Kaiser Permanente Opens Retail Stores In California And Oregon Inside Malls And A Bus With Navigators to Assist Enrollment With State Exchange Programs Kaiser Permanente Opens Retail Stores In California And Oregon Inside Malls And A Bus With Navigators to Assist Enrollment With State Exchange Programs

To help sign consumers up in coordination with the Affordable Care Act, Kaiser retail stores are appearing in northern California and one i...

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bill Gates (A Bit Unwired) The Harvard Campaign Video Interview.. Bill Gates (A Bit Unwired) The Harvard Campaign Video Interview..

This is probably one of the best off the wall interviews with Bill Gates that I have seen, and there’s plenty of humor and he discusses a b...

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Healthcare.Gov Getting a New Web Host, Moving From Verizon to HP, Site Has No Back Up, Sign Up for Small Business Gets a Year’s Delay Healthcare.Gov Getting a New Web Host, Moving From Verizon to HP, Site Has No Back Up, Sign Up for Small Business Gets a Year’s Delay

As if we have not had enough changes, here’s one more in the making.  From what I am reading here it appears this was “in the works” a while...

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

FDA Warns 23AndMe To Halt Sales Of DNA Testing Services–Update FDA Warns 23AndMe To Halt Sales Of DNA Testing Services–Update

The FDA considers the company’s service a “medical device” and therefor needs regulatory clearance.  Risk assessments and safety is the grou...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CVS Caremark Buys Coram Infusion Business From Apria Healthcare for Over $2 Billion CVS Caremark Buys Coram Infusion Business From Apria Healthcare for Over $2 Billion

I guess it’s time to keep up with the other “big drug store chain” as a couple years ago Walgreens made a business swap to secure the Omni-C...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Violence Erupts at Texas Hospital Where Nurse Was Killed and Four Others Were Wounded Violence Erupts at Texas Hospital Where Nurse Was Killed and Four Others Were Wounded

The video is a family below who witnessed the rampage as they were there taking their daughter in for surgery.  The poor nurse just came aro...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Applying for Health Insurance–Using the Exchanges Versus Via Using Traditional Insurer Web Site, The Old Way–Video Applying for Health Insurance–Using the Exchanges Versus Via Using Traditional Insurer Web Site, The Old Way–Video

This is pretty good and makes some good points for when the Healthcare.Gov site is working for you.  He waits long enough and the informati...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Insurance Business Still Clashing With ObamaCare Relating to Policy Cancellations, Quantitative Driven Analytics and Pricing Collisions:  “ACA Static Law” Versus “Non Static” Mathematical Insurance Profit Models… Insurance Business Still Clashing With ObamaCare Relating to Policy Cancellations, Quantitative Driven Analytics and Pricing Collisions: “ACA Static Law” Versus “Non Static” Mathematical Insurance Profit Models…

The ACA was created with good intentions for all to have good health insurance and not “bare bones” types of policies as we are finding out ...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Aetna Buys International British Owned International Insurance Company InterGlobal Aetna Buys International British Owned International Insurance Company InterGlobal

The insurers keep growing with adding more subsidiaries and earlier this year Aetna purchased Coventry insurance.  It really is getting to ...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CEO Bob Lorsch of MyMedicalRecords.Com Uses His Company PHR Software With Stored Records And Communication Capabilities To Avoid Surgery And In Turn Gets The Proper Treatment At Hospital… CEO Bob Lorsch of MyMedicalRecords.Com Uses His Company PHR Software With Stored Records And Communication Capabilities To Avoid Surgery And In Turn Gets The Proper Treatment At Hospital…

In the software business, there’s a term called “eat your own dog food” and this is exactly what Bob Lorsch did as a matter of speaking, he ...

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Monday, November 25, 2013

FDA Approves New Drug From Johnson and Johnson To Treat Hepatitis C FDA Approves New Drug From Johnson and Johnson To Treat Hepatitis C

There are two other drugs that have FDA approval that were approved in 2011, however the new drug, Olysio is stated to require a shorter tre...

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dr. Halamka O’Reilly Strata Conference–Electronic Medical Records Sharing, Insights, Meaningful Use, Patients, Apps And Processes With “People” More So Than IT Dr. Halamka O’Reilly Strata Conference–Electronic Medical Records Sharing, Insights, Meaningful Use, Patients, Apps And Processes With “People” More So Than IT

Dr. Halamka gives a very candid interview here going back to how he got started with technology and then medicine.  He does set a lot of the...

