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 August of last year.   This makes it offi...

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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 pee on your phone.  The app is being teste...

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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 value these sites have to offer.  I have sa...

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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 who committed to using the Direct P rojec...

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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 distinguish the difference:)  If you missed that ...

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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 Exchanges for each state are supposed to be onl...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Telus Health Acquires MD Practice Software Which Makes the Company the Dominant Force With EHRs in Canada Telus Health Acquires MD Practice Software Which Makes the Company the Dominant Force With EHRs in Canada

Telus has now become the largest EMR vendor in Canada with this acquisition.  They have around 9,000 physicians out of the 50k market of Can...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FDA Approves Non Estrogen Based Pill for Post Menopausal Women FDA Approves Non Estrogen Based Pill for Post Menopausal Women

This is a pill this time and not a cream or lubricant that is taken once a day.  It is to help restore and strengthen vaginal wall tissues t...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Aetna Creates a Branding Name for the Health IT Companies They Have Purchased, Healthagen Aetna Creates a Branding Name for the Health IT Companies They Have Purchased, Healthagen

It’s a mouthful, Healthagen.   The company has been buying up IT companies for a while, basically following what United has done for a long ...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Code.Org, The Video Coming to a Theater, or School Near You Soon Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and More..An Outreach for Education Code.Org, The Video Coming to a Theater, or School Near You Soon Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and More..An Outreach for Education

This is great and there are all different levels of writing code.  I’m old one that wrote from the bottom up with VB6 and today we have plat...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

California Forms Statewide ICD-10 Collaborative As It Will Have Major Effects on Operations and Revenue Streams–Help and Support for Smaller Providers California Forms Statewide ICD-10 Collaborative As It Will Have Major Effects on Operations and Revenue Streams–Help and Support for Smaller Providers

Ok this is getting a little more attention as the time comes near.  The collaborative is being lead by St. Josephs and a few other larger in...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Half of Analytics Investments By Companies and Banks Will Be a Waste–What Do We Analyze with Big Data and Does It Have Value–Some Algo Fairies Would Do Better at Disneyland… Half of Analytics Investments By Companies and Banks Will Be a Waste–What Do We Analyze with Big Data and Does It Have Value–Some Algo Fairies Would Do Better at Disneyland…

This is a great article and some folks who have some foresight here.  I write the Medical Quack to bring some understanding to the l...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Crescent Healthcare, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Walgreens–Security Breach With the Personal Health Records, Again Time to License and Tax the Data Sellers Out There To Help Regulate Data Flow & Profits Crescent Healthcare, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Walgreens–Security Breach With the Personal Health Records, Again Time to License and Tax the Data Sellers Out There To Help Regulate Data Flow & Profits

Not too long ago Walgreens made the news that pharmacists and all involved in clinical patient treatment areas would have access to a patien...

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Monday, February 25, 2013

FDA Approves New Late Stage Breast Cancer Drug From Roche, Life Extending Kadcyla FDA Approves New Late Stage Breast Cancer Drug From Roche, Life Extending Kadcyla

TDM-1 was the name given to the drug during the clinical trial.  One thing that’s not any different is the price of another life extending d...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Doctor Who Helped US Find Bin Laden Sits Jailed in Pakistan–Will Zero Dark Thirty Nominated for an Oscar Help Free America’s Abandoned Hero?–Update Doctor Who Helped US Find Bin Laden Sits Jailed in Pakistan–Will Zero Dark Thirty Nominated for an Oscar Help Free America’s Abandoned Hero?–Update

We all know the Oscars are up and coming and that the movie has been nominated for an award.  This is sad that the doctor now sits imprisone...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Digital Literacy Needed–Senator McConnell Staff Falls for Parody Blog Post–Everything On the Internet Is Not True, Duped, Duped and Duped Again Digital Literacy Needed–Senator McConnell Staff Falls for Parody Blog Post–Everything On the Internet Is Not True, Duped, Duped and Duped Again

You know I saw this and I had to laugh too one one side and on the other end it scares the daylights out of me.  I’m one of those out here w...

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why Medical Bills Are Out of Control–Steven Brill From Time Magazine “The Bitter Pill” With Jon Stewart…Killer Algorithms Part 55 (Videos) Why Medical Bills Are Out of Control–Steven Brill From Time Magazine “The Bitter Pill” With Jon Stewart…Killer Algorithms Part 55 (Videos)

Jon Stewart does a pretty good job with this serious topic.  There are 3 parts to the interview.  The point out that non-profits do make mon...

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Latest From Health Insurance Business Intelligence Analytics For Avoiding Risk and Saving Money, Break Up Marriages and Dump the Spouse Coverage Latest From Health Insurance Business Intelligence Analytics For Avoiding Risk and Saving Money, Break Up Marriages and Dump the Spouse Coverage

Surcharge are becoming more well known for spouses and when the numbers are crunched, risk assessments are performed along with any other t...

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Friday, February 22, 2013
 
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