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Healthcare.Gov Down For Extended Maintenance On Final Enrollment Day-Maintenance Algorithms Need... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Not the best time for extended maintenance to hit but what do you do? This is part of every major web service around but the timing could not be worse.  Hopefully it runs ... Read on »
“Hospital Inequality” - Yet One More Growing Issue With Healthcare In the US.. by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Maybe this is something worth discussing as it certainly exists out there and since I cover many areas of healthcare, I’m seeing more and more of this with one hospital sy ... Read on »
North Adams Hospital In Massachusetts Closes Abruptly on Friday, Out Of Money & Court Order To... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The hospital had emerged from bankruptcy a couple years ago and it appears that money could not be made here due to the fact that a big percentage of the payments come fro ... Read on »
Maryland Ready to Drop the “Crappy Code” And Start All Over With Another Contractor... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Sometimes that happens to where no matter what you do with an engineered system, if too much of of the coding uses doesn’t work well then you could be wasting a lot of tim ... Read on »
Virtual Worlds, Real World We Have A Problem And It’s A Big One With A Lot of Gray Areas... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Well somebody had to say it and sure we are experiencing the return of virtual reality which there’s nothing wrong with it for gaming or viewing let’s say a movie or just ... Read on »
Over 10,000 In North Carolina Had to Wait For Over 3 Months To Receive Food Stamps, You Guessed... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Everything pretty much stops anymore when the systems “go down” or “don’t work” and this is yet one more situation and folks have gone for over 3 months with no stamps or ... Read on »
Former Police Officer Sues City of Milwaukee Over Release of Medical Records by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a difficult one to really comment on one way or another here.  You read this and you wonder “were there mental problems here”, was the information shared with a ps ... Read on »
Spirit Airlines Used Employee Health Records And Age Information To Lay Off Employees Union States... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Union and the Employees filed suit with the EEOC Commission, 360 employees were let loose in July.  It just so happened that this all occurred a few weeks after the co ... Read on »
Nitroglycerin IV Is the Latest Drug Shortage With Sole Producer Baxter Rationing Orders, These Are... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Not too long ago it was saline and granted there’s probably not much money made in producing Nitroglycerin as is the case with saline but these are staples and items hospi ... Read on »
Another Stolen Notebook With Over 1000 Medical Records On the Hard Drive - 3rd Party Vendor... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This one was password protected so some relief there and so far no cases of the date being used has been reported.  Again as in so many of these stories, it’s once more the ... Read on »
Facial Recognition Technology Now Selling Commercial API License For Developers to Use The... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy No this not a software package you buy off the shelf but it’s getting closer you could say as they have now in addition to law enforcement will sell the API access, which ... Read on »
Another Answer To Interoperability With Medical Records - Middleware From Zoeticx With Common User... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s certainly nothing new about “middleware” but the difference is in the platform designs we have today and the devices that work with them.   Zoeticx has a bit of a ... Read on »
Kaiser Permanente Study With mHealth Efforts Yields Better Communication and Care But Physician... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What is is interesting is that for some reason people think that using telemedicine will save money by cutting down the time for doctors versus an inpatient visit and acco ... Read on »
United Healthcare Gets Sued Over Refusal To Pay For Lap Band Pre-Op Evaluations and Actual... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is an odd one here and the entire press release reads below.  Did the risk and cost algorithms change in the middle of all of this?  In read the press release, United ... Read on »
Algorithms That Exploit, Sean Gourley CEO of Quid, Physicist Extraordinaire Describes and Talks... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I have featured the good doctor over at the Algo Duping/Attack of the Killer Algorithm pages before and here we have an update since that lecture and guess what, he’s givi ... Read on »
Here’s the mHealth App and Device That Might Bury the Rest In the Dirt, SmartMio, Sit On... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is currently being crowd funded and let’s face it, even those who do work out religiously seem to be jumping on this one.  If you wear it to work, no problem, folks c ... Read on »
$175,098.80 To Fix A Hammer Toe Billed by New York Podiatrist And the Insurer Paid It, Well Sort... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is one for the books and where were those United Healthcare “fraud detection” algorithms on this one?  This would be a dead hit with the procedures to be way out of c ... Read on »
Senators Ask FDA About mHealth, Move the ONC Over To the FDA-Both Could Collaborate Better... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I said this a few months ago to move the ONC over there as they really would probably like having access to FDA software engineers and the engineers at the FDA would proba ... Read on »
Medical Device Recalls Are Rising In Big Numbers, More Devices On the Market and More Using... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy To be fair, you almost have to ask the question as to “what area has software not touched” with either glitches or recalls, it’s everywhere and probably the last place we ... Read on »
CVS Faces Lawsuit Filed By Employee Over Privacy Violations And Charging a $600 Fine For Non... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ok let’s remember these are the good guys when it comes to tobacco with their big PR campaign that also got busted by the DEA last year in Florida at two stores and are un ... Read on »