Non Invasive Device in Clinical Trials AUM Cardiovascular System Detects Coronary Artery Disease Non Invasive Device in Clinical Trials AUM Cardiovascular System Detects Coronary Artery Disease

This has not been approved by the FDA, but it is in clinical trials.  This is a pretty amazing device.   CADence is the name of the device. ...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

CMS Says No More Delay on ICD-10, Why Doesn’t CMS Wait and Complete More Testing First Before Announcing Such CMS Says No More Delay on ICD-10, Why Doesn’t CMS Wait and Complete More Testing First Before Announcing Such

Here we go again with digital illits at the top of the helm making statements as such and anyone in technology knows there could be all kind...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Oracle Pulls 100 Programmers From Cover Oregon Insurance Exchange - Remember They Were the Only Contractor That “Did Not” Withdraw Their Bid When the State Upped The Anny With Additional Social Services Coding Added Oracle Pulls 100 Programmers From Cover Oregon Insurance Exchange - Remember They Were the Only Contractor That “Did Not” Withdraw Their Bid When the State Upped The Anny With Additional Social Services Coding Added

Here we go again as the matter of complexities comes back around again.  I have been writing about this for a while but we still have way to...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dr. Halamka At HIMSS - Providers Are Getting to the Breaking Point Trying To Figure Out How To Survive..He Gets A Lot of Emails… Dr. Halamka At HIMSS - Providers Are Getting to the Breaking Point Trying To Figure Out How To Survive..He Gets A Lot of Emails…

He gets emails and lots of them.  Providers are getting to the breaking point he says.  Mostly what he is getting are people trying to figu...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Data In Farming, Back to the Data Selling Business Once Again With Concerns of Where the Data is Sold and Who Uses It To Profit, Paying for IP With the Food We Eat Today Big Data In Farming, Back to the Data Selling Business Once Again With Concerns of Where the Data is Sold and Who Uses It To Profit, Paying for IP With the Food We Eat Today

One thing for sure is that we all need food to survive and if you read here often enough then you know I focus on the use and abuse of data...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Walgreens and UC San Francisco Trying New Pharmacy Model With Pharmacists Being More Involved With Patient Care and Paying More Attention to Prescriptions Walgreens and UC San Francisco Trying New Pharmacy Model With Pharmacists Being More Involved With Patient Care and Paying More Attention to Prescriptions

This is an effort to try and help keep down re-admissions for one and the pharmacy is located on the hospital campus.  It is not one of the ...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Major Insurance Company in the UK Bought 47 Million Medical Records From the NHS Major Insurance Company in the UK Bought 47 Million Medical Records From the NHS

The Staple Inn Actuarial Society – a major organization for UK insurers created the report on how it was able to use NHS data from a time fr...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and MIT Co-hosting Public Workshop - Big Data Privacy-Not Possible Unless We License and Excise Tax The Sellers, The Corporate Profit Epidemic Continues to Spread White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and MIT Co-hosting Public Workshop - Big Data Privacy-Not Possible Unless We License and Excise Tax The Sellers, The Corporate Profit Epidemic Continues to Spread

You can’t really talk about privacy without addressing the “epidemic” we have of data selling. You can’t regulate it without knowing who al...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 - Contains Heart Rate Hardware/Software Samsung Galaxy S5 - Contains Heart Rate Hardware/Software

There’s not a lot that needs to be added here for comments..and this phone has Heart Monitor that you use you r finger to get your rate.  ...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

LabCorp Buys Covance’s High Complexity Genomic Laboratory In Seattle LabCorp Buys Covance’s High Complexity Genomic Laboratory In Seattle

LabCorp did not buy the company, just the lab to be clear.  The services of the lab will continue to be of service to clients, so no change ...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Tenet Faces Fraud Investigation from the DOJ And Posts Loss For 4th Quarter Related to Purchase of Vanguard Health System Tenet Faces Fraud Investigation from the DOJ And Posts Loss For 4th Quarter Related to Purchase of Vanguard Health System

Buying Vanguard was a big expenditure and they bought a big chunk of debt as well.  This is what accounts for the 4th quarter loss.  During ...

