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

FDA Approves Faster Acting ED Drug–More Need For Speed? FDA Approves Faster Acting ED Drug–More Need For Speed?

Well I guess 15 minutes extra can be a long wait so here’s a new approval that cuts the wait time do...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

FDA Approves New Drug For Treating Diabetes 2 As A Stand Alone Or Combined With Other Therapies FDA Approves New Drug For Treating Diabetes 2 As A Stand Alone Or Combined With Other Therapies

Trulicity is manufactured by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company and is not for treatment of di...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hospital in Florida Reports Third Data Breach In Two Years… Hospital in Florida Reports Third Data Breach In Two Years…

This appears from what I have read to all be internal theft problems, in other words not hackers, in...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FDA Approves Oral Drug To Combat Constipation For Patients On Long Term Opioid Painkillers–Personalized Medicine.. FDA Approves Oral Drug To Combat Constipation For Patients On Long Term Opioid Painkillers–Personalized Medicine..

Ok with the title a little sarcasm but I really didn’t know that this was a specific type of constip...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anthem Blue Cross Creates Yet One More New Insurance Plan–Vivity, Partnering With 7 Major Hospitals in Los Angeles Anthem Blue Cross Creates Yet One More New Insurance Plan–Vivity, Partnering With 7 Major Hospitals in Los Angeles

Well did they did one thing right and got CalPERS on board so that a lot of business to start out wi...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Two Kaiser Permanente Executives, CIO And VP of Digital Health Jump Ship and Go For the Money at AIG Two Kaiser Permanente Executives, CIO And VP of Digital Health Jump Ship and Go For the Money at AIG

I guess you could say that CIO Philip Fasano brought Epic to Kaiser as their medical records progra...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tim Cook From Apple Talks Privacy, We All Deserve That Dignity, And Our Product Is Not You.. Tim Cook From Apple Talks Privacy, We All Deserve That Dignity, And Our Product Is Not You..

He stated we have right to be worried and to be concerned and the companies should be very transpare...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In Texas Hospitals Having Issues Employing In-Network Doctors With United Healthcare & Humana-Found One Insurer Still Listing An In-Network “Dead Doctor”… In Texas Hospitals Having Issues Employing In-Network Doctors With United Healthcare & Humana-Found One Insurer Still Listing An In-Network “Dead Doctor”…

Sometimes the ER doctors and hospitals have different contracts and this is beginning to be an issue...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Humana Loses Major Contract in Wisconsin to the “Too Big To Fail Insurer, United” Humana Loses Major Contract in Wisconsin to the “Too Big To Fail Insurer, United”

Humana is much smaller in size and 75% of their entire business is Medicare Advantage and I am readi...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Advocate Health Care and NorthShore Hospital Systems To Merge In Illinois–Creates 11th Larges Non Profit System In the Country Advocate Health Care and NorthShore Hospital Systems To Merge In Illinois–Creates 11th Larges Non Profit System In the Country

Here we go again as there’s a lot of news of late with mergers and acquisitions in the news today.  ...

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Stephen Hawking and Intel Develop The Intel IoT (Internet of Things) Connected Wheelchair–Video Stephen Hawking and Intel Develop The Intel IoT (Internet of Things) Connected Wheelchair–Video

Now this is a cool video and something very neat a nice break away from Intel’s wearables campaign. ...

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Brooklyn Hospital Center Drops New York Presbyterian System to Align With Mount Sinai Brooklyn Hospital Center Drops New York Presbyterian System to Align With Mount Sinai

Ok time to switch places again and I don’t know of the impact this will have on patients with doctor...

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

United “Quantitated” California Doctor Premium Designation Ratings For Consumers, A Few Minor Changes-CMA Still of Opinion Ratings Cause Harm to MDs and Patients With Inaccurate Designations and Flaws… United “Quantitated” California Doctor Premium Designation Ratings For Consumers, A Few Minor Changes-CMA Still of Opinion Ratings Cause Harm to MDs and Patients With Inaccurate Designations and Flaws…

This is a continuing story of the California Medical Association asking for a delay with starting th...

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Data Brokers Are Now Diagnosing Consumers With Diabetes And Other Chronic Conditions–”Over Rated And Broken Predictive Behavioral Math Models” Providing a Diagnosis That Should Always Be Documented From Your Doctor, Not From The Web Data Brokers Are Now Diagnosing Consumers With Diabetes And Other Chronic Conditions–”Over Rated And Broken Predictive Behavioral Math Models” Providing a Diagnosis That Should Always Be Documented From Your Doctor, Not From The Web

This article calls it “data repackaging” and I have had another name for it, “data flipping” but it’...

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
 
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