Health Insurance Companies Exceed Predictions on Profits Hitting All Time Records For the 3rd Quarter of 2014–While The Data and Information Systems Decline In Consumer Value As Flawed Data Is On the Rise.. Health Insurance Companies Exceed Predictions on Profits Hitting All Time Records For the 3rd Quarter of 2014–While The Data and Information Systems Decline In Consumer Value As Flawed Data Is On the Rise..

We are seeing this in other industries too but nowhere is it more visible than with health insurance...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Feds File Lawsuit Against Honeywell For Tactics Used With Company Wellness Program With Mandated Screening of Employees and Spouses… Feds File Lawsuit Against Honeywell For Tactics Used With Company Wellness Program With Mandated Screening of Employees and Spouses…

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in response to employee complaints filed a lawsuit again...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Here Come the Dead Doctors Again Located In Flawed Directories–Now It’s From Insurance Companies Who Can’t Produce Semi Accurate Listings And They Pay These People… Here Come the Dead Doctors Again Located In Flawed Directories–Now It’s From Insurance Companies Who Can’t Produce Semi Accurate Listings And They Pay These People…

Ok so now we are at the top of the heap when insurers themselves can’t produce accurate listings, ...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Health Exchange Patients Have Trouble Finding Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance–Reimbursement Makes A Huge Difference Health Exchange Patients Have Trouble Finding Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance–Reimbursement Makes A Huge Difference

You can read below what the insurers said in their comments.  Cigna and Aetna pay the doctors the sa...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pope Says God Did Not Create Algorithms, Mankind Does That And They Don’t Conflict With The Idea of Creation Pope Says God Did Not Create Algorithms, Mankind Does That And They Don’t Conflict With The Idea of Creation

So there you have it, so when you see magical stuff on your computer screen, it was a human and not ...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HCA Holdings Buys CareNow Urgent Care Centers in Dallas Fort Worth Area of Texas HCA Holdings Buys CareNow Urgent Care Centers in Dallas Fort Worth Area of Texas

60 urgent care centers were purchased.  In addition there’s a bit of competition in Texas going on r...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

United Healthcare Under the Optum Subsidiary Buys Alere Health And All of Their Subsidiaries–”Too Big To Fail” Health Insurer Acquisitions Continue To Gain Additional Consumer Monitoring Assets… United Healthcare Under the Optum Subsidiary Buys Alere Health And All of Their Subsidiaries–”Too Big To Fail” Health Insurer Acquisitions Continue To Gain Additional Consumer Monitoring Assets…

Alere is a consumer and professional medical diagnostic products maker and Optum will buy Alere Heal...

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nurses From Hospital in Dallas Tell Their Story About Their Care For Thomas Eric Duncan Who Died of Ebola in the US–60 Minutes Nurses From Hospital in Dallas Tell Their Story About Their Care For Thomas Eric Duncan Who Died of Ebola in the US–60 Minutes

This is good to hear this side as without the nurses and healthcare workers, nothing gets done.  Two...

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

United Expands the “Cheap Hearing Aids” Program to Employers To Allow Workers to Buy Them–Subsidiary Watch United Expands the “Cheap Hearing Aids” Program to Employers To Allow Workers to Buy Them–Subsidiary Watch

Here’s another United subsidiary you may or may not be aware of but they have been around since2011 ...

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

CVS and Rite Aid To Stop Using Apple Pay and “Yes” It Circles Right Back To Corporations and Banks Making Money Selling And Collecting Data and Offering Ad Exposure..What Else? CVS and Rite Aid To Stop Using Apple Pay and “Yes” It Circles Right Back To Corporations and Banks Making Money Selling And Collecting Data and Offering Ad Exposure..What Else?

This should come as no surprise and I kind of wondered myself when this would rear it’s ugly head be...

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Australian Surgeons Performed Break Through Transplant Surgery  “Dead Hearts” Australian Surgeons Performed Break Through Transplant Surgery “Dead Hearts”

This is the first time in the world this has been with a heart that had stopped beating.  Normally h...

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Verizon Wireless Packaging and Selling Subscriber Information - Acting As One Big Data Broker–Super Cookie Header Explanation Verizon Wireless Packaging and Selling Subscriber Information - Acting As One Big Data Broker–Super Cookie Header Explanation

Jonathon Mayer, a computer scientist and lawyer at Stanford was kind enough to dig in and write up h...

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Friday, October 24, 2014

“Ebola”..ZdoggMD Parody Song…(Like Lola From the Kinks)… “Ebola”..ZdoggMD Parody Song…(Like Lola From the Kinks)…

This is great if you remember the song from the “Kinks” “Lola”..I don’t even think Dr. ZdoggMD is ol...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola Vaccine Research Sat on the Shelf For 10 Years–Good Reason to Not Over Look NIH Funding As There Was No Money To Be Made for Pharma To Get Involved Ebola Vaccine Research Sat on the Shelf For 10 Years–Good Reason to Not Over Look NIH Funding As There Was No Money To Be Made for Pharma To Get Involved

The vaccine was already to test and had performed on animals at a rate of 100%, so what took so long...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Head of the ONC Leaves to Move on to HHS As Acting Assistant Secretary Coupled With the Announcement of the Clinical Practices Initiative Funding For Those Physicians That Have Time To Participate In Additional Government Programs… Head of the ONC Leaves to Move on to HHS As Acting Assistant Secretary Coupled With the Announcement of the Clinical Practices Initiative Funding For Those Physicians That Have Time To Participate In Additional Government Programs…

Well first of all there was the news that Dr. DeSalvo has left the ONC for a better job at HHS as Ac...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Orthopedic Surgeon Talks About Data Mining, Privacy, Medical Records and the Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship Orthopedic Surgeon Talks About Data Mining, Privacy, Medical Records and the Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Here’s a surgeon that’s in the know with data brokers.  He’s tuned in and knows how data can be used...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Data Scientists/Quants in the Health Insurance Business–Modeling Beyond the Speed and Capabilities of Humans To Keep Up With The Affordable Care Act–Turning Into A World of Killer Algorithms That We All Hate.. Data Scientists/Quants in the Health Insurance Business–Modeling Beyond the Speed and Capabilities of Humans To Keep Up With The Affordable Care Act–Turning Into A World of Killer Algorithms That We All Hate..

This is what we all dislike about healthcare today, the constant changes as we no sooner adjust to o...

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
 
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