Hospitals and Insurance Company Competing for Patients In Pittsburgh–Contracts In Question Hospitals and Insurance Company Competing for Patients In Pittsburgh–Contracts In Question

In this case it’s Highmark and UPMC in the Pittsburg area.  It’s interesting to listen to the comments in the video and the “deals” are disc...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Orange County Oncology Doctor Who Couldn’t Stop Defrauding Medicare Will Get His License Back After He Serves Time & House Sold for Just Under $10 Million Orange County Oncology Doctor Who Couldn’t Stop Defrauding Medicare Will Get His License Back After He Serves Time & House Sold for Just Under $10 Million

This was the oncologist that couldn’t help himself and made millions and on top of this the government seems to have messed up with the auc...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Wrath of Dr. Khan–ER Versus Medicine Video (Humor) The Wrath of Dr. Khan–ER Versus Medicine Video (Humor)

This is just too funny…only an ER doctor…and glad he has a sense of humor too.   Wrath of Dr. Khan     We certainly need a break now ...

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

BATS Stock Exchange IPO Rogue Algos–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 34–See How Other Killer Algorithms Occur in Every Day Life With Healthcare & Credit BATS Stock Exchange IPO Rogue Algos–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 34–See How Other Killer Algorithms Occur in Every Day Life With Healthcare & Credit

If you haven’t figured this one out yet, it’s about computer code and “rogue” algorithms and this can happen at any time, any place and so f...

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Discussion on Supreme Court Hearing on Healthcare Reform–How Will This Play Out With Current Day Algorithms of Commerce And Unintended Consequences-Video Discussion on Supreme Court Hearing on Healthcare Reform–How Will This Play Out With Current Day Algorithms of Commerce And Unintended Consequences-Video

Do we think that they are immune from politics is one of the questions discussed here.  Granted there are changes to be made and amendments ...

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

US Chamber of Commerce Working on Full Scale Mission With Seeking Life Sciences Opportunities in Israel US Chamber of Commerce Working on Full Scale Mission With Seeking Life Sciences Opportunities in Israel

You can see some of the major companies included in this area and when you think of it a lot of the Intel technologies for chips has come fr...

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

“Remote Area Medical–California” Begins Four Day Free Medical Clinic in Oakland–Volunteers Needed “Remote Area Medical–California” Begins Four Day Free Medical Clinic in Oakland–Volunteers Needed

Folks are traveling all the way from Napa to get care at the free medical clinic.  RAM does good work and thank goodness they are here and t...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Wells Fargo Bank Files Suit Against Medical Development Intl Over Loan Defaults And Asked Judge to Appoint Receiver–Business Analytics Tactics and Algorithms Questioned Wells Fargo Bank Files Suit Against Medical Development Intl Over Loan Defaults And Asked Judge to Appoint Receiver–Business Analytics Tactics and Algorithms Questioned

With $55.3 million in assets and $74.9 million in liabilities the money analytics are alive and running.  Medical Development according to t...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

FDA Considering Digitally Driven Kiosks for Self Diagnosis With Specific Conditions Via Algorithmic Processes FDA Considering Digitally Driven Kiosks for Self Diagnosis With Specific Conditions Via Algorithmic Processes

If you have heard or read the news of late it has been all over that the FDA is considering making certain drugs available over the counter ...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

CVS/Caremark Sends Letters to Tufts Members Containing Personal Information Like Medical Conditions/Meds Info to Wrong Patients–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 24 CVS/Caremark Sends Letters to Tufts Members Containing Personal Information Like Medical Conditions/Meds Info to Wrong Patients–Attack of the Killer Algorithms Chapter 24

This is chapter 24 addressing flawed data this time.  The article said that CVS would not discuss this, well if you are in technology you kn...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Small Businesses Question Health Insurance Tax Being Affordable–Economics Have Changed Since Law Was Written-Tax “Millionaire Data Sellers” Instead - Much Bigger Pot To Make Up for Lost Budget Funds Small Businesses Question Health Insurance Tax Being Affordable–Economics Have Changed Since Law Was Written-Tax “Millionaire Data Sellers” Instead - Much Bigger Pot To Make Up for Lost Budget Funds

If you read here often enough you may have stumbled across my little campaign to tax the profits that banks, corporations, high frequency tr...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Roche Cutting the Price of 2 Cancer Drugs in India To Potentially Avoid Compulsory Law Provisions That Allows Generic Drugs When Cost Is Not Affordable Roche Cutting the Price of 2 Cancer Drugs in India To Potentially Avoid Compulsory Law Provisions That Allows Generic Drugs When Cost Is Not Affordable

It was just last week that India took the very first step to make cancer drugs more affordable with Bayer and it looks like Roche might see ...

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Worried If your ACO Is Going to Be Too Costly? HCP Offering Accountable Care Reinsurance–Once You Figure Out What Your ACO Model Is… Worried If your ACO Is Going to Be Too Costly? HCP Offering Accountable Care Reinsurance–Once You Figure Out What Your ACO Model Is…

It didn’t take long for this to pop up especially with so many unknown factors that are out there today as even the best laid plans with ana...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

IBM Watson Going to Work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center–Data Loading and Training To Begin IBM Watson Going to Work at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center–Data Loading and Training To Begin

This is actually very good to compile cancer data and we can certainly learn from it.  The process will take a while as the data has to be f...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rite Aid Stores Hosts RV Tour From the Skin Cancer Foundation Coming To A Store Near You For a Free Skin Cancer Screen Rite Aid Stores Hosts RV Tour From the Skin Cancer Foundation Coming To A Store Near You For a Free Skin Cancer Screen

This is pretty cool as a big RV comes around and had 2 private exam rooms so each person has privacy while being screened.  All locations in...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

United HealthCare Awards Contract to One Blue Cross/Blue Shield Subsidiary to Process Tri-Care Claims While The Other BlueCross BlueShield Company Lost the Over All Tri-Care Bid To United In the West United HealthCare Awards Contract to One Blue Cross/Blue Shield Subsidiary to Process Tri-Care Claims While The Other BlueCross BlueShield Company Lost the Over All Tri-Care Bid To United In the West

This is getting interesting as the entire Tri-Care situation has drug on forever and we don’t know if the lawsuit United filed against DOD h...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Healthgrades Hospital Report is Out and Still Think Their Algorithms Needs Work… Healthgrades Hospital Report is Out and Still Think Their Algorithms Needs Work…

This time they appeared not to even touch Massachusetts is appears as last time MDs from some great hospitals were upset they were either no...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

J and J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval for 3 Years J and J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval for 3 Years

J and J also has a part in the vaginal mesh mess with their product and lawsuits are starting here too.  The questions here are the fast tra...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Robotic Tek Mobilization Device Could Someday Make Wheelchairs Obsolete–The Device Moves Like A Segway and Supports and Uplifts User to Standing Position Robotic Tek Mobilization Device Could Someday Make Wheelchairs Obsolete–The Device Moves Like A Segway and Supports and Uplifts User to Standing Position

The device was created in Turkey and they are looking to market in the US and the price in the article here said around $15k would the cost ...

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Monday, March 19, 2012
 
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