NHS As It Has Been Known For Years Changes Dramatically April 1st and Care for the Poor Will Suffer As Trust GP Services Are Outsourced To Private Industry NHS As It Has Been Known For Years Changes Dramatically April 1st and Care for the Poor Will Suffer As Trust GP Services Are Outsourced To Private Industry

This is really kind of sad to see the same toll we face over here with problems with money and banks hitting the NHS too.  One industry dest...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

mHealth and Other Technologies in Healthcare Experience Slow Growth Is As the Data Selling Epidemic for Shear Profit in the US Continues to Grow Leaps and Bounds Leaving Manufacturing in the Hole and Non Competitive mHealth and Other Technologies in Healthcare Experience Slow Growth Is As the Data Selling Epidemic for Shear Profit in the US Continues to Grow Leaps and Bounds Leaving Manufacturing in the Hole and Non Competitive

So, do you wonder why we can’t create more new jobs?  Well when one can hire a few technologists and mine data and create analytics by the b...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

“Dead Patients Can’t Be Readmitted” As Relates to HHS and CMS and the Elusive Search for Some Penalty Assessing Algorithm Fairies… “Dead Patients Can’t Be Readmitted” As Relates to HHS and CMS and the Elusive Search for Some Penalty Assessing Algorithm Fairies…

I am all for education and all the efforts hospitals are making in this area, it helps but the penalties by the numbers here with folks in e...

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Johnson and Johnson Recalls Millions of OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Meters Johnson and Johnson Recalls Millions of OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Meters

This is an international recall and it being conducted as the machines can malfunction with an extremely high reading.  LifeScan is the com...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

FDA Approves J and J New Class of Drug for Diabetes 2, Expelling Sugar Via Urination FDA Approves J and J New Class of Drug for Diabetes 2, Expelling Sugar Via Urination

Some MDs are cautious with the results and use so far as the drug is basically using a “side effect” as a treatment.   I wrote this up a few...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

VA and Department of Defense Medical Records Integration/Aggregation Gets A New Twist as DOD Entertains Canning AHLTA & Getting a New System-VA Suggests Choosing VistA VA and Department of Defense Medical Records Integration/Aggregation Gets A New Twist as DOD Entertains Canning AHLTA & Getting a New System-VA Suggests Choosing VistA

Data, data and more data.  I’m sure there’s been a ton of work here with using the existing AHLTA system from the DOD and working with the V...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Hoag Hospital in the OC CMS Inspection Finds Major Safety Issues Hoag Hospital in the OC CMS Inspection Finds Major Safety Issues

You can read the safety issues below and as the Orange County Register points out the vaccines not being stored properly was one of the main...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Medical Device Companies Not Putting Up a Real Smart Battle to Reverse Device Taxes–Need to Offer Alternative Solutions for Missed Revenue, Taxing & Licensing Data Sellers Would Do It Medical Device Companies Not Putting Up a Real Smart Battle to Reverse Device Taxes–Need to Offer Alternative Solutions for Missed Revenue, Taxing & Licensing Data Sellers Would Do It

I read yesterday where the Senate voted to repeal the tax but it doesn’t look real promising for the future.  I said this about a year ago a...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

One Company Markets A Service To Send Patients Home With A Tablet To Communicate and Monitor Patients Discharged from Hospitals One Company Markets A Service To Send Patients Home With A Tablet To Communicate and Monitor Patients Discharged from Hospitals

We all know by now that follow up with patients discharged from the hospital is key and all are trying to figure out which way works best an...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

MyMedicalRecord PHR To Begin Offering HL7 Connections to Connect/Interchange With EHRs and EMRs And Push PDF Documents In April MyMedicalRecord PHR To Begin Offering HL7 Connections to Connect/Interchange With EHRs and EMRs And Push PDF Documents In April

Many PHRs have worked with using an HL7 interface and now MyMedicalRecords adds this capability to their PHR.  4Medica on another note is on...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Walgreens Enters Contract and Investment With Amerisource Bergen for Drug Purchases and Distribution, Using Global Interests to Flex Pricing Muscles–Independent Pharmacies Concerned Walgreens Enters Contract and Investment With Amerisource Bergen for Drug Purchases and Distribution, Using Global Interests to Flex Pricing Muscles–Independent Pharmacies Concerned

Cardinal Health will be replaced when their contract expires.  Amerisource is global and thus with adding Alliance Boots to the distribution...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Moen Retirees to Lose Health Insurance January 1, 2014, Off To Medicare And Exchanges for Coverage Moen Retirees to Lose Health Insurance January 1, 2014, Off To Medicare And Exchanges for Coverage

In addition, there’s no money given out to help retirees to purchase health insurance as some companies offer, so I am guessing the exchange...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Not Receiving Reimbursement on Some Molecular and Other Diagnostic Lab Tests From Medicare, They Didn’t Develop a New Algorithmic Payment Guideline System, So It Came To A Halt Not Receiving Reimbursement on Some Molecular and Other Diagnostic Lab Tests From Medicare, They Didn’t Develop a New Algorithmic Payment Guideline System, So It Came To A Halt

According to this article, which goes into detail if you read the entire summary at the link below pretty much says Medicare was changing th...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

“The Creative Destruction of Medicine”–Colbert Report With Dr. Eric Topol–mHealth (video) “The Creative Destruction of Medicine”–Colbert Report With Dr. Eric Topol–mHealth (video)

I’m returning back after a few days with family and what better way to start that with Steven Colbert and his interview with Dr. Eric Topol ...

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bill Gates on Washington DC–You Don’t Run a Business Like This… Bill Gates on Washington DC–You Don’t Run a Business Like This…

Bill Gates begins talking about the Gates Foundation and their success with eradicating polio and other vaccine efforts.  Somebody cancelled...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Big Data–The Data Science Code of Ethics-Designed By Those Who Create Models - Don’t Fall Victim To Write Fictitious Code and Models Just to Make Money With Clients Demanding Such Big Data–The Data Science Code of Ethics-Designed By Those Who Create Models - Don’t Fall Victim To Write Fictitious Code and Models Just to Make Money With Clients Demanding Such

This of course is very much alive in the financial areas and one of the reasons myself and others who know technology think it is absolutely...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
 
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