And So It Starts With Funded Health Insurance Communities to Help the Poor and Obtain A Lot More Behavior Data to Mine and Sell For United Healthcare From the Participants… And So It Starts With Funded Health Insurance Communities to Help the Poor and Obtain A Lot More Behavior Data to Mine and Sell For United Healthcare From the Participants…

If you have read here for a while there have been several posts about United Healthcare investments in low income housing and this one is no...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

IBM Acquires Truven Analytics–Excess Scoring & Data Selling Of US Consumers Continues to Grow–Unlicensed And the Dangerous Quantitated Hype Progresses To Further Deny Access IBM Acquires Truven Analytics–Excess Scoring & Data Selling Of US Consumers Continues to Grow–Unlicensed And the Dangerous Quantitated Hype Progresses To Further Deny Access

Fortune put it right out in their article on why IBM was purchasing Truven Analytics, for the data.  When companies acquire more data we all...

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center EHR Hacked And Being Held for Ransom.. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center EHR Hacked And Being Held for Ransom..

Update:  2-27-2016  It was reported today via the LA Times, the hospital paid $17,000 in bit coins so they got a deal it seems, or the amo...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center McKesson EHR Hacked And Hospital Data Being Held for Ransom.. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center McKesson EHR Hacked And Hospital Data Being Held for Ransom..

I’m surprised it took so long to get out as it happened a week ago.  It’s been down for 7 days and the FBI is involved as well as the Los A...

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Friday, February 12, 2016

St. Joseph Healthcare in Southern California Becoming a “Nurse Next Door” Franchisee-Acquiring 26 Locations With Option for Another 12–Their Current Private Home Care Business To Be Transitioned To This Model St. Joseph Healthcare in Southern California Becoming a “Nurse Next Door” Franchisee-Acquiring 26 Locations With Option for Another 12–Their Current Private Home Care Business To Be Transitioned To This Model

This is interesting and hospitals are under real pressure today to avoid re-admissions as they can be penalized by CMS. The folks that work...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Index and License Data Sellers, Step One Needed for Any Consumer Privacy Efforts to Exist - Spurious Correlations and Flawed Data Risk Assessments Thrive To Erroneously Deny Access Index and License Data Sellers, Step One Needed for Any Consumer Privacy Efforts to Exist - Spurious Correlations and Flawed Data Risk Assessments Thrive To Erroneously Deny Access

It’s been a while since I hit this one but since last time, of course, things are getting worse out there.  With prediction tools and apps b...

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Sunday, February 07, 2016

Hospital CEO and Two Physicians Arrested In Prescription Pain Killer Distribution Ring.. Hospital CEO and Two Physicians Arrested In Prescription Pain Killer Distribution Ring..

Geez this has to be a black eye on the community to have the CEO involved in this, who I imagine will no longer be the CEO if not already r...

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Friday, February 05, 2016

United Files Lawsuit Against HHS/CMS–Doesn’t Want to Pay Their Portion of the Risk Fiddled $70 Billion Said Medicare Advantage Insurer Fraud United Files Lawsuit Against HHS/CMS–Doesn’t Want to Pay Their Portion of the Risk Fiddled $70 Billion Said Medicare Advantage Insurer Fraud

This has been kicking around out there since Whistleblower lawsuits were filed. Initially Humana was the first target and between United and...

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016
 
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