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

FDA Approves Bird Flu Vaccine FDA Approves Bird Flu Vaccine

This not a vaccine everyone will go out and get like a flu shot but rather an effort to have a vaccine available in the event of a pandemic ...

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Accountable Care Act–Needs To Take Time Out and Re-Group, Implementing a “Static” Law With Current Day Complex Insurance, Banking and Other Daily Changing Business Intelligence Quantitative Math Models Is Becoming Impossible to Manage, One More Delay Announced Accountable Care Act–Needs To Take Time Out and Re-Group, Implementing a “Static” Law With Current Day Complex Insurance, Banking and Other Daily Changing Business Intelligence Quantitative Math Models Is Becoming Impossible to Manage, One More Delay Announced

I don’t know about you but this is the conclusion I have drawn here and we are to the point of having way too many segmentations that exist ...

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Boston’s Children’s Hospital Holds Teenager Hostage for 9 Months & Gains Custody When Parents Questioned Diagnosis From Treating Doctors at Tufts & Other Facilities Boston’s Children’s Hospital Holds Teenager Hostage for 9 Months & Gains Custody When Parents Questioned Diagnosis From Treating Doctors at Tufts & Other Facilities

This is one bizarre story and you can watch the video and there’s a lot of information it seems we have not seen yet.  Why would the hospita...

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Doctor Reimbursements For Patients Covered By “State Exchange Policies” Dropping Even More Doctors Below What Medicare Pays And In Some Areas Less Than Medicaid Doctor Reimbursements For Patients Covered By “State Exchange Policies” Dropping Even More Doctors Below What Medicare Pays And In Some Areas Less Than Medicaid

Back in November of 2012, a year ago I reported that in California that along with doctors automatically being opted in with Blue Cross, th...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

United Invests in Another Low Income Rental Housing Project–Minnesota–$50 Million This Time United Invests in Another Low Income Rental Housing Project–Minnesota–$50 Million This Time

We have doctors seeing Medicare Part D patients being fired right and left but there’s still enough money around to invest in the housing ma...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

John Boehner Finally Has Success With Enrolling at Healthcare.Gov–Having A Few Less “Magpies” In Congress Is Always Welcome With Members Being “Hands On” Using Consumer Technologies John Boehner Finally Has Success With Enrolling at Healthcare.Gov–Having A Few Less “Magpies” In Congress Is Always Welcome With Members Being “Hands On” Using Consumer Technologies

I had some posts going back where I used the term “Magpie Healthcare” when it came to executives and members of Congress and the White House...

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hypnotoad Healthcare–Bound To Be The Best Behavior Modification mHealth App To Come Along In Ages, Can Be A Great Addition for Portals Too..(Video) Hypnotoad Healthcare–Bound To Be The Best Behavior Modification mHealth App To Come Along In Ages, Can Be A Great Addition for Portals Too..(Video)

You know what we have tried just about everything else and if you can’t get folks to engage then why not put Hypnotoad to work, can’t be any...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

US Congressman Gets One Year Probation Cocaine Possession In Florida, A State That Passed A Law to Drug Screen Medicaid Recipients…Should Members of Congress Be Screened? US Congressman Gets One Year Probation Cocaine Possession In Florida, A State That Passed A Law to Drug Screen Medicaid Recipients…Should Members of Congress Be Screened?

I think we need to start drug screening Congressmen.  The law by the way has not been enacted due to a judge putting it on hold.  It was pa...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Reaching a New Low: Wellmark Blue Cross Running Ads About Healthcare.Gov Being Impossible To Work With, Talk To Us Instead…(Video) Reaching a New Low: Wellmark Blue Cross Running Ads About Healthcare.Gov Being Impossible To Work With, Talk To Us Instead…(Video)

This is kind of interesting since Blue Cross of all the major carriers is participating big time with the exchanges and now wants consumers ...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HHS/CMS Pulls An “Allscripts” Mistake–”Code’s Not Done With Healthcare.Gov”…And Did Anyone Look at the Oracle and Microsoft “Turnkey” State Health Insurance Platforms…There’s a Time and Place for Open Source And The Insurance Exchanges Are Not It Right Now.. HHS/CMS Pulls An “Allscripts” Mistake–”Code’s Not Done With Healthcare.Gov”…And Did Anyone Look at the Oracle and Microsoft “Turnkey” State Health Insurance Platforms…There’s a Time and Place for Open Source And The Insurance Exchanges Are Not It Right Now..

Here we go again and now we hear “code’s not done”…well a couple years ago a medical records vendor by the name of Allscripts got into troub...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
 
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