How the Federal Government Plans to Spend $79 Billion in IT Investments in 2011 from the-Chart from General Accounting Office How the Federal Government Plans to Spend $79 Billion in IT Investments in 2011 from the-Chart from General Accounting Office

We keep hearing that healthcare is eating us out of house and home, which it literally is, and here’s a good visual of where the money for I...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CardioHealth® Station Cleared By FDA-An Automated and Portable Cardiovascular Imaging Device for Physician’s Offices, Hospitals and Clinics-Got Plaque? CardioHealth® Station Cleared By FDA-An Automated and Portable Cardiovascular Imaging Device for Physician’s Offices, Hospitals and Clinics-Got Plaque?

This device, the CardioHealth Station combines the Framingham Risk Score with carotid IMT and plaque assessments and allows internists and ...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Former Hospital CFO Goes Back to Jail for Violating Bond Conditions-He Emailed His Probation Officer Under Wife’s Name Former Hospital CFO Goes Back to Jail for Violating Bond Conditions-He Emailed His Probation Officer Under Wife’s Name

Ok now these folks are supposed to be the brains and money of hospitals here and this one obviously is struggling with that issue, since he ...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CMS Gives Dendreon Wins Full Reimbursement of $93k for Treatment of Prostate Cancer With No Apparent Off Label Restrictions In Draft Memo CMS Gives Dendreon Wins Full Reimbursement of $93k for Treatment of Prostate Cancer With No Apparent Off Label Restrictions In Draft Memo

The story of Provenge and the manufacturer has been interesting for all over the last few years. I have covered some small portions here, ba...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Longtime CEO of Healthcare District of Palm Beach County Resigning to Take A Position at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida-A New Set of Managed Care Algorithms to Work With Longtime CEO of Healthcare District of Palm Beach County Resigning to Take A Position at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida-A New Set of Managed Care Algorithms to Work With

Well here we go again, hospital systems don’t have much money and as a country with both federal and state lawmakers, they haven’t come to t...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FDA Approves Wireless Handheld Blood, Cardiac and Marker Testing Device From Abbott-iSTAT System-Sends Lab Results Direct to Electronic Medical Records FDA Approves Wireless Handheld Blood, Cardiac and Marker Testing Device From Abbott-iSTAT System-Sends Lab Results Direct to Electronic Medical Records

Now when talking about useful wireless devices, this is one of them and we see some nice collaboration efforts here with more than one thing...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Amgen Lung Cancer Drug Fails Goals For Improving Survival Amgen Lung Cancer Drug Fails Goals For Improving Survival

These are tough drugs to create and sad that this one did not make the grade.  What is also a bit disappointing too was that this was a join...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

9 Patients in Alabama Hospitals Die After Being Treated with Bacteria Infected IV Feeding Bags 9 Patients in Alabama Hospitals Die After Being Treated with Bacteria Infected IV Feeding Bags

The serratia marcescens bacteria is one of the oldest identified around and has existed almost everywhere but when the bacteria gets into a...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

FDA Chemist and Son Face Charges on Inside Trading–Data Trail Algorithms On The Computer Captured The Activity-Update FDA Chemist and Son Face Charges on Inside Trading–Data Trail Algorithms On The Computer Captured The Activity-Update

Now a few more details have emerged and it appears he had help from his 25 year old son, and if nothing else besides spelling trouble it sho...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Window Washer Electrocuted While Washing Working at Huntington Beach Medical Office Window Washer Electrocuted While Washing Working at Huntington Beach Medical Office

This is close to home and know the facility well and the entire story here is very sad to say the least.  You can watch the news video for t...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Had Enough Tylenol Recalls Yet?  Here’s One More Voluntary Recall Had Enough Tylenol Recalls Yet? Here’s One More Voluntary Recall

What’s fun too is if the retailer doesn’t have it on the list to get your money back, be prepared for some possible delays. The good news i...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

UNI/CARE Connects Medical Records to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 UNI/CARE Connects Medical Records to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Years ago before there was a distinction I used to say that electronic records were the CRM of healthcare, but now you can see where the 2...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SEC Files Lawsuit Against FDA Chemist for Insider Trading Violations SEC Files Lawsuit Against FDA Chemist for Insider Trading Violations

Insider trading issues seem to reach all levels of society and not just those working in the financial areas of business.  I guess when you ...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Privacy-Beware of the Data Snatching Algorithms on the Web Some of This Relates to Healthcare and How You are Bought & Sold-Important Information for All (Video) Privacy-Beware of the Data Snatching Algorithms on the Web Some of This Relates to Healthcare and How You are Bought & Sold-Important Information for All (Video)

I am actually very happy they made this video to explain how this is done as over the last few years I have made tons of posts on privacy an...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Teva And Procter & Gamble Create Over the Counter Drug Marketing and Distribution Business-Do The Consumer A Favor and Start Bar Coding for Recalls-They Will Happen Teva And Procter & Gamble Create Over the Counter Drug Marketing and Distribution Business-Do The Consumer A Favor and Start Bar Coding for Recalls-They Will Happen

Ok here I go again and if you are a regular reader we all know that the FDA and drug companies as well as device companies absolutely do not...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Aetna Sues Six Out of Network Physicians in New Jersey-One Bedside Consult was Almost 57k-Who Didn’t Scrub that Claim & What Code? Aetna Sues Six Out of Network Physicians in New Jersey-One Bedside Consult was Almost 57k-Who Didn’t Scrub that Claim & What Code?

If they paid it, then I guess they can sue back but how did this make it through the algorithms that check for this stuff?  I have not met a...

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Monday, March 28, 2011
 
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