Richard Cordray Yet One More “Algo Duped” Government Executive Sucked In To Virtual Values and Unable to Locate the “Real World” Now Creating Huge Data Base Of All US Consumer Credit Information… Richard Cordray Yet One More “Algo Duped” Government Executive Sucked In To Virtual Values and Unable to Locate the “Real World” Now Creating Huge Data Base Of All US Consumer Credit Information…

Mr. Corday is not alone and sure he has good intentions as do most government executives but he’s just one more out there sucked into “The G...

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Over Reaching With Algorithmic Healthcare Policies and Decision Making Puts Our System At Risk- Nurses Concerned And Make Some Very Good Points, Human Points Over Reaching With Algorithmic Healthcare Policies and Decision Making Puts Our System At Risk- Nurses Concerned And Make Some Very Good Points, Human Points

One item addressed here is the cost and I don’t think one has been able to miss that over the last few years that for every efficiency we ga...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sheridan Physician Outsourcing Service Bought by Amsurg Surgical Services for $2.35 Billion Sheridan Physician Outsourcing Service Bought by Amsurg Surgical Services for $2.35 Billion

Both companies help place doctors in surgical centers and hospitals.  Amsurg operates in 34 states and is the largest operator of ambulatory...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Router That Uses Facebook to Authenticate and Track You for Free WiFi Offerings… A Router That Uses Facebook to Authenticate and Track You for Free WiFi Offerings…

It just doesn’t stop.  This is a router that small businesses can use to offer free WiFi service to clients but the catch is you have to use...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

VA Crisis Just The Tip of the Iceberg As US Needs a Full On Healthcare Culture Change Everywhere To Get Back In Touch With the Real World of Patients… VA Crisis Just The Tip of the Iceberg As US Needs a Full On Healthcare Culture Change Everywhere To Get Back In Touch With the Real World of Patients…

As I said before we have turned into a nation of “stat rats” with an over dependence on virtual values which stats are.  Sure we need them a...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FDA Approves CardioMEMS For Patients Who Have Been Hospitalized For Heart Failure-First Implantable Wireless Device With Remote Monitoring FDA Approves CardioMEMS For Patients Who Have Been Hospitalized For Heart Failure-First Implantable Wireless Device With Remote Monitoring

No this does not talk to your cell phone, it has it’s own device that it talks to.  Once implanted the physician can review the pulmonary ar...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WellPoint Begins New Oncology Program For Providers Offering Doctors $350 Monthly Payment For Each Patient Treated Using Insurers Recommendations - Is This A Kickback Offer? WellPoint Begins New Oncology Program For Providers Offering Doctors $350 Monthly Payment For Each Patient Treated Using Insurers Recommendations - Is This A Kickback Offer?

The program does not begin until July and is somewhat of a pilot I guess you could say as it will only be available in 6 states but more sta...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Aver Informatics Raises Over $8 Million To Work With Optum API For Coding And Cost Saving… Aver Informatics Raises Over $8 Million To Work With Optum API For Coding And Cost Saving…

Aver CEO Kurt Brenkus is a former United Healthcare employee who directed 14 global service centers.  The funding was from GE Ventures and D...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FDA Approves New Once a Week IV Treatment for Acute Skin Infections Associated With Diabetes And Other Diseases From Durata Therapeutics FDA Approves New Once a Week IV Treatment for Acute Skin Infections Associated With Diabetes And Other Diseases From Durata Therapeutics

This is an antibiotic obviously that can help fight off infections such as MRSA and Strep viruses .  It is given in two doses.  It is design...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

FDA Gives Approval To Suspended Animation Human Trials at UPMC-Reducing Body Temperature To Save Lives FDA Gives Approval To Suspended Animation Human Trials at UPMC-Reducing Body Temperature To Save Lives

This procedure reduces body temperature to 50 degrees by inserting a cannula into the aorta and flushing cold saline into the system. This w...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gates Foundation Giving Begins to Slow.. Gates Foundation Giving Begins to Slow..

This is kind of an interesting article to where nobody really knows why the foundation gifts are slowing down but there’s a lot of guessing ...

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Monday, May 26, 2014

McKesson Corporation Subsidiary Sued by Hedge Fund Relative to Acquisition of Celesio Drug Wholesales McKesson Corporation Subsidiary Sued by Hedge Fund Relative to Acquisition of Celesio Drug Wholesales

The hedge fund actually filed the case in Germany, the country to where the suit is alleging laws were violated.  With this acquisition  we...

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation To Close in June, But The Kanzius Machine Will Have It’s Day With at the FDA With An Application To be Filed Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation To Close in June, But The Kanzius Machine Will Have It’s Day With at the FDA With An Application To be Filed

Here’s a couple back links if you are not familiar with the Kanzius machine.  It has been on 60 Minute and a few other places.  The Foundat...

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

89 Years Old US Vet Gets Bit By a “Killer Algorithm” Reducing His Benefits to $6 a Month As VA Over Paid Him By $3000 Over Time - These Machines Aren’t Learning Anything… 89 Years Old US Vet Gets Bit By a “Killer Algorithm” Reducing His Benefits to $6 a Month As VA Over Paid Him By $3000 Over Time - These Machines Aren’t Learning Anything…

This kind of news just pisses everybody off and it was the VA’s mistake.  You every is frigging data all over the place, why don’t they take...

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Medical Quack Chat With Dan “The Clinical Trials” Guy, Offering Some Common Sense Talk About Healthcare Technology Medical Quack Chat With Dan “The Clinical Trials” Guy, Offering Some Common Sense Talk About Healthcare Technology

If you came here looking for yet another earth shattering video that promises to “change your life”, well this is not it:)   We have enough ...

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

As If the VA Doesn’t Have Enough Trouble On It’s Plate-Car Crashes Through the Wall of VA Hospital in Massachusetts As If the VA Doesn’t Have Enough Trouble On It’s Plate-Car Crashes Through the Wall of VA Hospital in Massachusetts

Luckily nobody was hurt here when an elderly man hit the gas instead of the brakes.   It was the mechanical room of the hospital so no hospi...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

License Plate Tracking Outside of Law Enforcement Use - One More Good Reason to License All Data Sellers License Plate Tracking Outside of Law Enforcement Use - One More Good Reason to License All Data Sellers

I have no problem with police agencies using the tracking system for fighting crime and I can myself vouch for that system as it helped me o...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

CVS Working To Acquire Brazilian Drug Store Chain DPSP - $4.5 Billion Offered, Refused, Still Working CVS Working To Acquire Brazilian Drug Store Chain DPSP - $4.5 Billion Offered, Refused, Still Working

Well we have Walgreens trying to figure out if it’s going to move to the UK so now we have CVS working to buy a large non US Drug Store chai...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Specialty Hospitals File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy & Sell Washington DC Hospitals to Investment Firm Specialty Hospitals File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy & Sell Washington DC Hospitals to Investment Firm

Well here’s 2 hospitals right under the nose of Congress that couldn’t make it and and good thing they have a buyer. These are the city'...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

One For The Dogs - FDA Approves Bravecto, First & Only Chewable Tablets To Prevent Fleas and Ticks For 12 Weeks With One Dose One For The Dogs - FDA Approves Bravecto, First & Only Chewable Tablets To Prevent Fleas and Ticks For 12 Weeks With One Dose

I wonder what the cost will be compared to using Advantage or Frontline.  Those both go for around 30 days before another dose is needed.  T...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
 
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