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“Here’s an App, Now Go Fix Yourself” Why So Many Healthcare Apps Draw Little... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Day in and day out we are flooded with new healthcare apps, many used on regular computers and of late more mHealth apps and yet few use them.  There’s little or no intere ... Read on »
FDA Approves Grastek Immunotherapy for Treatment of Grass Allergies by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you have allergies, then you know how this goes with the sneezing and runny nose and now there’s one more available drug to help counter attack.  This is not a pill you ... Read on »
SydaSoft Medical Billing Software - A Good ROI Value With a Client Testimonial by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Last week I introduced SydaSoft as a new sponsor at the Medical Quack.  As I had mentioned the software for billing and practice management has been a bit of a “sleeper” ... Read on »
FDA Approves Tanzeum Injection Drug for Treating Diabetes 2 by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The drug is a once a week injection and will carry warnings that tumors of the thyroid gland are a possible side effect as they occurred in some rodents during lab testing ... Read on »
NueMD Releases ICD10 Survey Results - No Real Surprises And Changes From the Year Before.. by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The results were tallied just before Congress enacted the delay.  As you can see claim and payer delays were the first up front concern as that makes sense as without mone ... Read on »
It Will Never be 100 Bottles of Beer, Healthcare, Financials, Etc.-A Simple Explanation and Guide... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Paul Wilmott is great and cuts right to the chase.  This is a clip of the video that’s always in the footer of my blog if you want to watch the entire documentary about Qu ... Read on »
Two Data Brokers Get Fined by the FTC For Non Compliance, One Gets Most All Of The Million Dollar... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One heck of a deal is it not but if a consumer can’t pay medical bills they go all the way to bankruptcy.  The one company fined a million gets is written off and down to ... Read on »
PHR in A Box From MyMedicalRecords - Starter Kit Soon Available Via Major Retailers and Etailers by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I have said many times that PHRs come in all different flavors and here’s a new one, a box.  In addition you can read about the manufacturers representative that will taki ... Read on »
Missouri The Latest State To Feel United Healthcare's Medicare Advantage Doctor Dump - Shifting... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is the first I had seen from this state and we know that in many states as you have seen here, along with the lawsuit filed in Connecticut that this is move that the ... Read on »
Influential Group of Walgreens Shareholders To Include Goldman Sachs Urging Walgreens To Move To... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well with banks like this, who needs enemies.  You may or may not be aware of the deal Walgreens made with Boots in the UK a while back but they somewhat own that retail d ... Read on »
Celladon Mydicar Treatment Gets FDA Approval - Breakthrough Treatment for Patients With Heart... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is major news when it comes to genetic breakthroughs and personalized medicine.  The product is still actively in a clinical trial and has 250 patients enrolled.  Thi ... Read on »
FDA Approves Sonic Window Hand Held Ultrasound Device by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This looks pretty cool and useful for sure.  It’s the size of a TV remote.  It does not need a cart or stand to work. It does have a charging stand and has a rechargeable ... Read on »
How Long Before We Proclaim Complex “Health Insurance” As A “Science”?... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We have some very odd terminology out there today and it seem that anything that requires analytics or some use of technology is being called a “science”.  I find this odd ... Read on »
Big Boom With Hospital Stand Alone Emergency Rooms Continues Along With Insurers Getting Into the... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Maybe you have noticed and maybe not but last year I started seeing this grow as you have the new sometimes freestanding emergency rooms popping up.  They may not be in th ... Read on »
Google Partnering With Data Brokers Acxiom And Others To Follow You Around While You Shop On a... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Acxiom is no stranger when it comes to data brokers.  There are endless privacy related articles and these folks are now the latest partners with Google.  The only l ... Read on »
A Few Words About the “Heartbleed” Bug and Open Source Software… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We certainly found out through the bug how connected we all are and then the questions came up about open source software.  Is there someone to “really” blame here?  As yo ... Read on »
Scientists Grow Vaginas For Woman Born Without Them..8 Years Ago by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A couple years ago Wake Forest grew a rabbit penis that worked so now we have a vagina.  The reconstructed vagina was created to help women with a rare disease of being bo ... Read on »
Secretary Sebelius at HHS Resigns, Wrong Person In Wrong Job For Too Long But What’s Coming... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What do I know..I did say back in 2009 when she was nominated that Health IT would eat her up, my fears and sadly it happened.  Nothing personal but saw the technology wat ... Read on »
Johns Hopkins Strike Enters Day Two With Non Medical Workers Wanting Higher Hourly Wages by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The benefits package is good by comparison and the entire strike issue seems to be mostly over hourly wages and the union would like all to start at $14.00 an hour instead ... Read on »
Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical Addresses US Congress On Behalf Of the American People Who Have... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Now this is news while everyone was busy fiddling around with the CMS MD claim data base.  This is much more important than that because we are talking the real world here ... Read on »