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AliveCor Receives FDA Approval For Patients To Use the Heart Monitor Smart Phone App and Device To... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is pretty good stuff and I have written about AliveCor before, when it was first only allowed to be used by veterinarians, and then later the FDA approved the use of ... Read on »
World’s Largest Rubber Duck Coming to Dock at LA Harbor…On My List of Things To See:) by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ok with all awful news out there, time to lighten up and talk about a duck and this one is 6 stories high.  Shoot I could use a “guard duck” like this one:) The next ... Read on »
Dr. Kent Brantly Leaves Emory Hospital, Cured of Ebola Virus by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Actually both patients have been cured and released and they really don’t know if the experimental drug ZMapp helped or not.  Both were the first recipients of the drug.  ... Read on »
Apple In Talks With Insurers Now Relative to Healthkit? If So We’re Going The Other Way As... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As this article states though there’s no concrete evidence or documentation thus far of any meetings but I think I can safely say one thing here and that’s the fact that e ... Read on »
Medical Quack Welcomes Back e-MDs Medical Records, Now Offering Cloud Solutions - A Valued... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy e-MDs is one of the very first pioneers in the electronic medical records business.  I know this because I was as well but I made the other decision to consult instead.   ... Read on »
One More Aetna App Soon To Bite the Dust, “People Don’t Work That Way” by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Way back in the early days of apps, back to the old Windows Phone apps written in Visual Basic, I wrote a few of those as a hobby mostly and a learning tool and even back ... Read on »
Walgreens Loses CFO-Attacked By the KillerAlgorithms You Could Say As He Missed on the Pharmacy... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Yes indeed everyone is having issues today with their software that does all the calculations and forecasting.  Wade Miquelon, the former CFO missed on the numbers.  From ... Read on »
Community Health Systems Suffers Big Data Breach as 4.5 Million Patients’ Personal Data... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy There’s one bright spot here in the fact that at least credit card data is being reported as being ok as well as the fact that no medical records data was accessed, but th ... Read on »
Prime Healthcare Bids for Daughters of Charity Hospitals in California Chain in California, While... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In January the 6 hospital chain of Daughters of Charity were put up for sale and now it’s drawing protests.  Daughters of Charity have 2 hospitals in the Los Angeles area ... Read on »
Senator Schumer of New York Calling for Privacy Protections With Sharing Data From Wearable... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Of course this fell right into my backyard campaign once again and once again I’ll state that we need an index on “who” all the data sellers and distributors are in the US ... Read on »
MD Sunshine Act Pharma Payment Data - Big Media News That Most Consumers Could Care Less About-... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go again and this is only such big news because the media tells you it is:)  If it gets repeated enough then you become like the old mushrooms in the dark room and ... Read on »
US First Privacy Technology Officer Resigns After Only One Year - More Proof That Lawyers Fail... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here we go again, another lawyer ignorant of the fact that you have no index on data sellers and distributors in the US, so up comes another white flag as there’s no “data ... Read on »
Patient Plays The Violin During His Surgery For Essential Tremors-Deep Brain Stimulation Saves the... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is quite a video and the patient is a violinist and he was noticing he was having problems playing with the shaking that was developing.  It was difficult for the doc ... Read on »
Quant Run Investment Companies Cashing In With Congestion Contracts As Power Grids Are Overworked,... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a bit of a complex story here and best off to read all of it at the New York Times to understand what’s going on fully and how this works.   When the demand for el ... Read on »
Express Scripts Cutting Off Access to Prescriptions for Compounded Drugs In September by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy One by one with pharmacy benefit managers the compensation for compounded drugs is going away.  This time it’s Express Scripts that is sending letters to patients and doct ... Read on »
4medica Electronic Medical Records Creates First and Only Integrated Lab PHR Solution Licensed... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It’s been a while back but 4medica licensed the patent portfolio of MMRGlobal and you can read more at the back link below for additional details.  As I read this the pati ... Read on »
Burwell, HHS Secretary Hires A “Legal Banker” From CitiGroup To Do What? Fulfill... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I’m sorry the words to this announcement are just a little thick here and just so cookie cutter:)  I’ll give her one thing, she knows the templated buzz words we all read ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Merck Drug for Insomnia by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The drug is the first in it’s class to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.  As you can read there are 4 different strengths listed below.  BD  The U.S. Food ... Read on »
Somebody Needs to Start Calling “Foul” On Proprietary Predictive Algorithms When They... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Predictive analytics have been oversold in many areas.  I’m  not saying there’s not good use for looking for patterns and determining outcomes as there is but it is gettin ... Read on »
Which Is It, A Free Standing ER Or An Urgent Care Center, Or Both? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is getting to be challenging at times with consumers knowing which is which and for that reason some of them are opening up next to each other or in the same building ... Read on »