Hospital Abruptly Closes as Creditor Called in Debt in Ohio-300 Jobs Gone Instantly Hospital Abruptly Closes as Creditor Called in Debt in Ohio-300 Jobs Gone Instantly

Here’s yet another abrupt closure and a hospital in Texas just went through the same thing recently....

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Hospitals Suing Highmark Over Reduced Payments–Medicare Advantage 2% Sequester Hospitals Suing Highmark Over Reduced Payments–Medicare Advantage 2% Sequester

Here we go it starts and this goes back to the 2% sequester decrease that is being passed along.  As...

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Practical Steps With Addressing Healthcare Interoperability - HITECH and Meaningful Use focus Must be Beyond EHR Vendors Practical Steps With Addressing Healthcare Interoperability - HITECH and Meaningful Use focus Must be Beyond EHR Vendors

Today, here’s a guest post from the founder and CEO of Zoeticx Clarity Cloud solution for interopera...

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Friday, September 26, 2014

MIB Business Model Changes Over the Years–They Still Collect Tons of Coded Data Files About You, Over 500 Insurers MIB Business Model Changes Over the Years–They Still Collect Tons of Coded Data Files About You, Over 500 Insurers

The MIB has been around for a long time and now according to their website you will only have an MIB...

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Drug Companies are Calling On Hospital Administrators That Decide On What Drugs Are On the Formulary For Doctors To Prescribe- Works On Keeping the Costs Down… Drug Companies are Calling On Hospital Administrators That Decide On What Drugs Are On the Formulary For Doctors To Prescribe- Works On Keeping the Costs Down…

Sure there are still doctors who run private practices that see pharmacy reps but with more doctor...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Holder Resigns As Head of the Department of Justice–Next Person Heading that Agency Needs to be a Hybrid, Part Technology and Part Lawyer, Hard To Find, But Talent Is There If You Look.. Eric Holder Resigns As Head of the Department of Justice–Next Person Heading that Agency Needs to be a Hybrid, Part Technology and Part Lawyer, Hard To Find, But Talent Is There If You Look..

60 Minutes just did a story about identity theft and it was also covered in the story that Eric Hold...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lap Band Surgeries Go Full Circle With Lawsuits–Now United Who’s Being Sued, Files Case Against Company Who Provided the Advertising and Services Lap Band Surgeries Go Full Circle With Lawsuits–Now United Who’s Being Sued, Files Case Against Company Who Provided the Advertising and Services

Ok so we have other lawsuits already in place so we add one more here.  United is saying they were t...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

ACO Models Are Dying Out In Value, They Make More Press Than Anything, Complexities Are Making Goals Just About Impossible With Constant Variables, But ACOs Sure Sell a Lot of Software… ACO Models Are Dying Out In Value, They Make More Press Than Anything, Complexities Are Making Goals Just About Impossible With Constant Variables, But ACOs Sure Sell a Lot of Software…

Those selling software in the Health IT business are the only winners here.  Patients don’t even kno...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

HCA Buys Patient Keeper Software HCA Buys Patient Keeper Software

For as long as I can think back and remember PatientKeeper has been around.  Their platform has been...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NueMD Launches A Survey Relative to HIPAA Compliance and Readiness NueMD Launches A Survey Relative to HIPAA Compliance and Readiness

NueMD is conducting a survey of healthcare professionals to gauge their knowledge of HIPAA and help them prepare for an audit.   NueMD is on...

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Emerge.MD to Delivery Video Enhanced Telehealth Using Polycom Real Presence Solution Emerge.MD to Delivery Video Enhanced Telehealth Using Polycom Real Presence Solution

Polycom is about as top level as you can get with quality video and has been around for a long time....

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Antiquated Ways Hospitals Report Cost to Medicare “Really Distorts” The True Cost of Care–New Model Please.. Antiquated Ways Hospitals Report Cost to Medicare “Really Distorts” The True Cost of Care–New Model Please..

Here we go again with the same discussion of antiquated models with way too much math and quantitati...

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

One More Reason to License Data Sellers–Income Tax Fraud On the Rise-Who Are You Buying Your Data From And Who’s Buying Your Data? 60 Minutes Report One More Reason to License Data Sellers–Income Tax Fraud On the Rise-Who Are You Buying Your Data From And Who’s Buying Your Data? 60 Minutes Report

If you read here often enough then you know about the campaign about data selling and the campaign t...

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

House Bill Introduced Would Shorten Meaningful Use to a 90 Period Instead of a Full Year in 2015–A Model In Desperate Need Of Repair or Revisions… House Bill Introduced Would Shorten Meaningful Use to a 90 Period Instead of a Full Year in 2015–A Model In Desperate Need Of Repair or Revisions…

Let’s hope this get some action as the momentum after a successful Meaningful Use Stage One is begin...

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fewer Blood Transfusions Force American Red Cross To Change It’s Business Model -They Have an App Now That Offers Rewards And Helps With Scheduling.. Fewer Blood Transfusions Force American Red Cross To Change It’s Business Model -They Have an App Now That Offers Rewards And Helps With Scheduling..

The Red Cross is even having to look at budgets as the need for as much blood has changed.  Of cours...

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Medical Records For Sale Found On the Black Market - Evolution Market Where Narcotics And Stolen Financial Data Is Openly Traded and Sold… Medical Records For Sale Found On the Black Market - Evolution Market Where Narcotics And Stolen Financial Data Is Openly Traded and Sold…

This was not from a healthcare company, but rather a life insurance company in Texas.  The fact of t...

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Erlanger Health System in Tennessee Looking to Cut Ties With United Healthcare–Contract Expires at the End of the Month Erlanger Health System in Tennessee Looking to Cut Ties With United Healthcare–Contract Expires at the End of the Month

As you can read below there’s a lawsuit that’s pending regarding payments filed by the hospital a fe...

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Friday, September 19, 2014

US CIO Steven VanRoekel Stepping Down–New Job Is CIO of United States Agency for International Development US CIO Steven VanRoekel Stepping Down–New Job Is CIO of United States Agency for International Development

VanRoekel worked for the agency before being appointed as US CIO.  We’re losing a good engineer with...

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Friday, September 19, 2014

CMS/ONC Does Some Nice Work and Updates for the Blue Button Campaign, All That’s Needed Now Is People Helping People… CMS/ONC Does Some Nice Work and Updates for the Blue Button Campaign, All That’s Needed Now Is People Helping People…

There’s a new toolkit in which the intended audience is to assist with both information and marketin...

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Friday, September 19, 2014
 
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