Credit Agencies Mining Social Networks To Verify Identities and Assess Consumer Credit Worthiness Credit Agencies Mining Social Networks To Verify Identities and Assess Consumer Credit Worthiness

Well, what’s the next step after they have ran their analytics and made their decisions…they sell the data, error ridden and all.  Again it’...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica Gets Sold To Another Catholic Healthcare System, Providence Health and Services, Bids From Patrick Soon-Shiong, UCLA & Others Didn’t Work Out St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica Gets Sold To Another Catholic Healthcare System, Providence Health and Services, Bids From Patrick Soon-Shiong, UCLA & Others Didn’t Work Out

Now the question is will billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong still invest all the money he committed, or will he look for another hospital?  Who...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

FDA Approves Medical Device From AMES Technologies for Muscle and Joint Rehab After A Stroke or Relatibve Spinal Cord Injuries FDA Approves Medical Device From AMES Technologies for Muscle and Joint Rehab After A Stroke or Relatibve Spinal Cord Injuries

Thus far the website does not have a lot of information posted being the approval just took place with the FDA.  It even has audit tables to...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Montefiore Medical Center Buys Two More Hospitals Buried in Financial Woe In New York Montefiore Medical Center Buys Two More Hospitals Buried in Financial Woe In New York

One of the hospitals, Sound Shore just filed bankruptcy and blames Medicare Cuts.  Approval still needs to be given by the court and if so M...

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Friday, May 31, 2013

FDA Rules Physicians Now Must File An Investigational New Drug Application Before Proceeding With a Fecal Transplant For CDiff FDA Rules Physicians Now Must File An Investigational New Drug Application Before Proceeding With a Fecal Transplant For CDiff

This has been around for a while and basically is the last resort for anyone suffering from CDiff, but it works.  I wrote about it back in 2...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Kaiser Permanente Working On Deal to Sell Their Ohio Operations to Catholic Health Partners–Not Making Any Money Here Kaiser Permanente Working On Deal to Sell Their Ohio Operations to Catholic Health Partners–Not Making Any Money Here

This is interesting and will affect about 80,000 members.  Catholic Health Partners is the largest health system in the area with 24 hospita...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wall Street and Other Financial Institutions Spending Big Bucks Teaching New College Graduates How to Use Spreadsheets–Is This An Emergence of “Mini Modelers”Without Borders? Wall Street and Other Financial Institutions Spending Big Bucks Teaching New College Graduates How to Use Spreadsheets–Is This An Emergence of “Mini Modelers”Without Borders?

I had to somewhat laugh when I read this as 15 years ago even before I learned a stick of code I was working in an outside sales job for a F...

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

FDA Approves Two New Drugs for Treatment of Advanced Skin Cancer-Melanoma FDA Approves Two New Drugs for Treatment of Advanced Skin Cancer-Melanoma

Tafinlar and Mekinist,are the names of the two new drugs.  Mekinist,is a protein inhibitor associated with cancerous tumors.   Tafinlar belo...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HMA Hospital CEO To Retire Amid Pressure From Hedge Fund Glenview Capital While Investigation Over Admission Procedures Continues With 3rd Party Software Vendor HMA Hospital CEO To Retire Amid Pressure From Hedge Fund Glenview Capital While Investigation Over Admission Procedures Continues With 3rd Party Software Vendor

This is a lot of pressure and the CEO might be stressed to the max with everything piling in here.  Not only do they have the battle and inv...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Digital Currency–Liberty Reserve Money Laundering Website–“You Can Do Anything With Software”, Until You Get Caught…. Digital Currency–Liberty Reserve Money Laundering Website–“You Can Do Anything With Software”, Until You Get Caught….

