Walgreens Loses CFO-Attacked By the KillerAlgorithms You Could Say As He Missed on the Pharmacy Earnings by Over a Billion Walgreens Loses CFO-Attacked By the KillerAlgorithms You Could Say As He Missed on the Pharmacy Earnings by Over a Billion

Yes indeed everyone is having issues today with their software that does all the calculations and fo...

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Community Health Systems Suffers Big Data Breach as 4.5 Million Patients’ Personal Data Information Was Accessed Via Highly Sophisticated Malware Community Health Systems Suffers Big Data Breach as 4.5 Million Patients’ Personal Data Information Was Accessed Via Highly Sophisticated Malware

There’s one bright spot here in the fact that at least credit card data is being reported as being ...

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Prime Healthcare Bids for Daughters of Charity Hospitals in California Chain in California, While Two Former Employees File Suit Against the Company in Kansas Who Were Laid Off Without Promised Severance Packages Prime Healthcare Bids for Daughters of Charity Hospitals in California Chain in California, While Two Former Employees File Suit Against the Company in Kansas Who Were Laid Off Without Promised Severance Packages

In January the 6 hospital chain of Daughters of Charity were put up for sale and now it’s drawing p...

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Senator Schumer of New York Calling for Privacy Protections With Sharing Data From Wearable Devices, As FTC Found Some Are Sending Data To 3rd Parties, Once Again Need To License the Data Sellers & Distributors Senator Schumer of New York Calling for Privacy Protections With Sharing Data From Wearable Devices, As FTC Found Some Are Sending Data To 3rd Parties, Once Again Need To License the Data Sellers & Distributors

Of course this fell right into my backyard campaign once again and once again I’ll state tha t we ne...

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

MD Sunshine Act Pharma Payment Data - Big Media News That Most Consumers Could Care Less About- Flawed Data With Some Bad Query Matching Delays Some Of It Anyway, Whoopee… MD Sunshine Act Pharma Payment Data - Big Media News That Most Consumers Could Care Less About- Flawed Data With Some Bad Query Matching Delays Some Of It Anyway, Whoopee…

Here we go again and this is only such big news because the media tells you it is:)  If it gets rep...

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

US First Privacy Technology Officer Resigns After Only One Year - More Proof That Lawyers Fail Running High Tech Government Agencies, Nor Can They Advance Any Consumer Interests US First Privacy Technology Officer Resigns After Only One Year - More Proof That Lawyers Fail Running High Tech Government Agencies, Nor Can They Advance Any Consumer Interests

Here we go again, another lawyer ignorant of the fact that you have no index on data sellers and dis...

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Patient Plays The Violin During His Surgery For Essential Tremors-Deep Brain Stimulation Saves the Career of a Concert Violinist Patient Plays The Violin During His Surgery For Essential Tremors-Deep Brain Stimulation Saves the Career of a Concert Violinist

This is quite a video and the patient is a violinist and he was noticing he was having problems play...

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Quant Run Investment Companies Cashing In With Congestion Contracts As Power Grids Are Overworked, The Hotter It Gets, Traders’ Profits Beat Out Power Companies With Models Causing Rising Electricity Rates For Consumers-Manipulating the Electricity Markets… Quant Run Investment Companies Cashing In With Congestion Contracts As Power Grids Are Overworked, The Hotter It Gets, Traders’ Profits Beat Out Power Companies With Models Causing Rising Electricity Rates For Consumers-Manipulating the Electricity Markets…

This is a bit of a complex story here and best off to read all of it at the New York Times to unders...

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Express Scripts Cutting Off Access to Prescriptions for Compounded Drugs In September Express Scripts Cutting Off Access to Prescriptions for Compounded Drugs In September

One by one with pharmacy benefit managers the compensation for compounded drugs is going away.  This...

