Just Because You Design It, Get Millions in Funding, Market and Promote It Doesn’t Mean We’re Going to Wear It and Find Value, The Wearables Business Where People Don’t Work That Way, Stifle Those Broken “Big Gulp” Models..Please.. Just Because You Design It, Get Millions in Funding, Market and Promote It Doesn’t Mean We’re Going to Wear It and Find Value, The Wearables Business Where People Don’t Work That Way, Stifle Those Broken “Big Gulp” Models..Please..

So we are talking about some very expensive projects here based on a “proof of concept” that dives i...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

CVS To Charge Consumers Higher Co-Pays With Prescriptions Filled at Drug Stores That Still Sell Tobacco Products–Killer Algorithms Attacking Once Again To Make Sure CVS Gets the Prescription Revenue And Your Data To Score And Sell CVS To Charge Consumers Higher Co-Pays With Prescriptions Filled at Drug Stores That Still Sell Tobacco Products–Killer Algorithms Attacking Once Again To Make Sure CVS Gets the Prescription Revenue And Your Data To Score And Sell

We knew their entire program was nothing but marketing from the start.  The CVS store near me has ...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Device Patent Wars–Covidien Wins Injunction to Stop J and J Ethicon From Manufacturing, Marketing and Selling Harmonic Ace+7 Surgical Device Device Patent Wars–Covidien Wins Injunction to Stop J and J Ethicon From Manufacturing, Marketing and Selling Harmonic Ace+7 Surgical Device

Covidien if you will remember is the company Medtronic bought and is doing the tax inversion and is ...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis Closes Leaving Employees Holding the Bag–Hospital Apparently Was Using Hospital Insurance Premium Money For Operating Costs To Stay Open… Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis Closes Leaving Employees Holding the Bag–Hospital Apparently Was Using Hospital Insurance Premium Money For Operating Costs To Stay Open…

Here’s yet another hospital that ran out of money.  The hospital was self insured with Cigna operati...

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Fallbrook Hospital in the San Diego to Close in November As They Run Out of Money, Will Be Outpatient Services Only, Such as Urgent Care, Rehab, Nursing and Hospice… Fallbrook Hospital in the San Diego to Close in November As They Run Out of Money, Will Be Outpatient Services Only, Such as Urgent Care, Rehab, Nursing and Hospice…

Scripps and none of the other big hospital chains in California wanted this hospital so with just a ...

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Turning Into a Ghost Town, The Facility Where Ebola Infections Struck Patients and Nurses Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Turning Into a Ghost Town, The Facility Where Ebola Infections Struck Patients and Nurses

This should come as no surprise as Ebola continues to sweep the news every day, every minute.  Media...

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dallas Hospital Had Ebola Screening Machine Military is Using in Africa–Sat on Shelf Not Used Due to FDA Guidelines Prohibiting Use of the Device–Is This Why Our New Ebola Czar is a Lawyer? Dallas Hospital Had Ebola Screening Machine Military is Using in Africa–Sat on Shelf Not Used Due to FDA Guidelines Prohibiting Use of the Device–Is This Why Our New Ebola Czar is a Lawyer?

This is not a nice story at all now the the patient died and the resultant series of events that hav...

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola Patient Who Died in Dallas Had No Insurance-Did This Impact His Care? Thomas Eric Duncan, Ebola Patient Who Died in Dallas Had No Insurance-Did This Impact His Care?

We all know or maybe should know by now that Texas did not extend Medicaid and would that have made ...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

AARP and United HealthCare Form “Longevity Network”–Time To Find Some More “Cheap Code” Looking For Millennials Still Living At Home Who Can Afford The Time To Write…Cash For Code Again AARP and United HealthCare Form “Longevity Network”–Time To Find Some More “Cheap Code” Looking For Millennials Still Living At Home Who Can Afford The Time To Write…Cash For Code Again

Here’s yet another one and being a former developer myself I look at all of these such groups and r...

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mission Hospital in the OC Closes 14 Surgical Room As a Result of a JACO Inspection For Infections.. Mission Hospital in the OC Closes 14 Surgical Room As a Result of a JACO Inspection For Infections..

As you can read below, a lot of elective surgical procedures here, so this means orthopedic procedur...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

US Navy Doctors Admit Man Into Substance Abuse Program After Showing Signs of Addiction to Google Glass.. US Navy Doctors Admit Man Into Substance Abuse Program After Showing Signs of Addiction to Google Glass..

Yes, this is one of those types of blog posts:)  It’s like anything else out there, people getting a...

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NIH Says Ebola Research Would Have Been A Year or Two Ahead Of Where We Are Today–The Problem Really Lies in the Fact That Very Few Do Anything for the “Good” Anymore, They Do It for the “Good Money” Instead… NIH Says Ebola Research Would Have Been A Year or Two Ahead Of Where We Are Today–The Problem Really Lies in the Fact That Very Few Do Anything for the “Good” Anymore, They Do It for the “Good Money” Instead…

I’m not going to dispute what Francis Collins said but Ebola research is only a small portion of wha...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ONC Hires New Privacy Head, A California Corporate Lawyer From United Healthcare, One of The Biggest Operating Data Selling Companies In the US ONC Hires New Privacy Head, A California Corporate Lawyer From United Healthcare, One of The Biggest Operating Data Selling Companies In the US

What can you say when the ONC hired a privacy expert that has worked for a big conglomerate like Uni...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CDC Is the Latest Government Agency Caught Up In Virtual Values, Confusion With The Real World Problem of Ebola–“The Grays” Continue to Haunt Those Who Can’t Tell the Difference… CDC Is the Latest Government Agency Caught Up In Virtual Values, Confusion With The Real World Problem of Ebola–“The Grays” Continue to Haunt Those Who Can’t Tell the Difference…

It just doesn’t stop with “The Grays” which is what I call the syndrome of those who confuse virtual...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

California Creates Some New Laws Relative To Privacy, Not Much to Shout About–Still Need Federal Law to License All Data Sellers So We Know Who They are… California Creates Some New Laws Relative To Privacy, Not Much to Shout About–Still Need Federal Law to License All Data Sellers So We Know Who They are…

Ok so the big news, revenge porn is now against the law…well that’s no big thing but now it’s offici...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Hospital in Indiana Drops United Healthcare As United Dropped The Medicare Advantage Patients…Now It’s Hospital Firing In Addition To Medicare Doctors… Hospital in Indiana Drops United Healthcare As United Dropped The Medicare Advantage Patients…Now It’s Hospital Firing In Addition To Medicare Doctors…

Here we go again, and this time the hospital contends that United is violating their contract in the...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Battelle to Help CMS Improve Quality–Secures Four Year Contract From CMS To Build Some New Models Relative To Medicare Provider Performance and Payment… Battelle to Help CMS Improve Quality–Secures Four Year Contract From CMS To Build Some New Models Relative To Medicare Provider Performance and Payment…

We know CMS needs some new models and perhaps this is part of it and how long will it take?  Who kno...

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Sadly It’s Ebola That’s Bringing the US Kicking and Screaming, To Our Knees–We Must Deal With the Real World Solutions, Not Virtual World Values This Time as They Won’t Work… Sadly It’s Ebola That’s Bringing the US Kicking and Screaming, To Our Knees–We Must Deal With the Real World Solutions, Not Virtual World Values This Time as They Won’t Work…

I write about this topic quite a bit as I see it all the time with folks confusing virtual world val...

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
 
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