Write Some More Code…

This sounds like an extended version of the Common User Interface that has been around as open sourc...

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Olympia Medical Center In Los Angeles Reaches Agreement to License Patents From MMRGlobal Olympia Medical Center In Los Angeles Reaches Agreement to License Patents From MMRGlobal

I believe Olympia Medical Center  is the first hospital to license and agree to the royalties from t...

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Monday, March 04, 2013

Nurse Refuses to Give Senior Woman CPR As Heard on the 911 Call And The Patient Passed Away Nurse Refuses to Give Senior Woman CPR As Heard on the 911 Call And The Patient Passed Away

This took place at a senior home in Bakersfield.  Listen to the 911 call and the nurse talking, “it...

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

St. Josephs and Hoag Hospital In the OC Form New Healthcare Network Combining Hospitals St. Josephs and Hoag Hospital In the OC Form New Healthcare Network Combining Hospitals

The two hospital systems actually announced the plans for the new network, Covenant Health back in A...

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Mobile App Does Urinalysis With the IPhone–Lab on a Phone New Mobile App Does Urinalysis With the IPhone–Lab on a Phone

This was shown at the TED conference in Long Beach and looks to be quite useful and no you don’t pe...

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Flawed Data With Physician and Hospital Rating Sites- Want To Go See Michael Jackson’s Former Dermatologist? Vitals and HealthGrades Says He’s Still There - Not…Flawed Data & Algorithms Persist… Flawed Data With Physician and Hospital Rating Sites- Want To Go See Michael Jackson’s Former Dermatologist? Vitals and HealthGrades Says He’s Still There - Not…Flawed Data & Algorithms Persist…

Yes it’s time once again to review this topic once more to talk about flawed data the the little val...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New York Statewide Health Information Network Has First Hospital Provider Using the Direct Project to Use Direct Messaging New York Statewide Health Information Network Has First Hospital Provider Using the Direct Project to Use Direct Messaging

Remember the commitments back in 2011 (link below) with all the EHR vendors and other HIT entities w...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Extormity EHR Anticipates a High Level of Client Suicides For Those Who Can’t Change to Another Medical Records System–And Is Ready To Help the Remaining  40% Get Moving…Humor Extormity EHR Anticipates a High Level of Client Suicides For Those Who Can’t Change to Another Medical Records System–And Is Ready To Help the Remaining 40% Get Moving…Humor

I made sure I put “humor” in the title as of late we have some GOP folks not being able to distingui...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges–Will State IT Departments Be Able to Meet the Deadlines…A Wait and See, And What About That Flawed Data? Health Insurance Exchanges–Will State IT Departments Be Able to Meet the Deadlines…A Wait and See, And What About That Flawed Data?

I don’t care where you look in Healthcare IT today, everyone has a lot on their plates.  The Exchang...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
 
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