SGR Can Kicked Down the Road for Another Year With Bonus Item That Delays ICD10 Medical Coding Conversion Also For A Year, CMS Will Have More Time To Test And Debug SGR Can Kicked Down the Road for Another Year With Bonus Item That Delays ICD10 Medical Coding Conversion Also For A Year, CMS Will Have More Time To Test And Debug

This is good news and bad news but the good news we’ll take right now as there won’t be any big admi...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Healthcare.Gov Down For Extended Maintenance On Final Enrollment Day-Maintenance Algorithms Need Their Time As Complexities With IT Infrastructure Continue to Torment Deadlines Created By Humans… Healthcare.Gov Down For Extended Maintenance On Final Enrollment Day-Maintenance Algorithms Need Their Time As Complexities With IT Infrastructure Continue to Torment Deadlines Created By Humans…

Not the best time for extended maintenance to hit but what do you do? This is part of every major w...

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Monday, March 31, 2014

“Hospital Inequality” - Yet One More Growing Issue With Healthcare In the US.. “Hospital Inequality” - Yet One More Growing Issue With Healthcare In the US..

Maybe this is something worth discussing as it certainly exists out there and since I cover many are...

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

North Adams Hospital In Massachusetts Closes Abruptly on Friday, Out Of Money & Court Order To Stay Open Seems To Be Trumped By Lack of Money & Plan To Save The Hospital North Adams Hospital In Massachusetts Closes Abruptly on Friday, Out Of Money & Court Order To Stay Open Seems To Be Trumped By Lack of Money & Plan To Save The Hospital

The hospital had emerged from bankruptcy a couple years ago and it appears that money could not be m...

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Maryland Ready to Drop the “Crappy Code” And Start All Over With Another Contractor For Their State Health Exchange, Sounds Like Even QSSI Doesn’t Want To Mess With It Either.. Maryland Ready to Drop the “Crappy Code” And Start All Over With Another Contractor For Their State Health Exchange, Sounds Like Even QSSI Doesn’t Want To Mess With It Either..

Sometimes that happens to where no matter what you do with an engineered system, if too much of of t...

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Virtual Worlds, Real World We Have A Problem And It’s A Big One With A Lot of Gray Areas Finding Where The Defining Lines Exist, Confusing Many With A Lot of Weird Values And Strange Perceptions… Virtual Worlds, Real World We Have A Problem And It’s A Big One With A Lot of Gray Areas Finding Where The Defining Lines Exist, Confusing Many With A Lot of Weird Values And Strange Perceptions…

This unwelcomed phenomena that exists today…”The Grays”…. Well somebody had to say it and sure we ...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Over 10,000 In North Carolina Had to Wait For Over 3 Months To Receive Food Stamps,  You Guessed It, Computer Glitch Again And People Were Going Hungry, Including Children, Killer Algorithms Strike Again, Everything Stops Until The Algos Work Over 10,000 In North Carolina Had to Wait For Over 3 Months To Receive Food Stamps, You Guessed It, Computer Glitch Again And People Were Going Hungry, Including Children, Killer Algorithms Strike Again, Everything Stops Until The Algos Work

Everything pretty much stops anymore when the systems “go down” or “don’t work” and this is yet one ...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Former Police Officer Sues City of Milwaukee Over Release of Medical Records Former Police Officer Sues City of Milwaukee Over Release of Medical Records

This is a difficult one to really comment on one way or another here.  You read this and you wonder ...

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Spirit Aerospace Used Employee Health Records And Age Information To Lay Off Employees Union States And Filed Federal Discrimination Law Suit Spirit Aerospace Used Employee Health Records And Age Information To Lay Off Employees Union States And Filed Federal Discrimination Law Suit

CORRECTION:     This is Spirit Aerospace and not Spirit Airlines as I originally stated if you have ...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nitroglycerin IV Is the Latest Drug Shortage With Sole Producer Baxter Rationing Orders, These Are Tangibles That We Need In the “Real” World, Meanwhile The Virtual World Seems To Be Bordering On Insanity Of Late.. Nitroglycerin IV Is the Latest Drug Shortage With Sole Producer Baxter Rationing Orders, These Are Tangibles That We Need In the “Real” World, Meanwhile The Virtual World Seems To Be Bordering On Insanity Of Late..

Not too long ago it was saline and granted there’s probably not much money made in producing Nitrogl...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another Stolen Notebook With Over 1000 Medical Records On the Hard Drive - 3rd Party Vendor Again… Another Stolen Notebook With Over 1000 Medical Records On the Hard Drive - 3rd Party Vendor Again…

This one was password protected so some relief there and so far no cases of the date being used has ...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Facial Recognition Technology Now Selling Commercial API License For Developers to Use The Technology Facial Recognition Technology Now Selling Commercial API License For Developers to Use The Technology

No this not a software package you buy off the shelf but it’s getting closer you could say as they h...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another Answer To Interoperability With Medical Records - Middleware From Zoeticx With Common User Interface, I Knew That Idea Would Not Die:) Another Answer To Interoperability With Medical Records - Middleware From Zoeticx With Common User Interface, I Knew That Idea Would Not Die:)

There’s certainly nothing new about “middleware” but the difference is in the platform designs we ha...

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Kaiser Permanente Study With mHealth Efforts Yields Better Communication and Care But Physician Schedules Had To Be Revised To Give Them Time for Their “Desktop Medicine”, So You Can Forget Half of What You Read Out When The Big Billions In Savings Are Predicted… Kaiser Permanente Study With mHealth Efforts Yields Better Communication and Care But Physician Schedules Had To Be Revised To Give Them Time for Their “Desktop Medicine”, So You Can Forget Half of What You Read Out When The Big Billions In Savings Are Predicted…

What is is interesting is that for some reason people think that using telemedicine will save money ...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

United Healthcare Gets Sued Over Refusal To Pay For Lap Band Pre-Op Evaluations and Actual Surgical Procedures, “Algorithm Says”? United Healthcare Gets Sued Over Refusal To Pay For Lap Band Pre-Op Evaluations and Actual Surgical Procedures, “Algorithm Says”?

This is an odd one here and the entire press release reads below.  Did the risk and cost algorithms ...

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Algorithms That Exploit, Sean Gourley CEO of Quid, Physicist Extraordinaire Describes and Talks About How the World Is Being Ruled by Algorithms, Who’s Algos Are They, Am I Going To Benefit From Them, And Where Are The Good Algos? Algorithms That Exploit, Sean Gourley CEO of Quid, Physicist Extraordinaire Describes and Talks About How the World Is Being Ruled by Algorithms, Who’s Algos Are They, Am I Going To Benefit From Them, And Where Are The Good Algos?

I have featured the good doctor over at the Algo Duping/Attack of the Killer Algorithm pages before ...

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Monday, March 24, 2014
 
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