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Over 400 Physicians Commit Suicide Every Year–Time for An Awareness For A Sometimes... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This was great as I was on Twitter and the doctor,  Dr. Pam Wible sent me the link to her recent video to bring attention to doctor suicide, so I said that deserves a post ... Read on »
Life Settlement Insurance Contracts Reviving-Like Using Reverse Mortgages, Seniors Need the Money... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One reason for the comeback is there’s more seniors now out there but there’s to it than that.  True many folks have done a reverse mortgage but this goes one step further ... Read on »
How Many More “Bloomberg Big Gulp” Failed “Proof of Concept” Models Can We... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I have in my blogging circled around this fact with some of my posts, but now maybe its time to just come right out and say it?  I like to use the Big Gulp model as we all ... Read on »
The Affordable Care Act Is Run By the Machines–So Now What Do Human Lawmakers Think They Are... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is the truth if you have not given a lot of thought to this but IT infrastructures everywhere run the Affordable Care Act and when you make laws that are verbiage onl ... Read on »
MMRGlobal (MyMedicalRecords) Reports One of Their Best Quarters Ever- Personal Health Records by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As you can read below, licensing had an impact on the company’s revenue.  As you know from reading this blog, MMRGlobal is valued Medical Quack sponsor so please take time ... Read on »
Woman Taken To Wrong Emergency Room (Out of Network) Faces Bankruptcy-Attack of the Killer... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I call it the Attack of the Killer Algorithms as the machines are running all the billing and what you have access to.  This is where the humans come in to make adjustmen ... Read on »
“It’s A Basic Human Right for Individuals to Have Access-One Drop of Blood”... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a great lecture from TedMed this year from Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of Theranos which is a new blood testing technology that requires only one drop of blood.  Her ... Read on »
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Goes After Some Low Hanging Fruit With Prepaid Credit Card... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well this is better than nothing and something to be addressed of course, but it’s about all you’re going to get from Richard Cordray as just one more afflicted by the Seb ... Read on »
United Healthcare Creates “Office of the CEO”–Is This Getting Some Framework... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When you read through one person gets the health insurance side and the other person gets the other side, Optum.  Optum as you know does all kinds of things from wellnes ... Read on »
Dating Site Fined $16 Million For Sharing User Data With Other Sites Revealing Their STD Status... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy First clue here when a site has a drop down for you to pick out an STI status (and I guess it would have a choice for none too) leave it blank for the discreet data choice ... Read on »
Why Does A Hospital That Was Closed By The Feds In 2013, that Put “Fake” Screws In... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Yes so what’s up with this.  Talk about flawed data and only here to make some money from ad exposure, this is it.  This has been national news for quite a while and it ju ... Read on »
Thousands of Nurses Plan To Walk Off the Job For Two Days–Striking at 21 California Kaiser... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There could be as many as 18,000 nurses walk off the job and picket the facilities.  Nurses have been in the process of negotiating a new contract and a big concern is pat ... Read on »
Rebuilding and Cleaning Up the VA- New Secretary In Action, Hands On and Restoring Faith–60... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This was a good interview and already the Secretary has already visited over 40 facilities.  Maybe this is going to be good as certainly sounds like it as Robert McDonald  ... Read on »
UMASS Former Employee Accused of Selling Patient Information on the Web–Charged With 20... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go again with medical record theft and each case is a little different.  In this case there were no fraudulent income taxes filed, just selling their information o ... Read on »
University of Pittsburgh Medical Researcher and Professor Convicted of Using Cyanide to Kill His... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The doctor got a life’s sentence, and his wife was also a doctor.  The lethal level of poison in her system was the one point that was the deciding decision for the the ju ... Read on »
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Obamacare Subsidies- They Hold the Code In Their Hands That... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy So here we go again and as I stated in the tittle here, the machines run the Affordable Care Act.  When you think about all of this, what runs Healthcare.Gov, it’s the mac ... Read on »
Insurance Carriers and Brokers Are Big Data Players With Data Mining, Selling and... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Remember a while back when Walgreen moves their employees over to a private insurance exchange?  Well there’s more to this exchange that what meets the eye here.  Aon has ... Read on »
Quincy Medical Center to Close at the End of the Year in Massachusetts by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is one of the larger hospital closures in Massachusetts in years.  700 people lose jobs.  Steward Health System took over the hospital a few years ago along with a fe ... Read on »
Walgreens Has A Bond Sale to Help Finance Purchase of Boots Pharmacy in the UK–$8 Billion by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We knew something was coming to afford to buy the rest of the Boots Pharmacy chain and cut backs would not allow this kind of money so a bond sale it was and now the compa ... Read on »
The Take Over and Sell Off of the NHS–By Companies from the United States, United Healthcare... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a video created by doctors trying to save the US and it’s a striking comparison to the US and is in fact blaming the US for a lot of the problems with the NHS.  Th ... Read on »