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

4medica Electronic Medical Records Creates First and Only Integrated Lab PHR Solution Licensed Under MMRGlobal Patent Portfolio 4medica Electronic Medical Records Creates First and Only Integrated Lab PHR Solution Licensed Under MMRGlobal Patent Portfolio

It’s been a while back but 4medica licensed the patent portfolio of MMRGlobal and you can read more ...

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Burwell, HHS Secretary Hires A “Legal Banker” From CitiGroup To Do What?  Fulfill It’s Mission To Serve the American People? Burwell, HHS Secretary Hires A “Legal Banker” From CitiGroup To Do What? Fulfill It’s Mission To Serve the American People?

I’m sorry the words to this announcement are just a little thick here and just so cookie cutter:)  I...

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

FDA Approves New Merck Drug for Insomnia FDA Approves New Merck Drug for Insomnia

The drug is the first in it’s class to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.  As you can read there ...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Somebody Needs to Start Calling “Foul” On Proprietary Predictive Algorithms When They Cannot Be Replicated For Accuracy As This Accelerates Inequality and Promotes Even More Data Selling For Profit Somebody Needs to Start Calling “Foul” On Proprietary Predictive Algorithms When They Cannot Be Replicated For Accuracy As This Accelerates Inequality and Promotes Even More Data Selling For Profit

Predictive analytics have been oversold in many areas.   I’m  not saying there’s not good use for lo...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Which Is It, A Free Standing ER Or An Urgent Care Center, Or Both? Which Is It, A Free Standing ER Or An Urgent Care Center, Or Both?

This is getting to be challenging at times with consumers knowing which is which and for that reason...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wal-Mart Now Opening Primary Care Clinics in Texas and South Carolina With More To Come Wal-Mart Now Opening Primary Care Clinics in Texas and South Carolina With More To Come

What’s interesting is they don’t take insurance but will honor Medicare.  I guess there has not bee ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Want Privacy?  Dump Your Smart Phone Says John McAfee And Stop Being So Lazy And Giving Out All Your Data Want Privacy? Dump Your Smart Phone Says John McAfee And Stop Being So Lazy And Giving Out All Your Data

Google and laziness are the problems he says.  If anyone needs some privacy it has to be John McAfee...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

“The Secret Scoring of America’s Physicians” - Algorithmic Math Models For Insurance Network Contractual Exclusions, Relating to MDs Who See Medicare Advantage Patients.. “The Secret Scoring of America’s Physicians” - Algorithmic Math Models For Insurance Network Contractual Exclusions, Relating to MDs Who See Medicare Advantage Patients..

If you read here often enough then you have seen the references and addition information relative to...

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Argus Analytics Produces “Share of Credit Card” Data On Consumers - Digs Up The Dirt on Your Credit Card Behavior Patterns-US Consumer Protection Agency Is A Client-We Are Paying for Richard Cordray’s Slow Education Process Argus Analytics Produces “Share of Credit Card” Data On Consumers - Digs Up The Dirt on Your Credit Card Behavior Patterns-US Consumer Protection Agency Is A Client-We Are Paying for Richard Cordray’s Slow Education Process

Not too long ago we had the story of the hospital buying patient credit card data and sure they coul...

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

“Terrifying Doctor’s True Confessions” - True or False, Only The Shadow Knows… “Terrifying Doctor’s True Confessions” - True or False, Only The Shadow Knows…

You have to take this with a grain of salt of course as there’s no real way to tell if any of this i...

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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Oracle Files Suit Against the State of Oregon For Non Payment of $23 Million Under State Exchange Project - As the “Sebelius Syndrome” Now Plays Out In Oregon As Well As It Did In DC Oracle Files Suit Against the State of Oregon For Non Payment of $23 Million Under State Exchange Project - As the “Sebelius Syndrome” Now Plays Out In Oregon As Well As It Did In DC

Of course everyone is concerned as this is taxpayer money, but on the other hand Oracle did spend th...

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Friday, August 08, 2014
 
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