Private Equity Firm Golder Rauner LLC (Devicor Unit) Makes Offer for J and J Ethicon Breast Care Business Private Equity Firm Golder Rauner LLC (Devicor Unit) Makes Offer for J and J Ethicon Breast Care Business

Below is a statement from the Devicor website, so it appears their business acquiring and growing h...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Capital BlueCross Eliminates 182 Jobs – Automated Algorithmic Processes and Technology Advances Now Doing the Job Capital BlueCross Eliminates 182 Jobs – Automated Algorithmic Processes and Technology Advances Now Doing the Job

This is one more sign of technology taking over work where humans used to the jobs and it is moving...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Microsoft Tags on CBS Early Show – Wake Up FDA, Pharma and Medical Device Companies –Scan Those Drugs, Medical Devices and Synchronize with an FDA Tag Data Base – Recalls, Theft Tracking and More…. Microsoft Tags on CBS Early Show – Wake Up FDA, Pharma and Medical Device Companies –Scan Those Drugs, Medical Devices and Synchronize with an FDA Tag Data Base – Recalls, Theft Tracking and More….

Everybody that reads here, knows I am a fan of Tags and I have an entire series of how they can be u...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

HealthVault PHR Can Help Save You Find and Track Savings on Prescriptions – Integration with OptimizerX HealthVault PHR Can Help Save You Find and Track Savings on Prescriptions – Integration with OptimizerX

Optimizer also offers a prescription card you can print out to receive discounts.  As a member you c...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FDA Requiring Informatics on Pediatric Devices – Expect More Devices that Report Data FDA Requiring Informatics on Pediatric Devices – Expect More Devices that Report Data

That’s the answer here as to manually collect and analyze with today’s standards and availability of...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DOT Plants to Ban Text Messaging For Commercial Drivers – But What About the Drivers Taking Their Blood Pressure and Glucose Readings on the Road Using Cell Phones And Other Devices that Report Data? DOT Plants to Ban Text Messaging For Commercial Drivers – But What About the Drivers Taking Their Blood Pressure and Glucose Readings on the Road Using Cell Phones And Other Devices that Report Data?

This makes a very good point about “tech denial” and lack of participation and understanding of some...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Consumer Watchdog Wants A Probe on WellPoint – Told Investors It Will Game Reform (Adjust Algorithms) for Profit Consumer Watchdog Wants A Probe on WellPoint – Told Investors It Will Game Reform (Adjust Algorithms) for Profit

It’s that same old word I mention over and over, it’s the formulas used via software to make the an...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Myriad's BRCA (DNA Breast Cancer) Patent Ruled Invalid Today – US Patent and Trademark Office Also Off the Hook Myriad's BRCA (DNA Breast Cancer) Patent Ruled Invalid Today – US Patent and Trademark Office Also Off the Hook

This could open the door for other companies to enter the market.   Up until this decision, Myriad ...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Tenet Healthcare Opens Medical Clinic in Florida – At A Bank Tenet Healthcare Opens Medical Clinic in Florida – At A Bank

The clinic is to offer care to employees only.  We don’t want employees overworked and neglecting th...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Doctor’s Day – March 30th Happy Doctor’s Day – March 30th

Thanks to all the doctors who stop by here and if you have anything to celebrate, this might be the ...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Cisco TelePresence Expanding Beyond Healthcare with Collaboration with Bank of America Cisco TelePresence Expanding Beyond Healthcare with Collaboration with Bank of America

If you read the Quack often enough there are several posts about Cisco’s investment in healthcare.  ...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Insurers Disputing Covering Pre-Existing Conditions for Children – Time for Algorithmically Centric Digital Laws Insurers Disputing Covering Pre-Existing Conditions for Children – Time for Algorithmically Centric Digital Laws

When you read stories like this, it’s again one more reason to keep the “private” or public option open.  Insurers have big budgets for lega...

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Eli Lilly Outsourcing Clinical Trial Support to Thermo Fisher in Massachusetts Eli Lilly Outsourcing Clinical Trial Support to Thermo Fisher in Massachusetts

Instead of being done in house, Thermo Fisher will be the outsourced agent here for materials, pack...

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ingenix (Subsidiary of United Health Care) Buys QualityMetric – More Algorithmic Formulas To Choose From To Identify Future Risk and Cost Ingenix (Subsidiary of United Health Care) Buys QualityMetric – More Algorithmic Formulas To Choose From To Identify Future Risk and Cost

Are you a bit tired of hearing about risk management and what a “risk” we all are to society at time...

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Update: Dr. Don Berwick Will Be Nominated as CMS Administrator – Featured Expert From “Money Driven Medicine” – The Book and Movie (Videos) Update: Dr. Don Berwick Will Be Nominated as CMS Administrator – Featured Expert From “Money Driven Medicine” – The Book and Movie (Videos)

I was reading through my news and Maggie Mahar has updated her blog and states the rumor of the nomi...

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

PrivaMed, Inc. Granted US Patent for Security Platform and Cards for Medical Records PrivaMed, Inc. Granted US Patent for Security Platform and Cards for Medical Records

In reading the press release and web site the patent appears to include multi platforms for securit...

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Calls Out “No” By Mistake on Healthcare Vote – Second Time He Did This Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Calls Out “No” By Mistake on Healthcare Vote – Second Time He Did This

The senator supports reform and has worked hard to gain supporters.  I guess he may have been distracted and changed his vote, and this has ...

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Friday, March 26, 2010
 
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