Todd Park US CTO Leaving His Post-Anyone Noticing a Pattern Here With Technologists Jumping Ship One After Another? Todd Park US CTO Leaving His Post-Anyone Noticing a Pattern Here With Technologists Jumping Ship One After Another?

You can’t blame him as he doesn’t need the money and anguish if you look at that angle, but accordin...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Prime Healthcare Files Lawsuit Against Hospital Employee Unions–Wants Them Out of The Way So They Can Be Successful in Buying Daughters of Charity Health System Prime Healthcare Files Lawsuit Against Hospital Employee Unions–Wants Them Out of The Way So They Can Be Successful in Buying Daughters of Charity Health System

Well if this doesn’t beat all and really how much can the Union really do other than voice concerns,...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HHs Former Cyber Security Director Convicted of Child Pornography HHs Former Cyber Security Director Convicted of Child Pornography

Where’s the NSA when you need them, right?   Heck with all they have, why didn’t they catch this guy...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

University of Arizona Medical Center Former Chief of Surgery Vindicated Of All Charges–Panel Recommends Reinstatement.. University of Arizona Medical Center Former Chief of Surgery Vindicated Of All Charges–Panel Recommends Reinstatement..

This was a nasty battle and you can reference the link below and get caught up.  The doctor was a wh...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CardioMEMS HF System-FDA Approved Implanted Monitoring Device Helps Reduce Hospital Admissions For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure CardioMEMS HF System-FDA Approved Implanted Monitoring Device Helps Reduce Hospital Admissions For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

This is a very worthwhile medical device and the video below shows a quick summary of how it works...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Patient in California Finds Out the Hard Way That His Doctor No Longer Honors Blue Shield Insurance Bought Through Covered California–More Consumer Targeted Killer Algorithm At Work… Patient in California Finds Out the Hard Way That His Doctor No Longer Honors Blue Shield Insurance Bought Through Covered California–More Consumer Targeted Killer Algorithm At Work…

I remember Regal before their affiliation with the Heritage Providers and it was no problem in the e...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ingenix (Optum-United Healthcare) Lawsuits Still Bouncing Around Out There–One Recently Settled in New Jersey With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield That Was Still Using the Flawed and Corrupt Data Base for Out of Network Payment Calculations Ingenix (Optum-United Healthcare) Lawsuits Still Bouncing Around Out There–One Recently Settled in New Jersey With Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield That Was Still Using the Flawed and Corrupt Data Base for Out of Network Payment Calculations

This is unbelievable if I am reading this correctly as I had assumed that all insurers who licensed ...

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Suicides At NYU And New York Presbyterian–2 Physician Interns Jumped To Their Deaths Suicides At NYU And New York Presbyterian–2 Physician Interns Jumped To Their Deaths

The first suicide fell 26 stories and people walking by heard the thud and it was pretty ugly accord...

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Apax Partners Exploring Sale of Trizetto  Health IT To Include Debt, Maybe Worth As Much as $3 Billion Apax Partners Exploring Sale of Trizetto Health IT To Include Debt, Maybe Worth As Much as $3 Billion

Trizetto was run by a former CEO from Cerner, Trace Devanny for a short while, who was CEO of Trizetto.   He decided to jump  ship in May of...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Alabama Is The Next State Up With United Healthcare Firing Medicare Advantage Doctors–Notice From State Medical Association Alabama Is The Next State Up With United Healthcare Firing Medicare Advantage Doctors–Notice From State Medical Association

The state medical association put out a release to notify consumers who have Medicare Advantage Poli...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hospitals and Insurers Duking It Out In New Jersey As More Non-Profits Become “For Profit” And They Bill At Higher Rates Hospitals and Insurers Duking It Out In New Jersey As More Non-Profits Become “For Profit” And They Bill At Higher Rates

Prime Healthcare as well as other investors are buying up hospitals and the rates are going up on wh...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Radiologists Having a Hard Time Finding Residency As Teleradiology Takes Over “Day” Jobs At Many US Hospitals, Students Still Stuck With Big Med School Loans, Stuck In a “Field of Dicoms”… Radiologists Having a Hard Time Finding Residency As Teleradiology Takes Over “Day” Jobs At Many US Hospitals, Students Still Stuck With Big Med School Loans, Stuck In a “Field of Dicoms”…

Radiologists and orthopedic surgeons are still at the top of the doctor occupation chain but those j...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Roche To Buy InterMune Of Brisbane, California for $8.3 Billion Roche To Buy InterMune Of Brisbane, California for $8.3 Billion

Pirfenidone is the drug sold under the name of Esbriet in Europe and Canada and does not yet have US...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hydrocodone-Combination Products Have Now Been Reclassified as Schedule II Drugs Hydrocodone-Combination Products Have Now Been Reclassified as Schedule II Drugs

The new classification goes into effect in 45 days.  In 2008 HHS received a petition to make this ch...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Narrow Networks For Employers Soon An Option in New Jersey With “New Jersey Only” Plan Offering From United Healthcare As The Company Keeps Working Their Risk Assessments and Reimbursement Reductions.. Narrow Networks For Employers Soon An Option in New Jersey With “New Jersey Only” Plan Offering From United Healthcare As The Company Keeps Working Their Risk Assessments and Reimbursement Reductions..

Well this should come as no surprise as we have seen United with their current Medicare Advantage ne...

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Friday, August 22, 2014

AliveCor Receives FDA Approval For Patients To Use the Heart Monitor Smart Phone App and Device To Detect Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) And Alert Their Doctors AliveCor Receives FDA Approval For Patients To Use the Heart Monitor Smart Phone App and Device To Detect Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) And Alert Their Doctors

This is pretty good stuff and I have written about AliveCor before, when it was first only allowed ...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

World’s Largest Rubber Duck Coming to Dock at LA Harbor…On My List of Things To See:) World’s Largest Rubber Duck Coming to Dock at LA Harbor…On My List of Things To See:)

Ok with all awful news out there, time to lighten up and talk about a duck and this one is 6 storie...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly Leaves Emory Hospital, Cured of Ebola Virus Dr. Kent Brantly Leaves Emory Hospital, Cured of Ebola Virus

Actually both patients have been cured and released and they really don’t know if the experimental d...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Apple In Talks With Insurers Now Relative to Healthkit? If So We’re Going The Other Way As Consumers Are Waking Up to the US Data Selling Epidemic Along With Profit Making Algorithms That Generate “Secret Consumer Scores” That Benefit Corporations - A Big  Factor With Inequality Acceleration Apple In Talks With Insurers Now Relative to Healthkit? If So We’re Going The Other Way As Consumers Are Waking Up to the US Data Selling Epidemic Along With Profit Making Algorithms That Generate “Secret Consumer Scores” That Benefit Corporations - A Big Factor With Inequality Acceleration

As this article states though there’s no concrete evidence or documentation thus far of any meetings...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Medical Quack Welcomes Back e-MDs Medical Records, Now Offering Cloud Solutions - A Valued Advertiser Medical Quack Welcomes Back e-MDs Medical Records, Now Offering Cloud Solutions - A Valued Advertiser

e-MDs is one of the very first pioneers in the electronic medical records business.  I know this bec...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

One More Aetna App Soon To Bite the Dust, “People Don’t Work That Way” One More Aetna App Soon To Bite the Dust, “People Don’t Work That Way”

Way back in the early days of apps, back to the old Windows Phone apps written in Visual Basic, I wr...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
 
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