Healthy Care Synergy Announced ICD10 Workshops For Home Health and Hospice Care Healthy Care Synergy Announced ICD10 Workshops For Home Health and Hospice Care

Health Synergy is a valued advertiser at the Medical Quack and they are offering workshops and the ability to be certified with coding rela...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FDA Clears Import of More Saline Solution to Help Ease Shortages In the US FDA Clears Import of More Saline Solution to Help Ease Shortages In the US

There has been a saline shortage going on for a while now and the FDA has cleared Baxter to being importing from their plant in Spain.  Als...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FDA Pays Out A Half A Million To Consortium to Find Out What Patient Preferences Are With Risk Assessments Relative to Medical Devices? FDA Pays Out A Half A Million To Consortium to Find Out What Patient Preferences Are With Risk Assessments Relative to Medical Devices?

This sounds like another one of those types of studies to “find out how people work” from reading the article.  It sounds very strange and a...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Layoffs Coming to Kern Hospital in Bakersfield - Return of Desperate Hospitals Layoffs Coming to Kern Hospital in Bakersfield - Return of Desperate Hospitals

Here’s another hospital in financial straits and hates having to lay people off as this is their income to support families.  I know sometim...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bill Clinton States He’s Tired of Being “Click Bait” for the News Media When It Comes to News Articles About Obamacare and the ACA Bill Clinton States He’s Tired of Being “Click Bait” for the News Media When It Comes to News Articles About Obamacare and the ACA

He basically said stop making up stories:)  We do a lot of different news today and it’s not always the reporters fault as some papers now e...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

“Markets Are Not Rigged” Spoken Like A True Data Mechanics Novice, It’s Like Sebelius at HHS All Over Again, Looking For Algo Fairies at The SEC, One More Government Agency Wrapped Up in “The Grays”… “Markets Are Not Rigged” Spoken Like A True Data Mechanics Novice, It’s Like Sebelius at HHS All Over Again, Looking For Algo Fairies at The SEC, One More Government Agency Wrapped Up in “The Grays”…

You can do a Google search and see tons of articles that are basically written in astonishment of this statement from Mary Jo White, Head o...

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Palm Drive Hospital In Santa Rosa Shuts Down, No Money Palm Drive Hospital In Santa Rosa Shuts Down, No Money

Here’s yet one more in northern California that’s been struggling to say alive for a few years with a couple of bankruptcies.  It’s that sam...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

UCLA Rejects Donald Sterling  $3 Million Dollar Donation For Kidney Research on the Fall Out of the Decision Made by the NBA To Ban Him… UCLA Rejects Donald Sterling $3 Million Dollar Donation For Kidney Research on the Fall Out of the Decision Made by the NBA To Ban Him…

Of course normally any donation is nice but not any more in this case.  This is Los Angeles and I’m sure there might be plenty others to ste...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Practice Fusion and Merck Partner With Vaccine Notification Data Practice Fusion and Merck Partner With Vaccine Notification Data

This is interesting and normally a medical record component has a place for vaccine monitoring so not quite sure where the “real” value is h...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ICD10 Enough Already, Set Up Some Risk Pools To Help The Poor Hospitals That May Not Have Enough Money To Come On Board When the Next New Date Approaches.. ICD10 Enough Already, Set Up Some Risk Pools To Help The Poor Hospitals That May Not Have Enough Money To Come On Board When the Next New Date Approaches..

Nobody wants to talk about this we have hospital inequality…so I’ll say it again.  Hospitals with money are complaining due to their investm...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Local Arizona Television Station Becoming a Major Patient Advocate In Battling Denied United Healthcare Insurance Claims For Consumers…”Healthcare Nightmares” (Videos) Local Arizona Television Station Becoming a Major Patient Advocate In Battling Denied United Healthcare Insurance Claims For Consumers…”Healthcare Nightmares” (Videos)

This is amazing, 3 videos here and the other day I blogged one about the station helping on an Aetna denied claim.  This shows how complex h...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

VA Hospital in Phoenix A Broken Model of Care With Health IT Scheduling Implementations Where Virtual World Values and the Real World Collide, A Deadly Case of “The Grays”… VA Hospital in Phoenix A Broken Model of Care With Health IT Scheduling Implementations Where Virtual World Values and the Real World Collide, A Deadly Case of “The Grays”…

I’ doing a little guessing here and speculation from what I am reading about the latest article about the VA hospital in Phoenix.  You can r...

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Data Selling Grows A Bit More Today With Verizon Wanting to Monitor Both Your Mobile and Home Computer Tracks - We Knew This Was Coming As SAP Wanted Some of This Action to Further Define Targets and Broker It… Data Selling Grows A Bit More Today With Verizon Wanting to Monitor Both Your Mobile and Home Computer Tracks - We Knew This Was Coming As SAP Wanted Some of This Action to Further Define Targets and Broker It…

Ok so the question is, did SAP get in the door here to make a few bucks too?  It seem like all we do any more is support banks and on line a...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Doctors A Big Target This Year With Tax Fraud, Many Are Finding They Can’t File With The IRS Because Someone Already Has Filed Under Their Name Doctors A Big Target This Year With Tax Fraud, Many Are Finding They Can’t File With The IRS Because Someone Already Has Filed Under Their Name

This year an unusual large number of physicians have been targeted, much so to the fact that various state medical societies and boards are ...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Three American Doctor Shot to Death in Afghanistan At Hospital Three American Doctor Shot to Death in Afghanistan At Hospital

These were doctors working for a charity from the US, mostly helping children and women.  A guard opened up fire and a nurse was also injure...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Injured Good Samaritan Gets $165,000 Bill Denied by Aetna - Local Television Station Helped Him With Part of the Resolution Injured Good Samaritan Gets $165,000 Bill Denied by Aetna - Local Television Station Helped Him With Part of the Resolution

A few years ago we had lots of these types of stories about insurers not covering major medical bills and it seems like they are now returni...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

18 Months After Hurricane Sandy, NYU Medical Center Emergency Room Re-Opens 18 Months After Hurricane Sandy, NYU Medical Center Emergency Room Re-Opens

Obviously it was remodeled after the damage that occurred and now the ER is much larger as well.  This took a long time to repair and get ba...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

VA Hospital in Phoenix And The Secret Waiting List - Patients Are Victims Of A System Where Meeting Analytical Goals Trumps Any Sort of Ethics And Care-“The Grays” Where People Can No Longer Tell the Difference Between “Virtual” and “Real” World Values VA Hospital in Phoenix And The Secret Waiting List - Patients Are Victims Of A System Where Meeting Analytical Goals Trumps Any Sort of Ethics And Care-“The Grays” Where People Can No Longer Tell the Difference Between “Virtual” and “Real” World Values

Update: Sharron Helman, Director of the Phoenix VA made almost $10,000 in bonus money as well. We all know the VA is under pressure almo...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

World Privacy Forum Report - The Scoring of America: How Secret Consumer Scores Threaten Your Privacy and Your Future - One Big Element that Fuels the Continued Attack of Killer Algorithms & Demise of the Middle Class Creating Profiteering And/Or Denial of Access World Privacy Forum Report - The Scoring of America: How Secret Consumer Scores Threaten Your Privacy and Your Future - One Big Element that Fuels the Continued Attack of Killer Algorithms & Demise of the Middle Class Creating Profiteering And/Or Denial of Access

I included this report in another post and the more I thought about it, the more I thought it should have it’s own post as it’s very importa...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
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