LabCorp Settles with State of California Over Kickback Marketing Scheme–Lab Wars LabCorp Settles with State of California Over Kickback Marketing Scheme–Lab Wars

Both Quest and LabCorp were doing this and this is funny in the information here from BNET that he h...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another New Portable Device Slated to Make Fitness Fun -  A Keychain to Reward for Exercise and Donate To Charities Another New Portable Device Slated to Make Fitness Fun - A Keychain to Reward for Exercise and Donate To Charities

How many more of these things are we going to see.  Folks I know that bough the Fitbit tried it for ...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Non Profit HEALTHeLINK Partners with United Healthcare Subsidiary Optumsight to Remote Monitor Diabetics In Buffalo in Pilot Program Non Profit HEALTHeLINK Partners with United Healthcare Subsidiary Optumsight to Remote Monitor Diabetics In Buffalo in Pilot Program

I try to keep track of mergers and acquisitions here and the partner Axolotl was purchased by Ingeni...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Abbott Labs to Discontinue Distributing FreeStyle Navigator Glucose Monitor in the US Abbott Labs to Discontinue Distributing FreeStyle Navigator Glucose Monitor in the US

The FDA just approved the Freestyle easier to use monitor in June of 2010 and received the European ...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Non Profit Social Interest Solutions Group and Microsoft Partner To Advance State and Government Health Exchange Initiatives Non Profit Social Interest Solutions Group and Microsoft Partner To Advance State and Government Health Exchange Initiatives

Back in February of 2011 Microsoft Government also announced their low cost State Insurance Exchange...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

California Bill to Regulate Health Insurance Rates Dies Due to Lobbying By Insurers and Other Groups So No Serious Audit Algorithms for Now to Control Premium Hikes California Bill to Regulate Health Insurance Rates Dies Due to Lobbying By Insurers and Other Groups So No Serious Audit Algorithms for Now to Control Premium Hikes

Well here’s one more not for the consumer.  If you read through the article in the LA Times the bill...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

United Healthcare To Buy Huge Chunk of Orange County, California Managed Care Business with the Purchase of Monarch Healthcare–Subsidiary Watch United Healthcare To Buy Huge Chunk of Orange County, California Managed Care Business with the Purchase of Monarch Healthcare–Subsidiary Watch

This is in my back yard in the OC and for a few doctors I know this just might be the big push to st...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When Will MDs Prescribe Life Extending Drugs Such as Provenge–Reimbursement And Delivery Matters When Will MDs Prescribe Life Extending Drugs Such as Provenge–Reimbursement And Delivery Matters

Fierce Pharma in conjunction with Sermo, the doctor’s social network have compiled a survey of inter...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Prognosis Health EHR System Buys Creative Healthcare Patient Accounting Company Prognosis Health EHR System Buys Creative Healthcare Patient Accounting Company

Software companies continue to merge and acquire one another, the merging of the software algorithms...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Illinois Doctors and Hospitals Refusing to Participate in Pilot Medicaid Managed Care Program Run by Commercial Insurers Illinois Doctors and Hospitals Refusing to Participate in Pilot Medicaid Managed Care Program Run by Commercial Insurers

The program is being run by two insurance companies, Aetna and Centene-IlliniCare and I am guessing ...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pruning Shears in a Freak Accident End Up Inside Man’s Head-Full Recovery Expected Pruning Shears in a Freak Accident End Up Inside Man’s Head-Full Recovery Expected

This is a strange picture as he accidentally lost his balance and pretty much fell on the clippers. ...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Windows Phone + Windows7 + Kinect + Surface + Speech Recognition – Wicked Technology and Integration Windows Phone + Windows7 + Kinect + Surface + Speech Recognition – Wicked Technology and Integration

Wicked is about the best word I could come up with here.  When you watch the demonstration of all of...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Senator Grassley Holds a Town Hall Meeting–States He Knows Only Knows of One Member of Congress Who Really Wants to Privatize Social Security-But He’s Not Telling (Video) Senator Grassley Holds a Town Hall Meeting–States He Knows Only Knows of One Member of Congress Who Really Wants to Privatize Social Security-But He’s Not Telling (Video)

Well, well we could go all kinds of places with this and based on what has been all over the news of...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

UnitedHealth, YMCA Expand Diabetes Prevention Program with P4P for Walgreens UnitedHealth, YMCA Expand Diabetes Prevention Program with P4P for Walgreens

The process uses UnitedHealth claims data and other demographic information to flag people at risk o...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Don’t Get Stuck in the IT Past–Locked in an 8 Track World–VM Limited (Video-Humor) Don’t Get Stuck in the IT Past–Locked in an 8 Track World–VM Limited (Video-Humor)

This is funny and we may guess who VM Limited might be and there’s a company having their big meetin...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

AMA Issues Response to CMS Bundled Payment Initiative–Short and Sweet-Be Prepared to Provide Technical Assistance And Data To the Doctors Beyond a Website AMA Issues Response to CMS Bundled Payment Initiative–Short and Sweet-Be Prepared to Provide Technical Assistance And Data To the Doctors Beyond a Website

I like this answer as the AMA is of course stating they are pleased with the options and opportuniti...

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Monday, August 29, 2011

NHS Doctors to Use “Redneck Telehealth” Also Known as “Skype”–A Good Thing NHS Doctors to Use “Redneck Telehealth” Also Known as “Skype”–A Good Thing

A while back I wrote about this topic with a friend who was out of town and needed to talk with his ...

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Monday, August 29, 2011
 
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