This is a little off topic but worth mentioning as this all took place on the web with criminal activities and as the article states there w...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

BigData Modeling and Analytics Goes Into Mass Production Based on SaaS Machine Learning Platform to Create Predictive Models in Minutes–Accountability, Accuracy Still Needed By All Means – “Models Without Borders” BigData Modeling and Analytics Goes Into Mass Production Based on SaaS Machine Learning Platform to Create Predictive Models in Minutes–Accountability, Accuracy Still Needed By All Means – “Models Without Borders”

Ok, pay attention here as machine learning and analytics continues to grow as the main clients here thus far are healthcare, financial serv...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DOD Says 20 Commercial Software Vendors Capable of Fixing ALTHA Medical Records–Relying on Market Research Opinions Could be Dangerous With Current Day Complexities DOD Says 20 Commercial Software Vendors Capable of Fixing ALTHA Medical Records–Relying on Market Research Opinions Could be Dangerous With Current Day Complexities

I read this article and immediately went to the part to where the recommendation came from and again with as big as the DOD system is and th...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Quality Systems (NextGen EHR Parent Company) Reports 4th Quarter Loss–Goodwill Impairment Charge Quality Systems (NextGen EHR Parent Company) Reports 4th Quarter Loss–Goodwill Impairment Charge

Impairment charges are something fairly new in accounting with balance sheets and Investopedia says this: " Impairment charge"...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Allscripts Files Another Lawsuit, This One Is All About “Noise” Control in Chicago Allscripts Files Another Lawsuit, This One Is All About “Noise” Control in Chicago

Allscripts contends their offices or rather their employees working in their offices at the Merchandise Mart can’t function due to all the n...

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Valeant Pharmaceuticals from Canada to Buy Bausch and Lomb for $8.7 Billion Valeant Pharmaceuticals from Canada to Buy Bausch and Lomb for $8.7 Billion

Bausch and Lomb had originally plotted an IPO and has changed directions with this acquisition.  Interesting that half the purchase price he...

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Doctors in Germany Claim Major Breakthrough in Treating/Curing Child with Cerebral Palsy Using Stem Cells Doctors in Germany Claim Major Breakthrough in Treating/Curing Child with Cerebral Palsy Using Stem Cells

The boy had been given injections of umbilical cord blood and his symptoms improved tremendously from being in a vegetable state.  Now he ha...

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Human Stem Cell Cloning Study Had Errors That Resulted From the “Rush” to Publish Human Stem Cell Cloning Study Had Errors That Resulted From the “Rush” to Publish

The paper may have errors but the results are real said the professor as he personally made them himself.  He takes full responsibility for ...

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

FDA Approves First HbA1c Test to Diagnose Diabetes FDA Approves First HbA1c Test to Diagnose Diabetes

As the article states, current tests have been approved to only monitor  glucose levels and now with this approved test there’s a somewhat o...

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Healthcare Supply Chain Association Launches Website to List Medical Device Companies and Suppliers Who Pass Device Tax On To Hospitals–One Large Hospital EHR Software Vendor Included Healthcare Supply Chain Association Launches Website to List Medical Device Companies and Suppliers Who Pass Device Tax On To Hospitals–One Large Hospital EHR Software Vendor Included

I found this to be very interesting to be able to view the website and see the list.  Being I write about a lot of Health IT here and with ...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Licensing and Excise Taxing Data Sellers, Facial Recognition Yet One More Tool Used To Secure & Match Data - The Epidemic, Billions in Profits for Banks and US Corporations Using Killer Algorithms to Further Erode Consumer Privacy Licensing and Excise Taxing Data Sellers, Facial Recognition Yet One More Tool Used To Secure & Match Data - The Epidemic, Billions in Profits for Banks and US Corporations Using Killer Algorithms to Further Erode Consumer Privacy

If you missed the recent report by 60 Minutes, this is very much worth watching.  Facial recognition technologies is growing quickly and get...

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

FDA Notifies mHealth Company They  Want To Discuss The UChek App and Possibly Pursue Requesting a 510(k) Application for Approval FDA Notifies mHealth Company They Want To Discuss The UChek App and Possibly Pursue Requesting a 510(k) Application for Approval

As mentioned the device and the $40 kit that goes along with the app sold on the App Store was featured at a TED Long Beach Convention earli...

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Cancer Drug to Treat Alzheimer’s Fails to Perform as Studies Can’t Replicate Cancer Drug to Treat Alzheimer’s Fails to Perform as Studies Can’t Replicate

Targretin was the drug that was used and as the article below states that based on the fact that it eliminated plaque behind Alzheimer's...

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Friday, May 24, 2013
 
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