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Operation Spinal Cap-Former Owner of Orthopedic Hospital Admits He Bribed California State Senator Calderon-Hospital Closed And Sold But Still Listed on HealthGrades Operation Spinal Cap-Former Owner of Orthopedic Hospital Admits He Bribed California State Senator Calderon-Hospital Closed And Sold But Still Listed on HealthGrades

State Senator Calderon sounds like he was really working it for the money.  Lumber Fusion surgeries got a kick back of $15,000.00 and the li...

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

CVS Flip Flops With Medical Records Choice For Minute Clinics, Selecting Epic, Did Allscripts Lose Some Potential Business?  In 2012 They Were Announced As the CVS Choice CVS Flip Flops With Medical Records Choice For Minute Clinics, Selecting Epic, Did Allscripts Lose Some Potential Business? In 2012 They Were Announced As the CVS Choice

Well that didn’t last too long as the original electronic medical record used by the clinics were their own home grown EMR which was based o...

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

What Can Healthcare Learn From Aviation?  Watch Your Models As The Virtual World Can Be Far Different From the Real World When It Comes to Designing And Implementing Software & Hardware What Can Healthcare Learn From Aviation? Watch Your Models As The Virtual World Can Be Far Different From the Real World When It Comes to Designing And Implementing Software & Hardware

No this is not another what can doctors learn from pilots again …that has been hashed enough and the topic seems to come around when other n...

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fitbit “Force Wristband” Recall–Device Causing Rashes Fitbit “Force Wristband” Recall–Device Causing Rashes

The one device named the “Force” is the product that is being recalled.  You can send back your device and get your money back.   The devi...

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Allscripts Ends Up With a Loss for 2013 of $104 Million-United Healthcare Subsidiary Ready To Step In To Be An Allscripts Implementer And Beyond… Allscripts Ends Up With a Loss for 2013 of $104 Million-United Healthcare Subsidiary Ready To Step In To Be An Allscripts Implementer And Beyond…

It’s been tough for Allscripts ever since they underestimated the time to integrate the code from Eclipsys that they acquired in 2010.  Basi...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

UnitedHealthGroup Buys Majority Interest of Audax, Gamification and Data Mining/Selling Platform Operation–Subsidiary Watch UnitedHealthGroup Buys Majority Interest of Audax, Gamification and Data Mining/Selling Platform Operation–Subsidiary Watch

This is yet another move from the Optum Subsidiary of Untied and if you visit the their pages at the SEC you will find 15 pages of subsidiar...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

“Generation Like”, the Relentless Marketing of Teenagers Online and The Money It Makes, “Fake Like Farms” and The Money Generated There As Well..(Videos) “Generation Like”, the Relentless Marketing of Teenagers Online and The Money It Makes, “Fake Like Farms” and The Money Generated There As Well..(Videos)

I’m no fan of Facebook being a privacy advocate but putting these videos here to show how money is pulled out of thin air.  Social networks...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Supersmoker Bluetooth Electronic Cigarette With a Speakerphone That Plays Music, Will This Be Arriving At Your Local CVS Store Soon? Supersmoker Bluetooth Electronic Cigarette With a Speakerphone That Plays Music, Will This Be Arriving At Your Local CVS Store Soon?

Ok I had to say that in the title…as marketing and what folks and corporations today is pretty nuts and so this is product so I guess with ...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Senator Grassley and Kathleen Sebelius Duking It Out Over Hospitals Paying Patient Premiums–A Case of One “Who Believes In Algorithm Fairies” Talking To Another… Senator Grassley and Kathleen Sebelius Duking It Out Over Hospitals Paying Patient Premiums–A Case of One “Who Believes In Algorithm Fairies” Talking To Another…

Here we go again with folks duking it out on wording while algorithms on servers continue to run “hog ass wild”…so yeah let’s let the hospi...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Larry Ellison, CEO Oracle, HCM Conference Keynote–”Be Careful About Virtual Relationships With Artificially Intelligent Pieces of Software That’s Smarter Than You“, It’s Really All About People”–Algo Duping and the Killer Algorithms Living Amongst Us…(Update) Video Larry Ellison, CEO Oracle, HCM Conference Keynote–”Be Careful About Virtual Relationships With Artificially Intelligent Pieces of Software That’s Smarter Than You“, It’s Really All About People”–Algo Duping and the Killer Algorithms Living Amongst Us…(Update) Video

I have been writing about this for quite a while now and recently wrote about the movie “HER” and I did not realize that it was his daughter...

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Sunday, February 16, 2014
 
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