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Zoeticx Clarity Server - Middleware HIE Will Save Millions Maybe Billions With HIE And Has 3-6... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy You have may have already read about the big CommonWell project with the consortium of big EMR players and what they are working on I’m sure is right along this line as we ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Tamper Proof Oxycodone Painkiller From Purdue Pharma - Targiniq by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a new tamper proof drug which means if it is crushed it looses it affect, but of course people can still swallow the pills.  Purdue will have to conducted follow u ... Read on »
Multi Millionaire Robert Durst Pees On A Candy Counter at Texas CVS Store After Filling His... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Is this a great story or what?  Listen to the video and read below about his past, pretty grizzly so he’s off his rocker to begin with.  He earned his money the old fashio ... Read on »
Walgreens Closing Distribution Center in Flagstaff Arizona - 345 Jobs Lost While Senator Durbin of... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Flagstaff is located in northern Arizona and now the center will be closing.  There has been a lot of speculation if Walgreens will stay headquartered in the US or move to ... Read on »
HHS With New Burwell Appointment Adds A Little Splash of Wal-Mart to the United Healthcare Model... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We have another new one added today in the form of Wal-Mart Senior VP Leslie Dach to be Burwell’s senior counselor to help manage the health insurance exchanges.  As I hav ... Read on »
Bill To Restore Office of Technology Assessment Was Defeated Again This Year As Congress Chooses... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This non partisan agency existed for years and at a time when we are living in the most absolute complex times ever, well these folks think they don’t need any help and ma ... Read on »
Tucson, AZ Healthcare System To Form a Partnership With Not One But Three Hospital Systems, Tenet,... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The hospital will maintain it’s Catholic affiliation and Tenet looks like they are just an investor from what I read here with controlling interest over the assets.  We ha ... Read on »
DC Circuit Court of Appeals Now Rules The Obama Administration Can’t Subsidize Insurance... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Of course this will be appealed and you know who’s behind this, it’s the lobbyists for insurance companies as they know how to play the game from every angle as they have ... Read on »
Tennessee Is the Latest State Hit with United Firing 500 Plus Medicare Advantage Doctors by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It just keeps rolling and this woman has been through 7 doctors in the last year.  She’s not even complaining at all about the coverage but she is uprooted over and over.  ... Read on »
United HealthCare and Banner Health In Arizona Form An ACO (Accountable Care Organization) - ACO... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We keep hearing about accountable care models and they all differ a bit but the one thing everyone says which is the same is that they all require software and IT to track ... Read on »
VA Hospital Declares Patient Dead Who Is Still Alive - Wife Discovers Him Alive With Going Back... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ok here’s one more to add to the VA Saga.  He was unconscious and flown to a Lexington VA facility.  He’s only 46 years old.  His wife was given an official time of death ... Read on »
Town in Ohio Trying to Fine and Tell Wounded Veteran “He Can’t Have His Therapy... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the very same town residents are allowed to have one pot bellied pig, so does he have too many ducks maybe?  Is the city trying to make a few dollars.  Maybe then can c ... Read on »
Oracle Ties Their SRM (Social Relation Management) Software to LinkedIn Complimenting Oracle... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In case you missed it a couple months ago, Oracle purchased BlueKai which aggregates data on consumers, yes that data that’s out there about all of us.  BlueKai ties ... Read on »
CVS Buys 33 Store Drug Chain in Florida - Navarro Discount Pharmacy And Begins Signing Contracts... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Navarro is a Hispanic owned drug chain that has been in business for many years in the Miami-Dade area of Florida.  The names of the stores will not change due to branding ... Read on »
Congratulations To The US Government - You Have Successfully Created a Complex Healthcare System... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well it’s time for a rant and discussion on this topic and to try and take a look at the entire scenario.  We read every day about “patient engagement” and sure doctors an ... Read on »
Why Patients Cannot Trust Their Insurer, Government, Hospital or Credit Card Company - Guest Post by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today we have a guest post from Dr. Arvind Cavale,  endocrinologist and he makes some good points  about trust, yes where is the trust?  I ask that question myself as it’s ... Read on »
United Healthcare Plans to Operate in as Many as 24 Insurance Exchanges - 2nd Quarter Revenue... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I had to laugh as somewhere else on the web I read a title of “United embraces Obamacare”, well heck they practically run it so at this point embrace is a funny descriptio ... Read on »
Signature MD Concierge Medicine Provider Files Suite Against Another Concierge Provider, MDVIP by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We have had everyone else go to court so it’s time for the concierge doctor services to duke it out.  MDVIP is the largest in the country and was purchased by Proctor and ... Read on »
Medical Journal Says Pre-Diabetes Diagnosis Is Not Needed- It’s Turning Healthy People Into... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I don’t know a doctor who’s really been a big supporter of this since it came around.  As mentioned the only folks that benefit are the ones that sell drugs or data on peo ... Read on »
Medicare Penalties for Hospitals To Take Effect Later This Year With Patient Safety - Can We Learn... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m all for things that make the environments safer by all means and the program for controlling items like MRSA and other items as such are good but I’m looking at this m ... Read on »