Ascension Health and Private Equity Firm Oak Hill Capital Form Joint Venture To Buy Catholic Hospitals and Health Systems Ascension Health and Private Equity Firm Oak Hill Capital Form Joint Venture To Buy Catholic Hospitals and Health Systems

According to the article, Oak Hill Capital will invest $400 million and assume $495 million in debt....

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Monday, February 28, 2011

HHS announces $200 Million in State Grants To Help Fight Health Insurance Rate Hikes-Time to Apply and Buy Some More Business Intelligence Health IT Reporting Algorithms HHS announces $200 Million in State Grants To Help Fight Health Insurance Rate Hikes-Time to Apply and Buy Some More Business Intelligence Health IT Reporting Algorithms

Back in June of 2010 HHS announced $51 Million in grants and that was not enough it appears.  This i...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

IHA Receives $2.9M AHRQ Grant to Pursue Demo on Bundled Payments IHA Receives $2.9M AHRQ Grant to Pursue Demo on Bundled Payments

Last August 2 hospitals were to start the project but I have not heard much more than the announceme...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Fujifilm Buys Merck Biotech Supply Unit To Make Up for Declining Sales with Imaging and Cameras-Subsidiary Watch Fujifilm Buys Merck Biotech Supply Unit To Make Up for Declining Sales with Imaging and Cameras-Subsidiary Watch

This Merck division was only created about a year ago and Fujifilm is a recent addition to the biot...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

NIH Offers Mobile Health Workshop for Behavioral Science With Mobile Health Algorithms And Formulas-We Want To Know Your Thoughts and What You May Do (Grin) NIH Offers Mobile Health Workshop for Behavioral Science With Mobile Health Algorithms And Formulas-We Want To Know Your Thoughts and What You May Do (Grin)

Well here it is now from the government.  A couple years ago I started posting about behavioral heal...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Verizon Investments Inc. (Venture Capital) Participates in BL Healthcare Platform Financing Verizon Investments Inc. (Venture Capital) Participates in BL Healthcare Platform Financing

We are certainly hearing a lot of new names in Health IT and this was a new one for me, although the...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

St. Joseph Health Systems To Roll Out Allscripts Software As Service Care Management and HomeCare And Will Work with AT&T for Telehealth Stations St. Joseph Health Systems To Roll Out Allscripts Software As Service Care Management and HomeCare And Will Work with AT&T for Telehealth Stations

This is a combination post of a couple of new things going on with St. Josephs Health Systems.  Firs...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Harris to Acquire Carefx Data Aggregator Harris to Acquire Carefx Data Aggregator

This is one way to get technologies collaborating, buyouts.   think this year at HIMMS probably data...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Privacy on the Internet–Tracking User History With Cookies and Flash Cookies And More-Use a Program Like CCleaner to Fight Back Privacy on the Internet–Tracking User History With Cookies and Flash Cookies And More-Use a Program Like CCleaner to Fight Back

Everyone is marketing to try and predict and of course in healthcare this is prevalent too and “why ...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

GE Healthcare Becomes the Next Medical Records System to Offer Ipad and Iphone Software Solutions GE Healthcare Becomes the Next Medical Records System to Offer Ipad and Iphone Software Solutions

It is certainly beginning to look like the Ipad is becoming a working hardware partner in the medica...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Humana Keeps Tricare In The South And Back in May of 2010 HealthNet Was Able to Keep the Northeast-Both Companies Filed Appeals Humana Keeps Tricare In The South And Back in May of 2010 HealthNet Was Able to Keep the Northeast-Both Companies Filed Appeals

This makes for somewhat of an interesting story as Tri-Care went up for bid and Aetna and United wer...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

NY Times Sells UCompareHealthCare to MDx  Medical-Physician Find and Compare Website Search Algorithms And Marketing NY Times Sells UCompareHealthCare to MDx Medical-Physician Find and Compare Website Search Algorithms And Marketing

If you read here often enough at the Medical Quack occasionally I go back and take a look to see how...

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Explosive Device Found On Man Treated At Emergency Room After Automobile Accident-Bomb Squad Called The Hospital Explosive Device Found On Man Treated At Emergency Room After Automobile Accident-Bomb Squad Called The Hospital

Strange things are happening at the ER rooms today and this ranks up there.  The man had been in an ...

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Medtronic Inc. Cancels Contracts With Novation Hospital Buyer Group-Wants to Save Money Negotiating Direct With Hospitals Medtronic Inc. Cancels Contracts With Novation Hospital Buyer Group-Wants to Save Money Negotiating Direct With Hospitals

Whether or not this represents a savings for hospitals is not known yet but the company wanted to re...

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Los Angeles REC Center (Medical Records Assistance) is Open for Business HITEC-LA Los Angeles REC Center (Medical Records Assistance) is Open for Business HITEC-LA

I try to keep some updates on what’s happening at the ONC created REC centers across the US and ever...

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Doctors Have Become One of the Largest Software Beta Testing Groups–”Magpie Healthcare” Unfortunately Still Thrives Doctors Have Become One of the Largest Software Beta Testing Groups–”Magpie Healthcare” Unfortunately Still Thrives

I made this comment on Twitter and actually had a couple medical record companies agree with me, mak...

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Friday, February 25, 2011
 
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